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by ironman_markv » Tue May 17, 2011 9:43 pm

Do you happen to have any exact dimensions in mind when it comes to the aux lighting ports so those of us that are going to get this bumper know what size to invest in?

Also are you going to make the one in the pic a standard product or do any made to order alterations?
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by bartonmd » Tue May 17, 2011 10:05 pm

ironman_markv wrote:Do you happen to have any exact dimensions in mind when it comes to the aux lighting ports so those of us that are going to get this bumper know what size to invest in?

Also are you going to make the one in the pic a standard product or do any made to order alterations?


Mark,

Everything I do is custom, or semi-custom, or semi-standard... I'll make whatever somebody wants. This particular bumper had added holes for 5" lights, and 2" lights (like the Hella Micro DE), and that's what I've got tube for... If somebody has a particular size of light in mind, I can get a tube that's close. With current designs, it would be a bit difficult to go bigger than a 5" light, or maybe a smallish 6" light... If somebody wants one without light ports at all, I can do that as well... This particular bumper had an add-on brush guard, etc...

Like I say, just about everything I do can be a 1-off, and it's up to the purchaser what they want...

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by ironman_markv » Wed May 18, 2011 4:29 pm

ok cool so will you be opening up a thread soon for requests and purchasing or is it still to early in the design phase for that?
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by bartonmd » Wed May 18, 2011 5:01 pm

ironman_markv wrote:ok cool so will you be opening up a thread soon for requests and purchasing or is it still to early in the design phase for that?


This is just an option now, like the 3" body lift bumper, or the upcomig 3" body lift winch bumper (that I already have an order for, but haven't made yet)... I'll take orders for them any time...

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by Jon A » Wed May 18, 2011 5:13 pm

That's looking darn good Mike!
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by bartonmd » Wed May 18, 2011 7:15 pm

Jon A wrote:That's looking darn good Mike!


Haha, I thought you'd like it, being that it's pretty similar to yours, other than mine having bends at the sides, rather than mitered ends...

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by bartonmd » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:45 pm

Here's a peek at the prototype 3" body lift winch bumper... It still needs cleaned up a bit, the fairlead cutout, and powder coated, but it's mostly there... The bottom of the bumper is the bottom of the frame, like my standard bumpers, and because of the angle, while it does stick out farther, there is no loss in approach angle from my standard bumpers...

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by HARDTRAILZ » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:20 pm

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by Nakashige » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:39 pm

It is i like it
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by fishsticks » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:02 pm

As I said in PMs Mike, if I wasn't taking the winch off the TB, you'd already have an order.

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by Flying Monkey » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:24 pm

Yes I have found the winch bumper style I am saving up for now. Excellent work
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by Nakashige » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:58 pm

Any possibility of still having a receiver for the winch and moving trailers around and making the winch area for storage.
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by bartonmd » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:14 pm

Thanks, guys! Probably my favorite bumper, so far!

Nakashige wrote:Any possibility of still having a receiver for the winch and moving trailers around and making the winch area for storage.


Well... I guess... It already sticks out reasonably far for the winch (before hanging a winch off the front of there), and there are better places to store relatively heavy extraction equipment than out in front of the front end... That falls under the "I'll make whatever you want" category, even if I don't agree with it on a technical level... Putting a receiver on it to move trailers and stuff is fine, and could go on the angled part at the bottom... I just don't know about hanging a winch out in front of there, on purpose...

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by bartonmd » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:29 pm

How all the cool kids cut their fairlead patterns...

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by HARDTRAILZ » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:48 pm

That worked perfect. I got the part used for that pattern all mounted tonight.
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by DmccartneyFF2TB » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:40 pm

Can you use one like they with wire?
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by bartonmd » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:46 pm

DmccartneyFF2TB wrote:Can you use one like they with wire?


Yeah, it's the same cutout... Actually, it's placed a little higher like it is, so the bottom of a roller fairlead ends up at the bottom of the front portion, so either can be run... It was just easier to trace Kyle's Hawse than either of our rollers...

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by TSAdventurez » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:19 pm

I love to new winch bumper. Do you have any shots from the side? Only thing i dont like is crosss bar right in front of the bow tie. just my two cents.
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by bartonmd » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:26 pm

TrailShaman wrote:I love to new winch bumper. Do you have any shots from the side? Only thing i dont like is crosss bar right in front of the bow tie. just my two cents.


I assume you're talking about the original winch bumper, not the new 3" body lift one I posted on page 5, right? I'm not a huge fan of the cross-bar right there, either, looks-wise... Without it, though, a deer can slide right in there, and still take out your radiator; and he drives in the middle of nowhere in Canada, so the thing still being driveable after a deer strike was more important...

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ETA: Zero's side pic of his bumper:

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by bartonmd » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:38 pm

Boom! This "winch bumper off of a standard" modification is turning out really well!

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