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Old November 22nd, 2020, 06:07
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Re: Bumper/Receiver build and SFR shackles boxes

I've got everything together so it's time to get busy and cut some steel!
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Old November 22nd, 2020, 07:37
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Re: Bumper/Receiver build and SFR shackles boxes

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All true but it only took minutes to fix all that:
1 - die grinder with a burr bit
2 - drill out 2 spot welds
3 - remove screws replace with threaded screws
Where are the spot welds holding that chunk of metal in place? Can you upload a photo?
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Old November 22nd, 2020, 19:55
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Re: Bumper/Receiver build and SFR shackles boxes

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Where are the spot welds holding that chunk of metal in place? Can you upload a photo?
I'm also interested in this. I'm glad you're in the middle of this because I also am looking to do a bumper build similar to what you're describing. I'll be following.
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Old November 23rd, 2020, 07:08
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All true but it only took minutes to fix all that:
1 - die grinder with a burr bit
? 2 - drill out 2 spot welds
3 - remove screws replace with threaded screws
Like most things in life it didn't go exactly as planned. After complete look at what I was really dealing with it turned out a lot easier to make a couple of small "incisions" with the plasma cutter. It was actually a couple of fillet welds on opposite corners. I still have no idea what it's intended purpose for being there would be.
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Old November 23rd, 2020, 08:16
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Re: Bumper/Receiver build and SFR shackles boxes

Can you snap a photo of the unibody rail to show where you made the cuts?
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Old November 23rd, 2020, 08:29
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Re: Bumper/Receiver build and SFR shackles boxes

I'll see if I can get one later when a paint the inside of the rails. There are already 2 3/8" holes in the rail that align with the 1/4" holes in the bracket.
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Old November 23rd, 2020, 08:47
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Re: Bumper/Receiver build and SFR shackles boxes

I will add that the bar is 1-1/4" inches wide and the rear weld is on the driver's side and the front weld was on the passenger side. I recommend a small inspection mirror to see what your actually dealing with.
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Old November 23rd, 2020, 10:03
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I will add that the bar is 1-1/4" inches wide and the rear weld is on the driver's side and the front weld was on the passenger side. I recommend a small inspection mirror to see what your actually dealing with.
Thanks. That's helpful. So apparently the welds are inside the rail?
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Old November 23rd, 2020, 19:58
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Re: Bumper/Receiver build and SFR shackles boxes

Got off to a bad start today, just as I was making practice cuts on my tie-in tubing and the compressor started smoking. Evidently the pump is about to seize but I did get I wanted the cuts made and will snap some pics tomorrow.
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Old November 23rd, 2020, 22:07
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Bumper/Receiver build and SFR shackles boxes

That sucks.

I was wondering if I could cope tube easily with a plaz. Ive got decent copping with a torch.

Have you tried gaugeing with it,weld removal

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Old November 24th, 2020, 09:51
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Have you tried gaugeing with it,weld removal
I wouldn't know, my plasma only came with gouging tips!


This is where I left off yesterday, today I'll get the mountings holes laid out and get the holes drilled. I'm going to try to baby my air compressor along while I look for a replacement pump, but it served me well - 12yrs outside in the rain and 7yrs since I built the garage and brought it inside.


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Old November 24th, 2020, 14:20
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Well gauge the gouge depth and give it a whirl.

Looks sweat

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Old November 24th, 2020, 14:46
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Re: Bumper/Receiver build and SFR shackles boxes

Looks good now I can understand how rhe trailer hitch bolt holes are incorporated in your build.
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Old November 24th, 2020, 17:01
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I got the tie-in's laid out today along with a section of what the top plate will be so I can get to a little more cutting/fabbing!
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Old November 25th, 2020, 07:04
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I am liking what I see here.
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