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#1 soobme

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 05:30 PM

This is my new brush guard& bumper. I made them my self, whadaya think?brush guard/bumper

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 06:09 PM

Good job, I like it! (i think the super-boxy looks particularly good with the extra-boxy styling of the EA82 wagon) Anyone else want to make me jones for a welder even more??? :brow:

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 06:28 PM

that looks cool

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 07:00 PM

could/would you make this for someone? It looks good and would look good on my 3 door coupe.

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 07:53 PM

Did you already lift your Wagon Tony??? Damn that thing is looking good. Cant wait to see it in action.

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 07:57 PM

I second svxpert

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 08:17 PM

Way to go man- I like it alot!

Turn signals are interesting-

I have been toying w/ the idea of putting one of these guys together but always seem to have a full plate-

very interested in how you hooked it in- is it mounted via the bumper mount bolt holes, er anywhere else??

an idea would be a bumper w/ mounts that go in and actually serves as part of the lift blocks for the engine crossmember.. Mr Whitrock and Mt Chrysler both I think made that point to me... anyhows, good job!

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 09:47 PM

Looks slick! Nice work.

Big question[drum roll]..... How much does it weigh??

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 11:43 PM

Looks like a really great job, Definately one of the nicest home-made brushguard/bumpers that I have seen, Boz

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Posted 24 August 2003 - 11:45 PM

I had no idea it would get such good reviews:D
It is arownd 35lbs, and it uses the stock holes in the sides of the body to mount it. I could duplicate it for arownd $70, and 2 days of work. And it's VERY stout! It takes my winch in the rcever, and never moves at all when I'm pulling.

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 12:03 AM

Sorry Soobme, but despite all those rave reviews, I'm not really impressed. Way too home-made. It's only redeeming feature is it was cheap.

Here's a real bar for a EA82 - full bumper replacement.
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Of interest in the background is the Walkabout Creek Hotel at Mackinlay in Western Queensland, used for that Dundee movie.

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 12:05 AM

Clint... EA82 bars are near impossible to find in the U.S. Those roo-bars you guys have would cost WAY to much to purchase and ship to the US.

The bar that Tony made looks great, and its real funtional. Where is the reciever hitch on your roo bar? Where is your winch mount?

I would take Soobme's bar over your roo bar anyday.

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 12:18 AM

Haha. There is a hook on it for towing (near the right post) and there is plenty of room behind it for a winch if I ever wanted one.

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 12:22 AM

I know this is a newer Subaru but it's such a pretty bar i had to share

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EJ all the way!

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 12:25 AM

not to nit-pick; but he did say REVIEVER HITCH - not tow-hooks, its big differnce if you need to use the reciver hitch

By the way - I like those bars more than the next guy, but he wasn't saying "LOOK LOOK MY BUMPER IS BETTER" He made it from raw materials for (i've priced this out) at most 1/10th the cost of that bar. I respect him for it, I still think it looks cool - you have the right to your own opinion though, just stating mine...

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 12:30 AM

Yeah it is horses for courses. I just didn't want Soobme to get a swelled head with all those rave reviews. Thought I'd show him something really good looking, something to aspire to when next he takes up his welder.
Of course, Camo had to go one better :mad:

I've never had an inkling to use a receiver hitch on the front. That would admit that you might need to be towed someday.

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 01:25 AM

Sorry Soobme, but despite all those rave reviews, I'm not really impressed. Way too home-made.




If you had made yours Clint, I would say I was impressed. Nice job Tony, I've always thought those huge roo bars on the AU cars looked rediculous and way too huge.

Nice to meet you btw.

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 01:31 AM

nice job soobme. i checked out your site and the rear bumper / air compressor setup was pretty cool too.
:moon: careful you don't get a swelled head with all of these compliments :banana:

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 01:33 AM

Tony, that guard is very cool..you could probably make a pretty penny from us suckers that don't have the time/equipment to make our own. I know I would shell out the dough for that. I have a friend in medford.. next time I am up there, I will look you up.. would really like to have a closer look at that

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 01:36 AM

hey my previous bar killed a mitsubishi compact recently and i drove away so im happy and his insurance repaired my car :) and my old wagon killed skippy

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 08:31 AM

That spoob is pimp! Dont mind the bias critisizm from those fancy brush guards people :) For a do it yourself job that is top notch. One thing I noticed it could use is maybe some "clip in" or quick bolt on mesh guards for the lights for when you hit the trail. But for the ride home it looks fly with the lights open like that.

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 10:12 AM

Are those ALUMINUM?!? They look GREAT, but I'd hate to hit a deer with one, I saw what it did to mountan griz's steel bar. Aluminum would not hold up as well on the trails around here, my buddy had one from oz land on his Toyota PU. That lasted 2 runs before it was so mangeld that we had to take it off.:eek:

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 03:04 PM

I think that it looks awesome. I'd be more than willing to fork over the money if/when i have i enough. The only thing i think it is lacking is a place to mount offroad lights.

Maybe something could be rigged up to go into the hitch mounts for lights, like a bar of them, and have them abel to disconnect, like trailer lights somehow...? I dunno, just rambling i guess.

Still, I think it looks awesome! So does your rig, with the lift and everything! Good luck with it.

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 03:32 PM

Yea, I do need to add some light tabs and lights to it. I like the idea of " snap on " light grills! I think I will add somting like that to it, thanks! As for the Oz bull bars, I mean NO OFFENCE, they just arent my taste. But seeing them is good insperation for making my stuff that much better, and out of STEEL.




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