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Show us your custom bumpers!!

Discussion in 'Offroad Fabrication - Bumpers, Sliders, Cages etc.' started by brandon, February 5, 2004.

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  1. Kazer

    Kazer Well-Known Member

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    Fled bought it from a guy who had it custom made for $1070


     
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  3. projectnitemare

    projectnitemare New Member

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    I built that one. Aside from a custom fab shop I haven't seen any off the shelf bumpers for newer explorers.
     
  4. fled

    fled Active Member

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    Shop where Nick had it made is closed.
     
  5. Possumz

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    Not to change the subject, but what size tires are you using and what size rim. Offset ans width. Those are what I am looking for. Love the bumper as well. Wish I had the skills to do my own.


     
  6. whitetrash96

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    They are 15x8 with 3.5"s of backspacing and 33x10.5s. I liked them on my ranger but found them a little skinny in mud with a heavier explorer.
     
  7. 2TimingTom

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  8. AccordRanger

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    Love the bumper Tom!
     
  9. 01STrunner

    01STrunner Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I second that. I also like the skid plate too.
     
  10. colintrax

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    That bumper looks really good. Super clean and aggressive
     
  11. 2TimingTom

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    Well the skid plate is an item you can easily get on yours too. Contact me for the info.
     
  12. 01STrunner

    01STrunner Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I've seen the thread but an SAS is in the works - slowly getting the parts so I'm done putting money into the IFS. Otherwise I would!
     
  13. colintrax

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    ^ what axle you planning on installing? D44 or D60? Or something different :)
     
  14. 01STrunner

    01STrunner Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Just a 44 for now
     
  15. 2004xlmiller

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  16. Maniak

    Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I figure I'll post an updated shot of the front bumper (old pic got lost) and some shots of the phase 1 of the rear bumper (before tire carrier).

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    Custom Tube bumper with d-ring and lights 1 by maniak_az, on Flickr

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    Custom Tube bumper with d-ring and lights 2 by maniak_az, on Flickr

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    Custom Tube bumper with d-ring mounts 1 by maniak_az, on Flickr

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    Custom Tube bumper with d-ring mounts 2 by maniak_az, on Flickr

    The front bumper is the weaker of the 2. The front is made from 1/8 wall steel and the mount is a piece of 1/8 plate on each side of the frame. I've lifted it using a high lift and hit it a bunch of times wheeling. Still holding strong.

    I did pull the tow hooks that were bolted onto the bumper (with the mount bolts) and made 1" thick d-ring shackle mounts.

    The rear bumper is 3/16 wall tubing and the mount is 3/16" thick plate but it is only on 1 side of the frame (its not boxed). The shackle mounts are 7/8" thick and are welded to the 3/16" bumper/frame mount.

    All of the tubing is 2x3" square tubing...

    I made this style since "my thinking" is if I can get a tire on it, I can climb it. I don't want the bumper to stop my tire from getting to an obstacle.

    ~Mark
     
  17. tvalentino

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    Nice set up... awesome
     
  18. rabbit91

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  19. 2004EddieBauer

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    I really like this bumper. I'm looking for a different one for my 04. Do you by any chance have the plans for this?
     
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    Corey L, but he has been out of the 4x4 stuff for years now.
     

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