Originally Posted by RangerMuse
400-900 thats a pretty penny ouch!!!
Look at my bumper. It took 13 hours to design and build from start to finish. Now figure a professional shop can do it in half the time, say 6 hours. Even at a modest $80/hour labor rate you're looking at $480 in just labor, then you have steel at $2-7/ft depending on what size/type and a bumper like that will use about 20-30ft so figure you need two 20ft sticks, so ~$160 for steel, then consumables like welding gas and wire... yea.. custom metal work is expensive.
Of course there are people that do it cheaper, and those that do it for more, but you get the idea.