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Thanks! Although I won't make you one, I will likely make the plans, parts list, and cost list available to everyone
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I want to rebuild my rear bumper and I think I found the inspiration for the new rear bumper.
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Keep your fingers crossed, I'm hoping to be able to update today with pictures of the swingout & locking mechanism
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Thumbs up All main construction done!

Alright I'm all finished up with the main fabrication. Here are some pictures of the thing installed and usable.

I'm still really wrestling with the decision on what to do for paint. Normally I'd just get out the brush and go for it, but since it's so cold out I have to do it inside which is a major pain as my garage isn't heated. Now I'm kicking around the idea of powdercoating it myself... At any rate I'll probably wait awhile to do it.














































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LOVE IT!

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That is killer, awesome job!

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I'll have to keep an eye on this. Looks like the perfect 2Gen bumper there.
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I'll have to keep an eye on this. Looks like the perfect 2Gen bumper there.
Thanks all! I really appreciate all the positive comments after the hard work. I'm about positive this group, and the 4x4 club I'm in are the only people who don't think I'm crazy (besides my wife ).

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don't kid yourself... she probably thinks you're crazy too but she has to live with you.
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don't kid yourself... she probably thinks you're crazy too but she has to live with you.


Good point...
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Really slick bumper. I like how tucked in the spare is. I would like to build something very similar.
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Teaser!

Guess what...

I finally finished painting last night! It's hanging in my basement curing; hope to have it installed tonight!

Teasers of the painting process...

Working with Muriatic Acid to remove mill scale. Really nasty stuff but beats the hell out of angle grinders/brush wheels.


All clean after ~2hrs of keeping it wet


The bumper portion took for ever for the acid to work fully... But again, very easy process compared to manual labor.



Primer!


I can't believe I'm almost done! It seems like I've been working on this thing FOREVER. I started designing back in September I guess...

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Finished!

Alright, it's all installed and finished! Just need to run hose for the air system.

Enjoy!










































I ran into 2 small hiccups with the final assembly.
1) I didn't allow enough clearance for my wiring harness so I can only open it to the 90 degree position right now. If I opened it all the way it would get pinched. I'll need to relocate the harness to come out a hole on the back face of the arm.


2) My detent / hold open block looks like it may be a bit too soft for the steep ramp I have for the pin to ride up. A soft spot developed where the pin actually is catching/digging in so I have to lift the pin mannually. I'm going to try making the ramp much more gradual and see if it holds up.




It feels nice to be done! All in all i'm really happy with how it turned out. I like the way the paint looks too.
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Nicely done!

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Thanks!

I already fixed the detent block issue. Made the ramp much more gradual and it's way better.


Also, got a chance to test out my new backup lights and they are BRIGHT! The fence far out in the background is ~45 yds away.

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