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crazieN8 05-10-2009 09:42 PM

front bumper project
 
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/6...324640x480.jpg
^^^BEFORE^^^

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/6...372640x480.jpg
i picked up some 2 3/8" pipe, angle steel, & some other misc metal from the scrap yard for about 40$.
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6...330640x480.jpg
only strong enough mount point is the factory hook locations, bought some stronger and longer bolts for about 14$
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/2...327640x480.jpg

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/3...329640x480.jpg
not having a tube notcher sucked but i made due with a drill press both for the main verticle tubes and the small gussets
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/8...332640x480.jpg

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1...335640x480.jpg

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/4...340640x480.jpg
i forgot to take some pics in between but as you can see with out a pipe bender it was all angles for this guy
http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/8...346640x480.jpg

http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/9...360640x480.jpg
i figured i had plenty of extra metal so making an extra angle support made sense
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6...364640x480.jpg

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/2...376640x480.jpg
buddy of mine helpin with the final welding and cleanin up
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/5...390640x480.jpg
first coat, i primed as well
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7...393640x480.jpg
yes im a noob welder
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/3...394640x480.jpg
two coats, used three cans, 7$ a piece
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3...396640x480.jpg
installed and undergoing the high lift test
http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/7...399640x480.jpg
passed and approved
http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/951/dsc02401640x480.jpg

http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/6...03640x480o.jpg

now for the rear bumper....................................

allupinsydeyou 05-10-2009 09:46 PM

invest in a bender

SocalMan22 05-10-2009 09:49 PM

Not bad for custom.

TheTacoManChach 05-11-2009 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by allupinsydeyou (Post 594397)
invest in a bender

Or Just a box of tiger disk

if you clean up all those welds till their smoothe
I think thatd really set it off.
Good job though

life11 05-11-2009 08:09 PM

thats a hella good job.
i wish i had tha tools to do that!


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