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Old 12-11-2010, 07:58 AM
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:06 AM
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Unfortunately not much time to work on the bumper this weekend. I did start cutting some steel though. Just cut the receiver and some angle iron to length. Nothing pic worthy. I should have more time around the holidays to work on it.
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Got some work done this weekend even though I was freezing. Working in a non-heated 25 degree garage can get old fast, but I still got quite a bit completed. There was a lot of cutting, grinding, filing, and sanding all weekend long. Basically, I have all the main structural pieces ready to be welded together.

Just a pile of random parts?



I set the pieces together just to show what they will look like after some serious welding.







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good stuff, nice clean metal
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Very nice!

Indeed, the cold weather has been making it difficult to motivate myself for timing cover repair...
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Love your build threads! Are you planning on making sliders after this?
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good stuff, nice clean metal
Thanks, It took a lot of sanding to get it that way.

Love your build threads! Are you planning on making sliders after this?
Nope, I already have sliders. They are 4xInnovations sliders, but I customized them with some diamond plate. Here's the build thread for those>> https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f2/c...s-pics-182374/
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how much would you have to modify to make tht fit on a 94 pickup?.i love the design. i wanna go a different route then the prerunners out here in vegas.
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Finally, an update. Sorry it took so long. I've had plenty of time to work on the bumper during the holidays, but very little chance of getting on the computer to post pics (Darn kids).

I got quite a bit completed. Here is a shot of a test fit after attaching the mounting pieces to the main beam.



Then I finished welding all the structural pieces on.







Then I spent a great deal of time beefing up the truck's frame with some angle iron I had sitting around (Sorry, no pic of this). Then I located and drilled all the mounting holes in both the truck's frame and the bumper mounts. Here's a pic of the first time the bumper was actually bolted to the truck.


(Look ma, no jack stands or C-clamps!)

That felt really good to get that detail completed. Getting all the holes to line up exactly was challenging, but it turned out very well. There are (8) 1/2" grade 8 bolts attaching the bumper to the truck.

So that's where it sits now. Currently, I am cleaning up some of the welds before starting to work on the top pieces. And then I'll move to the side surrounds.

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Looks good, another great bumper build by bandit (just wanted to see how many b-words I could get in)
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Looks like its turning out pretty well. Cant wait to see it when its done
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I haven't had much time lately to work on the bumper, but I did manage to get a little done. I got most of the welds cleaned up, and tacked on the top and back center pieces. Everything is coming out nice and straight so far. Hope I can keep it that way.







(Yeah, I know, the truck is very dirty. Stupid Michigan winter roads!)

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Wow your bumpers are incredible. Wish I had a 3rd Gen! Sorry to hijack, but do you have a link to the build of those cargo drawers?
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Wow your bumpers are incredible. Wish I had a 3rd Gen! Sorry to hijack, but do you have a link to the build of those cargo drawers?
Thanks, Here's the thread on the cargo box. Its not much of a "build" thread though. PM me if you have any specific questions.

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Update: I got quite a bit completed on the bumper in the last week. (It helps when your wife has to work all weekend!)

Earlier in the week, I completed the center section that sits under the tailgate:



Then this weekend I started working on the sides. This was real tricky, because it was difficult to get everything level and match the profile of the truck's body lines.



A lot of little angled parts:



How it sits now:




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A small amount of progress this weekend. Added a few more of the side pieces. Its starting to look like a bumper now.





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Really kicked butt on the bumper this weekend! Got all the outer pieces tacked on, and the side support pieces.













I've still got a lot of welding to do to seal up all the seams. That's the next step.

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I got all the seams finally welded shut. A few shots of a test fit:










Still need to work on the light mounts and trailer wiring connector access opening. Also need to make some new mudflaps. Then there's a lot of clean up work left to do.

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