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sneak peek of my new bumper ::PICS UPDATED::

well, here it is. finished it up this afternoon but the battery was goin dead in the camera, so this is all you get for now. gotta pull it back off tomorrow, if it aint rainin, for some quick paint and ill get some more pics i hope.
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fully bolt-on, fully TIG welded, fully CUSTOM

wanted to keep the factory tow hooks, so i did. what should i put between them to fill that gap? front reciever? custom license plate("i got your JEEP thing, now it burns when i pee!")?
was thinkin maybe some rect. driving lights, but with three 5" lights on the main tube, i dont think i want that many lights up front....

next up, a rear bumper somewhat similar to what i built for gay-briel and some sliders. oh yeah, and new tires

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dang man that thing looks HOT..great job..TIG is freakin sick..i love doing it..nice piece of work
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looks good, are the three holes in the front of it for lights?

EDIT: nm, i read the thread, i need to learn to read the whole post before i post, sorry.
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dang that looks really nice, good work...
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Sure wish I had the ability to fabricate like that. I want to do something similar but dont know how.
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very nice. very envious.
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NICE work!!! I wish I was that good at tungsten...i kinda suck

tungsten inert gas for teh win!!! (i hope i'm right on that...or else i'll get stallowned)
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Great work, I like the idea of a front reciever in the space. If there is enough clearance with the bumper you could put a winch on there.
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whatcha gonna do about those big *** gaps on the left and right sides?
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Nice work Gumby.
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dude that is sweet as hell
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thanks for the compliments guys, wow!
weather is lookin pretty grey so far, i hope i can get some paint on it soon. im thinkin grey or black semi-gloss. maybe one day i can get it powdercoated....
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tungsten inert gas for teh win!!! (i hope i'm right on that...or else i'll get stallowned)
correct, and you win.......more time to practice your TIG skills
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whatcha gonna do about those big *** gaps on the left and right sides?
well, i assume you are refering to the space under the headlights, between the main tube and the grille shell. im probly not gonna do anything with them since this is how i designed the bumper to look.

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how thick is the tubing? I'd double it up, other wise not too bad looking
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main tube is 1.625x.095
light hoop and skid plate runners are 1.375x.095
bracing is 1.000x.065
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i wasnt bustin ya chops i think it looks good also i was just wondering if ya was gonna put something there. nice job :)
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ok, its painted and re-installed:
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color is machinery grey. made by plasti-kote industrial. it is kinda a semi-gloss grey, looks good. hopefully it will hold up like they say it will...

few other pics here:

http://s25.photobucket.com/albums/c73/gmby23/

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looking good gumby!!!
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SWEEEEEEEEETT!
How mutch?
That's exacly what i was looking for.
Damn your good!
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How mutch?
That's exacly what i was looking for.
well, i have 13 fab hours in it. plus materials, for me that was under $100.

imitation is the greatest form of flatery! thanks
take the pics to a local fab shop and see what they will charge ya!
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that looks cool as hell man
nice work
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Thanx i will do that.
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That looks pretty sweet. What happened to the piece under the left headlight?
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I think it looks good but there's alot of empty space, I doubt you wanna go back and work on it more, but if it were me I' go more for something like this.
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I'm not sure about performance or weight but aesthetically I think you need it would work better
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hrrmmm. i think that also looks good.
would take away from the entry angle, and you would need to remove the half sphere from the bumper bracket to get enough clearence for a good fit. interesting though.

the section under the left headlight got busted in a stock bumper vs. guardrail battle. the stock bumper lost...

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the section under the left headlight got busted in a stock bumper vs. guardrail battle. the stock bumper lost...
That sucks, did the bumper get messed up to or are you just replacing it?
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