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Old 04-12-2008
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Why does the front come so far up? I never saw that before but it looks nice and strong. Also awesome fabrication!
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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
Haha.. or any shop that has some decent quality machining equiptment. I'll get a pic of the 'drill press' I used for milling the holes. Before Jason closed his shop, using his mill was great!
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yeah its always good to know machinist.

so what did you decide?
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yeah its always good to know machinist.

so what did you decide?
I decided on the outside of the stinger tube, mostly because that was my original plan and it will put the shackles right in line with the frame.
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that is awsome man....


on the 2 1/2" x 5" tube whats the wall thickness you useing?
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that is awsome man....


on the 2 1/2" x 5" tube whats the wall thickness you useing?
.250 or 1/4" wall thickness.
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So this is the drill press I used to mill the holes for the shackle blocks. Its a great press because you set the speed and down force, then start it and let it do its thing!

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nice, im gona get the guys at my work on the machine side to make me some stuff when the time comes. Or atleast let me use a bridgeport and a press after work
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diggin this back up.

Kevin what radius did you bend in the stinger?
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diggin this back up.

Kevin what radius did you bend in the stinger?
Haha..

I couldn't tell ya for sure, but if I had to guess I'd say ~120-130*. I think that's what you're asking? I don't know what diameter of the die I used was (not the tube diameter size), but couldn't be far off from your's as Jason got it through Pro Tools.
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Haha..

I couldn't tell ya for sure, but if I had to guess I'd say ~120-130*. I think that's what you're asking? I don't know what diameter of the die I used was (not the tube diameter size), but couldn't be far off from your's as Jason got it through Pro Tools.
Yea I am sure its either a 6 or 7 inch

I was kinda curious because I am about to bend mine and didnt want it to be a complete guess
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Re-worked my front bumper. I was never fully happy with every aspect of it.. now I am!

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I altered the stinger supports: brought the outer ends in towards the frame along with raising where it hits the singer abit:
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I also cut 3" off the end of the main tube on both sides. After doing so I realized how goofy the long, slanted ends had looked before:
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Finally I sucked the whole bumper back 2-1/4":
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Your truck is the most badass truck on this forum. Hands down.
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Looks good Kevin, You really tucked that thing back in there. Only thing I can think is if you moved it up some but overall looks much better.
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looks good!! is that a bolt on?
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looks good!! is that a bolt on?
Sure is.
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Nice design, i like the prerunner kinda look.
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Nice design, i like the prerunner kinda look.
Thanks. But how do you get a 'prerunner kinda' look from it?
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Looks good Kevin. Just excuse Drom, he doesn't really know what he's talking about.

Your truck looks freakin BA with that topper on it, makes it look huge.
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i dont like the huge hoop and i think it needs to move up closer to the bottom of the fenders. other than that i like it you do nice work i wish i had the skills to do that
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Its built for purpose over looks.
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Nice man. You should weld it onto the frame and add a winch.
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Nice man. You should weld it onto the frame and add a winch.
Its bolt on, which i better. Kevin has a winch.
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Thanks. But how do you get a 'prerunner kinda' look from it?
The bumper is what I've seen some pre-runners using for mounted lights. IE a "prerunner kinda" look.
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what angle is it where you have the bumper start to turn in?
the reason i ask because im building a bumper with 45 degree angles and was just wondering to do a little comparing and maybe get an idea how mine will turn out once start to get the bumper started.
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