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rear bumper

I fab'd my rear bumper yesterday. Got it ready for paint, then on it goes!

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That looks DAMN nice!
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heck yes! i like it.

man you have some fab skills looks great. how much weight have you added to that thing? LOL

How do you get those bend? did you cut it off then reweld it? What are you cutting with?
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I'm def digging the whole set-up. I wish I was able to work on my truck like that.

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Is that bottom piece in the first few pics, just to mock it up?

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Looks AWESOME! deff cant wait to see it all finished and on the truck
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It almost looks like he notched the tubing and bent it to mate up and then rewelded it, cut his chunk off the sides then capped it... That's what I woulda done at least...

BUT MAN THAT THING LOOKS FREAKIN AWESOME!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!
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looks good Kevin
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That looks awesome! This summer I'm coming down to SD to get a ride in that thing!
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sweet man! just keeps getting better!
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looks pretty sweet man good job
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Looks freakin beefy, thats the same design I've been thinking off for a rear bumper. Great work!
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lookn good. i cant wait to get started on my bumpers and sliders. evertime i look at yer truck it keeps reminding me i have to get at it
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you definitely have some fab skills man
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Thanks guys!


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heck yes! i like it.

man you have some fab skills looks great. how much weight have you added to that thing? LOL

How do you get those bend? did you cut it off then reweld it? What are you cutting with?
Thanks Zach. Fabrication is one thing I take real pride in! The entire bumper in its completed state probably weights a good 50-60 pounds.

Yeah, I got the bend by disecting the angle in half and cut both pieces via a cold saw. I couldn't cut the 45's with the cold saw, so I used a porta-band (saw).


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Is that bottom piece in the first few pics, just to mock it up?

Brenton
Yeah, those pieces of tube that are under the main tube acted as a shelf to easily position the large main tube.


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It almost looks like he notched the tubing and bent it to mate up and then rewelded it, cut his chunk off the sides then capped it... That's what I woulda done at least...

BUT MAN THAT THING LOOKS FREAKIN AWESOME!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!
You're correct about the capping part. I used 3/16" by 2" flat stock to cap the ends. However I mentioned in my reply to Zach how I achieved the bend.

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porta bands are teh ****. i have a few, and they come in handy alot
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Yeah, those "spikes" coming out the end look sorta spooky.. your probably getting rid of them right, since they are jsut for lining things up?

Other then that, one hell of a bumper. . I need to get soemthing like that doen when I go about next year getting some more lift and whatnot


Impressive man! Keep up the good work!!
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Dang Skippy! That looks great! I really like it!
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update!
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My bad for the wait...

Update!

You've probably seen a flash of it in my 'bed work' thread, but here are abit better pics.

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^ The 45* turned out to be slightly too sharp of an angle (even 42 or 43* woulda worked). No matter though, nothing a simple trimming of the bed corner wouldn't fix!

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^ Mounting points, utilizing body lift bumper mounting points.
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What are you painting everything with? That's a sweet color and awesome job on the bumper man!

All that metal working and you couldn't find a better way than zip ties to keep the LP on?! lol good times!
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looks good kevin! i might steal that design :)
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Looks REL good Kevin. After I did mine, I wish I would of dropped the brackets down just a little bit more. I still need to finish mine up and get it painted.

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