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Thread: bumper plans

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    Post bumper plans

    hey guys
    I have been carged with building a set of bumpers for a friend of mine's 2000 ford psd. Since I, nor anyone I work with, owns that specific body style I have little to go off of for a template.

    So the question; do any of yall know a resource for plans for ranchhand style bumpers?

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    What in blazes is a "ranch hand" style bumper? Ive never heard of it..
    Up here in Canada we build moose bumpers! Eh.

    rubber baby buggy bumpers?
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    Hey sign, your Moose Bumpers are designed to protect the truck when hitting a Moose, we have slightly different targets here in the US!

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    ranchhand style bumpers?[/QUOTE]

    Sounds like something from Brokeback Mountain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepnford View Post
    thats a brush guard... this is a moose bumper

    http://www.truckersmall.net/herd.html bet its made in the states too.
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    Post bumper base ............

    the pictures are for the rear bumper. the front bumper is the same, except instead of being strait you have angles. ha ha ha ha ha ha signwave.................
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    The Ranchhand replacement bumpers are popular out here in the oilfields.
    Good protection from deer damage. I hit a doe once on the highway with mine, and just vaporized her.

    Usually made from 4" pipe, and many use it as an air tank.

    On a light work truck, a vise or other tool is often mounted on a rear replacement bumper.
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    ive been wanting to make a bumper more like the road armor/ alien patrol bumper. i might get to it this winter or i may just make one like the ranchhand style.
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    I built mine out of card board first to work out all the angles and make sure it looked right first. Then I had all the cardboard templates to transfer on the steel. Mines all assembled and welded but I keep adding crap like inset fog lights and A front bumper trailer hitch for moving trailers in and out of my way
    I used a winch style bumper by Road Armor for a Ford as the design and built it to fit my Chevy. I cant wait to paint it.

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