Join Date: May 2008
Bronco Info: 1984 bronco, 1995 roller motor w/ carb.
I have a 250 amp welder, so that wouldn't be an issue. As was stated before, i think the hard part has been done...the cutting and bending of 3/16" steel. Not every has a brake, a plasma cutter,etc. I am missing the brake for example. I would have to jerry-rig some way of bending it. Cutting i could do with either a lot of wheels or a plasma cutter, but it would likely take some time.
550 bucks isn't much in the scheme of things when talking about aftermarket car parts. A back window for my 64 riviera was like 400 bucks. Sure, i could melt some sand, develop a mold and pour some glass......not really. Even if i could though, at some point you have to say i'm not going to invest that much time or tooling into doing every single thing on my vehicle, especially if you have a 2 car garage for a shop. I don't have the room to do everything on my project cars even if i wanted to. I likely do not have the time either. Some stuff is going to be farmed out. I also do not have a tire machine, anything to bore or hone an engine block, or machinist's tooling to do heads.
Any way, getting off track, i like the bumper and this would be aimed at me. I would gladly pick up a piece like this that was cut and bent and required me welding it to finish it off. I actually think this is pretty witty. I don't see how it is much different from a contractor doing something 3/4 of the way and letting you finish the peon work. An example would be someone wiring in a/c and plating the unit, but you running the ductwork.