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Old 04-16-2006
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bumper got messed up and my plan to replace it got put into fast forward.
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Hey i cant really tell how strong it is without running into you with my truck....but if you put a brace from the ends of the bumper it would help if you were hit from the side. Otherwise wouldn't they bend easily?

But its still badass. I'll take 1, $200 bucks.

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i thought about bracin the ends more, but a downward brace would decrease ground clearence and entry angle.
the brace from the light hoop comes down directly into the bend on the main hoop. this will help re-enforce that bend.
hopefully no one will be runnin into it to test my theory....
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OH MY GOD !! I absolutely love that bumper you got there....awesome job. Isn't TIG the ****? I love it.
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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...
i wouldnt worry much about the entry angle...

bumper looks great man, nice work!
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Old 04-25-2006
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hmmm,


Time to start fabn Gumby

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gumpy pm me with your number i wanna buy one if your selling
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bumper got messed up.
did the valance get messed up.
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Old 04-27-2006
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did the valance get messed up.

yes, both were trashed
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ok
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man that looks really sweet. i wish i could fab stuff up like that. oo well ill just be jealous and admire urs. looks great
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dude i wanna buy one too
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I want to buy one, too. Dang.
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Old 08-23-2006
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That looks niiiiiice. How many hours would you say it took?
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Old 08-23-2006
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Old 08-24-2006
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How much would you say that it cost in material to make it? Not counting labor and what not. I'd really like one of these.
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Old 08-25-2006
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i probly only have $50 in the materials, but i get a discount, and use alot of old scrap pieces i dont get charged for.
to buy all fresh material, there is probly $125 worth of chro-moly there, but if i was buyin all new steel, id probly only use mild steel. chro-moloy is a lil overkill for a bumper, IMO...
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When you gonna sell one to me, then? :D

...seriously. I'll come pick it up.

Good job, tho!
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What size tubing is that if you don't mind me asking? I'm thinking about attempting to fab something up for mine and just wondering for references purposes.
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man your digging deep today.
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no kidding........



i would bet he used chrome-olly(or however you spell it)........
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Old 10-30-2006
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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
for sniperx103
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Old 11-17-2006
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wow, sorry i missed this. if you got any more questions, jus lemme know!
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bite the bullet and powdercoat it
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that bumper is rad..I like it a lot. Its kinda sorta like the one Ive got designed (its what I do in autocad class, im supposed to be designing subdivisions...instead I design bumpers for my truck)
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