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Old 05-20-2011, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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oh wow. what happened? look forward to meeting you tomorrow at "bears"
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Lift the truck 8" or so and your bumper will be legal height.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Time for some tube. I can build you one like mine
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Codeman's bumper is as bad as it looks in person as it looks in photos, I saw it first hand over the weekend.
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Time for some tube. I can build you one like mine
bumper looks similar to my new sliders, you went vertical with the 2x4 where I went horzontal. there was no "inspiration" on your bumper was there?
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Actually, no... its a 4" C-channel so I had no choice as to how to orient it, it just turned out that way. Actually its sitting on the floor now since I cut another 8" out of the frame on my current project...
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I was just teasing you, I knew there was no "inspiration" involved. you know I like giving everyone a hard time.

But the bumper looks good, and the material you used should make it pretty rugid!

like I said, it looks good as does the bed cage. Keep up the nice work.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah I look back at the bumper and to be honest, if I had any more channel I would make a new one, that flux core sucks compared to the gas...bought a HF mig with a bottle last week for the cage project.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I've got a few solid ideas to replace it. Tube, with two tiers something like this.


Or something like gtrotter's with tube protection on the side instead of plate.


Bear, give google sketchup a look. It looks like alot can be done with it but will take some learning. I tried to do a bumper on it for a few hours and gave up.

http://sketchup.google.com/#utm_camp..._term=SketchUp

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Old 05-25-2011, 06:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have got autocad here at work. I could give it a try, but I have found it is easier to just build off the actual truck. That really wouldn't take more than a day to complete, finish welding and all.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:58 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm a novice, so I'm sure it would take a while.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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A weekend roadtrip and we could nail that out, novice or not
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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yea, I have "sketchit" on my computer but hate the crap out of it! I have to agree with Mark in it is a lot easier to build of the actual truck, if you have doubt in design, build first out of either cardboard or conduit tubing then once you are happy with it, transfer it to your actual material.

(yea, I have been off the boards for a while)
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hey Cody,

what's the latest on your bumper plans?
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:36 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Bought an air/hydraulic bottle jack for the bender so no more pumping :-)
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:53 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I may have found a cheap one to slap on there for protection if the guy ever contacts me. Other than that I havent made any progress towards a design.

I'd like it to be somewhat like TrailGear design, the base is fairly simple and you can add onto it how you like.
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