Custom front Bumpers

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by RAV52202, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. RAV52202

    RAV52202 Rockstar 100 Posts

    I am looking for ideas for custom front bumpers. Can you guys post some pics of your front bumpers. I need to build one before the end of May. I Need it for camping. Any and all pics are welcome. Thanks in advance.
  2. zuki82

    zuki82 Member 1 Year 100 Posts

    Camping/bumper?!?! I don't see the correlation! Carry things on the bumper, that would block the rad. cuase over heating! Block the lights too, so what kind of ideas do you have?
  3. RAV52202

    RAV52202 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Well, I sometimes need to push things out of the way when I go camping. Last year i had to push a rock out of the way that would have filled the back of a pickup. Just want a bumper thats a little bit stronger then factory.
  4. RAV52202

    RAV52202 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Anybody out there have custom bumpers on there trucks?
  5. buckmeister2

    buckmeister2 Rockstar 4 Years 100 Posts

    When you talk about pushing heavy things out of the way, you have to consider your bumper mounts. If you do not center the thing to be pushed between the mounts, you are probably going to bend the mounts, no matter how heavy the bumper is. Your best bet is a push bar, like on the front of CHP cars and trucks. It is two verticle bars mounted in direct alignment with the bumper mounts. Since you are not pushing vehicles, you could add a horizontal piece of 1/4" steel across the mounts to provide a contact point for anything that does not span the width of the mounts.

    The far better idea is to avoid pushing anything, ever. Turn the truck around, and pull the item out of the way. When you use your hitch, your pulling force is multiplied many times over your pushing force.
  6. RAV52202

    RAV52202 Rockstar 100 Posts

    The object that i had to move could not be pulled. had no way to get on the other side of it or else i would have pulled it. I will be building all new mounts and braces for the new bumper.

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