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Old March 18th, 2010, 10:46 PM   #1
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So im working on some stuff for my pathfinder, and had a few inquiries....



Thats what I am going to do for the front bumper, probably sell it then build the winch version sooner or later..Anyways, it is setup for 2x5x3/16" for the main portion, with 1/4" bar for the brackets and reinforcing the frame for sliders.


Now, I am only dealing with a 90 amp harbor freight welder, but it does pretty well. So in the end, should I make my sliders out of 1/8" steel, or stick with 3/16? I was planning on 2x2 tubing for these.

D rings would be a weld through design, and it will eventually have 2x2 tubing going down to another mount on the frame....



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Old March 20th, 2010, 01:06 PM   #2
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Looks really good, what software are you using?
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Looks really good, what software are you using?
Google Sketchup, its not perfect or great but I used it a couple times in CADD and its quick/easy to get ideas down.

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Old March 21st, 2010, 09:19 AM   #4
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looks good so far, I would definatly use 3/16" or 1/4" for the sliders. They take a huge beating, and you dont want them giving way. just my opinion...

I like the drawings!
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