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Old 10-01-2009
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do some hard core flap disking or wire brushing before you paint, it will make the world of difference, make sure to grind all the spatter out of the welds too, that's a small difference that makes such a difference
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finally done. still gtta put on the winch on tomarow had little time to mount the bumper yesterday it was at night so no pics yesterday adn today only got a few cel pics.

still prolly gona paint it again in a month or so when i build the rear bumper cause its still a bit rough....
but htat dosent bug me now so im not in a rush

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still need to mount the hooks also. do that tomarrow
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yeah, see what a little paint can do. looks good
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not to bad afterall, nice job
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looks wicked!!! i want you to build me one now!
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It turned out great!! I really like what you with the hoop and lights.
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yeah, see what a little paint can do. looks good
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It turned out great!! I really like what you with the hoop and lights.
thanks . i liked ur desing thats was sorta the idea. but i could do only 1 bend cause of the bumper design so i went a lil more square on the center one.

im gona go today to mount the winch and test it to see if the bumper holds on...
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how much does that hoop block your headlights/signal lights?
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looks great! What did you use to cut the metal with? It might just be my screen but some of the cuts dont look very straight to me.
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looks good man. its not level and that would bother me i guess stuff like this im a perfectionist about it. but looks good
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a grinder with a cuting disk. They are not flat perfect as it was scrap metal from a construction. And the hoop does not bother the headlights. And i stil want to add some turn signs/parking light on the side of the front plate
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damn dude that looks awsome.. now all u need is a set of badass tires..
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Looks pretty good, I will say it is a bit rough, but not bad at all, Especially with the tools you had.
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im on that. Prolly some 265/75-16 i still need the truck to be able to tow and work and cant regear. But im getting some mud chains for when0it gets annoing geting stuck every other hundred feet.
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arc weld ftw!
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looks good man. its not level and that would bother me i guess stuff like this im a perfectionist about it...
i'm sure the one you made looks much better
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that looks good didi you add any back bracing in there in case ya take a hit ( i mean i know that alone is gonna be worlds better than the stock bumper.) but still i would add a bit of back bracing in some parts corners mainly because of trails and what not in case ya hit a tree

btw not the best welds but nice in there own right and a few more of them bumpers and your welding skill will get really good then its time to go get cert in welding ( mindless rambles..... )

great lookin bumper one thing i would say is a little bit of bracing in the back and maybe a door for the top where your winch goes? if ya dont have one yet but it looks good great work
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thanks. im still thinking about putting a "door" ovr the winch to hide it a little and maybe change the way i mounted the lapmps so they go directly to the winch cover, so ill see what i decide later on.... first gotta finish my traction bars before deciding what to do next...... have what ive done in the garage door fore about 2 weeks.....
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If you try to use that winch, it will rip that whole bumper off. You need to add some beefy metal and make sure your welds really penetrate. But for what you had work with and for what you have invested in it it looks really good. And I am with Downey on the level thing, but I am a perfectionist for sure.

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the bumper holds on... def not gona yank on it.... and not cause of the bumper.. but for the cross member that im not particularly confident.....

but itl hold on the winch.... tried it out a few times... not very hard stuff but id passed the test....

anyway hope i can do another build next year with new materials so hopefully i can make it 100x better...
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