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Old 02-21-2008
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bull bar question

hey since i have a body lift and im only asking cause ive never put on a bull bar but im assuming since its mounted to the frame and i have a 3in body lift will it look akward?? i would appricate in advice on it cause im thinking about buying one but i wont buy it if it looks stupid .... i guess what im asking for is some pics maybe? thanks guys
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What I heard was you had to buy one and then mod it to fit with the BL. I have seen some who cut their valance to make it fit.
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yes it will be off if you know a good welder they can make you something to help you out
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thanks for the info so i guess ill try to mod it since its on its way ill let yall kno how it turnes out
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I am sure you can make some brackets that would require no welding.
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I am sure you can make some brackets that would require no welding.
EXACTLY! I made some for my safari bar out of slotted angle iron. Give me a bit and ill see if I have pics.
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someone posted a thread here once with a little diagram of the brackets they made for their bull bar +body lift. do some searching and you may find it.
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Heres a pic of them:


Just make sure the end of the angle iron is below the bottom of the bar or else the bar wont sit up right. I used a hack saw to cut it, and a dremel to widen some of the holes so that the bolts would fit through. Total cost was around $14.

The pic doesnt show it well but I used the bolts that were holding on the plasic "skid plate" to also support the mounts.

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that 'plastic skid plate' is an 'air dam' it stops the air passing under the truck and forces it up into the engine.

those brackets are actually shelving supports. Home Depot should carry them. I would suggest putting on MULTIPLE coats of rust oleum primer and finish coats before u mount the finished piece cause that stuff is gonna rust especially if you have road salt.
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that 'plastic skid plate' is an 'air dam' it stops the air passing under the truck and forces it up into the engine.

those brackets are actually shelving supports. Home Depot should carry them. I would suggest putting on MULTIPLE coats of rust oleum primer and finish coats before u mount the finished piece cause that stuff is gonna rust especially if you have road salt.
That air dam also protects the bottom of the radiator from rocks and crap.

Its slotted angle iron. It can be used for many many things. The greatest thing about it is its galvanized, so it wont rust. I did paint mine just because it would have lookd funny with out it.
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