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Old 09-27-2011, 02:22 PM
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homemade bumper

I have had alot of people ask about the bumper on my 94 so I thought I would do a write up about building it along pictures.

For my winter project for the winter of 10-11 I decided to build a bumper with tow points and a 2" receiver. I found a great deal on a piece of 8" aluminum channel so that's what I went with. Then I built the frame out of 2x3 and 2x2 1/4" steel.

I cut a small portion of the front of the frame rails and welded two 2"receivers inside the frame rails and then through bolted them.


I used 1/2" plate to make the tow points and drilled a 5/8" hole in them to mount shackles. I carry the shackles in my toolbox. I shaped the aluminum into the shape I wanted and got a large sheet of 1/4" aluminum and filled the gap between the bumper and the truck.

After I got the basic shape I had to cut the ends off.

I bolted the bumper to the frame with 4 1/4" bolts. I cut the center of the bumper out so that it would have holes like the stock one did. I cut it to large and had to go back and fill it.



However it did make easier to attach the tow points. After it was all said and done I painted it white to match truck.


The front hitch works, had to test it


If I were to do it again I would use 10"channel and slightly lower the hitch. I would also hide the tow points underneath the bumper or use hooks attached underneath for a cleaner look. All in all I think I have about $350 in supplies and 50hrs into this.
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:25 PM
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looks real good bud...
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Looks good dude.
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looks great
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It doesn't look homemade, great job!!
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:51 PM
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That came out great.
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terry what's the overall length of the C-channel you used?
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thanks for the compliments. I believe it was 96 or 98 inches
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Looks good and very solid!
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thanks for the compliments. I believe it was 96 or 98 inches
cool. How much does it weigh altogether?
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