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Old 09-30-2013, 02:46 PM
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SuperArmor for the Superduty

I've been working on a project for the Ford SuperDuty


First I digitized the truck and designed a stock replacement front bumper and also a hidden winch model.



As you can see from the screen shots the front bumper is very curved and tight to the body of the truck. This method of curved intersecting planes is not only pleasing to the eye, but it's also not a menace in the parking lot. Our front bumper is within the envelope of the stock front bumper keeping overhang to a minimum.


The rear bumper is what will become the standard rear bumper. Other versions are coming with features like integrated hitches and wrap around styling.



These are fully boxed for strength and corrosion resistance..
Grade 50 Steel, because hey why not, 35% more strength than what everyone else uses. ie, more strength!
Internal ribs assure strength and rigidity.
Built on a precision fixture to ensure the perfect fit every time.
Analysed in stress analysis and optimized for strength.
Setup for auxiliary lighting.
*Front gets a pair of LEDs with 7x 5w (or 3w) in a wide variety of beam patterns.
*Rear gets a nice little 10w LED. Super bright, just so compact and low draw you can wire them right into your backup lights for easy connections and automated use.


It's been a long haul I'll tell you that. Making this project come to fruition has been no easy task, but I am on that cusp today with the very first prototype nearing completion.





Some closeups of the light openings and showing fully boxed construction.



The prototype will be finished and off to paint by week's end (assuming it fits.) I'm pretty excited as it's been a lot of work to get here.


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So far I think it looks great! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Any plans to make bumpers for the older model trucks?
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:28 PM
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Why? Plan on running into lots of things?

Hanging a couple hundred pounds of steel off the front of your truck does not fit in the "performance" section.

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Old 09-30-2013, 03:31 PM
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Very cool. This fits a nice niche for folks who want the utility of a beefier bumper and winch, but don't want the Mad Max look. With all these high end trim levels, many owners don't want an obnoxious looking rig for their normal M-F jobs.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:12 PM
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Looking forward to finished product. Always nice to see something new come along.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:02 AM
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That's looks great man. Can't wait to see it completed.
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I've been thinking about a 1x2 rectangular tubing formed on it's narrow edge to match the intersecting plane and carry it all the way around the headlights. One long horizontal bar. It would cross the Ford emblem. If someone really cared there's a ton of aftermarket grills too.

Verticals would work too I suppose.

What's kind of cool is that there are dozens of different options I could do for customers to tailor it to their desires.

A few just off top of my head
Base bumper
Winch Base Bumper
Hoop
Wings
Horizontal bar (like discussed above.)
Vertical bar (Like discussed above.)
Grill (some sort of expanded metal)
A little 'wider' to suit trucks (like mine) with the Bushwacker (like) extended fender flairs. (more on this later)


And that's before we even get into finishes.

I've got to do some more learnin' with my rendering program.
But this gives you the idea anyway of what some of the different options would be even if the rendering is kind of crappy.

A simple rendering of the winch bumper


No wings


No wings or hoop


Non-winch, no wings or hoop


I've got a few other things to do today, but this afternoon, I though I'd take a stab at forming a horizontal bar. Might try some verticals too and see how they look.
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I like the one with just the bumper , no grill/ headlight covered. Definatly lots of hard word . And props to your build quality. Top notch for sure
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:44 PM
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I wonder what 2 horizontal bars matching the ones in the factory grill would look like. That would leave the Ford emblem visible and I've seen a few people customize the emblem.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:11 PM
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I gotta ask how did you get the 3D model of the truck?
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