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here's an alternate design with recessed light mounts. josh requested this, I wasnt sure how I could make it work but this is what I came up with. just to help protect the lights. they sit flush anyway and the rubber gasket helps them flex, but just for the sake of seeing how it looks, here it is.

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It doesn't look bad. I was just talking about recessing the light holes themselves. Like recess a 5 1/16" circle, then cut the 4.5" hole. That allows enough room for everything to sit flush, but keep the original look of the flat face.

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just not sure how it will look with the gasket in there too, might look a tad funny. the hole might need to be even larger to accommodate it though.
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i'm a dummy. as long as the outside hole is over 4.5 and under about 5.5 the gasket will cover the recess anyway. I'll be able to get it space exactly 3/8 back like you wanted and it will still look the same. other than being recessed obviously.
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Looking good, not sure on the measurements, will need to do some measuring.
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zero hour is approaching. bump for hype.

these parts ARE being cut soon. No more bs'ing, it's out of my hands I'm just waiting to get parts back.

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what's this?!

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Forgot one...

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What does it cost to get a piece of steel bent up like that ?

Looking good !
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you'll have to let me know, I had it done at work! I think it cost me like a dollar for the bend. haha.
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Wow, I don't have any idea.
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Get you some bumpers made and find out!!

Here's some more carnage pics. Everybody loves when the neighbor's leave raw steel in the yard.




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Daggum kids!
Get off my lawn! Blasting your damn ZZ Top and Van Halen! Turn it down!
Your driving an old man crazy out here!
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I drew up a bumper similar for a steppie with a little larger side pieces going towards the fenders.
Took the drawing to a local shop that bends metal and got a quick response of $220 to bend it up.
The guy didn’t even stop to breathe just blurted it out; some how I don’t think he wanted to do it.

If I can only get the local shop to do it for a buck… lol.
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If i saw that out in a yard i'd take it
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I drew up a bumper similar for a steppie with a little larger side pieces going towards the fenders.
Took the drawing to a local shop that bends metal and got a quick response of $220 to bend it up.
The guy didn’t even stop to breathe just blurted it out; some how I don’t think he wanted to do it.

If I can only get the local shop to do it for a buck… lol.
How many bends did you have? They must not have a press brake because it's really easy to just stick the metal in and press go. Or they run a nice profit margin... Is that for any material?
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I think 8 bends.
I wanted the outside corners to be at 45 degree angles instead of rounded.
Then there is the license plate location, I want to keep it shallow, maybe 1.5” max inward postiion.
The $220 was not including steel.
All in all, not too bad if I can get away with around $350 for all steel and bending.

The price could be from the last time he bent something for me and it was off, the radius was too sharp, he said if it isn’t what you want then don’t pay me and I walked away. Had to buy more steel to replace that and bend it myself, ya right, I was going to pay him for that.
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my license plate goes 2" in. With the piece sticking out for the trailer chains, there is 3-4" of step there I think.

not sure how you had the bends, hard to visualize, but if they are using a press, if you have multiple bends on one piece, depending on the angle and distance between bends it may be impossibly. that is why mine is bent on the top and the bottom is weld on. I tried to design it with as few bends as possible, only in the major locations. you can always grind down welds if you want them smoother looking.
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Started building one of the two. Hoping to get it finished up this week.-





Wrap arounds for a little more protection.

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Looking good!
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These need to get on the truck soon. They're badass.
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oh you think so now... but wait til their done.

and after seeing firsthand whats involved in making a bumper... $600-700 for a bumper is totally understandable.
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Nice.
$850 was a quote I got but the guy backed out after I went to tell him to go for it.

i found a local to me guy that will bend some steel, here we go again !
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