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Old February 18th, 2005, 21:15
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Fabricated front bumpers.

Alright folks, lets see your homebuilt, buddy built, paid for with beer bumpers. I don't want to see anyone with a "Fabberguy.com Offroad Enterprises" bumper that you put on your mom's Visa, I want to see bumpers you or your friends have built. Yes, I searched. I saw lots of red X's. Show me the bumper you are proud of. Rear bumpers too.

I'll start off with a pic of Mbryson's bumper.
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Old February 18th, 2005, 21:25
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Re: Fabricated front bumpers.



No, this is not really my bumper. I saw it on another forum a while back. Nice piece, eh?

sorry couldn't resist
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Old February 18th, 2005, 21:29
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Re: Fabricated front bumpers.

Ugh! Talk about an obstructed view.
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Old February 18th, 2005, 21:42
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Re: Fabricated front bumpers.

That pic has been posted more times than I can remember and I haven't even been on here that long. It actually hinges down to protect the hood and the front of the fenders. I can't remember who made it at the moment, but I'm sure someone will chime in with that.

BTW- putting this thread in the Pics section would have been a better choice.....
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Old February 18th, 2005, 21:46
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Re: Fabricated front bumpers.

Here's mine. It's constructed of 3/16 and 1/4" plate. It's a little stubby for you hardcore rock guys!

Brad



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Old February 18th, 2005, 22:42
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Re: Fabricated front bumpers.

Quote:
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That pic has been posted more times than I can remember and I haven't even been on here that long. It actually hinges down to protect the hood and the front of the fenders. I can't remember who made it at the moment, but I'm sure someone will chime in with that.

BTW- putting this thread in the Pics section would have been a better choice.....
early trail ready (road armor at the time)

best close up shot that I have
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Old February 18th, 2005, 23:04
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Re: Fabricated front bumpers.

that is a very nice bumper cherokeekid!

I like mine for simple, light and strong. It's just a piece of 4x4x1/4 angle, cut and re-welded to angle the side pieces back a little, then cut an angle on them and weld on some tube. It was super easy to make and i've bashed it a lot with nothing more than scratches.

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Old February 18th, 2005, 23:20
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Re: Fabricated front bumpers.



It's big, it's bad, it's ugly as sin... it's a couple hundred pounds of 1/4" steel with a tire bolted to it.

Two pieces of 1/4" angle welded togather make up the bumper itself, being slightly smaller than the tire.
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Old February 18th, 2005, 23:38
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Re: Fabricated front bumpers.

With the price of steel nowadays (I just spent over $200 on 20 ft of 4X4X1/4 and 4X1/4 steel plate) you would be wise to look into a premade bumper. You may find that your bumper can be delivered cheaper than you can build it.
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Old February 19th, 2005, 01:05
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This is about $75 dollars worth of steel, good luck finding a bumper for that price anywhere...
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Old February 19th, 2005, 03:15
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Re: Fabricated front bumpers.

Not trying to hijack the thread, but does anybody know where I can find the bolt on shackle mounts that are on the jurassic park bumper (hood cage)?
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Old February 19th, 2005, 06:23
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Re: Fabricated front bumpers.

Heres mine!

additional build pics
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Old February 19th, 2005, 06:42
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Re: Fabricated front bumpers.

jeremy, speaking of bumpers, I need to use a plazma cutter to cut out a new one for my pile, you busy today?


and you know what mine looks like so I won't dig up a pic.
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Old February 19th, 2005, 07:51
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Re: Fabricated front bumpers.

My homemade bumper. 2nd real attempt at fabricating something. Works well.
http://photobucket.com/albums/v205/t...tbumper002.jpg
http://photobucket.com/albums/v205/t...tbumper003.jpg
http://photobucket.com/albums/v205/t...tbumper004.jpg
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Old February 19th, 2005, 08:40
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Re: Fabricated front bumpers.

Here's a few designs that I've fabbed.......built my first one in 2000, variations are plentiful today....

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