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Steel Rear Bumper Build

Hey All,
Been reading RF for quite a while now, hours and hours to be specific, have learned a ton and have done alot of drooling over so many trucks on here, compliments to everyone.
Have never posted before, nothing worth anyones time i guess....UNTILL NOW..well maybe.
Gonna be building a beefy rear bumper, i have seen this design a few times, but am taking alot of inspiration from INT3RC3PTOR's Bumper thread https://www.ranger-forums.com/showth...r+hitch+bumper
Heres what i got so far, will be putting in the hitch as well...just waiting on my 3" BL to get on before i can figure out my means of mounting this baby
let me know what you think, constructive critisim welcome.
Not too sure if i know how to post pictures yet....i tryed uploading..will have to wait and see if it works
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Looking forward to seeing it! I've been thinking of doing the same... where in Ontario are you?
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Newmarket area, due east of you
and i guess i have never searched uploading pictures.....i have now, am in the process of uploading to photo bucket....should have some pics soon
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What the bumper will be going on....


3x6x1/8" i know most use 3/16" i am trying to save on a bit of weight, everything essential will be tied directly into the frame (tow hooks, hitch)


Loved the idea of turing 3 chunks of 1/4 in to 3/4


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What do you think for the location of the lights? dont have them yet...going to be either 4" or i have seen some that are like 5.5" (inner and outer circles)
And any suggestions on a brand to use? i want them to be like crazy bright, flush mount for reverse
Dont mind my hack autocad doodle.

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What about Red brake lights in the center and amber turns outer for a total of 4 lights
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Well i am mostly going for reverse light for sure.....but heres what i am thinking now...either 2 lights each side, one clear one brake/signal or go over the top and both brake outside and the reverse on the inside.... how would the lighting be with them so close together? should i keep them to the outside for better light out behind me?

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id just go for the two reverse lights....on the outside
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Well i am mostly going for reverse light for sure.....but heres what i am thinking now...either 2 lights each side, one clear one brake/signal or go over the top and both brake outside and the reverse on the inside.... how would the lighting be with them so close together? should i keep them to the outside for better light out behind me?

I like that set up... but since you have a mazda I would go with amber turns inside the red brakes with the white reverse in the middle inside
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I think the top one would be too much... just two nice and bright ones for reverse would be best!
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I vote for the two lights outside, maybe eve one.
Too much light isn't always a good thing.
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looking good so far, glad i could help inspire
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How about going with smaller oval ones, maybe at an angle parallel to the angled edges of the bumper. If you're going to fill your regular tails and just have lights in the bumper, do amber turns on the outside, red brake just inside those, and then the round reverse lights on the inside of the rings.
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Ok, been a while, been working hard one gettin this done cause i am moving
This also turned into a body lift thread since i had to get that done to know where to mount the bumper!
All went well with the BL other than the damn steering shaft being a PITA, but got it after a while with a pry bar and BFH
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Back to the bumper.....lack of pictures...test fitting..




Cutting in the tow hooks....and then...nothign untill primer haha
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And the finshed product, minus the lights that iu havnt quite figured out what i am using yet

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Oh and while i was doing the BL i had time to clean up my tow hooks a little, and didnt even need to mod them to fit back on..awesome...



Why is it called a mazda when all the parts say ford.....
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Looks good but why the two hitches?
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my ford probe gt used to say mazda all over it lol
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Looks nice. Are you going to take off your stock hitch?
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I would bet he'll take off his stocker. Maybe put it on the front?
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looks like you're gonna need about an 8" drop hitch.
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Bumper looks good
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Very nice. Bumper looks good.
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Looks Great!!! take off the stock hitch.

were twins now

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Hey ben in the middle of movin, no computer time available.
Thanks for all the comments,
clearly the stock hitch will be coming off i just havnt got around to getting one made, or buying one, making is much cheaper.
working on a set of 33" pro comp xterrains right now so that should help with the tire situation.
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