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Heavy duty rear bumper

Old 08-04-2014, 08:55 PM
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Default Heavy duty rear bumper

Built heavy duty rear bumper out of 1/4" thick 4" square tube, with 3/16" thick 2"x3" rectangle tube stock inserted into unibody frame rails, which I had to cut out with a grinder and saw to insert the bumper mounts.

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Bolted with 5 grade eight bolts on each side. Weighs 75 lbs.
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Welded the complete bumper with a MIG welder and here it is primed and bolted on.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:45 PM
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Love the simplicity. What about putting some tabs for D rings?
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:44 AM
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Ya should of cut a hole in the center and slid the hitch inside for better clearance and more weld area. Good job though.
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