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trying my hand at metal fab

So tonight I got drunk and got to thinking... I want to try and build my own bumper. Power tools and alcohol is a blast.






I can't think of his full screen name... but it's wolf something. But anyway, I liked his bumper. When it's day light, I'm going to take my bumper off to see if this'll fit. I think I'll have to make the sides a little longer to wrap all the way around.
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foam fab perhaps?
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I think if there was one more bend in the front it would look so much better.

Kinda like Trigger01's bumper. I believe its an ARB brand.

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totally do it!!!!! haha
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Haha. Yeah, I figured i'd start out with foam first before I did anything too crazy.

Here's triggers
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I'm kinda going with the ARB type and I really like wolfman00's bumper
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It is too big in the front. Too bulky. If you slimmed it down, it would flow a little better with the body lines
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i think the mock up would lok better with the bumper off...
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I think you definitely need to make a spot for some fog lights in there. Also bring it around back to where it'll line up with the flares, it'll look much better.
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This is kinda what your bumper would look like:
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I took the bumper off today... the bull bar fell right square on my nuts. hurt so bad i thought i was going to puke. I'm going to have to make the sides (not by the tires) about 3 inches longer and at a little bit less of an angle from the middle section. I'm trading my bull bar with my dad for a welder. I'll post more pictures later when I get back out to the garage.

My crazy neighbor told me that the only way I was going to get it to work was to make it with cast iron. I don't guess he realizes how heavy that is going to be.
He's about 6 beers away from a 6-pack. He's got some GREAT off the wall war stories. He said he's snipe people at 2miles with a M-14 and no scope. Or piano wire.

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Had to make the sides about 4 inches longer. Couldn't take any pictures because it started raining... but I'll try to post pictures later or tomorrow.
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what are u doing with that bull bar?
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If it'll fit, I'm going to trade it to my dad for a welder.
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whats ur dad drive?
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98 Ranger 4x4
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according to their site it'll fit
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yeah same frame lol
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he bought the truck brand new and the bull bar will be his first mod. i think i'm wearing off on him. next for him will be a body lift.
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LOL he on R-F or does he even know how to use a computer? lol
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hahaha. his idea of a fast computer is the one he used in the Navy back in the 70s that would read key tape.

ha. no, he loves him some internet ****. but he lives in the sticks of kentucky. and he can only connect at 26.6kpbs so it makes it rough just looking at **** so there's no way he would do r-f.

once a week i'll do a speed on my connection and if it's over 15mbps I'll send a picture from my cell phone to make him jealous.
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