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building an arb bumper

im built my mock up out of plywood to get the design right, and im picking up the plate sometime this week.

what would be a good thickness to use? i was thinking 11 gauge for the majority and .250 for the mounts.

and ideas would be cool,
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What is an arb bumper?
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Nice
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well the one in that link looks awesome! no idea how to do it but theirs a guy at my work that does all kinds of metal work i might pay him to make em one :P
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I'd do at least 1/8" plate...I want to do mine in 1/8".
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i will post a image of my mock up. so far its similar to the custom4x4fab one. now, here is another question, where can i get the parts for the shackles for the front? i want to use the kind that have the pin so i can pop them off...if that makes sense.
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get some 1" or 3/4" plate and have someone cut out triangles with holes in them, weld those to the bumper. i'm trying to find pics.
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Check this link out this is exactly what you want

http://www.rockstomper.com/catalog/r...y/shackles.htm



15 each
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I gotta see this!!
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aha, that is exactly what i need.

so here are the mock up shots. the ports that have the stock tow hooks poking through, im most likey goign to abandon that idea, but i wanted to see how it would look. (i determined- not so good, haha)

keep ideas coming, especially on mounting ideas.

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that lower corner will be plated in to tie it together too.
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Looks really good so far man. For the shackle mounts I would put them in the same location as your stock tow hooks or in that area.
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soooo


do you wanna build me one?
seriously lol
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thats my thinking. i kinda want to have them tied into the mounting plates, so the pulling force is directly on the mounts/frame vs the bumper.
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lets see how long this one takes. haha
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IF i do a plate bumper thats what I'm probably going to end up with.
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****, when im done i could give you all my measurements and take photos of everything i did to help ya out.
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aight, that might help

i just kinda shortened up the frame so some of the measurements will be different
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Matt Cole....so uh.....you wanna make doubles of your pieces, put 'em on a pallet, and ship 'em to oregon?
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this is looking great so far! *subscribed*
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Leave it plywood lol
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put the mounting points on the outside of the stock hooks, put a mount for foglights between the stock hooks.
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Leave it plywood lol
Some paint and some bondo and you wouldnt know the difference!!
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looks good so far. just rock the wood. metal is too heavy with gas prices
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Matt Cole....so uh.....you wanna make doubles of your pieces, put 'em on a pallet, and ship 'em to oregon?
x2, but NC instead. lol

That's gonna look great!!
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