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Old 03-30-2013, 08:09 PM   #81
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Angle grinder and a wire wheel works pretty well. For the flat parts, those wire wheel cups work well.
That's what I've been using, but the metal is so pitted it's almost not worth it. If the metal was in a little better condition there wouldn't be a problem.

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Way to DIY! I'm about to start building one as well one my parts come in for my suitcase
Yeah DIY is a lot of fun! Good luck with your build! Send me a link to your thread once you get it started, I'd enjoy seeing that!

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:35 PM   #82
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Well got as much done as I could this weekend. Had a busy day with Easter and what not, so had a pretty late start on the bumper today. This next week is going to be nuts... So the bumper will have to be put aside until I find time to add the final touches. A few edges still need to be ground down and rounded out, and I plugged a couple deep rust holes on the surface. I'd say maybe a couple more hours of grinding the edges nice and smooth, and then it'll be ready for paint.

Anyway this is how it sits right now, I'll pick this up later this week, sooner if I can manage.

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Well got as much done as I could this weekend. Had a busy day with Easter and what not, so had a pretty late start on the bumper today. This next week is going to be nuts... So the bumper will have to be put aside until I find time to add the final touches. A few edges still need to be ground down and rounded out, and I plugged a couple deep rust holes on the surface. I'd say maybe a couple more hours of grinding the edges nice and smooth, and then it'll be ready for paint.

Anyway this is how it sits right now, I'll pick this up later this week, sooner if I can manage.

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Old 04-01-2013, 04:11 AM   #84
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:43 AM   #86
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this wheel works much better than a wire wheel. standard abrasives brite strip plus i believe. remove paint, epoxy, rust obviously, and i even use them to rough-polish stainless. it would probably take 3-4 of them to do that bumper as long as you take down sharp edges first.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #88
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this wheel works much better than a wire wheel. standard abrasives brite strip plus i believe
Interesting... Where were you when I was prepping my sliders?!?!
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:05 PM   #89
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This thread needs to quit popping up. I'm about to go to bed, but now I got bumper building on my mind.DAMNIT! Hopefully I can start cutting and doing some fitting this week. Can't wait to see that bumper on your rig.
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lol. sorry. who knows though, they could be like $10 a pop. . . . i figure between $2 and $10 because the bosses say $20 lol
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lol. sorry. who knows though, they could be like $10 a pop. . . . i figure between $2 and $10 because the bosses say $20 lol
I would try a welding supply store like Tollman in boston or any fastenal (I always used toask them to put me under whatever customer has a deep discount, now I have my own and get 45% off most hardware and supplies)
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this wheel works much better than a wire wheel. standard abrasives brite strip plus i believe. remove paint, epoxy, rust obviously, and i even use them to rough-polish stainless. it would probably take 3-4 of them to do that bumper as long as you take down sharp edges first.
I didn't even think of those! Thanks!

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I would try a welding supply store like Tollman in boston or any fastenal (I always used toask them to put me under whatever customer has a deep discount, now I have my own and get 45% off most hardware and supplies)
Fastenal down the street, I'm going to try the "put me under the discounted customer" lol. No homo.
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This is what I am working on right now. I know it has nothing to do with the bumper, but oh well. Like previously stated it is a stainless steel green sea turtle (life size) I'm currently making. Welding 20 gauge stainless is a hoot! Anyhow, this is what I have to finish before I resume work on the bumper.
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This is what I am working on right now. I know it has nothing to do with the bumper, but oh well. Like previously stated it is a stainless steel green sea turtle (life size) I'm currently making. Welding 20 gauge stainless is a hoot! Anyhow, this is what I have to finish before I resume work on the bumper.
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the turtle has to be done in 3 days, I'm waiting to see the finished project.

you've got one piece welded in since last week... progress has been kinda slow ... like turtle slow ...
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the turtle has to be done in 3 days, I'm waiting to see the finished project.

you've got one piece welded in since last week... progress has been kinda slow ... like turtle slow ...
Oh lots of pieces cut out, shaping, tedious stuff. And I put the turtle off while I worked on the bumper. Forming stainless is hard. Compound curves are tricky as heck... But yes progress is slow. However the hard part is mostly over.
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Well this is what I made tonight, it's just been roughly shaped, and I'm going to weld on the next 10 pieces to this and call it for today. This is the bottom of the shell to the turtle.





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That does look cool though.I work with stainless every day and that looks like a pain in the ass
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