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Old 08-04-2006
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The new rear bumper...

Happy B-Day to me! I wanted to have this done by my b-day and I succeeded!

Took all of about six hours but here are the pics finally...I'll have better ones in the morning probably.

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The finished product...
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I just have to make a nicer coutesy light. Just threw that together with a twisty to make the cops happy for awhile =]
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that looks good. really sets off the look.
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i wouldn't tailgate you. That's for sure. That's killer. Great work.
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Very Nice man, That looks rock solid. Welcome to the 'Do not tailgate me or it's gonna hurt Steel Bumper' club!
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I think the bottom bar should be recessed about 3-4" from the second as to follow the body a bit more.
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Do you have any pics. of how it's mounted? What did you mount it to?
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Got two pair of 3/4" bolts on the outside of each mounting bracket on the hitch. I was going to integrate the hitch into the bumper but I would have lost the spare tire carrier. I wish I would have gotten some shots of the material. That pipe has 5/16" side walls. It actually wieghs about twice as much as the stock bumper. The brackets were made of 3/8" plate steel, it's over twice as thick as the frame material lol. I overkilled it a bit, but I should never have a problem with it.
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I think the bottom bar should be recessed about 3-4" from the second as to follow the body a bit more.
There are no body lines near the bumper. It starts at the exact same height as the stock bumper came in under the tailgate and it sits perfectly flush with the bottom of the flareside panels. I also made the gaps the same as the tailgate side gaps. If it wasn't so meaty it'd look like it came from the factory. I didn't get a good pic of that though. Like I said, I'll get more pics in the morning. I was lucky to get the final shot before the sun went down.
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damn.. i feel out did...

one uper..lol
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That's what I was waiting to hear! lol. Glad I reconfigured your design well. I got the Andy stamp of approval. *Woo Hoo*

Thanks for the idea btw! I'm still kinda down that I couldn't integrate the hitch but it actually worked out making the brackets attach to the hitch. And I can still limp home on the 245 stocker spare if I have to. It would have sucked putting that thing in the bed(along with my toolchest), I would've had no room in the bed.

Thanks for all the compliments guys! I worked hard on this sucker.

ps. I used one nice coat of self-etching primer and about four/five nice coats of Duplicote BedLiner Spray to match the rest of the truck. I freakin already chipped it putting it on before it was fully cured...oh well. It's not a show truck.
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wow, that thing is fukin serious. looks good.
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idk if i like the 3 tubes yet.. but i like the beefy metal used..thats awesome..perty sure im gona remake mine..and tweak the design and use heavtier metal

but congrats for sure man!
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Andy is just jealous of ours, he did the origional design and we beefed it up. j/k haha.
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i'll just put a reciever and mine now.. HA!
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I was gonna get some plate steel to make it look like one big a$$ panel but the thing is overkilled enough. I'm getting used to the three pipe design now. I know what you mean Andy, I'm so use to drooling over it on your truck. I think your's looks cooler but I'll hook up to ya anyday!
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anyday lol
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anyday lol
I got a 4.0, 4.10's, and 32's. I don't think it'd be a fair fight to begin with lol.
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awesome!

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idk if i like the 3 tubes yet.. but i like the beefy metal used..thats awesome..perty sure im gona remake mine..and tweak the design and use heavtier metal

but congrats for sure man!
send me yours lol....


looks really good, 3 people in the last week lol, but so far theyve all been diffrent then andys...
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looks really good, 3 people in the last week lol, but so far theyve all been diffrent then andys...
by different, you mean better. right?
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looks really good man great metal work..
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here for the light problem there is other versions but this is one...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LICEN...QQcmdZViewItem
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two of the bolts that hold by license plates are stainless steel with LEDS built into them that are made to light up the plate. I'll take some pics when is it's done.
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Just bought this from summit...

I'm gonna have it brushed, not a fan of chrome or polished aluminum. Can't wait til it gets here =].

Thanks for the idea Zach! I prolly should have waited for the other auction to end but I'm going out partying for my bday tomorrow. No telling where I'll be this time tomorrow lol.
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