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88 bumper build

I've been talking about doing it for a while, now it's time. I'll keep a updated list of the parts that I used. I did the Rear bumper first and then went to the front. So if you're interested in the front bumper skip to page 2.

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4x6 steel rectangular tubing 6'
2 - 1x2 solid steel bars 11"
extra 3/16 steel plate
Ruff Stuff DIY Custom Bumper Fabrication Package
2x2 steel rectangular tubing 4'
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First I had to rip the old one off.

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I decided to use the mounts from the old bumper. I cut them off and welded steel bars on. These are going to be my main supports and go all the way through the bumper so I can attach D-rings on them on the other side.








First test fit looks good





I then cut triangles out from either side and bent the bottom up. I then welded them together. Note: the bumper is upside down in the pic.





Drilled some holes and welded in the spindle for the spare tire swing arm.


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Right now I'm waiting on more parts to come in so I can put in the trailer hitch and make the spare tire swing arm.

More to come...

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Subscribed. I like the simplicity of folding in the edges of the tube. I'll probably build mine very similar to how you're doing yours.


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does the tail gate lower properly or hit the bumper?

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I checked during the first test fit and it all went fine. I had about an inch gap between the tailgate and the bumper. I haven't checked to see if the tailgate hits the spindle yet. I measured it and it should be good. Just never know for sure.

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Time to add the trailer hitch! I was a little disappointed when I got the receiver in from Ruff Stuff. I knew that 6" was long enough but I didn't realize that the pre drilled holes for the pin were going to be so far back. Guess I'll have to drill my own.


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I then cut out the square holes on both sides of the bumper and did a test fit. Looks Good!




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Time to weld it in place. I'm not a good welder so be easy on my welders...



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All done and there is just enough room to get the pin in and out. Exactly how I wanted it.

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Time to figure out how I want to do the swing arm. I need to do some research and think about it. And suggestions let me know!

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Well, I figured out what I wanted to do with the swing arm. Went out and picked up some metal and tried to finish before dinner. I only measured once instead of twice, and it shows...
I already fully welded everything. But I have an idea of how to fix it.


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I cut, bent, and welded the are so now it's level.



Then I attached the spare tire mount



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Put it back on the Bronco and checked all my measurements. Looks Good!




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One mistake I made. I forgot that the tail gate isn't straight. It bows out in the middle. I could cut and angle out the swing arm but I'll just leave it. Doesn't bother me that bad.


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This is how it looks now. List of things that are left:

1. I still need to attach my license plate. I want to try and use the stock lights but I'm not sure how yet.
2. Figure out where and how I'm going to mount my high jack.
3. Get some rubber bump stops.

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So I realized very quickly that putting the latch for the spare tire carrier on top of the bumper was a bad idea. Can't open the tail gate... So I cut all that off and went with my original plan of just using a wing nut.



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I also relocated my license plate and used the original lights. What do you think?

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