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best looking plate bumper build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by mightytacoman, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. Apr 4, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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    mightytacoman

    mightytacoman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok maybe I'm completely biased on this matter but it does look pretty amazing. I'm so happy with how it turned out. This was a gift to my dad for Christmas. Not a surprise gift, I needed his input on what he wanted for different things but none the less. Also I gotta give credit where it is due- This bumper build was influenced alot by brute force Billy's bumpers. So without further a due... Here is the build. Enjoy.

    The initial draw up was on a CAD program by torchmate. I'm lucky enough to have a great friend with more shop tools then I would ever know what to do with. For example- plasma cutter/table/ CAD program, multiple welders.
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    I spent a couple days working in the cad program to get it just right and doing minor tweaks. I was never really trained in CAD so it takes me some time but this is how the sheet metal came out.
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    I'm missing some pics here that I'm kicking myself for. Anyways as you can see, I bent the metal where I had originally cut the slots out. After the angles were right, I filled the slots in with weld and ground everything smooth. Also I have finished the sides at this point and have cut spots out for oem style fogs. His truck didn't come with fogs so this is just an extra perk to his Christmas present I guess.
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    Then added some baja style tube to the front. We spent a very long time getting it just right. Ended up renting a pipe bender/roller and really had to take our time or else we kinked/crushed the pipes. After a long weekend playing with pipes, it was right and welded up.. Here it is test fitting on his truck
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    To finish it all off, we got the bumper galvanized and powder coated in a color call copper vein. It goes great with a spruce mica green and really makes it stand out. You might think galvanized and powder coated is extreme but we live in the north east and the salt on the roads is murder.

    Here's the bumper after being galvanized but before powder coat. I was almost tempted to just put clear powder coat on it. It looks pretty good like this after all.
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    About a week later it came back from powder coat and we put it on the truck. No fog lights yet. they were another week away or so
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    If you take a closer look at the center, you can see we put a 2" receiver hitch hidden inside the deer head. Also this is a nice up close pic of the copper vein finish.
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    Ended up getting some 35w HID fogs from ebay and put them in. A good fit with good light output. Cant complain.
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    note how tight the fit is, we didnt plan on it being this tight by any means but of course we neglected to think about the mill thickness of it being galvanized and powder coated [​IMG]

    Here is the Hoyt logo. Not visible directly from the front. You gotta move a little closer to see it.
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    That's it for now. Please tell me what you think. In the end my dad loves it so that's what matters to me.
     
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  2. Apr 5, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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    NC15TRD

    NC15TRD Your girlfriend likes my member

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    Awesome work! Working on designing my own now!
     
  3. Apr 7, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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    carcharias

    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    Very impressive!! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Apr 7, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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    Gimmick

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    Sweet. Could just imagine all the work that went into it
     
  5. Apr 7, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    love the finish.
    good work man.
     
  6. Apr 7, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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    Glueman

    Glueman Yersinia pestis

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    6 inch PC Douche Bag lift...what else do I need?
    Well done. The upper loop and receiver are masterful work. Damn,...Hoyt should be paying you for that!
     
  7. Apr 7, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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    Tacomayco

    Tacomayco Tacomayco

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    Sweeet!
     
  8. Apr 7, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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    PantherTaco

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    That is sick! I'm partial to Diamond myself :rolleyes:
     
  9. Apr 7, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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    Epic! :thumbsup:Very nicely done. I need some friends loaded with cool tools.
     
  10. Apr 7, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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    AZBACKCOUNTRY

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    Outstanding ! I just bought a hoyt carbon element! Hoyt 4 life!
    Way to make CAD concept a reality , nice job!

    Az
     
  11. Apr 7, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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    mjm540ii

    mjm540ii Ding Dang Dee

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    Not really my type of thing, but it is nice. Good craftsmanship there
     
  12. Apr 9, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    mightytacoman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thanks for comments guys :)
     
  13. Apr 9, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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    it makes it that much more cool to me, that its your own creation. great job.
     
  14. Apr 9, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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    That came out fucking awesome!!!
     
  15. Apr 9, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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    Not a fan of compounds, but a damn fine bumper nonetheless
     
  16. Apr 21, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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    seems like lots of love for the bumper build- thanks guys. For the record, hoyt does make some recurve bows too. but now were getting off topic haha
     
  17. Apr 21, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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  18. May 27, 2013 at 7:43 AM
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    mightytacoman

    mightytacoman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    build pg on my truck to come soon
     
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  19. Feb 26, 2014 at 7:01 PM
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    Baja1981

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    Awesome man. Very nice.
     
  20. Feb 26, 2014 at 7:08 PM
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    Very Cool!
     
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