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The 3rd one would more than likely go to the top of the spare tire thing. But I can assure you, even with just those 2 mounts it's going to be a very strong set-up.

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the bumper itself looks fine, but two bolts on each side? its easy to make a bumper, but the hard part is integrating it well...
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I'll see what I have to look at tomorrow at school to make it "SuperGildo Beefy!" lol

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the bumper itself looks fine, but two bolts on each side? its easy to make a bumper, but the hard part is integrating it well...
Do you have any suggestions, or just pseudo-advice?
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Do you have any suggestions, or just pseudo-advice?
well I would plate the frame rails at the attachment points and add more bolt holes. I would make sure none of the attachment points were butt welded, but brenton already said he was gusseting the joints, so that should be taken care of.

Like I said, not so worrying about the bumper, but the frame is pretty easy to bend...

that okay for you sir?
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I'll see what I have to look at tomorrow at school to make it "SuperGildo Beefy!" lol

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aw dont say that, I just know you actually tow **** and dont want a failure point to go unnoticed
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well I would plate the frame rails at the attachment points and add more bolt holes. I would make sure none of the attachment points were butt welded, but brenton already said he was gusseting the joints, so that should be taken care of.

Like I said, not so worrying about the bumper, but the frame is pretty easy to bend...

that okay for you sir?
I only asked because I really wanted to know.
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No, but the JCB factory is about 10 min from my school. They give us metal and stuff, so in return we show their name all over.

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oh sweet. I have been wanting to go back to the factory. They have had a few schools there I wanted to go to but can never seem to get away long enough.
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lookn good B. just beef it up a bit more like I'm sure you will and its gona be rad. get it on there already!
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Updated the 1st post.

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be careful knocking stuff over with it lol

i think i knocked the bed back a little backing into something
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good idea about using it for storage also
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a stock bolt on reciver hitch is bolted on with 2 bolts per side maybe 3 per side. id think 2 bolts per side be plenty.....but jus my .002 cents.

at anyrate kickass bumper! cant wait for more progress pics.

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That idea on the storage is awesome, I haven't seen something like that before. Just don't lose something in there lol
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good idea about using it for storage also
yes I like that idea. thumbsup on that one!!
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That is definitely some bumper there, Brenton!

I am flabergasted (sp?) to find out its 4"x8". That's ALOT of bumper! As mine is just a bumper and possible recovery point, I'm quite content with the (four total) mounting (bolt) points. But as others have pointed out, if you're planning to tow with your truck/that bumper, do what ya gotta do to over build the mounting system to make it similar to how a Class III hitch would mount to a Ranger frame.

Other than that, good luck finishing it.
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Updated the 1st post.

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That thing is huge... You gonna get it powdercoated or just spray paint it?
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Just a few good cans of gloss black.

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In that first install pic, was that the guy in the background that jumped on it cuz he looked more like 250 lbs lol... It looks good, probably a lot better when you paint it and finish it completely...
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He's one (my teacher). lol I wish I could get it powder coated. :/

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Wow, that thing is huge! I would spray it with some Duplicolor spray on bedliner (~$7 a can). Looks good tho
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That thing is ridiculously big. It didnt seem that big in the pics lol. Seems like it should do the job and more lol
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That bumper is screaming for some tow hooks i think!!!
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That bumper is screaming for some tow hooks i think!!!
Or some shackle attach points or something, its just kinda boring now lol. I'm sure your not done with it though.
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Not too shabby, Brenton. Although it is just a tad large for my taste. For the (bolt) attatchment points, what size did you use? I have four (two on each side) 1/2" Grade 8's.
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