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Old 09-08-2005
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Makin Prerunner bumper for Brenton

**SORRY FORGOT TO ADD THE WORD BUMPER...TO THE TITLE..OOPS...**


well me and him sat down(in front of the computer) and came up with the plans to his bumper..

i am a welder and a metal fabricator for bout 6 hrs now..so i got talent and got a shop that i can work at..and i got the tools, metal and knowledge..but just wanted to know if there anything that i needed to know bout makin a bumper..thats a 1st to me..well a prerunner bumper i made a bumper for a RV but nothin to this extent...

like the answers that im hopin i get is like what thickness material, size pipe...and if there are any secerts that will make it look better or be stronger....

so i will have TONS of pics comin to you guys in the future on this..
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Old 09-13-2005
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you start it yet?

i dunno anything about what size tubing or stuff. But id like to see the progress you make over time with it.
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Old 09-14-2005
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Yes Sir, well I don't really know what to say, because don't know anything about metal fabrication, but it's all good. I'm sure Trent or Brent or some of those other Cali. dudes will chime in!

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i just need to know the I.D. of the metal and the O.D.

and any tips and pointers
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Ok.. Here is some Info.. just read through these..

Bumpers

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Tubing Size's

Need any thing else let me know
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Tyler you da man..

i looked over everything..

now im just waitin for brentons plans..then ill get with him and my work and start orderin the material..then i can start..

thanks man...
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Haha... no problem dood... i was like hey! i could help in this one.. lol
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Old 10-04-2005
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If you look at my post for metal fabrication I believe he wants one like robperks. It is actually pretty simple. First you would chop frame lie 6 inchs back or so. Then you plate that open area. Next you make your two supports that are going to hold the main bar. Next bend your main bar to fit the way you want. If you want a light hoop you then bend that and put a few straight bars off the sides of it. Next you would bend the bar that goes under radiator from frame rail to frame rail, robs is pretty tight in there but I made mine a lil longer. That all depends on the angle of the skid plate you are looking for. Next you make the bars that go from main bar down to lower. Make your tabs for the skid to bolt up to and make sure they are flush with bar, cuz you want skid plate to run through the middle of the main bar and down bar. I would suggest buying light tabs from ORW or somewhere like this cuz they only like 2 bux a piece and are ready to weld on, saves a lot of time. I usually tack weld whole thing together then go back and weld my final passes after I know everything is going to fit and work right. Any more questions feel free to pm me.
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awsome man...thanks of the advice...its goin slow since he lives like 2 hrs away but one day that boy will have his bumper
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Yeh, I'd like to get a bumper... One day... lmfao

Brenton
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Ill sell you mine. All you would have to do is move then mounting plates up 3" b/c i had a body lift.

So I can go ahead and cut off my mountign brackets and give you the bumper, it will have the main bar, hoop, light tabs, adn skid plate. So what you would do is chop the frame adn plate teh end and re-use my plates to mount on there adn then al you ahve to do is cut two pieces of tube to teh right length to attach to teh main bar. (right now lets say they are 10", yours woudl be about 8", not quite 3" shorter because the angle woudl be a little different.

there are pictures of teh bumper on my cardomain site
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