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#1 Tman1058

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 12:57 AM

So i've been flipping through many threads on here, just to look at bumpers on gen 3 cars.
I'm looking to build an offroad bumper with a winch in it for my 87 wagon, I want a push bar/baja bar style bumper.
All that said, post up pictures of your bumpers to inspire me please.

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#2 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 01:40 AM

Despite that this is Not a Subaru, a Good Friend of mine is building this Solid Axle 4Runner...

 

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...and I bet that you'll like his Front Bumper Design, made of Thick (and heavy) metal.



#3 ferp420

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 11:03 AM

here one i just finished for a outback
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here is my loyale bumper

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Edited by ferp420, 10 November 2013 - 08:27 PM.


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 11:53 AM

Weight ? on finished product



#5 ferp420

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 01:28 PM

the outback bumper is about 80lb heave but thats what they wanted back bumper is still in the works  my loyale bumper is about 40 lbs light weight thin wall but strong enuff for the light weight loyale although i did destroy the back bumper and had to repair it its much stronger now

 

 

after pulling a stuck jeep out of the sand stupididty was documented on youtube lol

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#6 Tman1058

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:09 PM

As for weight, if I think that it will be an issue, I can always build it out of thick aluminum, to maintain strength and lighter weight

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:46 PM

I'm partial to the angular look on some of the new hilux bullbars again, not subaru :P

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 06:43 PM

This is similar to what I'm looking for

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:04 PM

I'm partial to the angular look on some of the new hilux bullbars again, not subaru :P

i think that would be sick if they made thoughs for a subaru thats closer to what i wanted to build but kid wanted a tube bumper with the buggie bar kinda like the one im running

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:37 AM

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The skid plate is off it in this picture, but it was an 1/8" steel plate that attached to the two runners underneath with a half dozen bolts. It took some hard hits, and I put some brutal pulling forces on it with that winch.

 

The key part of the bumper was the two box tubing braces that went down to a piece of angle iron that saddled the lower radiator support. That stopped the bumper from rotating down when the winch was pulling. It also spread the load into the front of the car when hitting things with the bumper.



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 04:43 AM

Bryan Duddas managed to put an ARB toyota bumper on his car.  Though he has King Springs which would handle the weight better.

 

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:32 AM

Price on a set for 98 offroad outback sport



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:33 AM

Here's a nice home-made bumper set up.  I think this is leatherface's subie for mowing down tourists at the local campground.  

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:09 AM

Not a Gen 3, but I do like this bumper.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 05:40 PM

just finished the rear bumper

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ill do a bumper thread in the parts section here soon

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#16 The Dude Abides

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 07:45 AM

Bryan Duddas managed to put an ARB toyota bumper on his car.  Though he has King Springs which would handle the weight better.

 

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Seriously where did he get those wheel arches and what is the size of those tires.



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 10:03 AM

Bryan Duddas managed to put an ARB toyota bumper on his car.  Though he has King Springs which would handle the weight better.

looks way to big for the car but shrink it alittle   maybe  I feel a bummper is coming on 



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:51 PM

Bryan Duddas managed to put an ARB toyota bumper on his car.  Though he has King Springs which would handle the weight better.

 

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could i get permission to post this pic on a nw old gen subarus facebook page?

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 09:20 AM

great. now that i've seen this thread, i'm going to have to buy another sub to turn into an off roader! :lol:

 

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