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Front bumper
« on: Jan 04, 2013, 04:22:30 PM »
Started to make bumper but I wanna put a winch mount like the one trail gear sells anyone have pics of their own creations? Measurements??

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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #1 on: Jan 04, 2013, 05:03:36 PM »
i know there are some people that run those with winches withut issue, but to me, the angles just look like they are going to rip the front end off of someones truck... a couple 1/4" plate gussets aren't going to take that stress......
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 04, 2013, 07:00:42 PM »
The whole this is made from 1/4 inch,   I think 3/16 is too thin? I have a lot of 3/16 but ill go buy 1/4

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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #3 on: Jan 05, 2013, 10:27:40 AM »
yeah for sure go with 1/4...

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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #4 on: Jan 21, 2013, 05:14:04 PM »
we have our own front wimch plates made. if you go to our website you can take a look

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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #5 on: Jan 21, 2013, 10:51:20 PM »
I will post a few pics of my new Goldenstate bumper tomorrow.
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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #6 on: Feb 03, 2013, 02:01:26 PM »
the golden state ones are pretty stout
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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #7 on: Feb 05, 2013, 10:32:35 AM »
The newest design GSM Bumper...
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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #8 on: Feb 05, 2013, 10:09:36 PM »
sprry to hijakc, but build thread on that truck?
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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #9 on: Feb 06, 2013, 07:34:25 PM »
Edit: The picture I posted is of my truck Check my signature for the build thread
« Last Edit: Feb 07, 2013, 10:21:53 AM by John Doe »
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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #10 on: Feb 06, 2013, 08:03:07 PM »
Heres one I did http://c4fabrication.com/Photo_Gallery_2.php

there are more pics of it on my website if you look through them

I just tried that link, and apparently it doesnt take you to the direct picture!  anyways its right up close to the top.  the bumper on the grey xtra cab has a winch mount
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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #11 on: Feb 06, 2013, 08:28:51 PM »
sorry, the truck with the fj80 with hellfire setups on leafs, wondering if there is a build thread on it. Not much for info on leaf springing those axles.
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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #12 on: Feb 08, 2013, 09:05:55 PM »
I added some 3/8" gussets on the winch plate I built bumper off of.

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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #13 on: Feb 08, 2013, 09:37:07 PM »
I added some 3/8" gussets on the winch plate I built bumper off of.

http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=39781.msg487742#msg487742
 




did you weld those 3/8 gussets to the stock front hanger? I dont think 3/8 is needed when the metal you are attaching it to is nto even that thick, I think all you did there is add more weight?
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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #14 on: Feb 09, 2013, 06:28:38 PM »
yeah 3/8 is overkill for sure, 3/16 would have been plenty.  But sometimes its all about using what you have laying around in your garage.  I know I have a few triangle shaped 3/8 plate pieces around that i use for gussets every once and a while.
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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #15 on: Mar 11, 2013, 03:23:57 PM »
im looking into the marlin front and rear bumper with the winch plate in the front. i dont need a stinger style bumper but i do need a rugged one. any other suggestions???
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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #16 on: Mar 11, 2013, 09:32:36 PM »
Make sure you have recovery points (place to use a shackle/ tow strap. And get some sliders too.
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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #17 on: Mar 12, 2013, 07:58:22 AM »
im looking into the marlin front and rear bumper with the winch plate in the front. i dont need a stinger style bumper but i do need a rugged one. any other suggestions???

are you looking for tube or plate design?
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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #18 on: Mar 15, 2013, 07:43:22 AM »
Im thinking tube... our three other yotas have the old Smittybuilts on them. i just wanna be different but keep it to a tube style for the front anyway.... love the way it looks
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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #19 on: Mar 15, 2013, 07:02:13 PM »
I personally dont like the smittybuilt ones, but i do like the look of tube.  check out this one on my website http://www.c4fabrication.com/Products.html
I know that one is for a 3rd gen 4runner, but it is a unique mix of tube and plate.  i could build one like that for older 4runners too i'm sure.  I honestly dont really now of many companies other than trail-gear, all-pro, and marlin that make tube bumpers.

the pics on that page dont get bigger, but you can go to my "automotive fab" page and find more pics of it there that are bigger
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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #20 on: Mar 21, 2013, 07:41:20 AM »
Yeah me either! Honestly Smittybuilt doesn't make them for Yotas anymore... Ill definantly check out the one on your site and let me kno if you have anyother ideas as well! Thanks!
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Re: Front bumper
« Reply #21 on: Apr 09, 2015, 08:24:21 AM »
I added some 3/8" gussets on the winch plate I built bumper off of.

http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=39781.msg487742#msg487742
 




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