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  • Homemade BumpGate Opener/Bumber

    Hello,
    I have a 98 Ford F-150 with no grill gaurd, my issue is that a ranch that I visit has bump gates. These are gates that you must bump with your vehicle in order to go through. when you hit them they swing open and you drive through. I don't want to invest in a grill gaurd, and was thinking of building a gadget that I could attach to my truck temporarily just for this purpose. Any help is greatly appreciated....keep up the good threads!

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    Sorry, couldn't help myself...
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    • #3
      Good one...believe me, that's how I feel sometimes!!!

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      • #4
        i would just make a simple bolt under push type. i got a bit caried away with mine, but it bolts on under the bumper and threw it as well. but if ya just want to add some thing to hit a gate, maybe atach a trailor 2" recever to the front that you can slide the push bumper into when needed and pull it out for other times. you could make a winch plate also to slide in. once the recever is in place the options are wide open.

        HF sells a small bolt on reciever for like $11 i think it was.


        my son helped with the design of mine, got a little caried away.
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        thanks for the help
        ......or..........
        hope i helped
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        • #5
          Strap an old tire to the front..........
          Nick
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          • #6
            nfinch86- Canadian Weldor :

            Fun4now, Man you push some stuff around with that rig on the front of
            your truck !! Looks real good, gives me something to think about ??........ Norm :
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            • #7
              great advice everyone...thanks for the input. I think I'm going to bolt something on the frame and weld it together so it will pertrude through the bumper opening. I'll keep u guys posted. wish me luck!

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              • #8
                Use a hitch socket and then you can easly slide in a L shaped bump bar when it is needed. Handy for moving trailers in tight spots too. `
                Weekend wannab racer with some welders.

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                • #9
                  i forgot to mention the ease of trailer moving with the front hitch, thanks Vicegrip

                  nfinch86 i have pushed a car or two with it.
                  i made it out of 10 or 12 gage, so the teeth are a lot stronger than they look. used a O/A torch to bend them into shape and a little spectrum 125 to cut the skull. the back lighting is hooked into the parking lights, so when i turn on the lights at night it shows up great.
                  i coated the hole thing with rubber bed liner ( similar to ryno-liner) so i have not had any trouble with scratches or rust. been on there for a few years now and still looks good as new.
                  you can get spray on bed liner at wally-world, great stuff, i also lined my lawn mower trailer with it. stuff works great, for $8 a can you cant beat the protection and you can paint over it.

                  JNH92 be shore to share some pic's when you Get-R-Done.
                  thanks for the help
                  ......or..........
                  hope i helped
                  sigpic
                  feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                  summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                  JAMES

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                  • #10
                    Thanks guys...you sure are full of ideas....I definately will share pics, when I get going....thanks again!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fun4now View Post
                      i forgot to mention the ease of trailer moving with the front hitch, thanks Vicegrip
                      Sorry got so busy looking at the pix I missed your recomendation in the text.
                      Weekend wannab racer with some welders.

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                      • #12
                        Finished Product

                        Thanks guys for all the suggestions...here is what I came up with....tried it this past weekend and it worked perfect! Thanks again and love this site
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                        • #13
                          LOL!!! COOL! SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE!!!
                          How did you tie it in? the frame?
                          nice job
                          I'm not late...
                          I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                          • #14
                            Yes, I drilled some holes on the pipe and bolted it onto the frame, it's an "L" shape underneath and it goes up to the frame.

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                            • #15
                              That is a very nice design. It is subtle and does not take away from the looks of your truck. Sometimes less is more in my opinion.
                              Nick

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