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Old 11-27-2008, 03:24 PM
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Making a Front End Replacement - OBS

Well I might as well start gathering info and materials now.

I have not looked really close at my front bumper mounting brackets, but im assuming that making them will be easy. just some 1/2" plate and copy the hole pattern off of stock brackets.

Im also thinking of using like 6" or 8" C channel and square tubing instead of pipe since I dont have a pipe bender.

ideas and suggestions?
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I wouldnt use C channel, there is far too much material in the corners. I made a pretty good looking bumper on my 97 F150 from 10in C and the whole thing was far too heavy. I've made a few tube/prerunners since then, but now I'm in the works for a box bumper for my '08 F250.

Try finding a piece of 3/16 rectangular tubing, like 8x6 or so and then look for some pictures of the trailready bumpers for you truck to get some ideas.

Where in Texas are you?
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what do u mean too much material in the corners?

im in central texas, smack dab in the middle.
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Why not give me a call and save yourself the time and get a great bumper
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Take a look at the cross section of a piece of 10in C channel. Thats alot of metal. Far more than needed for a tough bumper. Unless you spend your days pushing down walls and such.

Ah, Llano, Blanco?
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Picture of the one I built in my sig, very heavy but don't have to worry about the front getting messed up

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Take a look at the cross section of a piece of 10in C channel. Thats alot of metal. Far more than needed for a tough bumper. Unless you spend your days pushing down walls and such.

Ah, Llano, Blanco?
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Why would you need a pipe bender. Just cut your angles and weld them, thats what I did.



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Old 12-29-2008, 03:55 AM
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[QUOTE=wyoming;925428]Why would you need a pipe bender. Just cut your angles and weld them, thats what I did.


That bumper looks awesome
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Thanks I'll get some new pics up of it now that is a little more along. I still need to add some lights. We were going to ad the brush guard but the deep bumper has to many benefits as a table/seat/catch-all.
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