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Well **** I didn't mean it like that. I meant to say pretty much what dan just said. I don't mind guidance/giving guidance its just I deal with alot of folks at work that want you to hold their hand and do the hard work for them. I apologize if I stepped on some toes.
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Well **** I didn't mean it like that. I meant to say pretty much what dan just said. I don't mind guidance/giving guidance its just I deal with alot of folks at work that want you to hold their hand and do the hard work for them. I apologize if I stepped on some toes.
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Looks really good, man.
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also got a word im getting some free steel! woo hoo!
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This is gonna look great. I personally do not want measurements or what not, because i want mine to be completely my own. Yeah guide folks and help 'em out, but dont hand them your own bumper.

You did say you were using 3/16 steel? wont that be kinda heavy? Im thinking of using 1/8 maybe, but im worried about strenth and it bending.
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thats gunna look absolutely sick!!!! cant wait to see the finished project
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This is gonna look great. I personally do not want measurements or what not, because i want mine to be completely my own. Yeah guide folks and help 'em out, but dont hand them your own bumper.

You did say you were using 3/16 steel? wont that be kinda heavy? Im thinking of using 1/8 maybe, but im worried about strenth and it bending.
3/8" would be heavy, the 3/16" should be light enough but still be strong.


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thats gunna look absolutely sick!!!! cant wait to see the finished project
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lookin good. get anymore done over the weekend ?
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updates man!
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im waiting on materials, i have a buddy getting me some fro free. and with a price of free i belive i can wait lol. sorry chaps
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Dude...

Get those pieces on cad, and I'll see how much it would be to have those laser cut at my work... If all goes well, cost and time wise, There could easily be a market for these... If you know what I mean... I build those bumpers all day long for full size trucks, and I'd totally rock one of our bumpers (at work) if they had one designed... Have it powdered and ****...
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ha i was wondering when u were going to say somthing. if i had a cad program i would already have them done. those programs are not cheap tho. laser cut would be nice thats for sure. i do want to get it powder coated for sure. why waste money on rustolium right!
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CAD programs are expensive. Which is why I 'borrow' software like that.

Solidworks 2010 sp4 64bit - Demonoid
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It looks like the bumper sticks out really far from the corners, which I don't like very much - but it's not my bumper. If it were mine, I would do something similar to the gray Ranger and angle it in.

What will you be using to cut out the shapes in the metal? Have you figured out how to mount your lights behind the bumper?
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It looks like the bumper sticks out really far from the corners, which I don't like very much - but it's not my bumper. If it were mine, I would do something similar to the gray Ranger and angle it in.

What will you be using to cut out the shapes in the metal? Have you figured out how to mount your lights behind the bumper?
winks your bang on. im not a fan of the corners either, i plan on andding another small section to them to ease the angle back in. ive been thinking of that for a few days now.
as for the lights i may make some buckets outta some pipping, tho i will ad mit finding that size may be tricky. once i have tho, i wll set thim in about 1.5-2 inch.
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Glad to hear that, the bumper should turn out nice then.

If you use piping, will you be able to aim your lights? I was thinking that you could create a point from the top of the bumper (inside) and mount the lights upside down, which would allow you to aim your lights. You would end up with some visible space between the bumper and the lights, but you could probably cover up by creating a cylindrical piece with thin metal sheeting.
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Who be hookin you up with the freebies? Looks good man!


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fabricator friend is hooking me up. well said he was.


im really not 100 percent on how i am going to do my lights. there are many ways i can do it, but it will just have to happen when i am putting ir together.
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im really not 100 percent on how i am going to do my lights. there are many ways i can do it, but it will just have to happen when i am putting ir together.
Good way to go, just check out those ideas when you get to it - they may help.
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Dan... We build light buckets for 6" lights and 4" lights... If you want tomorrow I'll snag a pic of what they look like and you tell me if you like em...

You know, get all the pieces put on paper, doesn't have to be to scale, but get them all on paper, and scan it or take a pic of it and send it to me... I've got all those programs (AutoCAD, Solidworks, etc)... If you do some revisions, lemme know... I might even be able to do a 3d representation of it in SolidWorks if I have all the dimensions and what not.
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alrighty. ill see what i can do.
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I would cut out more of that bottom personally. Its going to cut down alot of your approach angle.
Something like this.

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im not hugly worried about approach angle. im more concerned with proection for my radiator, i dont crawl so aprroch angle isnt the most improtant thing
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Old 11-17-2010
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Its been a week man, and NOTHIN!!! ahhh i wanna see it on your truck but someone is lazy!!! hahaha just messing with ya, but any progress?
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