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Old 04-29-2007, 02:39 PM
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bumper design and prototype...update 7/26

got bored at work the other day and started designing the bumper i want to build. well i finally got some time this afternoon and built a prototype out of cardboard to makes sure it would look right. i really like how it came out.

o yea and the dark areas will be cut out for the lights and winch box





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Old 04-29-2007, 02:53 PM
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Nice! I'll take one . . .
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Old 04-29-2007, 03:13 PM
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I want one for my crewcab! How much would you charge to make it out of heavy wall cardboard with more duct tape? Seriously that looks good, should look great when its done. Blair
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:06 PM
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It has my vote! I think that will be one of the best lookin bumpers I've seen for these things. I have wanted on like that but just have not gottin around to building one. Can't wait to see how it turns out for you. Be sure to post the pics when you get it finished or do a build thread on it.

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Old 04-29-2007, 07:11 PM
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Sweet, if you just bondo and paint the cardboard, it will be as strong as alot of the Store bought bumpers I have seen.
Can't wait to see it in steel.
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:48 PM
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Thanks for the comments y'all! I cant wait to get building on it. Should get started on it mothers day weekend. Ill keep everyone posted...i think ill just use this thread for the build thread
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Nice! I'll take one . . .

depending on how it turns out and how many people are interested, i may build a few more to sell. I know janie was interested in one. Cost goes down with the more i make.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:07 PM
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I am also intrested. That will look great on my GW. if you dont make to sell, how about sharing your design and dimensions?
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:25 PM
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Diamond tread the top and add a stinger, have an option for a 3" body lift and you might have me hooked, 'specially since your "local". Maybe there's a way to get my hog Ramsey 12,000Lb pto winch into it.... or maybe I should go with a lighter winch anyway.
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great bumper... best i have seen yet. i am very interested. i have a 77cherokee and an 88 wagoneer that i am sure they would look great on...
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:57 PM
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Diamond tread the top and add a stinger, have an option for a 3" body lift and you might have me hooked, 'specially since your "local". Maybe there's a way to get my hog Ramsey 12,000Lb pto winch into it.... or maybe I should go with a lighter winch anyway.

picky picky...lol. I'm designing it to hold a warn m12000 winch
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do you have autocad? that would make it easy

i've got cad!! how bout some of those dimensions??
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picky picky...lol. I'm designing it to hold a warn m12000 winch

Being's how it's a Jeep you can figure you will be standing on the top of the bumper and leaning over to wrench on something and the diamond tread just makes it a lil harder to slip off on your azz. Stinger and a Rhino grill would certainly rock.

If the mounts had separate bolt holes for various size body lifts you'd likely sell more bumpers also.
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:21 PM
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yeah the diamond plate would be nice but it is also $$$. Im a poor college student, what can i say? And i wasnt really expecting to sell a lot of these.

As to the body lift, i dunno how well this design would work for that. I designed it to sit as high as it could which would give the best ground clearance. This means it already sits high on the frame, and the 3" bl would make it quite awkward. I wish i would have taken a pic of how it mounts to the frame as it is hard to explain.
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don't feel bad i'm a poor high school kid but i need a good bumper and i don't have a fortune to spend on it!! it would also be really great if you could design a hitch reciver in it... or i could i you would want to share the dimensions!!!
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Diamond tread the top and add a stinger, have an option for a 3" body lift and you might have me hooked, 'specially since your "local". Maybe there's a way to get my hog Ramsey 12,000Lb pto winch into it.... or maybe I should go with a lighter winch anyway.

Bumper looks GREAT!! The diamond tread sounds real good and the 3" body lift option would definitely have me hooked
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looks good. i've been thinking about building something very similar. if i ever get the time....

what sort of materials are you looking at? what guage of plate do you plan on using?

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Old 04-29-2007, 10:52 PM
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um i really don't know wht i should use.. i was thinking that this could be my first fabbing project. it seems that i will need that skill if i want to change my jeep so its not stock
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:54 PM
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Your Bumper design looks great. But are you concerned about fender damage (say from a stray rock)? It looks as if the angle at which the bottom comes up leaves a bit of fender exposed on both sides (when viewed from the front.) Utherwise, the bumper really looks great.

I'm also in the process of designing my own.. (but not for production) I have a way old version of auto cad (v 14) on my old old PC (The only reason I havn't gotten rid of it) I used to be a drafter once upon a time.
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Your Bumper design looks great. But are you concerned about fender damage (say from a stray rock)? It looks as if the angle at which the bottom comes up leaves a bit of fender exposed on both sides (when viewed from the front.)
i thought the same thing. if it were me, i'd just trim back that part of the fender. there is actually an angled line there you can follow and it shouldn't look too bad.

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