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#1 slideshow86

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:03 AM

I have been itching to make some sort of front bumper for awhile now. I dont have a tube bender so I was really unsure of how I was going to do it or what I really wanted. I went up to my shop today and just started throwing steel at it and this is what I came up w/. The pix kinda suck so ill take more on monday( going boarding tomorrow! :banana: ) I was unsure how I wanted to do my blinkers and had to get home so I just zip tied them behind it for now :-\ You dont really get that good of look at it but I think it turned out great. I am going to make a bull bar that is going to hold my kc's.

What do you guys think?

Old bumper I made 2.5 years ago for pushing people off the freeway. :grin:

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Really crappy pix of the new bumper

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Rear bumper I made in a hurry last week

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#2 TeamCF

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:30 AM

Looks good. :)
I like how you mounted the lights in it.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:31 AM

Looks awesome. You definiately got your approach angles back. Might want to add in a beefy skid plate to match.

I wish my fab work came out that nice.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:32 AM

Front one looks alright. Although no headlight protection, but I guess you don't have kangaroos over there that love the front of cars.

#5 slideshow86

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:41 AM

Ya I seem to just kinda throw steel at stuff to see what I like. Ill end up changing this one around. If I had more time I would have made a beefy skid plate, but it gives me somthing to do after work next week. :rolleyes: It really looks better in person. Like the things blocking my turn signals are locking hooks for recovery that you cant see. Ill take some day light pix.

Ya we dont have anything that just jumps out in front of us.

Thanks Guys!
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Posted 03 February 2008 - 02:44 AM

For the turn signals, just grab the bulb sockets out of a rear taillight/brakelight from a subaru. I used legacy ones. Splice the wires from your stock turn signals in, and use a dremel to cut the hole in the side marker light bigger. If you make a notch in the hole, You can have the socket pop in and lock when you turn it. Use an amber dual filament bulb, and the clear side markers will light up the yellow you need. Helps simplify the front lighting scene.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:10 PM

For the turn signals, just grab the bulb sockets out of a rear taillight/brakelight from a subaru. I used legacy ones. Splice the wires from your stock turn signals in, and use a dremel to cut the hole in the side marker light bigger. If you make a notch in the hole, You can have the socket pop in and lock when you turn it. Use an amber dual filament bulb, and the clear side markers will light up the yellow you need. Helps simplify the front lighting scene.



Right On! I would have made somthing work better if I had the time. I was going to search for this mod but, its right here!

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:15 PM

bumper looks awesome!!!... u do good work... hope mine turns as good.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 12:58 AM

Looks good man. Keep up the nice work!

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 10:20 PM

Got some new pix up. Here they are. Thanks for the comments guys!

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 06:09 PM

http://s247.photobuc...nt=PICT0054.jpg

stupid blurry pic. i tried to make it look as close to oem as possable

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 09:45 PM

Nice bumper. That is really sweet. Nice fab work.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 12:28 AM

Thanks guys!

Im going to pull it when I get time and somthing different to possibly sell? Untill I make somthing KILLER. Really just killing time till I get a tube bender.


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Posted 09 February 2008 - 01:20 PM

Thanks guys!

Im going to pull it when I get time and somthing different to possibly sell? Untill I make somthing KILLER. Really just killing time till I get a tube bender.


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how much?:cool:

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 02:02 PM

Got some new pix up. Here they are. Thanks for the comments guys!



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nice.



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Posted 09 February 2008 - 03:04 PM

I dont know. I used just enough steel to keep it solid but not too much to be too heavy. It is the same weight as the one I had on there so im not worried. I also have about 6.5-7hrs into it.

Now that Im a little more familiar w/ it. I am going to try to make one a little faster. But its still alot of work in one setting. I did it after a full 8hr day at work and got home at like 1am.

Send me some pix of what styles you guys like and/or would buy? Ill see what I can do.

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 11:38 AM

I guess I'd really like omething with a flat face. Lights and hooks recesed or foldable. I like to be able to ue it as a pushbar for other vehichles. Without puncturing there rear hatch with tow hooks or buting my lights.

But overall I rthink the design is very nice. 2" reciever for which mount?????

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 12:01 PM

Ok, that is pretty rad!

Let us know when you start making some front skids to go with your lift kits :cool:

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 12:01 PM

overall I rthink the design is very nice.
2" receiver for winch mount?????


Good call on the 2" receiver G!!
Some of us need to park trailers ect.

A mount on the front is way kewl for this.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:46 PM

Zap I totaly agree. Consider this Beta 1 :grin: I like the feedback.

This one isnt finished just yet. I have to work at it in sections and cant run legally w/o a front bumper.

I just used things I had laying around the shop. The only reason I used those tow hooks and not shackles is because it would have taken me too long to drill a 3/4" hole and plasma a piece out of a chunk of steel to hold the shackles. I want the tow points to be as "rated" as possible so thats what I threw on there. I was considering a front reciever but the design needs to have kickers that go to the stock tow points and bump up the gussets.

How would you guys like to see this wrap around the corners? I just wanted to try to save a little weight. Would you rather see it boxed in and wrap around yet slim enough to keep as much clearance as I have?

How would you guys like to see the lights mounted. This was a little hang up for me. As soon as I get a hoop made. I will hang my kc's off them and it will look trick.

And for the next one ill gusset it up enough to hande a winch and/or trailer. I build trailer hitches and will try to get it as "rated" as possible. Also, shackle style tow hooks that are also rated.

NEED MORE INPUT GUYS!
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Jess

(shoot did I just say I build custom trailer hitches for a living, damn.....:whistling: )




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