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im pretty sure he wants it flush with the body panel..

idk why you would put time into an offroad style bumper and not have it protect everything.. atleast thats what it looks like he's going for.
Yeah Matt I'm not totally understanding that either right now. I kinda got the idea after seeing yours but wanted to incorporate a few more things into it. But it will definitely be used for protection.
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yea, mine was a project a while ago, when i just started modding my truck.

its gonna go sooner than later.. after the bed is dovetailed I'm gonna need another bumper.
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yea, mine was a project a while ago, when i just started modding my truck.

its gonna go sooner than later.. after the bed is dovetailed I'm gonna need another bumper.
Yea ive read that thread on that sounds like a lot of work good luck. I was wondering if you could throw up a pic of how your license plate was mounted so i can get an idea. Thanks
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By saying that you don't want it to stick out on the sides do you mean you want to try to tuck it up in the gap below the tailgate?
yeah, thats what i would like to do.
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I've actually seen it where someone made a rear tube bumper like the blue one and attached air fittings to it and used it as their tank for onboard air which was kinda cool. It was a wheelin rig only though.
Mine is actually an air tank. The only fittings I have on the bumper itself are a schrader valve, a drain valve, and a hose going into my toolbox. The rest of the air stuff is in there(compressor, air chuck, gauge, pressure switch, solenoids for horns and locker). Just thought I would throw that out there.

As for how my tag is mounted, here are some pictures.

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Sorry it is dirty, I had it out a little the other night. The tag swings for the most part. but sometimes when I have to back out of something it binds up and shoves it in the ground. I bent the tag a few times, I just need to build a frame around the bottom of the tag so stuff can't grab a hold of the tag itself, just the bracket.


Oh btw, I wanted my bumper to come out past the sides so It would protect the corners of the bed and the tails to a point.
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a mount like that on my bumper would have broke off a longg time ago. the bottom of that bumper has been drug across just about everything lol

I took a piece of 16ga steel, cut it out to the size of the plate, drilled 2 holes in the top to hold the plate, welded bolts in the holes and then welded the whole thing to the bumper with some reinforcement..
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My truck is no mall crawler, that mount has been drug over quite a bit of stuff and has held up. If it gets too bad I can always pull the pins and drop the plate/bracket/light off. I have had to do that before.

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im not worried about the plate, i've bent mine back into shape a ton of times..

i've just had the bumper fall 2-3 feet onto a rock a few times..
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I'm not worried about having it dragg. LOL
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99ranger4x4 do you have pics of how and where the plate is mounted? i was trying to search for your thread on it and couldnt find it.
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some one told me today, that tubing like elementenjoi was really expensive. like a hundred dollars or so... please tell me this is not true.
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im pretty sure he wants it flush with the body panel..

idk why you would put time into an offroad style bumper and not have it protect everything.. atleast thats what it looks like he's going for.
well i dont go off roading that often. or at all. so its more for looks. the only thing is, my friends and i like to love tap each-other. by saying love-tap, i mean at a red-light, we will hit each-others car. with a little bit of force. so i would need the bumper to stick out a few inches in the rear. not out to the sides. stupid, yes. fun. of course.
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some one told me today, that tubing like elementenjoi was really expensive. like a hundred dollars or so... please tell me this is not true.
Yea i think its not cheap but my dad works at a factory and they are constantly tearing out pipe and they can usually bring stuff home as long as they are not using it to make money or sell. So i think i might be able to get it done a little cheaper. I priced the stuff for the bumper like the lights, and hitch accessories and that came out to around 60 bucks. so a i just need to add the price of the extra metal that i need.
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some one told me today, that tubing like elementenjoi was really expensive. like a hundred dollars or so... please tell me this is not true.
I have no idea. Mine is well casing, I got it for free.
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i got mine for free, Wayne's father in law had it laying on his property so Wayne snagged ir for me.
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So by best bet is not to buy it from a store?
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So by best bet is not to buy it from a store?
I would try hard to find one somewhere for freee or for low cost before goin and buying a new one. You can always get the rust off and paint it.
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yeah. ill do that, does anyone have any idea where i should look?

and to the OP, have you gotten any further in your design?
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No not really havnt decided if im going to go totaly round or the U shape yet. Im at college right now and wont be home for a week or two to talk with my dad to get his opinion on it. but i will keep this updated when i figure it out.
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sounds good. im pissed i have to go out and dumpster dive to find this damn bar.
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Yea not sure what to tell you about how to find one if you live in the city. Im going to see if my dad can get one from work and i might go look around my grandma and uncles farms. We just hauled all of our scrap metal off this last summer so it wont do me much good to look around home.
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would it be more cheaper if i didnt get that one 4inch tube bumper, and just got one of these.
http://www.jeep-parts-online.com/sto...9-1929_IMG.jpg

i know thats for a jeep. but if i got one made for a ranger. cheaper in parts i mean.
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you wont find one as big as mine in a dumpster.. and if you do, have fun getting it out on your own

see if a local metal scrap yard will let you look around, and pay per pound for it..
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would it be more cheaper if i didnt get that one 4inch tube bumper, and just got one of these.
http://www.jeep-parts-online.com/sto...9-1929_IMG.jpg

i know thats for a jeep. but if i got one made for a ranger. cheaper in parts i mean.
It will all depend on if you buy new material or can find old stuff. I never thought about the scrap yard idea. You could probably get one pretty cheep from there if they will let you. Because if they charge what they pay for scrap metal then i believe last time i heard, and correct me if im wrong, scrap steel was down to like around 50-60 dollars a ton. Which figures out to be like 3 cents a pound and even if you have a 100 pound bumper that is still only three bucks. so if i was you might look into that.
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Now if somebody that knows how to use photo shop could edit this bumper to what i had my picture drawn out as and the other suggested picture that would be really cool. I was wanting to put these lights in it http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w..._352681_352681 and then the hitch and the the shackles and mounts. If somebody could do that i would greatly appreciate it.
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