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Old 01-21-2009, 07:32 AM   #1
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Does anyone have plans For a custom front bumper

Does anyone out there have plans for a custom front bumper??? or blueprints.. im wanting to build one cause i really cant afford to buy one.. any suggestions... please and thanks.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:14 AM   #2
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other than people that build bumpers for a living (they probably won't give you their designs), I doubt most people have detailed bluprints.

Just take off your front bumper and start measuring and go off a design you like.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:05 AM   #3
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x2 - that's why they're called "custom"
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:03 AM   #4
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alright.. what is the best type of bumper like a tube one or like the flat kind(not sure wat they are called????) ..k.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:42 PM   #5
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

If you're gonna make a round tube bumper, you need a bender, plate style you don't.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:02 PM   #6
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ill proly just make a plate style one then.. is there anything i need know before i start to make it..
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:56 PM   #7
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Over build it - too light and you'll find yourself building another.. Just remember there is no such thing as too much protection!
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Oh, and measure twice and cut once! - always a good one!
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:40 PM   #9
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x2 - no such thing as overkill on an offroad vehicle!

I would not use anything lighter than .120"
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:00 PM   #10
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build your whole bumper out of paper first. so you know where to cut it, and have all the templates ready to go, so you know how it will look before you dump the money into it and it turns out not how you wanted it to.
i would also suggest looking around at other peoples custom flat stock bumpers so you kind of have an idea of what you like.
good luck man
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:15 AM   #11
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Thanks yall.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:39 AM   #12
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i was thinkin about usin 1/8" steel or 1/4.. should i go heavier than that????
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:43 AM   #13
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Hey...I have made my own bumpers using tube style piping.....I pulled and pushed trucks out with ease...never hade any probs....I'l post some pics later one tonight!!!
The were fairly easy to do...cut theme in the shape I wanted.....only needed a welder,metal cutting blades and a grinder
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www.yotatech.com/f88/front-bumper-build-164886/
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:06 PM   #15
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You want 1/4" at least (3/8" would be better) for the mounts, but I wouldn't go much heavier than 1/8" for the plate itself.
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Another option would be to build off of a winch plate
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im thinking of building my own front bumper. I would love to have a armorology or something like it. i like that style. not much out there for toyotas like that. and most are pretty epensive. until i found this!
http://www.icelandoffroad.com/bumpers.html

i know i know.. its fiberglass but after thinking about it... its a 1/4 thick it can be built cheaply ( i can do this work NO PROBLEM) boats are fiberglass and take a beating. i can build it off a winch plate or at least have options. can be easily fixed if damaged. light weight.
plus i dont beat on my truck.. yes it does go off road but i dont see myself causing serious damage it.
so outside of its not steel what do you guys think of it

sorry to highjack but ...
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:14 PM   #18
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where can i get A winch plate??? Expensive???? Will that fiberglass hold up to hittin rocks...... dont seem like it will to me.....
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try marlin crawler or trail gear. i think they have winch plates
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$129 for the winch plate
http://trail-gear.com/toy-bumper.html
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