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Thread: prerunner bumper build
04-16-2013, 01:06 PM #1
prerunner bumper build
Alright guys Im gonna go ahead and start this thread for my bumper build and update it as progress continues...
1) JD2 pipe bender
2) 1.5" schedule 40 pipe
4) tape measure
6) drill press
Heres what I got started last weekend...
had to mount our new JD2 pipe bender, since I knew we had no place other than dead center of our guest house garage, I knew it would also have to be movable, so I used female concrete anchors, so I could store it out of the way when not using it.
setup done, now time for lots of measuring and tedious thinking...
here was my first two bends...
second two bends...
my brother is holding it up for a visual reference
once again visual reference
now to begin my point of no return...
starting with sawing off the frame horns...
here was after my first cut
(THE METAL BLADES ON THE SAWZAW CUT THROUGH LIKE BUTTER!)
looking good so far after second (what was supposed to be final cut)
then I noticed this...
My truck was totaled my junior year in high school thanks to the most favorite NBS, ABS sensor defect, that GM has no motivation to ever fix. And i never thought that my left front frame horn couldve been replaced.... well apparently it was, and when it was replaced, it seem they cut about 1/2" extra off before welding the replacement horn back on, which is weird because my stock bumper sat just fine...
its really not too much of a setback, since this is a CUSTOM bumper, but id rather everything be even on both sides just for easier measurements.
this is after I used some leftover rustoleum bed spray on the front frame to keep rust from attacking my fresh new cuts...
thats all i got done for my first weekend...
near future plans:
1) make sure frame ends are even
2) find some 1/2" sheet steel to weld into my frame horns to cap them off, and provide a solid mounting point for my bumper
3) cap ends of main tube2000 Chevrolet Silverado
4.3L V6, 4L60E, 2WD, Single Cab
Poweraid TB Spacer
Flowmaster 10-series exhaust (dumped)
Edge CS insight monitor
LS-1 Dual Electric fans
Corvette tranny servo swap
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Speakers: Alpine SPR-60C 6.5" component set, 4X6 Infinity Kappas
Subs: 2-12" Kicker CVT's
Amps: Alpine-M1000 (subs), Alpine MRX-F65 (Speakers)
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35W HID Low Beams
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