this thread has been down and is now fixed
i built this bumper back in October and have not found time since then to work on it. this is what i did. every thing in this build is all mine from the cutting, to the bending, and the welding of aluminum and steel.
this is what i stated with. i decided to play chicken with a tree
the original mounts cut. used the trusty plasma
building the mounting box
yes during this build i had to sleeve three times. one in the lower hoop and twice on the main horizontal bar.
for the time being i have my tranny cooler mounted on to the bumper right now in the process of relocating it with an new cooler up behind the grill
i found the skid plate in the back of my shop 1/4 aluminum
got it all cut to fit
need some air flow
this bumper is completely removable. there are four mounting points. all the hardware is grade 8
passenger side mounts the driver side mounts are the exact same.
some of my welding. this was the first time i started welding after a couple years. i used the hobart 140 .35 flux wire. i run 75/25 argon/carbon mix gas most of the time but did not have the money to rent the tank or pay for the gas.
still need to add the lower skid plate.
and i plan on building another one latter on. so i am looking for froward to all the constrictive criticism so i can build a better one.