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Thanks guys for the compliments. Regarding how far it sticks out, well that's something that can be fixed rather easily. I've been pondering it since I set it as it is now.


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what did you do with your old bumper?
I sold it to ranger (Donny).
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Me personally, i'd suck it in a just hack the grill.. looks like it is gonna cause you to get hung up a lot... (possibly)

something else to maybe consider is since the stinger mounts to the front of the bumper run some kicker bars off the back side to the frame mount bars (straight back) follow? That way it you hit something it won't have too much tendency to try and bend back!

other than that, looks awesome! How much do you think it weights?
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we should ram that thing through a bank vault as a group and then put v8s in everyones truck with the cash.
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Me personally, i'd suck it in a just hack the grill.. looks like it is gonna cause you to get hung up a lot... (possibly)

something else to maybe consider is since the stinger mounts to the front of the bumper run some kicker bars off the back side to the frame mount bars (straight back) follow? That way it you hit something it won't have too much tendency to try and bend back!

other than that, looks awesome! How much do you think it weights?
If you notice I have two 1-3/4" .120 tubing supports coming from the bottom portion of the bumper down to another tube crossmember. Is that similar to what you were thinking? Also, the two rectangular tubes that the which is mounted to are .250 wall. So if anything is gonna receive the impact and give, chances are it'll be the frame.
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Nice fab work!
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Not bad, I think I would of sacrificed the grille to mount it back a few more inches.

Could tell me what this measurement is?

That's ~5". I'm gonna look into moving it back this weekend; should take me a couple hours.
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Yes, I saw the two 'kicker' bars under the bumper, but i was suggesting from the tube stinger to the frame rails in similar manner... heaven forbid say you were in a wreck or you did start to indo i would THINK the stinger would try to rip off and fold toward the truck.. probably over kill, but was a thought
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Nice work.
Now if you put a piece at the top of inverted large "v" so the cable and hook would go through when needed you could even lift some with it.
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i think u should move it back if u come wheeling with me u wil probly end up using that more as a ram on the waterfalls
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Looks pretty good, but it's a little big for my taste.
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Beef. nice fab work. i like how you made it bolt on
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looks kool, my cousin has one similar to that on his jeep.....keeps him from turning over frontwards on steep hills
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Beef. nice fab work. i like how you made it bolt on
Thanks.. that was a key point and requirement when I initially started it waayyy back.
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Okay, so I modified the front bumper this weekend; sucked it in 3" closer to the body..

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So thanks to everyone for the suggestion to suck it in. It provided enough opinion that I decided it was the correct move. And now that it's done, I'm extremely happy with it. I'll be mounting the winch by Friday
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very nice! i like it so much better now!

you think the winch will fit without hacking the grill? lets hope.

can you lower the winch plate down behind the bumper? does not look like it.

but i really like it now!
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Looks so much better, I think with the winch it will look perfect.
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very nice! i like it so much better now!

you think the winch will fit without hacking the grill? lets hope.

can you lower the winch plate down behind the bumper? does not look like it.

but i really like it now!
I'm pretty sure at least the bottom 1/3 or so of the grill will need to be hacked. Buuutt, just as I cleanly opened up the wheel wells, I'll do just as clean a job with the grill.

And no, the winch plate can't go lower behind the bumper. I'm still really happy with it, regardless of dealing with the grill clearance.
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looks way better! and at least its only the bottom of the grill shouldnt look bad at all. like others said, its gonna look badass with thr winch on. and the silver is a nice touch
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I've mounted the winch but havn't wired it up yet, and no pics yet.. been busy with other truck projects. I am one step closer to finishing the front bumper and have one more component to be able to make the rear bumper when the time comes.

I recently milled four shackle blocks - two for the front, two for the rear. I was lucky to find the material at work on Monday. The blocks are milled from 1" solid stock 3" in width, with a length/height of 2-1/2". I mitered the corners and drilled out the holes to 7/8" for a 3/4" shackle.


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Lastly, I'd like opinions on the two locations I have in mind to mount the shackle blocks on the front. On front face of the front bumper, where the stinger is welded, should the blocks go just to the outside, just before the bend, or just to the inside of the stinger tube? My original thought was to the outside, because that's where Jason design had 'em. That location would also put 'em directly in line with the frame. Anyhow, let me know what ya'll think..

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i say just to the outside if they clear the stinger tube, or just to the inside. i'm guessing they will stick out enough for you to move them or take them on or off.

those mounts are beef tho
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lookin good,are you goin to build a skid to go along with it?
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lookin good,are you goin to build a skid to go along with it?
A skid? As in a skid plate? For where? The radiator is protected well by the tube kickers that attatch below the radiator.

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I'll stop by Cali in a few months, sign me up for one! haha
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I'll stop by Cali in a few months, sign me up for one! haha
You'd better start saving then! From the cost of the main bumper stock (2-1/2" x 5"), to the time/labor, plus add to the fact I don't have a non-manual tube bender..
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either inside or outside will work well.I think inside might be a bit close tho.

i like them, i had some similar made at work. got to love working in a machine shop
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