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as most of you know i will be getting my truck in mid january. the truck does not have a front bumper due to the body lift (3") and i want something better than the original on brakets. i am looking for a pre-runner tube bumper with a winch mount and front skid plat. preety general. does not have to have storage but mounts for off road light perfered. looking to lend the truck out for a bit to build. not a highboy frame so what ever frame spacing that is. has to fit over the stock grill lip like the original bumper. please send ideas prices wants concerns, questions. need helpon the idea ya maybe need help with the build he// yess. thanks guys looking to get to know most of you
A bump to make sure you don't get lost in traffic....
I've only had help in building one bumper so far (for '96? SD)... but I don't know If I
remembered all the things we Wouldn't do on the next time around.
Altho... one thing we did keep in mind during the build was to Start the build off of the truck to begin with (to make sure the mounts are 100% correct). Then we just kept the "body lines" in check with the new bumper (we didn't want a squared-off bumper for a "rounded-off" truck)
Other than that, I'm unsure... hopefully the others will chime in soon.......
by the way...I didn't have a pic handy but this picture is Similar to what it looked like except the main body of the bumper was more "rounded-looking" http://www.hbsteel.net/ca_11.aspx
does nobody do any custom work around here? just wondering or if i need to look for local shops
I don't exactly know what shop you are "looking" for... but up here we have a few "ordinary" metal fab shops that offer things like this. So (IMO) you may want to look that way instead of just a regular "Truck accessory shop".
ok the bumper i am looking for is a front bumper. tube style front skid plate and a place to mount a winch. similar to the websits bronco. larger skid plate larger and taller main front hoop tall as the hood on my truck or a little more. lights mounting tabs and tubes extending farther down and connecting back to the frame.
I guess you just have to make sure you don't tack your drink to the bend then... eh?
I'd like to start back welding- and possibly help on a weekend or so... but the only welder in the garage probably hasn't been used in 10-15 (if not more) years... Its an Astro. G'Pa supposedly welded upto 3/16"-1/4" steel with it...
If anything, maybe I could help scab the material (we have a Mat'l surplus yard up here)
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