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Old 01-19-2010, 01:58 AM
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so i am slowly upgrading my truck... and i found a bumper style that is what i want but i wanna french in like 4 fog lights . . . but anyways i was just wondering what kinda metal should i use? and the thickness?? to keep off the weight to funtionality. im not sure if it will affect the way my truck... i just want some opinions ....also if anyone knows the original owner cause i would like to get dimensions and stuff... i just kinda ran accross these awhile ago i think he sold it so i wanna make it lol..






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Old 01-19-2010, 02:15 AM
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I'd say maybe 1/4 inch steel. Idk, I'm thinking the same kind of bumper but I want a winch mount. Where you at in Montana. I'm up in Havre for school.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:06 AM
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I had to take a second look at the first pic to realize the top of the truck was gone
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:42 PM
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i live in the bitteroot i am like 30 mins from missola but im always there lol... we should meet up if your ever down this way
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:44 PM
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lol i know right hahahah i couldn't believe it either i think he rolled it or something and made it a convertable lol hahahhaha
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:37 PM
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He just fixed it temporarily to make it driveable. I thought that his bumper was still available...

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Old 01-20-2010, 12:00 AM
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do you know whos it was ?? if so tell him to pm me i wanna know some stuff about it
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:46 PM
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I'm down for meeting up. I'm heading that way here in Feb for Vday to see the old lady in Cheney, Then again in March to see the family.
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its #1greenranger over on RPS, dont know if he still has it though
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:31 PM
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all right man let me know... you gotta cell?
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:24 PM
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Default Re: custom bumper?

yes me to im looking for a bumper to weld together for my truck! did you get the type of metal and the thickness?
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:11 PM
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Default Re: custom bumper?

it all depends on what you want to do with it... winch, tow hooks, highway, rocks, plowing over trees..... let me know what your wanting to do and ill give you some suggestions.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:11 AM
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3/16" steel will be fine for the majority of the bumper. The mounts and if you make a winch box or winch platform/plate for it, I'd use 1/4" steel. That's what my bumper is made from. I've pulled trees out of the ground, stumps, and I've lost track of the cars I've drug or winched out of ditches and fields.

I "frenched in" the foglights too. It was easy. I just cut the holes and went to a local welding shop and found some scrap pieces of pipe that just fit over my fog lights, and welded that into the bumper and ground it flush. I used 1/4" scrap pieces to make some tabs to mount the lights to, on the back of the bumper. The outer ends of the bumper, you'll want supported or gusseted to the middle section of the bumper. Some pipe welded inside would be easy and strong enough.

Check out my pics for more views of how I did the foglights. You can see the pipe I welded in, kinda. I REALLY need to go take some pictures of my new skidplate I built. It's not on there in the pics I have.


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Old 01-12-2011, 05:24 PM
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Default Re: custom bumper?

i have the stock bumper on my 01 and i screw around in the snow and mud. so like what type of metal would you use for a bumper and like the thickness

thanks, brian
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:53 PM
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Default Re: custom bumper?

i'd go with steel, 1/8" plate would be fine for what your doing, keeps some of the weight of the suspension. i would bring some 1/2" thick strap steel around 2" wide from your factory bumper mounting holes on out, and build the rest off of them, just put any tow hooks on the end of the strap steel. and a thicker (1/4" - 1/2") brace going across the whole thing wouldn't hurt anything.
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