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Old July 16th, 2007, 07:06 PM   #1
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My New Bumper

Made my first bumper this weekend. Tell me what you think.
I can't decide wether or not to grind the welds smooth.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #2
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Looks good but i would go over the welds with a 220 welder.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 07:42 PM   #3
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This is the only welder I have, and its not even mine. That is why I designed it so there are no structural welds.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 07:44 PM   #4
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This is the only welder I have, and its not even mine. That is why I designed it so there are no structural welds.
should work fine.. i would grind the welds to clean it up .. maybe leave the welds on the face for the drings.. depending on how they look ..
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Old July 16th, 2007, 07:46 PM   #5
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should work fine.. i would grind the welds to clean it up .. maybe leave the welds on the face for the drings.. depending on how they look ..
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Old July 16th, 2007, 07:47 PM   #6
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Maybe put some gussets on the D-rings going back to the bumper and also onto your frame? Its your call. How big are the bolts you used to attach the bumper?
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Old July 16th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #7
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I wouldn't worry about the welds, all the stress is going to go through the bumper to the frame. That is how mine is done as well. As long as your bolts and frame is good, I'd say you're good to go. Looks nice.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 12:20 AM   #8
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I wouldn't worry about the welds, all the stress is going to go through the bumper to the frame. That is how mine is done as well. As long as your bolts and frame is good, I'd say you're good to go. Looks nice.
X2...shit the bumper could be held on by JB Weld and it wouldn't matter unless you hit something. Pulling on it doesn't put any stress on any welds.

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Old July 17th, 2007, 12:22 AM   #9
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Oh, and I would grind the edges of the bumper smooth just cux I think it looks better.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 12:59 AM   #10
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X2...shit the bumper could be held on by JB Weld and it wouldn't matter unless you hit something.
Like the tow rig?
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Old July 17th, 2007, 06:17 AM   #11
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The bolts are 3/4" x 3.5 Grade 8, I would hope that they wouldn't fail. I think I will grind the face welds on the bumper. Thanks for the good advice.
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