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First Gen Bumper Ideas - Update!
« on: Aug 31, 2015, 09:31:55 PM »
If you've seen my deer thread, you know why I am looking to build a stout bumper.  Quite simply, I want to start a thread for front bumper ideas, and am down to see rear bumper ideas too.  Post up  :thumbs:
« Last Edit: Jan 10, 2017, 07:25:54 PM by kneedownnate »
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #1 on: Aug 31, 2015, 09:52:09 PM »
Of all the first gen pics I have saved, this is the only front bumper idea I like, though it is less substantial than I'd want.  Probably want a bigger hoop and some better grille/light protection
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #2 on: Sep 01, 2015, 03:18:17 PM »
Here is one with a more protection.

I don't really care for the slant of the bars, I would run them straighter, more in line with the oem body/grill design.

Maybe a combo of both(no photo/shop :gap:)

I would also soften the plate edges some to follow the 1st gens softer body lines.

Maybe something like this if you like the ARB design.
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First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #3 on: Sep 01, 2015, 03:25:11 PM »

I looked all over for first gens... I finally made one just off what I do best.. Building it off the cuff.. I am adding an aluminum skid plate.. It is very prerunnerish.. 


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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #4 on: Sep 01, 2015, 03:28:25 PM »
Also really like immortals bumper


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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #5 on: Sep 01, 2015, 05:30:48 PM »
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #6 on: Sep 01, 2015, 06:42:06 PM »
haha no!


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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #7 on: Sep 01, 2015, 08:13:58 PM »
I gotta post a few more times and I can give you an idea in the form of pictures. I used perf. sheet metal it make a new grill and headlight protection.

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #8 on: Sep 01, 2015, 08:18:28 PM »
Leave the current bumper on...........


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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #9 on: Sep 01, 2015, 08:21:17 PM »
mine is a 2nd gen but the kinda ideas are the same. I saw the damage to your grill and It reminded me of mine as it had the same kind of damage. I didn't want to just throw another brittle plastic grill on and have to break into little pieces again

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #10 on: Sep 01, 2015, 09:02:43 PM »
I kinda dig this one
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #11 on: Sep 01, 2015, 09:09:27 PM »
Check it out

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #12 on: Sep 01, 2015, 09:13:46 PM »
Look like horned rim glasses, and made me think of this:


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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #13 on: Sep 01, 2015, 09:17:21 PM »
shot of the skeleton
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #14 on: Sep 03, 2015, 02:05:41 PM »
I can appreciate it, but it is a little too mad-max-ish for me and would look out of place on a first gen.  My favorite design so far is the last one I posted, and I'm thinking of maybe making one of these for the bed, too
« Last Edit: Sep 03, 2015, 02:13:26 PM by kneedownnate »
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #15 on: Sep 03, 2015, 06:23:11 PM »
That last one you posted would have scared that buck right out of your way. Dig the bed bar idea, could double as a canopy frame should you need to shelter something. :beer:
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #16 on: Sep 03, 2015, 10:40:12 PM »
My thoughts exactly!  I'd also like to be able to chuck my kayak or crawdad up there and still have full bed space available.
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #17 on: Jan 10, 2016, 08:06:04 PM »
No new ideas, so I need to either find somebody in the area to help me build the tube bumper or buy this and make it fit  http://chico.craigslist.org/pts/5386189211.html
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #18 on: Jan 15, 2016, 04:21:31 PM »
I will be cutting off Trixxies bumper with the leaf spring hanger...here within the next couple weeks...

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #19 on: Jan 16, 2016, 09:30:13 PM »
Huh... what do you think you'd want and where you is?  I know you're not super far from me, just wanna make sure you're within "worth it to get a bumper" distance  :wink2:
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #20 on: Jan 17, 2016, 09:19:06 PM »

Huh... what do you think you'd want and where you is?  I know you're not super far from me, just wanna make sure you're within "worth it to get a bumper" distance  :wink2:
im in the bay area... im linking the trekker so the leaf hanger and front bumper are coming off.


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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #21 on: Jan 25, 2016, 08:18:04 PM »
PM on that Trekker bumper.

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #22 on: Jan 25, 2016, 09:57:02 PM »
PM on that Trekker bumper.

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #23 on: Feb 07, 2016, 08:04:06 AM »
I like the one kneedownnate posted a picture of. Where could one find a bumper like that? I do not have the means of building my own but am in the market for an aftermarket bumper.

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #24 on: Feb 10, 2016, 05:17:40 PM »
Which one, the one on the truck or the one on the ground?  You can buy the one on the ground anywhere, it's a warn winch.  The one on the truck you'd need to get the specs for and find a competent fab shop or local guy who could do a good job and won't rape you.
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #25 on: Feb 11, 2016, 05:00:59 AM »
Thanks for the reply kneedownnate . I was talking about the one on the front of the pre 85 in the first picture. It really looks cool to me but I have not found a good Fab Shop in MS that wont try to break it off in you. I know a few guys that can weld and will see if any of them would be willing to tackle something like this.

I have an 85 Sr5 4x4 and wasn't sure if the Warn would bolt right up. The specs show the Warn is for 89-95 so I'm sure it would still require some fab work too.     

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #26 on: Mar 02, 2016, 03:22:01 AM »
I'll share with you what I have done in the past:

I find someone selling a bumper I liked, (happened to be the 3rd gen WARN rock crawler bumper..) and simply asked for a few dimensions...

Then I took it upon myself to download, and learn how to use AutoCAD student version for free, and designed this baby:

This is the pic of it rendered up on a friend's computer...

Still some work to do, but now I can do directly to my favorite steel mill in Portland, and have them CNC laser cut this from 3/16ths...

They've done it for me in the past with smaller projects like this York OBA adapter plate:


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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #27 on: Mar 03, 2016, 10:49:30 AM »
Hey guys, one of you wanted the bumper, and the extra tin can roof that i have laying around...i lost track of who wanted what..if you guys want to txt me again...i was in the process of moving my shop...and everything has been sooooo crazy...

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #28 on: Mar 04, 2016, 04:04:51 AM »
Heres one I built the other day:






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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #29 on: Jul 13, 2016, 11:06:30 PM »
TTT!
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