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bumper, part deux: takin it in the rear

worked on the rear bumper today. mostly finished in about 5.5 hrs.
still need to work on the license plate mount tabs and light tabs. and cap the main tube.
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Lookin good Chris. Are you going to paint it? What happened to your tail gate and the side of your bed?
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looks really good but you need to get your tailgate and rear fender fixed bad lol....
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should get painted tomorrow. same as the front.
the tailget got dented offroadin. climbin a pretty steep grade into the sun, i caught a washout i though i could clear. i was wrong, and ended up goin back down the grade. quicker than i could get her into reverse to crawl down, i was against a tree.
the bedside got busted when my wife lost control of the truck on ice in an interstate rest area. used the bedside, tail light, and my new exhaust to remove one of thier "no parking" signs. got the exhaust fixed, and these ugly tailights for free.

i am undecided on wether to fix body damage. i like to trail ride, and i figure as soon as i fix sumthin, ill probly get more
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looks good man.
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Looks pretty good man.
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good fab work my friend
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sad ddue i have the same side flareside damage. Too expensive to [email protected]
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Good show. I might need to ' rent ' your services.
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the rear hitch looks a bit too low now? any possibility of combining the two or making stuff work better together or is that entirely of no concern to you lol
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dude that thing is bad ***....i would love to hacve something like that for my truck!
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ooopps, [email protected] junk connection....

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well, i built the bumper to function, and to replace my dented stocker. lookin good with the hitch was secondary initiative, i will admit that.
lookin at it as i built it, and now vs. the pics, i think it is jus the angle of the pics plus the fact that you can see thru the bumper and all of the hitch unlike with the stock bumper. the hitch is only 1" below the bottom tube. and only sticks out past it 1.5"

if i really wanted it to look perfect, id probly fix the body damage, maybe wax it once in a while, polish the wheels, and remove the hitch entirely lol. or i never woulda bought a 4wd and jus kept my old 97

maybe you can build some bumpers and show me how?


*edit* bumper is painted and back on the truck. more pics here:
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looking great gumby!

im alittle jealous, i like the one on your truck better then the one you made, BUT, yours fits your truck better, and would look weird on mine, and i like my reciever hitch built in
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nice job on the bump man, look'n good
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