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post #121 of 127 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 02:53 PM
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post #122 of 127 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys

Considering its a brick nose, i feel like it needs this beefy bulky bumper up front, as opposed to tubing. I think it fits the body lines better. So i guess thats what im building


So Friday i got a little bit of work done. Made all 4 tabs to laminate the shackle mounts.


I need to pilot them, and then they can be welded up like i did the rears; hopefully Monday. Apparently a month or so ago i forgot to turn the gas bottle off on the mig, so i gotta go get gas tomorrow morning first

Heres a teaser for the corner:
There will be two more pieces to wrap around the corner , and i think im going to change the shape of this one a bit, as im afraid its going to end up too wide. It does give you a good idea of the look im going for though!


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I agree, it will be too bulky. I did a taper on mine and then radiused it to follow the wheel opening. Not trying to hijack your thread, just giving you some options.









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The shape im going for is similar to yours. Ill be adding the angled bottom piece which will taper up into the corners, and will probably cap the ends similarly as well:




Im looking at two additional angled pieces to make that corner (its not going to be rounded like the cardboard appears), altho once i cut that piece friday, it looked a lot bigger in steel than cardboard. Ill probably make them, and then if it looks too big i can always trim them down a bit. 8' is barely enough to make the bumper, so i cant waste any material or ill have to go back to the steel supplier and order more.


Keep im mind, i will be adding a tubular brush guard on top to protect the grill/lightbar.
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Man, the flu! We both got sick last weekend
Thankfully the little guy did not get it.


So really only got the shackle tabs done, nothing else









Both are done now, so ill start working on the corners again on Monday. I do think it needs to be narrowed a bit, i guess we'll find out soon enough!
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Got the corners pieces cut & tacked into place








Everything is straight, except for the sheetmetal Ill have to adjust it a bit once i get the bumper 100% done.
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Love it - nice work! I think itís perfect.


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