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Anyone built their own bumpers?

Discussion in 'Texas' started by kenneth.morris07, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Mar 27, 2014 at 7:31 PM
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    kenneth.morris07

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    I've seen a couple plate bumpers that I like, and I'm considering building some for my truck. Anyone have much experience with it?
     
  2. Mar 28, 2014 at 1:37 AM
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  3. Mar 28, 2014 at 2:12 AM
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    My father and I built an aluminium bumper for my tacoma. While this was not his first time building a bumper (first with a tacoma), it was a first with aluminum. It was a learning curve, it's not perfect but it works. There are a few things we would do differently a second time, but overall its a great bumper.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2014 at 2:17 AM
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    senojeelnodnarb

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    Made my own bumper and sliders
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  5. Mar 28, 2014 at 4:52 AM
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    I'd like to see this bumper. Have any pictures?
     
  6. Mar 28, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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    kenneth.morris07

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  7. Mar 28, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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    kenneth.morris07

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    That looks pretty nice. I'd like to build something very similar to that.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2014 at 1:07 PM
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    mustangstephen

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    I went tube on all my bumpers because I had access to it for free so I'm probably of little help to you. Only help I might be is to remind you to cut twice and measure once. Or something like that.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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    Your welcome, but it was more for reference not buying. I'm sure he can help you with questions you might have
     
  10. Mar 28, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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    it has everything i wanted; hitch receiver, winch capable, high clearance, 2 shackle mounts, and fog light holes. i couldnt find a bumper that had all those features
     
  11. Mar 28, 2014 at 1:36 PM
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    Wishbone Runner

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    Just built these two, never done any welding prior to starting on the rear. Started mid February and almost done with the front, working sporadically on the weekends.

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  12. Mar 28, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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    Those are really nice too! I was thinking about using 3/16". What did you guys use?
     
  13. Mar 28, 2014 at 3:08 PM
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    Yeah. I'll see if he's willing to share any info. Never hurts to ask.
     
  14. Mar 28, 2014 at 7:48 PM
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    Thanks, I used 1/4" on all mounting, including winch plate and 2x4 tube on the rear, and 10ga for the rest. I am making a skid for the front out of 3/16".
     
  15. Mar 28, 2014 at 7:53 PM
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    Yeah I don't need it to be that heavy duty. I know of a couple that have used 3/16" and liked it. If I had a tig I'd try to use aluminum. I know it costs more, but its a lot lighter.
     
  16. Mar 28, 2014 at 8:47 PM
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    Everything besides the mounting and winch plate can be 3/16. But I wouldn't suggest using anything but 1/4" for the base
     
  17. Mar 28, 2014 at 8:51 PM
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    Is your receiver welded to the bottom side of your winch plate? I have no intentions of putting a winch on. I'd never use it.
     
  18. Mar 28, 2014 at 9:02 PM
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    Oh ok. And yes it is
     
  19. Apr 10, 2014 at 6:38 PM
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    Sorry it took a while.
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  20. Apr 10, 2014 at 8:42 PM
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    That's a beautiful bumper man. Did you make a rear one too or just the front?
     
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