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Trailblazer Rear Bumper Design/Build

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by bdp1978 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:16 pm

That bumper is ridiculous. I love how well it flows with the body, after paint it's gonna look like a factory item.
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by mikepeters1983 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:08 pm

SO if you dont mind me asking how mush is that beast going to cost? and is he willing to make more lol
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by Trail X » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:29 pm

4 digits... exact amount unknown still.

I don't think Eric wants to make any more. If he did, he would probably need your vehicle.
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by The Roadie » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:31 pm

My front bumper was over $1600 and will never be duplicated by my former fab guy either. Burned him out and showed him how much he needed to improve his quoting skills.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:15 am

We got fab guy on here now that is far cheaper even with shipping to either coast. Bumper and rad skid and oil skid shipped cross country for a grand ish. Everyone should jump on that.
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by Zero » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:30 am

I cant wait for the day when I can afford one of marks bumpers. I really need to get some more steel up on my truck!
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by SteveTB03 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:06 am

Gorgeous rear bumper!!! :drool:

Now are you able to relocate the bumper really easily if you decide you want to go with a bodylift in the future?
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by dirty anton » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:42 pm

:drool3: very nice james!
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by Trail X » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:24 pm

SteveTB03 wrote:Gorgeous rear bumper!!! :drool:

Now are you able to relocate the bumper really easily if you decide you want to go with a bodylift in the future?


Nope - not at all. The frame brackets are integrated into the tank design, so relocation would be quite difficult. Plus, the lowest part of the bumper is even with the frame - so I'd have the frame hanging below the bumper if I did a body lift.

I decided long ago that I wouldn't do a BL, so its not a problem.
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by Trail X » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:16 pm

Final installation:
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Everything minus the tire:
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With tire:
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Safety pull latch:
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The hilift is really tucked in there tightly:
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Quick comparison with a stock TB:
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I can't be happier with the final result. The bumper is exactly what I wanted - although it took a really long time to get it done.

I still need to re-mount the license plate and do a few other things. Almost done, but not yet complete. At least its finally on the truck. :woot: :woot:
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by bartonmd » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:40 pm

Cool! Looks good!
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by Gordinho80 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:41 pm

BAD ASS!!!!! I love it! Super sick! I'm jealous!
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by rgraboske » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:57 pm

I'm sorry, that bumper is just too clean :poke:

Looks great man :drool3:
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by HARDTRAILZ » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:08 pm

Very nicely done sir
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by dirty anton » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:21 pm

wow james that is trick!!! :cheers:
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by fishsticks » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:35 pm

Another inspiring mod by our customization guru...

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by Jon A » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:50 pm

Wow. That is an outstanding job. Very nice!
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by Diacom » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:55 pm

Really turned out nice. How much weight do you think you have mounted on the arm when the can is full?

Complements your rig for sure.
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by KE7WOX » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:59 pm

Nice, looks great.

Offtopic, is that a regular Wedco Jerrycan and you painted it in that color (from the original red or whatever)?
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by Trail X » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:54 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. I'm happy with it so far.
Diacom wrote:Really turned out nice. How much weight do you think you have mounted on the arm when the can is full?

Maybe 30 lbs of gas, 35 lbs of tire/wheel, 30 lbs of hilift... total of maybe 100 not including the arm.
KE7WOX wrote:Offtopic, is that a regular Wedco Jerrycan and you painted it in that color (from the original red or whatever)?

I got a little bored one weekend and painted them tan. Yes - I did a purely cosmetic modification. My defense is that they were starting to rust in a couple spots and needed a little TLC.
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