Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Fabrication and body armor
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 29th, 2013, 07:30 PM   #1
Bryan289
Newbie
 
Bryan289's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-28-13
Location: White Lake, MI
Posts: 20
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default Bumper build

Ok, I've been thinking about some bumper builds for my F-150 and here's one of them, an air tank for a rear bumper.it would go the whole width of the truck but I'm not really sure how to do it so it would look right. Any ideas?

Last edited by Bryan289; January 29th, 2013 at 08:09 PM.
Bryan289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29th, 2013, 08:06 PM   #2
wadey
┌∩┐(_)┌∩┐
 
wadey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-31-11
Location: White Lake / Mt. Pleasant
Posts: 1,630
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Try again on those pics
wadey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #3
Bryan289
Newbie
 
Bryan289's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-28-13
Location: White Lake, MI
Posts: 20
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Gotta do it at school
Bryan289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29th, 2013, 08:19 PM   #4
Deuling
Sand Slut
 
Deuling's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-22-13
Location: Muskegon MI
Posts: 611
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

How big are you thinking??

Why not just put an air tank up under the box and make some much less ugly bumpers.


I have only built one rear bumper, idk where my pics are, but heres a couple front ones.

How you guys like the bumper? - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest



Done a couple more but dont feel like finding the pics lol
Deuling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29th, 2013, 08:23 PM   #5
wadey
┌∩┐(_)┌∩┐
 
wadey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-31-11
Location: White Lake / Mt. Pleasant
Posts: 1,630
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

right click on the pic then copy image URL, then click on the little mountain picture then paste the url in the box. Then it will show up



wadey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29th, 2013, 08:30 PM   #6
Bryan289
Newbie
 
Bryan289's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-28-13
Location: White Lake, MI
Posts: 20
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I don't want it huge, but I figured I could kill two birds with one stone this way
Bryan289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 05:19 AM   #7
chadcooper55
expert jeep disassembler
 
chadcooper55's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-28-08
Location: kent city mi
Posts: 8,026
iTrader: (20)
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan289 View Post
I don't want it huge, but I figured I could kill two birds with one stone this way
Makes sense putting pressurized air in the thing that is most likely going to take most of the impact if you crash.
__________________
I hate being bipolar, its great!

jeep turned buggy now back to jeep
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=175584
chadcooper55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 06:09 AM   #8
Bryan289
Newbie
 
Bryan289's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-28-13
Location: White Lake, MI
Posts: 20
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Well it's not going to be thin metal, it's going to be strong
Bryan289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 01:03 PM   #9
wadey
┌∩┐(_)┌∩┐
 
wadey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-31-11
Location: White Lake / Mt. Pleasant
Posts: 1,630
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

What are you going to do for a compressor?
wadey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 04:52 PM   #10
chadcooper55
expert jeep disassembler
 
chadcooper55's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-28-08
Location: kent city mi
Posts: 8,026
iTrader: (20)
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan289 View Post
Well it's not going to be thin metal, it's going to be strong
How are you going to weld it? Are you using pipe or plate? If you are using pipe are you using end caps or plate?

Unless you are a certified welder and have a clue about how to do it correctly it is a terrible idea.
__________________
I hate being bipolar, its great!

jeep turned buggy now back to jeep
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=175584
chadcooper55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #11
2fst4you
Senior Member
 
2fst4you's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-30-07
Location: White Lake, MI
Posts: 3,170
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Would be cool if you could pull it off but I can't see building a decent looking bumper that is big enough to hold a worthwhile amount of air. Plus it must be sealed perfect and you must have compressor
2fst4you is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 05:50 PM   #12
Bryan289
Newbie
 
Bryan289's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-28-13
Location: White Lake, MI
Posts: 20
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

The main problem is have is getting it to seal, I could figure out the compressor or I could just put a gauge on it, and fill it up with air before I leave home. And the only way that I could see it being a problem with the compressed air is if I smack down on a rock, and even then it would blow up, maybe just get a hole and let the air out, it couldn't hold enough to explode.
Bryan289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 06:09 PM   #13
chadcooper55
expert jeep disassembler
 
chadcooper55's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-28-08
Location: kent city mi
Posts: 8,026
iTrader: (20)
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Default Re: Bumper build

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2fst4you View Post
Would be cool if you could pull it off but I can't see building a decent looking bumper that is big enough to hold a worthwhile amount of air. Plus it must be sealed perfect and you must have compressor

you are dumb. If you can't make it seal you have no business even doing it.




Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan289 View Post
The main problem is have is getting it to seal, I could figure out the compressor or I could just put a gauge on it, and fill it up with air before I leave home. And the only way that I could see it being a problem with the compressed air is if I smack down on a rock, and even then it would blow up, maybe just get a hole and let the air out, it couldn't hold enough to explode.
You have no clue either. If a cap or something came off it can turn into a cannon. There is more energy in there than what you think. I weld high pressure pipe for a living and I have seen the aftermath of explosions. Just think about if you took a bicycle pump and pumped it up to 150 psi. How much energy would you physically have to exert to do that? That is the same amount that would be coming out instantaniously. I wouldn't worry about a puncture as much as a failed weld.
__________________
I hate being bipolar, its great!

jeep turned buggy now back to jeep
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=175584
chadcooper55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 06:48 PM   #14
2fst4you
Senior Member
 
2fst4you's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-30-07
Location: White Lake, MI
Posts: 3,170
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

You are dumb and apparently cant read I said it must be sealed perfect
2fst4you is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 06:54 PM   #15
deerebowtie
Unchained
 
deerebowtie's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-04-09
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 1,739
iTrader: (23)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

watch a punkin chunkin video - it shows the power of what you're contemplating.

if you have to have oba on the cheap, get a hp steel 120 cu ft scuba tank, or power tank of some kind, or rig your ac compressor. Plenty of air whenever, and little to no risk maiming or killing someone.
deerebowtie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 07:10 PM   #16
Bryan289
Newbie
 
Bryan289's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-28-13
Location: White Lake, MI
Posts: 20
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Who says in gonna have 150 psi, and what do you think I'm making this out of, 1/16th steel? I know it will hold up to what I need
Bryan289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 07:15 PM   #17
chadcooper55
expert jeep disassembler
 
chadcooper55's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-28-08
Location: kent city mi
Posts: 8,026
iTrader: (20)
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2fst4you View Post
You are dumb and apparently cant read I said it must be sealed perfect
I would say that is a given.
__________________
I hate being bipolar, its great!

jeep turned buggy now back to jeep
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=175584
chadcooper55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 07:20 PM   #18
chadcooper55
expert jeep disassembler
 
chadcooper55's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-28-08
Location: kent city mi
Posts: 8,026
iTrader: (20)
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan289 View Post
Who says in gonna have 150 psi, and what do you think I'm making this out of, 1/16th steel? I know it will hold up to what I need
I wouldn't be concerned with the metal, I would be concerned with the weld.
__________________
I hate being bipolar, its great!

jeep turned buggy now back to jeep
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=175584
chadcooper55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 07:23 PM   #19
silveradoboy
Sam Brown
 
silveradoboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-28-12
Location: Waterford/Cheyboygan
Posts: 1,919
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Work on building a front bumper for that pretty new winch of yours!
silveradoboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 07:24 PM   #20
Bryan289
Newbie
 
Bryan289's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-28-13
Location: White Lake, MI
Posts: 20
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

The weld will be fine, after its done I'm going to test it to make sure there are no leaks, I know the welder, haven't seen a bad weld from him yet.
Bryan289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Fabrication and body armor
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.20931 seconds with 51 queries