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winch style bumper for 06 Ram

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  • winch style bumper for 06 Ram

    I like the looks of them but not the price, so I decided to build my own.

    working out from the center


    welded the gussets before I couldn't get to them any more and added a brace just so the ears would somewhat hold their shape during fitup


  • #2
    boxing it in



    getting there


    mocking up the outsides

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    • #3
      with metal instead of cardboard:beerbang:


      drivers side done


      as I was cutting pieces for the drivers side I cut some for the passenger side also, so the second side went very quickly. The passenger side is about 1/4" lower than the drivers side, so tomarrow I'll tweak that and cut the ends off and make caps for them.

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        This has been a fun build, when I'm finished with the front I plan to make a rear also. To finish the front I have to cut off ends and make caps, cut in some fog lights, add a "baja" bar, mount some KC's and add recovery points. Still debating on a coating for it, I am torn between powder coat and spray on bedliner, I am leaning toward the bedliner only because I want to do my nerf bars also and I think the bedliner would be more durable....but who knows?

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        • #5
          Very nice build!
          I think you should really consider the bed liner material.


          http://www2.line-x.com/nw/military.html

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          • #6
            That is a nice bumper. How much do you think it weighs?
            Nick

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            • #7
              cooooooool
              l

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kiwi View Post
                That is a nice bumper. How much do you think it weighs?
                Nick
                not sure, I'll try to rember to weight it when I remove it for final welding. I do know it's much heavier than the stock tin/plastic one!

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                • #9
                  pic update



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                  • #10
                    very nice!!!!!!!!

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                    • #11
                      Here is the finished bumper, I plan on one final fitting before sending it off for paint or powder coat.


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                      • #12
                        That is some very fine work.

                        I have one of those in my short list to fit my work truck.
                        Me thinks it is time to move it up to the top.

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                        • #13
                          Looks real nice - fits that truck.

                          What thickness metal did you use for the 'skin'?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by con_fuse9 View Post
                            Looks real nice - fits that truck.

                            What thickness metal did you use for the 'skin'?
                            the center section and mounting brackets are 1/4" and the rest is 1/8" weight is 144 pounds, no lights or mounting hardware.

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                            • #15
                              nice work!

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