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front plate bumper

A while ago I posted pictures to a guys truck on weldingweb.com that made his own rear plate bumper.

Well he decided to make a matching front one.


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I don't know. Looks weird. I personally don't like it.
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If it had fog lights, a winch mount, and maybe some bars for the grille, I would love it.

Looks good to me, though.
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Great work, you did an excellent job. Now you need to lift the truck and put some 35s under it, it would look tough.
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just looks to big. i think it would look better if it was flat in the front and only stuck out like 2"
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a ton of work into that, but not my style.
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Lots of work into it, shame its so damn ugly though. Please don't go that route for your truck!
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it would look better with a flat top instead of angled
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It does look pretty cool, and there's a lot of work in it. But just doesnt seem too functional to me. No winch mount, no guards, no lights, a little oversized... It definately adds a good chunk of weight and doesnt help your approach angle at all. Other that it is a little pleasing to the eyes and unique I would have to pass. Sorry to burst your bubble. It would be a decent start though if you were to modify it.
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Its a might bit un-proportional to the rest of the truck. If the truck a good amount of lift and some 35+ inch tires. I would imagine it would look pretty good.
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I just don't like the downward angle of the top, but I think it would look a lot better on a truck that is set up for it. You know lift, meaty tires, ect...
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Thats not his truck...

I'm not a fan either
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looks off on that truck....

If the truck had a big lift and some meaty tires then it would look great.
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it appears there's plenty of room for a winch in that thing...i like that. the beveled top front edge......thumbs down on that from me. looks like a ton of work on that thing....great craftsman ship on it. it's one of the closest to my style that i've seen on a ranger. little too tall for me though. nice job nonetheless.
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Would definitely look better jacked up on 35's or something...looks to big in my opinion on a stock truck
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A ton of work went into that bumper but its not my cup of tea on a ranger. It looks like some of the bumpers I have seen on a dodge forum. But I have no say in the matter so good luck with it and maybe some fogs, a winch, and some D rings would make it look a little better.
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heres the rear one in case anyone missed it
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The rear one looks ok, but the front one is ugly! It needs a winch mount and lights.
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i like it, but it needs some things. shackle hangers, winch since it has tons of room in it, and a brushguard similar to the trailready or roadarmor bumpers. it all would need alot more height on it to make the size look balanced.

******* hes got some work in that though. its nice and smooth, clean seams. i now understand how much work it is to undertake a project like that.
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Love the rear bumper, but I am not completely sold on the front. There is no question that it is great quality and craftsmanship, but I agree the top and front should be flat. maybe at a 90* angle. I like it, but not on my truck. Don't feel bad though, nobody like the one on my truck either. Just remember, it's your truck, do what you want to it.
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the problem is this: the bumper doesn't match the rest of the truck. have you ever seen a road armor bumper on a stock height chevy? it looks terrible, like a cow catcher! that same chevy lifted 6" with nice rims and 35" tires is sweet.

the fabrication on that bumper is phenominal!

i will say that it looks a little plain, but the fogs, winch mount, shackle tabs, grill guard or prerunner hoop can all be added to that.

i think i like the front bumper better than the back one, and they don't really match in the design style.

again, great fab work!
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looks weird at stock height, lifted may be a whole nother story...
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