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  • #16
    Originally posted by Flyingpig View Post
    Yeah that really is a lite duty bumper.

    I dont really want a heavier bracket but do need a stouter mount on the radiator side. Ive got it here on my desk and it measures 1 3/8 wide by 1/8 thick. It has 3/8 bolts instead of 5/16. The bracket is equally as girly as the bumper but the geometry on the one end is shyt. I think its a "universal" mount which means it works for everybody but me.

    What kind of fish?
    usually easiest to get mahimahi. aku or ahi (lot more expensive) I haven't checked what has been biting recently! or, if you want it cheaper, I can get some roadkill also Dabar39 had some fish sent to him frozen, said it came frozen, no problem....If they send it to Japan and all over the U.S., should be fine!!!
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    • #17
      I aint never heard of any of those. That all sounds like something you go to the doctor for.
      Who do you call when the lawmakers ignore the law?

      Miller AC/DC Thunderbolt 225
      Miller 180 w/Autoset
      Old cutting torch on LPG

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Flyingpig View Post
        I aint never heard of any of those. That all sounds like something you go to the doctor for.
        mahimahi is also know as dolphin fish in Mexico
        I'm not late...
        I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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        • #19
          If space permits I would shorten the bracket and install an anti-vibration mount between bracket and radiator tray. That should solve the problems. Something has to give. A stronger bracket would just cause a different part to break.
          Steffen
          Krefeld, Germany

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          • #20
            chevy-man's mounts are a good idea. you can probably
            find something at www.mcmaster.com

            from the picture of the bracket you posted
            it looks like you'll have to rebuild the end with the
            long slotted hole -- it's broken through there :-)
            Where the bracket broke it looks like there might
            be some sharp corners -- notorious for being a
            stress point... when you rebuild the bracket
            consider adding more material to the end with
            the slot (like sistering boards in carpentry).
            and bringing the added material onto and along
            the long arm of the bracket a bit -- leaving most
            of the long arm the original thickness to do the
            flexing and vibration damping you mention earlier.

            Good luck, and keep us posted on how it goes

            And how bert's fish is!

            Frank

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            • #21
              Thats why I asked for help. I dont want to break one thing after another. I sure dont want to stress the bolt enough to break off.

              The AC condenser and tranny cooler stick out well beyond the bolts. If Im to make it one bracket instead of two Id have to add 2-3 inches on the back side to shim away from that X brace.

              How about this alternative? I use a good heavy piece of angle and move the attachment point directly under the bolt or even behind the Xbrace. Then build a new bracket that would angle from the bolt to the bolt on the bumper. The bracket would no longer be straight in line with the truck but instead wider at the bumper than at the radiator support. That way I wouldnt have a super heavy piece to do more damage on impact. In case of impact the angled bracket would already be in line to "collapse".
              Who do you call when the lawmakers ignore the law?

              Miller AC/DC Thunderbolt 225
              Miller 180 w/Autoset
              Old cutting torch on LPG

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              • #22
                Maybe a bracket attached directly to the bumper about where the existing ones are.
                2- XMT's 350 cc/cv
                1- Blue star 185
                1- BOBCAT 250
                1- TRAILBLAZER 302
                1- MILLER DVI
                2- PASSPORT PLUS
                1- DYNASTY 200 DX
                1- DYNASTY 280 DX
                1- MAXSTAR 150 STL
                1- HF-251 BOX
                1- S-74D
                1- S-75DXA
                2- 12-RC SUITCASES
                1- 8-VS SUITCASE
                2- 30 A SPOOLGUNS

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                • #23
                  fabricator,

                  It took me a while to understand what you meant. This bumper is mounted to the frame under the stock bumper. The bracket Im talking about here comes out over the bumper and attaches to the radiator support to steady it and keep it from falling forward. A manly bumper would have solid mounts most probably bolted to stock bumper itself.
                  Who do you call when the lawmakers ignore the law?

                  Miller AC/DC Thunderbolt 225
                  Miller 180 w/Autoset
                  Old cutting torch on LPG

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Flyingpig View Post
                    ........I was concerned if it was heavier metal the radiator support may be the next victim.
                    who was the first victim?




                    Originally posted by Flyingpig View Post
                    Thats why I asked for help. I dont want to break one thing after another.
                    stop hitting people!!!
                    my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
                    feel free to P/M me

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by welderman23 View Post
                      stop hitting people!!!
                      Welderman, KEEP UP WITH THE THREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!

                      He''s not hitting people,


                      HE'S KILLING BAMBI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                      I'm not late...
                      I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                      • #26
                        There have no deaths associated with this project. I didnt do it. Nobody saw me do it. You cant prove anything.
                        Who do you call when the lawmakers ignore the law?

                        Miller AC/DC Thunderbolt 225
                        Miller 180 w/Autoset
                        Old cutting torch on LPG

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Flyingpig View Post
                          There have no deaths associated with this project. I didnt do it. Nobody saw me do it. You cant prove anything.
                          Ugh Oh....I didn't see any smiley faces in this one!!!
                          I'm not late...
                          I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                          • #28
                            Guys what you don't see is more than the real story on my bumper. I built it out of scrap, it is covered in 1/4" checker plate and backed up by 1/2" vertical frame mounting plates. I hit a Honda Accord that was 3 monthes old which was totaled, and it only scratched the corner of the bumper. I did however later bend it in an unpleasant adventure with a tree in my driveway that left a bend in the bottom of the center.

                            Believe this guys, I am rebuilding the body on that truck and it has 270,000 miles on it......Yea, A tree fell on it in my driveway.:mad It was a crushing experience. hehe!

                            Deer do not have a chance, I have killed 3 with this beast.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Paul Seaman View Post
                              I did however later bend it in an unpleasant adventure with a tree in my driveway that left a bend in the bottom of the center.
                              PAUL IS GIVING ALL YOU GUYS A GOOD LESSON: DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!


                              Originally posted by Paul Seaman View Post
                              Deer do not have a chance, I have killed 3 with this beast.
                              Ummm....Did you make a BBQ grill out of scrap??? Ummm...BBQ deermeat?
                              (sniff sniff....Flyingpig is pleading the 5th...but YOU!!! SO BLATENT!!!)

                              Awsome job on the bumper though.....
                              I'm not late...
                              I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                              • #30
                                I use the manly truck to kill deer. Not the girly one.
                                Who do you call when the lawmakers ignore the law?

                                Miller AC/DC Thunderbolt 225
                                Miller 180 w/Autoset
                                Old cutting torch on LPG

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