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Morning, well, the bumper is not finished, but I wanted to at least have it mountable and legal before I moved. So, this is what I've come up with thus far. Lemme knoe what you think!

Its made out of a piece of 8"x5" I beam, 3/8's thick. A little over kill, and VERY heavy, well over 120 lbs. But, I wanted something robust. I still need to add the safety chain mounts, D shackles for bush fun, and Im still debating capping the ends with steel to close them off.

I am open to all and any suggestion you guys/girls might have.

Thanks for checking it out.
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wow that sure looks stout. how is it mounted? definitely unique for sure, I think I would cap the ends though.
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For mounting, its nothing special. I used 2x3 @ 3/8 thick angle iron, flush mounted to the frame rails. I used another piece of angle to span the two pieces i had bolted to the frame, then welded it up to make the basic mounting bracket. I will have to see if i have a picture of it. Its ugly BUT it works!
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Thats sweet
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How heavy is that thing?

Good job by the way. That thing looks solid.
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thats pretty cool i never though a piece of I beam would work for a bumper lol
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looks pretty nice actually! did a nice job!
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How heavy is that thing?

Good job by the way. That thing looks solid.
The "bumper" is about 140 lbs lol. A littler heavier then I wanted, and needless to say,. I get pretty good traction in 2wd right now.
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haha. i always said i wanted to get an older F-150 and put I-beams on the front and back to run people off the road.
looking good! Did you just weld the hitch to the bottom of the beam?
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loving the jesus fish with legs, where'd you find that one, lol.
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loving the jesus fish with legs, where'd you find that one, lol.
Its actually Alpha, a Greek letter.
when you see one with the legs, its meant to stand for Darwinism.
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haha. i always said i wanted to get an older F-150 and put I-beams on the front and back to run people off the road.
looking good! Did you just weld the hitch to the bottom of the beam?
The hitch i recessed it into the I beam. Thought I'd get a little fancy
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That is some serious metal ... !!!!

Love the stiff design and the brutal strenght of that, but since I use to haul over 1800lb, keeping my ranger as light as possible is a must for me.

Nice Job !
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Definitely will do some damage if someone hits your truck.
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loving the jesus fish with legs, where'd you find that one, lol.
That my friend is the "Darwin fish" lol. Oddly enough, I picked that up in an adult toy store (not the performance shop, the one I shop at for the gf and I ) you can get many more like it, just check out http://www.darwinfish.com/
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i like the shape but i'm not feeling the i-beam look.
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Did you have to weld on anything or did you just cut the ibeam to fit on the stock bumper mounts? Also if you don't mind me asking, how much does a section of ibeam like that cost?
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Did you have to weld on anything or did you just cut the ibeam to fit on the stock bumper mounts? Also if you don't mind me asking, how much does a section of ibeam like that cost?
Actually, I found the factory bumper mounts very flimsy. If i recall, they were only 1/16". 1x1 angle. I made my own mount for it, using 3x3x3/8's if I correctly recall. Unfortunately I cant give you a cost on what the I beam itself is worth. I got mine for 50 $ from my employer at the time, and it was a piece of scrap steel from one of our boathouse tare downs. Im sure if you shopped around, after finding your length, you could pick up a nice piece of scarp at a salvage yard, rather then going to a steel yard, and buying brand new. I had full access to sandblasting equipment, so I made it really clean before I painted it up with good ol truck bed liner spray paint. Now if a car rear ends me, cost him over 3000 to fix, me however, 7 bucks for a new can of "touch up paint"
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If you get rear ended the other person is SOL BIG TIME. Looks good
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