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Old 02-26-2011, 09:49 AM
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Default custom bumper how to thread?

I looked in the how tos for a custom bumper thread but i didnt find anything. it would be great if someone could make a how to thread on this subject. thanks
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:51 AM
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Default Re: custom bumper how to thread?

If you've got a welder, go for it!
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:54 AM
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Default Re: custom bumper how to thread?

i have a welder but i dont have the materials and i dont know how to make one that will meet standards.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:57 AM
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Default Re: custom bumper how to thread?

There's nothing better then a tape measure and a little imagination. My advice is look at a bunch of pictures of different style bumpers and take ideas from all of them, and draw it out. Somebody could make a how to on building a bumper, but why would you want the exact same one as that guy? A how to will only cover what that guy did, not what you want to do (though it may give a little bit better sense of direction). The beauty of bumpers is that most makes and models all have the same basic concept: big piece of metal up front, a couple of brackets and a few bolts. Check out a bunch of different sites, steal ideas, create your own and START BUILDING!
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:01 AM
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ya i get what your saying. i just think the how to thread would be really helpful with how to make the mounts bend the pipe and other important things like that.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:07 AM
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Default Re: custom bumper how to thread?

pipe bender may help aswell, depending on what you wanna do
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:08 AM
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were would i get a pipe bender for real cheap.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:48 AM
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Default Re: custom bumper how to thread?

only if you wanna build a tube bumper or put a stinger on, but i have no idea where to get one
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:52 AM
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Default Re: custom bumper how to thread?

Well if you fill you tube with sand and make sure it is packed in there real tight you can heat it up with a torch and bend it and the sand will stop the tube from pinching at the bend
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:59 AM
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Default Re: custom bumper how to thread?

Harbor freight would be the cheapest place to get a tube bender, but idk how stoong it is. I have heard mixed reviews on it.
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:29 PM
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Default Re: custom bumper how to thread?

I used the harbor freight PIPE bender to bend my rollcages TUBE


For the money you can't beat it, the cheapest manual tube bender I could find was gonna be $400-$500 for the unit and just the one die I needed.


Keep in mind it is NOT designed for use with tube. I got great results by going very slow (literally a pump a minute) and filling the tubes with sand and welding the ends shut so the tube couldn't "pull" a pinch in.

YES it was painstakingly slow, but my XJ has 220ft of tube on it now. Rolled twice (barell roll) with 100ft of tube and was fine. No bends to any tubes.
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