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Custom Front Bumper

I just threw together a drawing of a front bumper
I was thinking about making. Please note it is in
the initial design stage. I'm planning to make it out
of 7 GA. sheet steel (.1793") w/ 1/4" mounts and
backer plates on the shackles. I'm still debating on
the built in hitch. Is there anything I should know
about airbag sensors? If I connect the bumper to
the original bumper mounts, will the airbags still work?
Or is it more complicated?

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that looks pretty sick, I was gonna draw a bumper for my truck but i've been to lazy to go get dimensions. Thats sweet u got autocad 07, i got 04
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Cool looking Bumper...pretty freakin heavy duty looking!

Airbag sensor...I just replaced the bumper on my 1997 Ranger and it was a straight bolt on job. I didn't even see the sensor.
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That's wild man! Do that!

We have 04 here but are supposed to be getting 07.
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looks good. just fyi we got 2007 here at work.
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I believe the airbag sensor is just an accelerometer in the truck somewhere.

That bumper does look sweet, I hope you build it!

-Levino
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There are no air bag sensors to worry about on the front end. That's what I thought too, til I got Doc's front bumper and found out it's an enertia sensor.

That's a sweet arb style bumper. That's almost what I wanted to have made but I'm very happy with the one I have now =]
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Hmm... chamfered tires, I've never seen that style before.

Design looks good, I'd go for it.

We won't run 2007 until January, they like to put the upgrades off here for as long as they can.
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Hmm... chamfered tires, I've never seen that style before.

Design looks good, I'd go for it.

We won't run 2007 until January, they like to put the upgrades off here for as long as they can.
haha

hey winks driving at 65 you probably have less of a contact patch than that anyway
oh and did you know tires aren't round either
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That's really nice... I'm trying to decide between a design like that, or something like a ranch hand bumper without the grill guard pieces... I'll see if I can post a pic of one, but basically, it uses a 3"-4" tube as part of the front edge of the bumper... I can't decide which would be easier to weld up..

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one of the ranch-hand ones:
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Thanks for the airbag info, and the comments.
BTW: The chamfered tires make it go faster!
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Thanks for the airbag info, and the comments.
BTW: The chamfered tires make it go faster!
Hmm... I may have to get me a set, but I'm still saving up for my yellow stickers that will get me +/-80 hp!
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That is a wicked sweet bumper! I would love to see that completed and mounted!
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that bumber looks so cool
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i think stylinconcepts sells one like that
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lol, for this body style the closest thing stylinconcepts has is a roll pan or a brush guard. not breakin your *****, just checked though.
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stylinconcepts (and most online truck accessories store) is teh ghey for ranger parts

plus no place will sell somthn that cool without it being custom
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That looks great!! Do it! With fulls plans and dimensions :)
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If I actually make this, I won't start on it until winter.
The CNC Plasma Table at work is far behind by now.
But, that gives me plenty of time to design it.
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any websites online that sell custom front bumpers???
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Awesome!!! I will pay for the plans. Although I think that 7 ga steel is overkill. I am a metal fabricator and we have a laser cutter and you are talking a very heavy bumper for our rangers.
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That looks sick. I'm gonna be keeping an eye on this thread. Make sure you keep us up to date on your progress.
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