View Full Version : I finished my front bumper
11-11-2008, 11:20 PM
This is what I ended up with when I was done
11-11-2008, 11:49 PM
Very nice, very clean! I will be building one with a warn winch plate too. Looks really good how you used the warn plate and how it pretty much looks like a store bought warn bumper.
11-12-2008, 05:13 AM
Looks really good how you used the warn plate and how it pretty much looks like a store bought warn bumper.
11-12-2008, 07:20 AM
What size square pipe did you use?
What metal did you use to skirt it?
What do your mounting brakets look like?
Great looking bumper, I have been wanting to do the same thing with a Warn center section.
11-12-2008, 07:29 AM
Looks beef :cool:
11-12-2008, 08:26 AM
That's one really good looking bumper!
11-12-2008, 09:10 AM
11-12-2008, 05:29 PM
I started with a 5"x7" pipe that I got from the scrap yard. I used the same bracket setup that was posted a while back by dmntxn77 backhttp://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=91980 (http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=91980)
I did it all with just a grinder and a welder and it took some time to make the scrap yard steel look good but I was able to make it happen. I don't know what exactly you mean by skirt it though but every thing was done with the 1/4 steel that was left over from the pipe.
11-12-2008, 07:13 PM
You did a real clean job on it...
11-12-2008, 11:40 PM
Thank you for the compliments. It took a lot of time to do everything the way I did with just a grinder. But when I was done I took the time to make sure that all the welds were smooth and straight. I even went to the extreme to use my big belt sander to get e bigger surface area to smooth out all the grinding and blemishes in the steel.
11-13-2008, 07:39 AM
Very nice! Looks like a well built bumper! And you even saved $300+ by making your own!
Now toss a rear one on there :thumbsup:
11-13-2008, 08:01 AM
I have another piece of steel just like that I bought so I have to come up with plans for the rear then I will start it. Ya I saved some money on both pieces of steel and the welding rod grinding and cutoff disks I think I spent $150 and thats enough to do front and back.
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