I was just gonna make a folder in my superford account for different bumper ideas. I decided to maybe try and help others out, who might be in the market for custom bumpers.
I just wanted one place to look at different front & rear bumpers.
This should give some ideas as to what's out there.
I know I missed a bunch, so if you want to add to this thread, try to keep thumbnail pics, to help out the 56k guys/girls. Also, please dont clutter the tread up with useless posts. Try to keep it limited to pics/info/questions about front and rear bumpers.
Obviously if you're in the market, talk with BoonDockBumpers or Dustin(if you live in AZ) and they should be able to set you up.
Bronco Info: 1986 Eddie Bauer,1991 EFI 302, TTB and Spooled 8.8 with 35's .. for now....Carnage is Good
mine cost about $20 and a coupla hrs :)
has class III tow hitch inverted for tow point incorporated into the center...more at superford site if anybody cares
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Actually, in this shot I hadn't finish welded it yet. It's also missing the extra plates at the end to reinforce the shackle mounts. I'll post pics when I get a chance to complete it, I'm working on the cab crossmember right now.
Incidentally, this is stronger than a normal Class V hitch, and the shackle mount points are good for 17k lb. each, plus about 10k at the receiver (simultaneous). I'll re-check and get better numbers when I put up the finished photos. This is on a cab conversion, if you wanted a full-width bumper it would be an easy matter to make wings to extend the sides -- just fillet weld them to the plate all around like the center is.
Killer thread -- I still have to decide what I want to do for my front bumper.
I built it this weekend. I dont like the way it sticks out though. I made the brackets to mate to the brackets that came with my ruennel bumper. I did want it to stick out a little for a winch later. But, like I said this is my first attmept.
Bronco Info: '83 VIN & title on '93 frame/body w/'95 4.9L & EB paint
My front is mounted with four 5/8" Gr.8 bolts, washers, & crimped locknuts per side, all in factory holes. It has never moved, even in the rollover when the grille guard dug into the pavement.
The rear has seven 9/16" per side. Only the 6 (total) from the old receiver are not in factory holes. It didn't shift in the rollover either, but it did bend the frame when I hit the back bumper on the ground 3 times one wheeling trip. One of them was as I came out of this ditch. **EDIT** Here's a collage:
If you read the whole thread, you'll find your answer in post #27.