I've been on vacation for the past month, mostly because its way to hot to work in the shop through August with no AC. Like an oven at 120+ degrees...
I'm back from vacation now and its back to getting more posts up...
Although the lower portion of the bumper was built a few years ago, I've decided to keep it and built on additions. Here's an old photo during early construction.
First things first. Adding a brush guard that will follow the existing contour. Starting with measuring the old main tubing. I cut another similar sized tubing. The length is a few feel longer to accommodate the bends.
With a manual tubing bender I duplicate the curves. I use two pieces of strap bolted together to replicate the angles.
Then place double check my bends. After the angles are correct I measure how high the brush guard will be then calculate where the bends need to start.