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It's been on and off a few times through the prototype stages of modifications so there are pictures of it on but not painted.

I need to go to Lowes today for some 2 1/2" plastic trim for the house and I will look for some more primer... then it is only a day or two for the paint to dry and wham bam it will be over with.
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Two problems with Powder Coating, one is it is a b!tch to repair if damaged and two I have not seen any powder coating that hasn’t rusted from the inside out.
Could be poor prep work or whatever, I am not a fan of powder coating.
Definitely a poor quality job if this happened.

A good powdercoater will sandblast and coat immediately so that no rust gets started under the powdercoat, and will also minimize the contact points of the hangers used. I actually like to hit any bare spots with reduced POR15 just as a sealant. Has worked very well for me.


At any rate, that's a great looking bumper. I'm interested to see it finished and installed!
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Could be.

Bumpers and back rack all primed, with etching primer.
Next will be the Semi-gloss black.

Should be done tomorrow and on in a day or two after that.
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The rear bumper and brackets along with the back rack are painted but I didn’t get the time this weekend to put them on.

Got most of the trim on the house replaced with Plastic Trim, no more painting the trim, wait I never did paint the trim, well at least no more rotted wood; so many projects need to be completed on the house before the move.

Rain today, but I will try for today or tomorrow for the install.

After it is installed the license plate bolts/lights will need to be drilled.
Forgot them before painting but a cotton swab and some paint will fix it up after drilling.

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Finally! I'm excited to see how this comes out.
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but I didn’t get the time this weekend to put them on.
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Finally! I'm excited to see how this comes out.
Me too, it has been sooo long but it is a prototype. I wish I didn't procrastinate so much !

I added top hoops to the Back-Rack to protect the added rear facing backup/bed lights and extended the mounting brackets for it too; hoping it will keep the shaking down.
Now to mount the antenna mounts on the rack, one for the CB and one for a 2 meter Amateur VHF Radio, should look ok.

What next !?!
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Pictures tomorrow.

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Sorry guys, I know you are breaking them but when you have to have parts shipped from OK to MA with each modification it take time, unless you are in the same building or at least close prototypes take time.

This is the first after market, steel plate bumper for a Steppie, say thank you... lol.

Hopefully this afternoon the bumper will be on.
Pictures, well I am slower on pictures than doing the work so you guys guess when that might be.

Actually C4x4 will get the first images, then I will post up here.

So hang on to THEM for a while longer, the bumper will be on soon.
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Not sure if it's been mentioned, but for the non-stepside guys, there is a custom plate rear bumper available for Rangers. A guy on Pirate4x4 makes them at a fraction of the price of other companies. Very nice custom work too. They look as good as the C4x4 bumpers easily.

I have yet to buy one but I do plan on it eventually.

P.S. That steppie bumper is T*TT*ES!


GB :)

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The bumper is all painted just waiting to be installed.
Too much RAIN lately, will have it on soon, really !

Sprayed it semi-gloss, not sure why except I have four cans of semi-gloss paint and just used it.
I had to buy two more just to put extra coats on the bumper.

The back rack got two can so far and I want one more coat on it before mounting it again !

Then there is the front bumper, that is primered in Etching Primer and will get the same paint color.

After that are the wheels in black, checked out P.C.’s truck with the black wheels, looks good, I will follow suit, except maybe leave the edge in aluminum color.
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The bumper is all painted just waiting to be installed.
Too much RAIN lately, will have it on soon, really !

Sprayed it semi-gloss, not sure why except I have four cans of semi-gloss paint and just used it.
I had to buy two more just to put extra coats on the bumper.

The back rack got two can so far and I want one more coat on it before mounting it again !

Then there is the front bumper, that is primered in Etching Primer and will get the same paint color.

After that are the wheels in black, checked out P.C.’s truck with the black wheels, looks good, I will follow suit, except maybe leave the edge in aluminum color.
the edge is aluminum

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the edge is aluminum

Didn't notice that, I am thinking the outer lip, I called it the EDGE.
Looks good, the whole truck is looking good.

Tell me again how you did the Frod Nut Covers ?
Thanks

Another thought... How do the 15" KM2s ride and how is the tread noise ?
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KM2's are surprisingly quiet on the road
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Well here are the first pictures of the Finished Prototype Steppie Rear Bumper, made by Custom 4x4 Fabrication of OK:

The bumper still needs to be tweaked a little, it needs to be twisted down in the front but other than that is is fitting nice.






To those that said it couldn’t be done, here it is FINALLY !

Once I twist it in the correct position, wirer it for Plate, Backup and running lights it should look OK.

It is HD all the way, as all of the C4x4 Bumper are and Mike does GREAT work.
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I like it a lot.
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Didn't notice that, I am thinking the outer lip, I called it the EDGE.
Looks good, the whole truck is looking good.

Tell me again how you did the Frod Nut Covers ?
Thanks

Another thought... How do the 15" KM2s ride and how is the tread noise ?
so then like my old truck? haha







For the OEM caps i just used my OEM lug nuts. nothing special to get the caps to mount aside having to use stock lug nuts. if you don't have them anymore you can get a set at NAPA.


KM2's ride great like Justin said. its really smooth for a mud tire and the road noise isn't really bad. I've had them for a little over a year on this truck and they don't buzz bad even going 80 on the freeway.
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so then like my old truck? haha


For the OEM caps i just used my OEM lug nuts. nothing special to get the caps to mount aside having to use stock lug nuts. if you don't have them anymore you can get a set at NAPA.

KM2's ride great like Justin said. its really smooth for a mud tire and the road noise isn't really bad. I've had them for a little over a year on this truck and they don't buzz bad even going 80 on the freeway.
P.C. Thanks on that and yes similar to your old truck... you have some good ideas.
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P.C. Thanks on that and yes similar to your old truck... you have some good ideas.
lol no problem. I've been thinking of doing the same scheme on the wheels sometime soon but I haven't decided yet.
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Looks really good Grev.
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idk how i missed the bumper pictures earlier but it looks awesome
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idk how i missed the bumper pictures earlier but it looks awesome
Cus you is stupid.


That bumper looks sweet, Grev! It's been a long time coming. And My KM2s ride surprisingly smooth and are really quiet for a 35" tire!
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Another part that is not on yet is the rubber topper.
Not sure what to use to add the rubber step to it !

Any suggestions for a top tread ?
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when is that bumper going to be available to purchase on C4x4?
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