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Post Pictures of Your Front bumper

Discussion in 'Paint and Body' started by tdub209, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. tdub209

    tdub209 Full Access Member

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    I want to get a big nasty offroad front bumper for my pick up, but not a lot of companies make them for our body style truck anymore. So i’ve resulted in spending some time at a steel shop then long nights in my shop with my welder.
    What does everyone else’s front bumpers look like.!
     
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    Craiglist is always a good source. For my '79, I found this Warn bumper for an '89-99 GM truck and cut the ends to fit, $150. The brush guard was a NOS Bushwacker piece for a Jeep J20, $100. Just had brackets made to have everything fit.

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    Awesome old school bumper. Totally suits the square body. Functional all the way. Yours looks brand new, good score my man!
    I can't stand those big bulky bumpers that are popular on the new junk trucks.
    And a word of advice to those building their own... Don't over build it! You want your bumper to bend rather than your truck frame. How do you go about designing this...? Good question, but I know from experience a bomb proof bumper weighs too much and a hard enough whack will transfer into the frame and then you have drama coming home to roost. Another myth.... a big strong bumper will not save you in real accident, you will still be going through the windshield.
    Remember to add hooks and tie points to your home made bumper. Recessed fog lights are nice. Clamp your high lift to it. I like a minimalist grill guard combined with a mount for the highlift. The jack sitting horizontal becomes part of the grill guard. Simple and functional.
     
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    Just a stock bumper.

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    1987 GMC Jimmy Automobile Hoarder

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    Stock plus guards.
     
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    Here's the one I built for my C30, too many deer and wild hog that like to commit suicide by vehicle in my neck of the woods!:cheers: IMG_20161125_124722.jpg IMG_20161125_124735.jpg IMG_20161125_124752.jpg
     
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    Some old pictures of my old truck. Not the greatest- but gives you an idea.

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    Had several different accessories on the front over the years
     
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    the mag wheels are awesome.!!! i’d love to find a set of 16.5s for my pick up
     
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    Those are my absolute favorite wheels on a square but i still cant seem to secure a set.
     
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    How long have you had yours?
     
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    The best accessories are the fricken awesome rims...:worthy:
     
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    Homemade bumper... I need to cut front fender
     
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    Six years I think

    Bought it for my then 15 yr old son as a reward for learning a foreign language

    He wanted a 4wd , 4 speed , Stepside

    This one came from Arizona


    If I had known how easy it was to swap beds I would have just bought a fleetside

    And if I had known how easy it was to swap transmissions I would have just gotten an automatic

    It now has a LS and a NV-3500 five speed and Vintage Air AC

    It’s been his daily driver since we got it


    Well ,it’s his DD when he’s not working

    He spends two weeks at a time in a Kenworth W-900L 18 speed with a heavy haul outfit
     
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    Was a pain to get em to fit
    They are 15”
    And apparently not made for disc brakes
    Had to grind a good bit off the calipers to get them to clear

    Also hard to find 35” tires for 15” rims now
     

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