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Old 11-03-2010
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My Bumper Build

Well i have been wanting a bumper for quite a while, i have had many other things come up and get in the way. This is going to be a slowish build, but i will document it as well as possible, and update as i go.

As of now i am building a Plate style bumper, similar to winch bumbers or somthing like Road Armour, Buckstop, Iron Bull, ect. but with less blingyness to it, beacuse i frankly dont like the look of them. just trying to paint the picture.

i plan on using 3/16" steel. i do not need the extra stregnth of 1/4" or the weight... i dont plan on knocking down trees or running down a moose.
i also do not plan on running a winch. i do plan on taking the lights i have behind my grill (6" piaa's) and adding them into the bumper, and possibly putting some other lights on the bumper and converting to hid. not sure at this point. i do plan on putting on some D rings for shackles as well.


here is my motivation, both were from C4x4 and have been seen before, these however ARE PHOTOSHOPED.
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here is what i have done starting today, cardboard prelimanary. why mess up steel that you have to pay for.

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as of now, im thinking of bringing up the lower line up an inch or inch and a half.


more updates soon. as i said it will probly take a while to get this done, but i will be working on the pre lim a bit
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off to a good start...gonna look killer when its done
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thanks man. i hope it does turn out well, there are still things that i need to get out of my head and on paper....well cardboard i guess lol, and get with it.
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yea and put a decal on it that says...go ahead,pull out see if i care lol
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Good start, but I agree with you... bring up the bottom a bit!
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That is going to look like total ****. Go ahead and build it and then send it to me so you never have that eye sore on your truck. Or just build 2 and send me the extra. Kthxby.
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well, had a night to relax and do nothing so i kept working on the cardboard prelim. got it assembled, and done right were i want it. i DID cut the lower bit down 1 1/4" and its prefect. i also cut holes for my 6" piaa's and it looks goofy now, but i think with the lights in they will look great. any way test look, not so much fit will be tomorrow. i think i may really like it. we shall see.

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cut down and liceance plate on


holes for lights cut out
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all done and painted for effect
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all for now, if i get time i will get a pic on the pick up tomorrow.
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Hell just rock that LOL j/k. Gonna look good man.
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dang dude, i wish i had some metal skills.
going to look good , and indestructible
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Dan when do you plan on being done with this man? Im building one here in a few weekends. You plan on just a front bumper or a rear also?

Edit: who's the jerk that drank all the bud light?
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Looks good, should be rugged…
I for one think the 6” Lights are too much but that is just me.
I think the lights take up too much of the bumper and are too close together to give a good light pattern. You can get just as much light out of 4” light and spaced out a little more.
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i sliped the card board over my bumper today, it looks good and i got pics on my phone, i will have them up after a while.

i see were ur coming from with the lights, but i like it, plus why be cookie cutter, the lights i have are amazing in fog and heavy rain and snow. plus as i said it will probly get some more( gonna be over kill but man will i be bright!!!!!)

and andrew i drank the BL, i made nachos and it just seemed right. as for an eta, i dont know, i sent a few pics to my buddy and he kinda wants me to build one on his SD, even tho he is a millwright by trade... so who know. hopefully soon if time and life permits
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Well im envious of your bud light drinkage. Ya idk man that's the way alot of millwrights are out at the plant I work at, but the millwrights here don't do any fabricating/ welding there more along the lines of pipe fitter/ boilermaker. Lazy son of a guns
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Yes. Your thread resulting from motivation will motivate me to make my own bumper.

I think ill write "motivated by Dan" on it lol
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cardboard? so you're saying you cut up your house, just to see what a custom bumper would look like on your truck?
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here it is slipped over my original bumpr, basically done but i want to change one thing, the corner transitions. otherwise i like it a ton. im also going to add some metal around the bottom as skid or sorts....kinda... dont know how to word it...


any how
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I like.
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Wow Looks good!

You should keep track of the dimensions on each piece once you start cutting the separate metal pieces....I bet it would be a hot commidity around here!
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cardboard? so you're saying you cut up your house, just to see what a custom bumper would look like on your truck?
I liked your method, I mock up everything in cardboard first.

Looks OK on the truck, nice work.
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Looks good dan. Word of advise, don't dish out your measurements for the bumper. I personally wouldn't because I don't see why it should be easier for others when we have to take all the measurements and time and stuff and junk lol
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Wow Looks good!

You should keep track of the dimensions on each piece once you start cutting the separate metal pieces....I bet it would be a hot commidity around here!
i do plan on demoing the card baord and either tracing or replicating them to trace. we shall see. i think it will depend on the finished product it its desired

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Looks good dan. Word of advise, don't dish out your measurements for the bumper. I personally wouldn't because I don't see why it should be easier for others when we have to take all the measurements and time and stuff and junk lol
i wouldnt give out my mesurements, i dont oppose any one making there own, but they can do the work... tho i dont mind giving advise
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Looks good dan. Word of advise, don't dish out your measurements for the bumper. I personally wouldn't because I don't see why it should be easier for others when we have to take all the measurements and time and stuff and junk lol
Thats what this whole site is about, helping out other members.

I'll remember that next time you ask for advice.
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Looks good dan. Word of advise, don't dish out your measurements for the bumper. I personally wouldn't because I don't see why it should be easier for others when we have to take all the measurements and time and stuff and junk lol
stuff like this is why there are a lot of unique mods that never get reproduced. if you build a sweet bumper and people like it you should be giving out the design! take it as a compliment!!!!
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Looks really good, man.
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stuff like this is why there are a lot of unique mods that never get reproduced. if you build a sweet bumper and people like it you should be giving out the design! take it as a compliment!!!!
thats why im building my own, well that and i dont want to spend 700-900 bucks for somthing i can make. i dont have issues guiding people or helping them out at all. i want people to learn as they go some what. any fool can make sparks with a torch or welder and slap it all together, it become more of a personal thing when u hash out some of details rather than print out a schematic and do a paint by numbers bumper. not to say i wont give out some mesurements, or collaberate. i will for sure all you have to do is ask. but like i said, we need to see my final product first.
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