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Started on rear bumper

Finally getting started. I have seen a few guys with a double sqaure tubed roll pan. This is similar. When I first test fitted the pieces I didn't like how the square tubing was straight and the tailgate had an arch to it. I put the project on the back burner at that point. I started it up today.

I'm using c-channel. I cut out kerfs in the back so I could bend it. This is pretty much the final arch:





I welded in the kerfs to hold the arch:



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I need to do it again for the bottom one and get it as a complete unit. The gap will allow spare tire access from after the body lift.
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looks good wayne, looks real good.

is the space going to be enough for two short smaller pieces of channel?

i like it
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don't understand? The first gap will hold a LED line of fire. I would love for the second gap to hold a Reverse light only line of fire. All white lights.
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Looks sweet. I'm callin up Andy. He needs to get a patent in hella quick before you get that bumper finished so that he can charge ya!

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The other thing going on today. Put my son to work on the race truck:
rollpan and taillight fillers



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don't understand? The first gap will hold a LED line of fire. I would love for the second gap to hold a Reverse light only line of fire. All white lights.

oh ok, nm i guess i misunderstood, i was thinking you would have a hitch tube inbetween the top channel and the bottom channel, then put channels on each side of the hitch.

i was confused.
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The other thing going on today. Put my son to work on the race truck:
rollpan and taillight fillers
that thing is really going through some work.

looks real good
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nice work Wayne
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S-10 will be all seemless in the back. Nothing but the line if fire LED for lights
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Any ideas what to do about my tailgate ding? I thoght about moving the ford emblem down there or getting an 06 emblem. Any thoughts?
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Put a sticker over it. WWW.Underdog-Performance.Com maybe?

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is that bumper going to be tucked under the bed like that when its done?
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Lookin Good Wayne..

Not for long your going to have the best Ranger in Texas..
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Lookin good man!
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Andrew, basically yes. There are least two guys here who have done it and it looks sharp. The only thing I am doing different is I am attempting to arch the steel to follow the tailgate. If someone posted a pic of the design I think you would love it when you see it. I did. I hope to have rocksliders at some point down the sides and matching in the back under this "rollpan" I am making.


Will- When you see my rear window in about a week you may change your mind. I may get booted out of the off road communities and told to never come back.
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Here is the inspiration. I am pretty sure Andy was the first to do it. If not I apologize:


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Hey, yeah i made one exactly like that for dan (blacknblue) that you probably saw pics on and it looked freakin sweet, i got 3/8th plate and made shackle brackets,3/16 2inch angle worked great to mount it, just a suggestion, its lookin pretty sweet bo
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I'm getting started on mine this weekend as well. It's a variation off of Andy's design. I'm integrating a classIII reciever into it and it'll be a bit beefier, so to speak. Five pair of bolts holding that sucker down. It's gonna be sweet.

I like how you cut slats in the steel to match the curvature of the tailgate, very clever. Too fancy for me, I just want a hunka chunka steel back there =]
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dude i want to see that s-10
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Wayne if you put shackles on it for chain to hook to, REMEMBER TO SECURE THE SHACKLES. Andy's whacked his bed a few times, i felt the dents with my own fingers. So if you're welding just put a lil blocker or something.

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lookin good. i like it.

are you gonna use the factory bumper brackets to attach it, or build sumthin different?
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looking good man!.. yea what can i say.. im glad i finally put my idea to metal.. seems everyone likes the base idea..

i dont care if anyone uses it, thats what were about here
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And I don't care if anyone uses it to make me one!


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And I don't care if anyone uses it to make me one!


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haha, it's a flareside thing.
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haha, it's a flareside thing.
wayne doesnt have a flare side...
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