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by SaltWaterDrinker » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:36 pm

MDB's Skid plate came yesterday, so we decided to do work today.

The facts:
The stock tow hooks were a "must" to keep. The only way to do so was to flip the bumper so they would be on the top, and not on the bottom interfering with the skid plate. We also cut the ears off of the bumper as well.

David had to modify his skid plate ever so slightly to accommodate the Radiator skid plate - it just encompassed removing the front wing.

I wanted a nice custom look to the skid plate, so, to keep up with my orange flair colour, I used a Chevy emblem and sprayed away.

I refinished the bumper as the bumper cover did its usual wearing and tearing of the original paint.

I also took care of the most important mod of all - the ORTB decal. :P

Scroll to the bottom of the set for the crown jewel of this all...the finished flipped bumper.

Although I am extremely uncomfortable driving without the bumper cover, this will have to do. More motivation to suck it up and send Mike my deposit for a bumper.

I know this is a common thing (the skid) but it was significant to us, especially with this whole flipped bumper.

I'd like to thank Dave for the help, and Mike for the awesome customer service. Please bring an MDB Decal to Tecore!! :D

I'd also like to thank the girls for taking pictures and helping out too. :P

The photos:
(The oil type slicks you are seeing are 2% oil, and 97% power steering fluid...don't ask.:twisted: )

Cutting
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Lol
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She mad
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Finished!
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Flipped bumper
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It got annoying afterwhile
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It was a joint effort! (Cindy helping Dave)
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BOOM
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Side view
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Connection to Dave's skid
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Flipped bumper WITH TOW HOOKS - First of its kind?
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by bartonmd » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:50 pm

Awesome, looks good!

Yeah, I'll bring a decal.

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by dvanbramer88 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:54 pm

bartonmd wrote:Awesome, looks good!

Mike


First class engineering. All the bolt holes lined up perfect. Awesome welds.

BUT

No instructions.... :raspberry:
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by Moots1288 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:42 pm

Looks awesome. Good stuff right there
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by Moots1288 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:43 pm

bartonmd wrote:Awesome, looks good!

Yeah, I'll bring a decal.

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Bring multiple decals :)
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by HARDTRAILZ » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:45 am

I got business cards for mdb but think i am out of decals
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by janesy86 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:03 am

Nice.

On another note, you do realize that on the ORTB decal you have, you peel the clear backing off as well, leaving just the letters...
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by dvanbramer88 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:44 am

janesy86 wrote:Nice.

On another note, you do realize that on the ORTB decal you have, you peel the clear backing off as well, leaving just the letters...


I told him to leave the clear backing on until it starts falling off in the sun tomorrow on it's own. I've had similar stickers stick to the clear better than the glass and ruin the sticker.
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by SaltWaterDrinker » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:56 am

janesy86 wrote:Nice.

On another note, you do realize that on the ORTB decal you have, you peel the clear backing off as well, leaving just the letters...



Its trail armour for the sticker. :P

Just kidding...xD
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by navigator » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:15 am

great idea on flipping the front bumper so you could keep the tow hooks.
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by janesy86 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:36 am

Just checkin!
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by v7guy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:36 am

Nifty!

If it makes you feel any better. Your actual bumper is the metal piece as far as engineering and the law goes. Taking the plastic bumper cover off isn't endangering you or anyone else. The cover is just there for aesthetics in the case of our trucks.
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by bartonmd » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:17 pm

Yeah, good idea on the bumper flip guys! Wish i'd have thought of that! ;)

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by SaltWaterDrinker » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:34 pm

bartonmd wrote:Yeah, good idea on the bumper flip guys! Wish i'd have thought of that! ;)

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Oh God I didn't credit you...I'm so sorry!!
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by bartonmd » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:55 pm

Its cool man. I was just funnin ya...
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