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Old November 22nd, 2008, 05:05 PM   #1
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i recently bent up my factory bumper and i have begun to play around with the idea of making a bumper and i have seen several made by people on this site but i was wondering what you normally make bumpers out of. is there any special type of steel that you bugs use?
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 05:53 PM   #2
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I use alot of DOM tubing (get it from work for free..dont ask, I horde it) and mild steel...its just a bumper, doesnt need to be any fancy material...
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1/4" plate steel, and angle [usually 4x4x1/4"]
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 09:32 PM   #4
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what type of vehicle?
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what type of vehicle?
believe hes got a BII
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if its a B2 then plate steel, cold rolled is probably the best choice, unless you're great with a bender dom tubing will look out of place and rectangular tube will be hard to follow the bodyline. plate steel will give you better lines but still be stout. I would say 3/16" thick for the main portion, and 1/4" for the frame mounts. one important fact to remember is the bumper is still only as strong as your weakest link in the setup....your frame...dont forget to use grade 8 hardware
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thanks i was thinking about somthing that could accomidate a winch for when i can afford one
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