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Thread: Rear Bumpers

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    Default Rear Bumpers

    I like to try my hand at making myself a rear bumper, Can some of you show off your bumper pictures? Street and Off Road Bumpers.

    I realize pictures and posts are scattered thought out the form but this way, there be in one post.
    Thank you

    This is what it's going on.
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    Fab Tech

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    This is a Tire Carrier/Bumper I fabbed for my son's pre-runner.
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    DAVE Dynasty 200DX with Coolmate 3
    Millermatic 212 Auto Set
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    JD2 Tube Bender

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    Default sweet job Shamrock!

    that looks killer, anybody ask you to start building them ?
    I have a welding addiction

    ...the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask

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    I have found a lot of people who would love one..........for $100. They can just keep searching the net for one.
    DAVE Dynasty 200DX with Coolmate 3
    Millermatic 212 Auto Set
    Millermatic 140 Auto Set
    Hobart Airforce 400 Plasma Cutter
    JD2 Tube Bender

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamrock1123 View Post
    I have found a lot of people who would love one..........for $100. They can just keep searching the net for one.
    That's kinda what I was thinking.
    It reminds me of people that see something cool that I made, right away they want one. I used to get excited and think I might be able to make them one so I'd spend some time and price it out. I'd account for the material and consumables plus mark up, then figure out the labor and give them the final price... what a waste of time. 98% of the time they wanted to pay a mass production price... if that. Sorry I'm not Walmart, I don't have a factory out back pumping a 1000 of these out an hour.

    So then I started asking them what they do for a living... oh your a carpenter (purely an example) oh sweet, I just picked up a lift of econo studs from an auction, they're a little twisted, some have some bark and knots in them, but do you think you could frame me a house tomorrow for $500??? What... you can't??? What do you mean it would take longer than that and you work for more than $500 a day???
    Oh never mind, I'll burn the studs for fire wood and buy an RTM house.


    Nice stuff by the way.
    at home:
    2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
    2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin FOR SALE
    2008 Suitcase 12RC
    Spoolmatic 30A
    WC-24
    2009 Dynasty 200DX
    2000 XMT 304
    2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
    Sold:MM130XP
    Sold:MM 251
    Sold:CST 280

    at work:
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    Dynasty 350
    Millermatic 350P
    Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251

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    Yeah, Clay. You pretty well hit it.

    I got burned on a bumper I built for an '80's K-5 Chevy blazer about 5 years ago. I'm trying to locate a few pix of it, but much like you already said, the labor alone was far in excess of any "production" piece price. It was a custom job & he outright didn't finish paying for it tho.

    I wouldn't get too excited at the prospects. It's a lot like building a trailer. You can't really compete with the places down south that are churning them out all day long with cheap production labor, specific made jigs & equipment to process the materials & a volume discount on those materials from buying in large quantities.

    Make 'em for yourself & just take the compliments.
    So you're telling me...You're not nostalgic? Then, give me another word for it......

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