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02-05 Custom Front Bumper

Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by mztluhcs, May 10, 2017.

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    1. mztluhcs

      mztluhcs New Member

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      I recently just built this bumper for my rig,
      what do you guys think?


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    3. 2Trux

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      Looks good. What are your plans for the openings?
       
    4. mztluhcs

      mztluhcs New Member

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      Pods and a Lightbar
       
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      that bumper will handle the zombies when they attack !
       
    6. mztluhcs

      mztluhcs New Member

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      I designed it with autodesk, and had it cut out on a CNC plasma.

      Id consider becoming a vendor on this forum if any one is interested in building one for their rig.
       
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      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      What's the gauge of the metal? It's a perfect fit. How many pieces are there (or is it one piece)? It's hard to see if there are seam welds.
       
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      mztluhcs New Member

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      This is 3/16" (it can be whatever)
      21 pieces total
      I could fabricate it completely, partial fabrication, or ship the pieces in a DIY type kit. Cost would vary.

      With the pieces being cut out this way, you can tack the entire bumper together in less than an hour.
       
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      How much would you want for that? I've got family in Michigan, so maybe I can pick it up in person instead of freighting...

      Edit: ...just looked up where Norway, MI is. Nowhere near my family.... or anything in MI, for that matter, lol.
       
    10. mztluhcs

      mztluhcs New Member

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      Individual pieces - $350 + shipping
      Partialy fabbed (as in 3 large pieces - $425 + shipping
      Fully fabbed - $500 + shipping

      Ive done custom work in the past, like having a name cut into it, different lights, or symbols even. (ASK)
       
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      that's actually really reasonable... What's the mounting situation like? Can you post up some pictures of how it mounts to the frame rails?
       
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      I recommend that you contact Rick about getting set up as a vendor on this site.
       
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      I like, would like to see how it mounts to frame. Also would you be able to use a winch with it.
       
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      Mztluhcs, did you contact Rick yet?
       
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      Not yet, I'll buy the subscription as soon as someone asks for an order.

      I used 1/4" flat bar to mount it. I ran a 4-5 ft section across the front frame rails to replace the stock bumper. I cut two shorter pieces to extend from the bumper to the ends of the 4-5 ft piece. Had a friend hold it in place with a jack, and tacked it together. After that I took the bumper off and just added reinforcements every 8 inches or so. I hit a deer the same day I put it on... works great.

      I would need dimensions, but I'm sure I could include pieces for a winch.

      Ill try to put up pictures later today.
       
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      mztluhcs New Member

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      I already talked to Rick... I understand I have to become a vendor to sell anything...
       
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      All is good. He did contact me about testing the waters to see if there was interest in the product.
       
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      Perfect, carry on!
       
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      Update:

      Powder coated, and lights...
       
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      Looks so damn good, do you have the lights on a switch or wired into high beams?
       
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