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Old 12-13-2012, 12:18 AM
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Bumper fab pictures

Its been a while since I posted on here so figured I'd throw up a couple pictures up of some bumpers I have been making on the side amongst other things.

Enough said, here's some pictures.

99-02 with 3" body lift


After some time with the plasma and flap wheel






03-07 Silverado




2012 Tundra front. Making the rear next week







I really enjoy fabricating and a lot of what I have learned has come from this forum. There's a wealth of knowledge and tips on OFN that has been extremely helpful in developing my fabrication skills. Thanks to all those who have helped!
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:24 AM
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I love the designs! Keep it up!
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:26 AM
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Bad ass bumpers man, great job. I see a Honda in one picture, where the KTM man??? lol! I'm a KTM fan and rider myself.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:33 AM
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I had a KTM 125 back in the day, sold it to buy my first set of 38 Toyos. Been dreaming of owning another ever since. Miss that clutch the most!

Thanks guys been working hard to try and get better/more efficient at the process and after about 8 of them its coming together. I think I am going to try a all tube set next with some dimpled plate.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:27 AM
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Nice designs and nice fab work.

For a future project on my '97 Explorer, I need to do front and back bumpers with recovery attachment points on both and a winch on the front. These kinds of photos are very helpful from both an inspirational and fabricating point of view.

I'd be very interested in the thicknesses of metal you used. The very first photo (with the bars) looks thinner to me than the last few, which look like 1/4" plate to my eyes. Maybe my welder (Millermatic 140) could do that thick plate in multiple passes, but not in one, I don't think.

Maybe I'm wromg, but I'm thinking the central core of a bumper needs to be be heavier, while the "wings" that extend out over the tires could be lighter. Do you use uniform thickness of plating across the entire bumper?

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Old 12-13-2012, 08:36 PM
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The entire shell is 3/16 and the winch plates, frame mounts and all other structural pieces are 1/4". You could weld the 3/16 fine with your 140 maybe do a double pass on the 1/4" stuff.

Let me know if you want any pictures of the mounts to help out your design!

Thanks for all the compliments!
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:16 AM
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The entire shell is 3/16 and the winch plates, frame mounts and all other structural pieces are 1/4". You could weld the 3/16 fine with your 140 maybe do a double pass on the 1/4" stuff.

Let me know if you want any pictures of the mounts to help out your design!

Thanks for all the compliments!
Yes, photos of the mounts would be very welcome.

Thanks,

Lonnie
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:52 PM
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I have seen a ton of plate bumpers. Nice job tying the tube in with the sharp lines of the plate. And overall very good looking bumpers! Have any more pics of the rear on that red chev (i think)? It looks wide in the shot I saw.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:59 PM
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Man those sure are slick.
I really like the way you integrated the angles on the tundra into the shape of the truck.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:24 PM
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I'm really diggin' the Tundra bumper. Very nice
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:07 AM
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Thanks for all the compliments! Hopefully I will have enough time to finish the Tundra bumper this week and get started on the rear.

Here's some pictures of the mounts

I always start with a core structure that I build the entire shape off of. I use 1/4" and sometimes 1/2" for the winch plate. I weld this "mounting system" entirely before I start on the shell.



The fairlead is recessed onto 1/4" and boxed in from the 3/16" plate.

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Old 12-17-2012, 10:20 AM
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Very nice. Thank you.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:18 PM
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This is inspirational!!!
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:01 AM
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Finally got it finished up and back from LineX Thursday. Got it all put together and install Friday. Here's the finished pictures. Came out pretty nice!










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Old 12-24-2012, 02:27 AM
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Nice, fits the truck lines well.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:32 AM
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Sweet job
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:38 AM
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droool....thats my dream job. looks beautiful mane. kudos
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:34 PM
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Glad I'm not the only person who uses a plastic table. Mine even looks about the same. The bumpers are awesome but what gives me a chubby is the shop. My friends and family all think I'm nuts because I'm building a 50X80 garage with 18 foot ceilings.
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Where did you get the lights in the tundra bumper ?
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where did you get the lights in the tundra bumper ?
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