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bumper update... still looks like ***.

i don't feel like typing right now.

And Yes, it will get some gussets added to it, ASAP. I put the stinger at 55*

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The welder i have been using. Its my uncles, just sat there for ever so he told me i could use it when ever i wanted. so i cleaned it up and bought a new spool of wire for it and a bottle. The helmet hanging off of the bottle is not mine, i tried using it but is sucks ***, so i use my pops helmet.


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Man I still think that stinger is excessively huge
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its not to shabby get it powdercoated
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I like the way it looks a lot.

just clean it up some more and it'll look sick man!
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Glad to see the truck is back, and yes...bump still looks like ***. lol. But good progress thus far.

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Man I still think that stinger is excessively huge
Then you just arn't a fan of/knowledgeable on stingers, cuz that is a pretty average/common stinger size. Mine is no smaller..


Anyhow, its coming along Donny. Still got plenty-o work to go on it though..
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I like everything except that big hoop (stinger?) sticking out. I know its there to protect the front end and what not, but i think you could accomplish the same thing with a smaller one. JMHO. Other than that, get a skid plate under there, powder coat it, and thats a job well done! Can you can make mine next? lol
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Well there's ALOT of taste difference between that of a pre-runner style bumper and a rock crawler bumper (which usually has a stinger).
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Then you just arn't a fan of/knowledgeable on stingers, cuz that is a pretty average/common stinger size. Mine is no smaller..


Anyhow, its coming along Donny. Still got plenty-o work to go on it though..
Your right, I'm not a fan at all. I like the look of the plate bumper personally, I understand the usefulness of it I just don't like it.
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But cant a shorter stinger accomplish the same thing?? Im currently halfway trying to decide on a bumper design thats why im interested...
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Beard's stinger doesnt look like its that big

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looks good although the stinger looks like it needs some support. is that main flat piece solid stock?
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Beard's stinger doesnt look like its that big

god damn i love that truck!
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if ur stinger was a lil smaller, id buy it off of ya lol
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I like it man, Id rock it!
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i like it alot but the only thing i would change is the top tube to follow with more of the grill and follow the contour of the front end
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looks good man. is it all bolt on? i like it, its getting there.


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Beard's stinger doesnt look like its that big

actually mine isnt the right size, its the size that i could make it with the tube i had.
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I think it looks great.
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I like the tube bumpers but I also don't care much for the stingers. A brush gaurd type bumper would suit my taste but everybody has there own thing right...lol
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It is all bolt on. I still have tons of work that needs to be done. Today i will start on the stinger supports.

After that the sides will need to be welded to a 1/2" plate, and then bolted the frame most likely. I am still working (thinking) about what i am gonna do.

The plate in the back is a piece of 3/8 steel angle 5"x3" And is bolted in with 2 BAMF bolts(grade 5 i no i no ill get some grade 8 when i can)

When it is all done, i will have it sand blasted, and then rhino lined, or some thing similar.
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I guess it looks like a good bumper, but I am not a fan of that style bumper at all.
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I'm def diggin the stinger man i'd rock it!! haha
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**** son, toss some support in there and i would rock it, i think it looks sick!

you should weld in a front reciever while your at it

then i'll come steal it

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Man I still think that stinger is excessively huge
actually its just big enough, correct me if i'm wrong but the main purpose of them is to protect the radiator if you roll it so it doesnt get crushed, along with other vital things under the hood.


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But cant a shorter stinger accomplish the same thing?? Im currently halfway trying to decide on a bumper design thats why im interested...
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some may have said this is too big.. but it saved his ***
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then again, had it been a ranger with the longer wheel base.. and well not being a jeep that woulda never happened haha
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**** son, toss some support in there and i would rock it, i think it looks sick!

you should weld in a front reciever while your at it

then i'll come steal it



actually its just big enough, correct me if i'm wrong but the main purpose of them is to protect the radiator if you roll it so it doesnt get crushed, along with other vital things under the hood.




no


some may have said this is too big.. but it saved his ***


then again, had it been a ranger with the longer wheel base.. and well not being a jeep that woulda never happened haha

Yea it is going to be solid when i finish it. It still needs A LOT of support done.

I really need to get off of my *** and get a stick of tube to finish it and i have the 1/2" plate just need to cut and weld it in. I was also thinking about making some sort of skit plate that attaches to it with some 1/4" steel, but most likely not.
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some may have said this is too big.. but it saved his ***
Wow, that thing is strong!!
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