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by djthumper » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:34 am

Looks great!
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by DirtyBacon04 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:19 am

Thanks, Larry!! I'm excited! Just ordered my 89s today!
a ~180lbs bumper does not do well with 81s :wallbash:
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by djthumper » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:20 am

How much did it drop the front? I bet you were so excited you forgot to take the measurements. :poke:
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by bartonmd » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:36 am

DirtyBacon04 wrote:Thanks, Larry!! I'm excited! Just ordered my 89s today!
a ~180lbs bumper does not do well with 81s :wallbash:


Your bumper, even with the tube, was 184# including the pallet... It's around 120# for just the bumper (100# for just the bumper, and ~20 for the center tube), 62# for the rad skid, and 18 for the steel oil pan skid, or 12 for the aluminum one...

I have 83/84, IIRC, and mine dropped 1/2" from completely stock to both skids and bumper.

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by navigator » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:32 am

awesome bumper, that thing looks great.
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by DirtyBacon04 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:29 am

your absolutley right, larry. completley spaced it. It was noticeable from the driver seat, though.
Thanks Chris! I'll get some better pics today.
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by Trail X » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:37 am

Looks great Mike and Michael.

Welcome to the bumper club!
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by bartonmd » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:21 pm

JamesDowning wrote:Looks great Mike and Michael.

Welcome to the bumper club!


Thanks, James! Other than the prototype on my TB, that's the first "new style" non-body-lift bumper to go out!

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by Trail X » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:31 pm

What is this "new style"?

You need a big spreadsheet of the different styles you have and can create!
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by bartonmd » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:38 pm

Yeah, workin' on that!

It's just a 20-degree angle under the headlights (like the 3" body lift has been from the start), instead of a 45, so the wings match the fenders, better...

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by yalchga » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:35 pm

Guess i better request my invoice so i can pay on friday i have been so torn on ordering the bumper but the quality of work and compliments on customer service have convinced me i have to go ahead with the order .....kinda wish i would have ordered at begining of the week before i saw this "new style" lol cause i think if its available im gonna have you build me this one lol

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by bartonmd » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:40 pm

yalchga wrote:Guess i better request my invoice so i can pay on friday i have been so torn on ordering the bumper but the quality of work and compliments on customer service have convinced me i have to go ahead with the order .....kinda wish i would have ordered at begining of the week before i saw this "new style" lol cause i think if its available im gonna have you build me this one lol

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The new style is what I've been posting on mine for several months, and is what I'm making now.

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by Philberto » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:36 pm

Question: using tube, no receiver, dual shackles, and a fairlead for winch cable, how light do you think you could make a steel bumper? Some form of brush guard would be wanted as well.
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by steveroche » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:21 pm

The one made for me was more of a centerpiece with tube I added on...it wasn't more than 60 pounds I would think. I was able to pick it up and put it on by myself. Has dual shackle mounts, fair lead mount. I think the top plate is 1/4in steel and the rest is 3/16.
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by steveroche » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:26 pm

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by bartonmd » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:38 pm

Philberto wrote:Question: using tube, no receiver, dual shackles, and a fairlead for winch cable, how light do you think you could make a steel bumper? Some form of brush guard would be wanted as well.


So you want a fairlead for winch cable, but the bumper does or does not need to mount a winch?

I have previously done a winch mount like so, and it's probably about as light as I could reasonably get it:

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With that center section and some tube, I could probably do a winch bumper with brush guard for 100# or so, I would guess...



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by Philberto » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:43 pm

The bumper does not need a winch mount. Winch is getting mounted in rear spare tire/ secret compartment area.

The catch is, the fairlead needs to be accessible to a cable run from alongside/inside one of the frame rails. Hoping James will remember the thread I got this idea from. (hint: it's on ExPo).
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by bartonmd » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:50 pm

Philberto wrote:The bumper does not need a winch mount. Winch is getting mounted in rear spare tire/ secret compartment area.

The catch is, the fairlead needs to be accessible to a cable run from alongside/inside one of the frame rails. Hoping James will remember the thread I got this idea from. (hint: it's on ExPo).


Oh, gotcha... Probably still about the same... 100# or so...

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by Philberto » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:55 pm

100# I could certainly live with. I'll send ya a PM.
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by bartonmd » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:17 pm

Philberto wrote:100# I could certainly live with. I'll send ya a PM.


FWIW, my normal bumpers are around 100# not counting the tube brush guard, and I could do a fairlead cutout right in front of the frame... Just a thought...

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