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Relentless Fab DIY bumper/sliders on SALE!

Discussion in 'Deals & Coupons' started by RelentlessFab, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. May 9, 2014 at 8:51 PM
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    I will take that as a no :laughing:
     
  2. May 9, 2014 at 9:53 PM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock

    Probably some time later into summer. Got a lot of other stuff to catch up on and some local custom fab projects for some contractors we need to build right now and which will most likely consume the next couple months.
    We should certainly be able to work something out on a Diy with tire carrier parts included. :cool:




    Not yet. BUT I did get parts back from forming for about 2 dozen steel bumpers today and should have aluminum next week. Lots of parts shipping next week. UPS is going to dread our pickups lol.
     
  3. May 11, 2014 at 10:07 AM
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    Thanks for the update - My UPS guy already gives me a hard time for the amount of large / heavy stuff I get shipped :laughing:
     
  4. May 18, 2014 at 2:26 PM
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    any updates on shipping times?
     
  5. May 19, 2014 at 3:23 PM
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    :popcorn:
     
  6. May 21, 2014 at 9:14 PM
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    Super stoked... my bumper kit came today.

    Everything looks great, the attention to detail shows in all the components EXCEPT... the recovery points. These two pieces of steel are, I hate to say it, the ugliest things I've ever seen. They were cut by plasma, the holes aren't straight (or round, or even the same size on both sides), the edges are uneven and rough (which can be fixed within reason, but c'mon). These can't be what you guys are using, please say it ain't so. You can plop your shop grom in front of your bandsaw and drill press and get cleaner recovery points than these. :frusty:
     
  7. May 21, 2014 at 9:17 PM
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    Very interested, but I heard you can't run off road bumpers on stock suspension.. That true? Too much weight makes it sag?
     
  8. May 21, 2014 at 9:54 PM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    All steel parts are cut on our plasma and they ARE the same ones we use, but of course with all the parts we do clean up before complete Fabrication of the bumper. Cleaning up the process is something I'm currently looking into, whether it's a more powerful plasma to better cut the material or perhaps punching the hole rather than cutting it. Drilling is certainly out of the question for me due to the time it takes in my opinion.




    A bumper alone is doable but the maximum I'd say you would want, but seeing as these are designed to hold a winch and most guys will add other armor that's where beefing up the suspension is needed.
     
  9. May 22, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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    got a pic? sometimes parts will look bad if they dont set the plasma cnc correctly for the thickness of parts. say, they are running 1/2" parts then throw on some 1/4" and keep the same settings. (helps speed up production)
    EDIT: (not to say this is what they do, i have noticed it from a lot of places i used to get parts plasma cut, i have switched to laser as the finish was much better)

    hopefully mine will be here soon :D
     
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  10. May 22, 2014 at 9:09 AM
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    X2 :playball:
     
  11. May 22, 2014 at 8:47 PM
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    If cutting holes with water jet/plasma we just under size them and drill them out, only takes a few seconds and you get a clean hole.

    Though I would expect a DIY bumper to have DIY characteristics, like grinding, drilling etc.
     
  12. May 22, 2014 at 8:57 PM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    I looked into punching them today after your criticisms; so we cut a blank and I'm going to try punching it tomorrow at the shop that does our press brake bending.
     
  13. May 23, 2014 at 9:23 AM
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    thats a big punch set :D punching a 3/4" hole in 1" plate is no joke.
     
  14. May 23, 2014 at 9:53 AM
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    15/16" hole in 3/4" :cool: They've got a 120 ton iron worker over at a structural steel shop.
     
  15. May 23, 2014 at 10:04 AM
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    oh, so do you have an eta on when mine will ship? diy kit shipping to shane hook in san diego?

    Thanks
     
  16. May 23, 2014 at 10:44 AM
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    I believe yours is probably just waiting on getting wrapped up to ship out. Should see tracking real soon :)
     
  17. May 23, 2014 at 7:15 PM
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    I've never dealt with an iron worker, but the stories I've been told sound like they'd be up to the task!

    I'm in the middle of making my way through the bumper now. You guys don't happen to have a rendering depicting where all the bits go, do you? The two pairs of tapered and 90 degree bent pieces have be stumped.
     
  18. May 23, 2014 at 7:19 PM
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    Also sorry if I came off blunt and rude, I opened the package after doing the very OCD task of pouring a finish on a photograph I mounted... I wasn't expecting to see the plasma cut recovery points. I looked at them again this morning and they're not as bad as I made them out to be.
     
  19. May 23, 2014 at 9:53 PM
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    I'm :jellydance: you've already gotten your bumper mr colorado.
     
  20. May 23, 2014 at 10:08 PM
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    Ouch.
     
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