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Lmao! I wouldn't go that far! Thanks for the complement buddy!
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When this bad boy gets done I'll turn the previous link into a nice little info page on the bumper, complete with prints, photos, and whatever other information might be useful to anyone wanting a custom bumper. Since it's already made I don't care to share. If anyone wants to copy it, well, go right ahead. Prints will not be made for bracket information, dimensions for that could vary, so do what you want, but I won't be liable for anything that happens with it or to it, anything you tow, etc.
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Exactly, this is why you're still using the hitch below the bumper.
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That is correct. And also because of the spare tire... I believe the plan now (and correct me if I'm wrong) is to utilize the factory bumper brackets and inside bumper thing. Which obviously by itself would not be sufficient to tow any more than the factory bumper setup without a little beefing up. They appear to be made of, maybe 1/8" material?

So yes, I suppose it would be the weak point of the bumper. Which is fine by me, easier to replace than the bumper but should be fine anyway. I'll still have my hitch underneath as well. Due to clearance issues with the spare tire I won't easily be able to have my hidden hitch, but I'm satisfied with keeping a factory hitch, not needing a huge drop hitch, etc. No big deal. If I ever decide to add a hidden hitch, I guess it's possible. So yeah, that's basically the plan.
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Yes, that's the plan. The factory brackets will get a little weight added to them though.
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eh, I should never assume you DON'T have plans to beef things up. haha. Sounds good to me.
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Me?? No....
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eh, I should never assume you DON'T have plans to beef things up. haha. Sounds good to me.
Wheres the Beef!

Looks good man. Thats a real nice looking bumper. usually i'm not a big fan of steel ones, but this one is done GREAT!
can't wait to see it on the truck.
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Wheres the Beef!

Looks good man. Thats a real nice looking bumper. usually i'm not a big fan of steel ones, but this one is done GREAT!
can't wait to see it on the truck.
you and me both brother. topper is geting painted too. HEQRT"HEGHIWRHGHISD. Have consumed alcohol infact. I am 21 though. FYI. don'tunderage drinknd stuff.

Also I have some other stuff.
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lol Don't drink and RF.
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you and me both brother. topper is geting painted too. HEQRT"HEGHIWRHGHISD. Have consumed alcohol infact. I am 21 though. FYI. don’t under age drinknd stuff.
Is it just me or is this understandable to someone ?
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you and me both brother. topper is geting painted too. HEQRT"HEGHIWRHGHISD. Have consumed alcohol infact. I am 21 though. FYI. don'tunderage drinknd stuff.

Also I have some other stuff.
I agree with thine brother, Thine own topper shall be painted the color of one's own fine automobile, I have forgotten how to use ones own hands, I have consumed finely brewed meade from ye olde beer store as I am of age to consume such beverages and do not condone the drinking of fine brewed meade if thou not of age.
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right... got some more done today, josh to post pics sometime.
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Finally got my top templet made, I now know what the bumper will look like.

To the shop on Monday and get the bending started.

Oh ya, i need to dig up some money… what was that $800, I need to talk him down some.

As soon as my bumper is in the Plasma Cutting Computer he will be able to make Steppie bumper again and again. Who will be next ?

I wish there was a way for me to get the measurement to you and get this on CAD before going there but too confusing.

We will see tomorrow and then I will decide.
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On the top plate, the two little arms that wrap around, we did have to thin those. On the fleet side bed they will hit. They are and inch wid, we cut them down to maybe 3/8. I need to change that on the drawing.

Yesterday we got the bumper mocked in place and tacked it to the factory bracket. We also split a few seams and mashed the bumper back into shape so that it is flat.
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As soon as my bumper is in the Plasma Cutting Computer he will be able to make Steppie bumper again and again. Who will be next ?
Nice! Depending on the final design...I could consider it!

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On the top plate, the two little arms that wrap around, we did have to thin those. On the fleet side bed they will hit. They are and inch wid, we cut them down to maybe 3/8. I need to change that on the drawing.

Yesterday we got the bumper mocked in place and tacked it to the factory bracket. We also split a few seams and mashed the bumper back into shape so that it is flat.
My side pieces will be wider than the styleside but the point about the bumper being tweaked back in place is interesting, I will need to mount the face on the truck before starting to tack the top on. thks for that, note to self...
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Well.... New bumper is installed!
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Here she is!!


gotcha..... it's a loaner from one of the random rangers josh keeps at his place. I guess you could say in this situation the chrome DID get me home.
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Why did you put that bumper on?
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my factory bracket has been tacked to the new bumper.
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The new bumper looks good, you should keep this one on your truck and sent me the plate one.

Was waiting to see the new one, even just part of it on the truck.
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well josh has a picture of it up to his red truck... but he's been doing mroe important things than posting on r-f
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Yea, like painting your fuggin lid! And working on my hot rod.

Anyway,





Started building the mounting points. Used the bracket off Steel's factory bumper, and I used the DD as a mockup truck, since, well, it has plenty of scratches anyway.-

As you can see, the bumper is warped all to hell, or should I say was. We cut the seams of the license plate area, and flattened the bumper back out. No pics of that yet. More to come this week.-it is all tacked to the bracket though, so now it will be strengthening the whole assembly and getting it ready for install.
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Yikes! That is super warped.
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Yep. That's why we had to fix it. It didn't look that bad until we set it up on the truck. Then it was like, "oh HELL no."
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