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Old 05-09-2012, 01:24 AM   #1
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Well this week was my first full week off of college for the summer. That means I can work on a rear bumper without having to worry about needing to put my bumper back on before the next day. So today I decided to get started on the bumper.

Here is my old Tire carrier... When i get done with the bumper/carrier I'm selling this one... if anyone local wants it, but it will be a couple of weeks before I can sell it.



Got started by taking off the rear bumper.


Then the hitch.


Then I cut down a 128" plus piece of 1/4" 3x5 square tube to roughly 64" for mock up... But the jack-stands would not go high enough... But you get the rough Idea of what it will look like.



Cut the opining for the framerail tie-ins.


Here is one of the tie-ins.


That was as far as I got today, I don't know if I will be able to get anything done tomorrow, but I do need to get another grinder, the one I was using blew up today.
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Well I didn't get to work on the bumper today, but I did get a new grinder and the bolts, nuts, and washers to bolt up the bumper. 5 on each side and 10 in all. 1/2" by 1.5" long grade 8. All for only $6 at Tractor supply, witch is a lot cheaper from where I was getting my bolts from for my front bumper and rock sliders. (Lowe's) Would of been about $25+ to get them from there.

I will defiantly be working on the bumper tomorrow though.
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Well I didn't get too far today, but I did get the frame tie-ins all done and did a little mock up on the bumper portion.



Both sides cut and holes drilled.


Nuts welded into the tie-ins.


The tie-ins and the Hitch bolted into place.


The bolts down the frame rail on the driver side.


Doing some final mock up and marking where I need to cut the bumper for the tie-ins to slide into the bumper.



The marks where I am going to be cutting the bumper tomorrow.


Hopefully tomorrow I can get the bumper cut and the tie-ins put through the bumper to make the D-ring tabs then get everything tack welded into place then go over to my friend house to do the final welding with his 210V, I could probably use mine, but since it's a bumper and I'm going to be putting a tire on it, using it as a tow point, and it's 1/4" steel. I feel safer using his 210V than my 120V.
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Well I didn't get too far today, but I did get the frame tie-ins all done and did a little mock up on the bumper portion.

Both sides cut and holes drilled.

Nuts welded into the tie-ins.

The tie-ins and the Hitch bolted into place.

The bolts down the frame rail on the driver side.

Doing some final mock up and marking where I need to cut the bumper for the tie-ins to slide into the bumper.

The marks where I am going to be cutting the bumper tomorrow.

Hopefully tomorrow I can get the bumper cut and the tie-ins put through the bumper to make the D-ring tabs then get everything tack welded into place then go over to my friend house to do the final welding with his 210V, I could probably use mine, but since it's a bumper and I'm going to be putting a tire on it, using it as a tow point, and it's 1/4" steel. I feel safer using his 210V than my 120V.
Looks good so far! I'd recommend tying your d ring tabs into your frame tie ins for more pulling support, are you going to do anything with the ends? It seems like it sticks out a bit on both sides
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Looks good so far! I'd recommend tying your d ring tabs into your frame tie ins for more pulling support, are you going to do anything with the ends? It seems like it sticks out a bit on both sides
Thanks! That was my plan from the start. (to use the tie-ins as the D-ring mounts) Actually, the ends are even with the side of the body, funny thing is, I didn't plan on that, I just cut the longer piece down so I could mock it up. But it turned out to be the perfect with to the body. So I'm keeping the ends the same, but when I order and get the tire carrier kit from AtoZ (spindle, latch and tire plate) I plan to angle the sides after I mock up where the spindle will go.
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Well today I started out by cutting the holes in the 3x5 so the tie-ins would go inside of it.


Then I mounted the 3x5 to mark and cut out where the tie-ins would come out to make the D-ring tabs.



After I cut down the tie-ins I put them through the holes I cut in the 2x3.



Then I ground down the 2x3 and started tacking it into place. Then I went ahead and welded some 1/4" to both sides of the tie-ins that were coming out of the 2x3.



Then I went ahead and took it off and bolted the hitch back to it so try and keep warping to a minimum and called it a night.


I'll try and get everything welded and try to start painting tomorrow if I get a chance to work on it tomorrow.
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this is sick!! good work! this deffinatly gives me some ideas for a new rear bumper
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this is sick!! good work! this deffinatly gives me some ideas for a new rear bumper

Thanks! Hopefully I can finish the bumper part tomorrow and order my spindle so I can start on the carrier whenever it comes in.
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Well I got done with the Bumper part today. Now I just have to order the Spindle and get that part done.

Started off today by doing the final welding of the bumper and did one last mock up.


Ground down D-Ring tab... Need to get a 1" step down drill bit to make the hole.


All painted and installed.


Forgot to put on the CB antenna mount... last minute add-on.


Side view of the bumper


Well that's all I can do until I get the spindle to make the carrier, When I make the carrier, I'm going to close in the sides and make a plate to go under the lights.
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Got the Kit from A to Z today, pretty good shipping, ordered Sunday.

Everything in the kit.


Decal and sticker.


Latch kit.


Mega spindle. Upgraded from standard.


Bering, Studs, and Tire mounting plate.


Hopefully I can get a 1 1/2" hole saw and start to mock up on Monday.
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Well, I got a little bit done today. I went out to Lowe's and got some more pain and the 1.5" hole saw. Then I went home and drilled the holes and went to my friends house to use their 210 to weld the spindle in.

The whole saw I bought.


The holes drilled.



The spline welded in.



Welding with a 220V MIG with gas sure helps with welding the 1/4" steel, and it looks a lot better than my 120V flux core welds.


Bottom of spindle welded and ground smooth.


I'm going to try and start on the swing arm part tomorrow if I get a chance.
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WOW. looks really good so far, will you being modifying the plastic bumper ends so that you can slide them back on?? or you thinking of a way to fill in the void under the taillights?
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WOW. looks really good so far, will you being modifying the plastic bumper ends so that you can slide them back on?? or you thinking of a way to fill in the void under the taillights?
Thanks. And I will be modifying the end caps to put back on it and I will also be making something to go under and behind the taillights to fill the gap.
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Well I didn't get too much done today, Had to cut grass and other things. But I did get part of the swing done.

Got the races put in.


Mocking up the swing to weld.


Welding the swing.


The bottom of the swing welded and on the spindle.


That was all I got done today, don't know how far, if any, I will get tomorrow.
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Didn't get much done today. AT&T came out today to work on the internet because we have been having problems and they didn't leave til about 4, then I had to go do something. So I didn't get started til about 5:30 or 6:00. But I started to make the mount for the tire.

Welded the upright.


Took off one of my front tires to do the mock up with because I'm eventually getting another DC-2, and when I get tires I'm putting one of the Grabbers on the spare rim.



The tire mount.


May or may not work on it tomorrow. Deepens on how things go.
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