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Old 01-07-2012, 10:12 AM
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Guard Rail Front Bumper

Anyone else ever do anything like this? I'm going to hopefully attempt it this afternoon on my 95 F350 PSD.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:14 AM
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hahaha doooo it. i really wanna see this
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:08 AM
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Here's stage one:

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Old 01-08-2012, 10:30 AM
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Kinda cool looking, what else are you planning on doing to it?
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angling off the sides, grinding down the welds of course, paint, and maybe some fog lights recessed in the center
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well its uniqe.
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Nice rice pusher!!! Homemade bumpers are the best way for a truck to have attitude. All I would have done different is to have put relief slits in the rail..then put the bend in to give it a softer angel. But looks great! Make sure you post the finished product
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looks pretty sweet, I wanna see the final product too
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Did you ever finish this? I kind of wanted to see how it turned out.
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Good luck getting paint to stick to galvanizing
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Good luck getting paint to stick to galvanizing
True!!!! It may help to use an etching primer.

And I have heard (have no proof) that a good rub down with vinegar first will help...
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Any access to a sand blaster?
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Good luck getting paint to stick to galvanizing

No problem, most body panels are galvanized anyway.
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