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Old January 2nd, 2010, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default "Winch" style bumper for 06 Dodge Ram

I have seen a few styles of aftermarket bumpers on 3rd generation Rams and decided to build one for my 06. Why build you ask, #1 I'm a cheap skate, #2 I like to build things

Center section and mounting brackets will be made out of 1/4" while I don't plan to winch with it I do want it strong enough to use for recovery if need be. The rest will be 10ga or 1/8", I would rather make it out of 3/16" but this is only a 1/2 ton truck and I didn't want to hang too much weight up front. Plan to cut in and recess a couple of fog lights in the bumper, and mount 3 6" Hellas on top of the bumper topped off with a Baja style bar to protect them.

now for the pics.

1. mounting plates.
2. center shape.
3. center shape done.
4. added braces and started flaring back up under the headlight.

Enjoy!!
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 06:06 PM   #2
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looks like fun
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Old February 27th, 2010, 08:50 PM   #3
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made some more progress today

working out from the center


welded the gussets before I couldn't get to them any more and added a brace just so the ears would somewhat hold their shape during fitup



boxing it in



getting there


mocking up the outsides


with metal instead of cardboard


drivers side done


as I was cutting pieces for the drivers side I cut some for the passenger side also, so the second side went very quickly. The passenger side is about 1/4" lower than the drivers side, so tomarrow I'll tweak that and cut the ends off and make caps for them.





This has been a fun build, when I'm finished with the front I plan to make a rear also. To finish the front I have to cut off ends and make caps, cut in some fog lights, add a "baja" bar, mount some KC's and add recovery points. Still debating on a coating for it, I am torn between powder coat and spray on bedliner, I am leaning toward the bedliner only because I want to do my nerf bars also and I think the bedliner would be more durable....but who knows?
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Old February 27th, 2010, 10:06 PM   #4
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Clean. Nicely done
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Old March 6th, 2010, 08:35 PM   #5
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pic update



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Old March 7th, 2010, 10:16 AM   #6
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nice work bud, i would buy one
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Old March 7th, 2010, 12:07 PM   #7
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You D-ring mount looks like it will pull right off!!!



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Old March 13th, 2010, 08:25 PM   #8
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Here is the finished bumper, I plan on one final fitting before sending it off for paint or powder coat.


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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:17 AM   #9
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Looks good! Lots of work!
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sorry I have been delinquent on updates....

first one is all finished loaded up to get coating quotes
second is all sandblasted for powder coat
last is a teaser shot outdoors without lights or recovery points





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my first though was oh no, this guy is going to ruin a perfectly good truck with some hillbilly bumper....

but I am really impressed. good work sir.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 12:02 PM   #12
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Wow, that is sharp. Can't wait to see it all powdercoated and finished up.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 12:21 PM   #13
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my first though was oh no, this guy is going to ruin a perfectly good truck with some hillbilly bumper....

but I am really impressed. good work sir.
LOL that's just funny, there is a 2nd generation ram running arround here with a channel iron bumper....if I ever see it up close I'll get a pic for the booty fab LOL
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Old March 25th, 2010, 12:24 PM   #14
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that is some big pimp shit right there.

kick ass bumper.
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Old April 13th, 2010, 12:35 PM   #15
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here it is all finished with wrinkle powder coat









feels great to finally have this thing done! well almost, have to wire up the 6" lights but other than that it's oficially DONE!!
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Sweet!
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Thanks everyone, it was a fun project and I am very happy with how it turned out!
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