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Old 03-16-2007
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Project in progress v.poorboredstudent

First of yes I do know my welding skills suck but hey I bought a used MIG welder for $40 a while back and Im trying to learn..... and what better way to learn than by doing it hands on.

I came up with an idea to design and build a truck bumper/grill guard. The cost so far is around $30 with prolly about 10/20 until it is done. These pictures are in progress after finally doing the lower mounting brackets/ first test fit.

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looks kinda like the waag bar. its lookin good tho. a few people here may be interested in u making them one...
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oh and I think you should make the top peice wider, and put a lower support.
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It looks great! However, I highly suggest you beef up those frame mount points to withstand a frontal collision.
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thanx for the comments so far. I just wanted to get initial mounts done but yeah I am def. going to beef up the whole thing once I work out a few issues.
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Looks good so far I would suggest that the top mount extend a little further to mount behind the bumper not on top though.
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It looks great! However, I highly suggest you beef up those frame mount points to withstand a frontal collision.
in a frontal collision the whole thing will crumble... doesnt matter about the frame mounts.

personally, i think it looks rediculous with all the exhaust tubing... you'd be better off going to an offroad shop and have them bend you up some REAL steel
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Looks good so far!
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exhaust tubing? take that garbage off
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looking good. def beef it up. very kool idea
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Well hell if your only making it to hold lights, you could stay with the exhaust tubing and just use body filler to smoth the crimps out in the bends. Its a great start I think. I'd be interested in seeing progress. Defininte props for starting a project on your own. Wish I could weld!
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