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looking for brushguard design
Posted 12 September 2003 - 11:27 AM
I will be attempting to fabricate one soon. just curious if any one has any helpfull input as to design ideas good or bad.
Posted 12 September 2003 - 01:40 PM
Posted 12 September 2003 - 05:20 PM
I basicaly scaled the typical *Truck* scary bumper down to a mild yet, ergonomic design.
First visualize the original bumper has been removed and gutted.
The outter skin and the metal skeleton are seperated (unscrewed) from each other.
then tmplate the physical size and bolt position of the tubes that attach to the frame of the car.
Now use some steel tube (square or round your choice) and do a single 1.5 or 2 inch front piece and then the two studs that 90 degree and attach to the frame.
Next you have that centered "A" style loop that is reminicent to the EA81 pushbar or Scorpions 'Roo bars in Aussieland. It is at approx. 30-45 degree angle parallel to the ground off the one front tube.
Now with that attached the original bumper skin is cut to fit around that big squared doughnut that sticks out in the middle and then down for the skid plate.
the inside (radiator side) of the main tube has the rail of threaded holes attached to it from the old bumper(both the top and bottom) allowing the stock skin to be re attached with the stock screws...
Then this "stock looking" bumper is re attached to the stock four frame bolt holes in the Frame.
The obvious is that the turnsignals attachment points would also need to be affixed to the underside I almost forgot to mention this little mod, sorry.
est. weight of this design i made up with 1.5 inch pipe was under 100 lbs. but i can't for the life of me remember the closer amount.... any bets as i can't offer a batter quantity.
hope the description is decypherable to "see".
Posted 12 September 2003 - 07:34 PM
there are some pics of it on my page, the link for it is at the bottom of my posts
a guy makes steelydell brushguards, which looks like the stock brushguard.
there is a page around this site that has alot of pics of brushguards, but I can't find it right now.
Posted 12 September 2003 - 07:53 PM
Posted 13 September 2003 - 02:18 AM
I'll be passing thru San Jose tomorrow EARLY, then back Mon/Tues. I have/am mounting a Long A style (EA81) this weekend
Leave note hear if you like to hook up am on my way back.
I am RX 'n' my wagon this weekend........we should definitely hook up.
I may have some spare parts of interest ......
82 GLW (being manipulated)
Posted 13 September 2003 - 04:08 PM
Could you give a more detailed explaination of its design and construction?
I want one!
Posted 13 September 2003 - 05:38 PM
e-mail me if you want to see it or just have questions. reoff>@gmx.co.uk (remove the ">")
Posted 15 September 2003 - 03:32 PM
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