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Old 01-30-2011, 06:04 PM
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Duramax front bumper

Another happy customer... I'm kinda proud of this one.
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:31 PM
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Good job!

Thats one of the nicer bumpers I've seen for these trucks.

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Old 01-30-2011, 07:55 PM
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GREAT JOB!!!
that matches the body lines perfectly
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:59 PM
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Red face

I also say Great Job.

From the looks of the pictures .

How much time did you have in that??
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:02 PM
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Looks monsterously nice
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:18 PM
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:20 AM
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Very cool. Nice work.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:22 AM
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Looks sweet, it's nice to see something a little different from time to time. Reminds me of a Lamborghini Reventon.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:08 AM
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Thanks for the positives, it really helps. I took a bath on this one for labor, but this is one of my first customers, (and now a very good personal friend), from back in the day. He drops off a truck, says he will be back in a couple of weeks, and wants an enclosed winch bumper that looks good. Well... Give me enough time and some free rein and I can do something like this.
Wyoming9, I've got around 40 hours of labor in this one, not counting the first one that went in the garbage, or the second mock-up that never got welded. I'm sure you know how it goes. I don't have a press brake, so it is all cut and weld on the angles.
The front center is .250, everything else except the "windows" is .188, and the remainder is .120. I made a call to Mile Marker, (the winch will be a 12000 lb MM), and got some details about mounting 90* from vertical. My biggest concern was the free-spool clutch lever, but I was assured that the lever can be re-clocked in 30* increments. A little bit of a reach back in there, but do-able.
Thanks for the Reventon comment I thought the same thing. He did say he wanted to keep air coming in to the intercooler, (BullyDogged to the nth degree). By the time I was done, I didn't have the energy left to plasma a logo, so this one left clean. Thanks again for the support everyone,
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:22 PM
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love it that thing is beefey
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:48 PM
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Cool, if I may suggest something for the next one, I started off doing all my own cutting and welding but because it's so labour consuming I found a guy that did laser cutting and bending. A lot more cost effective, the only negative thing is the design stage, since you have to give him measurements or a drawing, it makes it a bit harder to do. The benefit is that if you want more than one I can just call him up and say I need 2 more and then all I have is 1-2 days of welding and grinding. So you might loose or break even on the first one (design time) but after that it's a lot more profit.

Out of curiosity, how's the winch mounted in there? I don't see and holes on the bumper face so I'm assuming it's on a horizontal plate inside? Why not make an access hole/door or even an extension that is mounted to the bumper for the winch free spool lever?
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:08 AM
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Mount the winch 90* from vertical, bottom out. The way I see it, this truck will never see extensive winch use, the customer has a Jeep that makes my junk look tame, and that is what he off-roads. This is his DD, used in a fencing business. If the clutch lever is hidden, that was just fine with him.
I don't really sit down and AutoCAD these out. This bumper grew from a design in my mind to what it is. The only CAD involved was cardboard aided drafting... I really don't see people pounding down the door for these, so I don't make dedicated templates. With Jeep bumpers I keep full files/measurements/templates because I will build more, but this is quite likely the first and last of this model I will make.
Thanks for the input! The tech support guys at Mile Marker answered alot of questions for me about mounting options, and I am sure that the other winch manufacturers would also be glad to help.
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Nice work! That's a nice design. I built Cherokee bumpers on the side for a while. I had the blanks laser cut and then used the press brake at work to form them, though the laser cutter could bend them too. If you end up doing more of these you should look into that as an option. Or you could have the laser cutter cut along the bend lines and just leave small tabs to connect the parts so you can just bend them over a bench by hand.

My first proto took a looong time too, and wasn't even as intricate as yours (no winch mount and smaller), but all the ones after were pretty easy.

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Old 02-03-2011, 12:14 AM
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Or you could have the laser cutter cut along the bend lines and just leave small tabs to connect the parts so you can just bend them over a bench by hand.
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BT Sheetmetal will do that in your layout...
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:34 AM
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How much for one shipped to 84062? Would this fit an '02 GMC Sierra Duramax? thats one very sexy bumper.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:28 AM
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Ahheemmm
BT Sheetmetal will do that in your layout...
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That's a great option too! I use Unigraphics for work so that's what I use for all my side projects too. The flat pattern tool is really handy.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:05 PM
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love the bumper man. what are the chances you would have a blue print for it and would b willing to share it,
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:37 PM
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Waw! Awesome bumper!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:03 AM
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I also like your bumper. One of those unique features of your truck, and you build it with pride.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:50 AM
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Nice one. I just built up a hybrid tube/plate bumper for an 05 Duramax. I like to see different ideas.
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