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Old 08-30-2007
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Estimate: Prerunner style guard.

So, I really want to get a guard/bumper like this rather quickly.

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It seems rather simple, but not a lot is as it seems! How much do you think something like that would run for my truck? Better off, is there anyone on this forum who knows how to build these in/around Michigan that would?!

PM me or post here with any help. Thanks.
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My guess would be 200 bucks. If you've got the tools to do it, it's not too hard. The proper tools would be very expensive though!
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Which is why I need to find someone. ;oD
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For something like that you are looking between 400-900 dollars... It may look simple but they are very labor intensive.
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Figured. I'll just buy an 03 bumper, then.
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400-900 thats a pretty penny ouch!!!
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metal work is not cheap, especially custom stuff
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400-900 thats a pretty penny ouch!!!
Look at my bumper. It took 13 hours to design and build from start to finish. Now figure a professional shop can do it in half the time, say 6 hours. Even at a modest $80/hour labor rate you're looking at $480 in just labor, then you have steel at $2-7/ft depending on what size/type and a bumper like that will use about 20-30ft so figure you need two 20ft sticks, so ~$160 for steel, then consumables like welding gas and wire... yea.. custom metal work is expensive.

Of course there are people that do it cheaper, and those that do it for more, but you get the idea.
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get the dixonbrosracing bumper!!!

theres an article in a magazine about that bumper. off-roadweb.com "short cut to the dirt"

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its an easy bolt on bumper. and they do a great job w/ powder coat. i had it in about 2 weeks.

http://dixonbrosracing.com/proddetai...=DBR-012&cat=1

about 450 + 150(powdercoat) =600 worth EVERY PENNY! CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN WELDING!!!
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i always liked their bumpers, they look nice and clean. i should get one for my fx4
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Look at my bumper. It took 13 hours to design and build from start to finish.
mine too. 13hrs.
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Now figure a professional shop can do it in half the time, say 6 hours.
if youre lookin for quotes from a shop, i wouldnt hold your breath waitin for a 6hr quote. not with a custom one off piece. maybe if they have one already designed that you like. if i had taken good notes and had the time to mess with it, i could probly build another identical to mine in 6hrs.
as a reference, our shop charges $75/hr for custom work, and we dont do any work on street vehicles. shops that do work on street vehicles generally charge more jus for the extra hassle.
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Get the dixon bumper
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id get dixon aswell,looks pretty good!...to bad you dont live in cali,i have a "pre-runner" bumper that i need to get rid of..but yeah dixon bro's
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how much for the bumper your selling because I was looking to pic one up real soon
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