Join Date: May 2006
Location: Mankato, MN
Bronco Info: 1988 f150. 4" lift. 33" m/t's. custom front/rear bumpers. Custom cowl induction
is the tubing angled back, or it just an illusion?
I would plate over the tubing, and cut off the bottoms of the tubing so its flush with the main part.
Curling it back will do nothing but make it look weaker. It may look nice to people who havent ever built anything, but it wont be of any additional support. Otherwise you can plate that too and you'll have a really nice looking bumper.
Also, I hope thats not where it going to sit. I would have liked it to be more close to the body, and straight. I think thats what a lot of people are seeing, the big gap.
Half of these people dont have the balls to build their own bumpers, so take or leave their comments about it looking nice. If you like it, go for it.
Again, get rid of that gap and at least cut the bottom corners, grind the welds smooth and it will look nice coated.
Also, if you made it for a jack point, rework your corners. Theres not much to jack on.