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Photos of, New Bumper, Light bar, and CB

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^^^^^the original, this was also taken before i did the bedliner paintjob.^^^^^

the blue truck is what i was basing mine off of.

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the pictures came up out of order, but this is the cb antenna wire, i need some ideas on how to get this hidden.
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this is a picture of the bumper i made, after the bedliner paintjob, i hit it as hard as i could with a sledge hammer, and all that happened was rust came off the head of the hammer.
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picture of the cb i got
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the mic comes out of the middle of the two seats
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closer of the CB, but blurry.
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here you can see the light bar, with no lights, *soon to be put on* and also the CB antenna
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rear bumper, and light bar finished and mounted.
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the one bolt that hold my plate on
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light bar close up
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how do you like my behind?

light bar, again. how i mounted it.
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this is Adam, he had a jeep, he pulls me out of the mud, playgrounds, snow. i wanna be like him. he is also the one that helped me with all of the metal work.
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the bumper specks.

the tube is 4 and a half inched round, and 1/4 inch thick.
the caps are just made out of sheet metal welded on there.
the round things that you can see welded onto the bumper are so you can stick a rope or recovery strap, or even a D shackle.
the main part of the bumper is welded to angle iron metal stuff. ( i do not know what it is called, but its steel, with an angle in it. and that bolts right into the original bumper holes. so if i wanted to, i could take it off, and sell it.

its al painted with the same bedliner i painted the bottom half of my truck.

the light bar.

this is a 1.3/4 inch steel pipe, welded to sheet metal, that is bolted into the door jam of the truck. i got the idea of this light bar from the KC light bar.

the CB

well. it was a cheap, 80 dollar CB, that was on sale at radioshack for 30 dollars. i got it cause one of my friends had bought the same one, 5 min before me. so it was an impulse buy. i didnt even do research.
the antenna, is like $30 dont know that specks on that either


SO! what do you think?
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doesnt look to bad
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I like the bumper. The light bar looks like a grab handle for the people that wanna ride in the bed. lol.
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I like the bumper. The light bar looks like a grab handle for the people that wanna ride in the bed. lol.
yeah, im not going to lie. that was half the reason i wanted it too. lol

keep in mind its naked right now. ill have 4 lights on them soon.

i have 2 with me, just need to wire it up, and get 2 more.
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Bring back the pvc!!! lol

Those look great!!
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To hide your CB wire run it in where the 3rd brake light is.
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Bring back the pvc!!! lol

Those look great!!
hahahah, i was young. i was stupid.
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To hide your CB wire run it in where the 3rd brake light is.
how should i run the wire once i get it to go inside the cab?
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Looks good dude. Got any pics of how the bumper is mounted?
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Looks good dude. Got any pics of how the bumper is mounted?
ill get em up tomorrow, or the weekend.

it goes right into the old holes, im even using the same bolts.

ANY ONE TRY TO GUESS HOW MUCH I SPENT FOR THE BUMPER AND LIGHT BAR?
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I like the bumber.. Custom rear bumber. FTW
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it doesnt look like there are any tabs for lights on that light bar or am i just blind?
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Meh, not too bad I guess. The light bar will look ok once you get lights on it.

That is an odd place to mount a CB. Seems kinda hard to get too...to grab the mic, change channels, exc. You have to turn your whole body around just to get to it. I'd re think that if it were me...

And the rear bumper isn't too bad. Your truck would look better with a square rear bumper. The round one just doesn't fit as well as it could...and the holes to put the D rings look weak as hell
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I lol at that sub mount all the time!
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I got an idea on how to hide that wire...


GET A REAL FREAKIN CB ANTENNA AND COAX!!
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You really need to get a lift and bigger tires on that thing, I mean ASAP.

I dig the bumper.
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yea, im waiting to get my taxes back, and ill get a lift and tires

im only using the cb to talk to two of my friends, and we run the same channel. its not that hard to mess with the settings, i can reach my hand back with ease and mess with it. and also my mic has buttons to change the channel if i have to.

im going to drill holes into the bar, and have the bolts in them, vs having tabs on them.. hard to explain, but ill put some pics on when i get em done.

i know the holes look week, but they have a pretty heavy weld on both sides.
but the bumper has enough room to be able to wrap a recovery strap, or a heavy rope. around the actual bumper, and use that D shackle hole to secure it.(hard to explain, but its the same principle as how a winch holds its cable.) ill post a pic of what i mean in the daylight

dont diss my sub....lol...
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Looks great! I actually really like the light bar. Nice work. Bumper looks great too, the clip things just look weak. How much did it cost to build the bumper and bar?
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Old 02-27-2009
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it cost 25 dollars. total.



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Not bad but it needs lights on it!
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It looks good. So where did you end up finding your tube? and i guess you decided to go without the hitch?
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I feel special, you using my truck for ideas and whatnot. Thanks haha.

I like them both. The lightbar turned out good. Only thing I would be worried about is the strength of the loops on the bumper, but I guess you won't know until you try.

-Snider
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Hope you don't plan on doing much pulling with that rope.
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Hope you don't plan on doing much pulling with that rope.
just for demonstration!!!!

trust me, I KNOW.

i have a buddy that has a shop, and he said i could come and look around and grab anything i wanted... the pipe was in his scrap pile. damn thing was 50lbs alone.

i wish i had a hitch, but i couldn't get one in time, so its whatever.
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That bumper looks like an accident waiting to happen. Get a hitch and use that to pull off of. the mounts dont look nearly strong enough and Please dont ever put a Dshackle in those tubes that are welded to the main tube.
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