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Ok so I have all this in my build thread for the truck but a friend was telling me he was trying to show someone pix of my truck and could not find them google searching so I got thinking I would make a thread for each bumper to help google searchers find different bumper builds

So im just copying and pasting from my build

I started working on the rear bumper tonight all I did was figure out where to cut the bed sides and how I was going to make the mounts and I went and got some nuts to weld into the mount and made the passenger side mount and started the driver here are some pix of the mount un welded








Just for you Ed




So I only got a few hours in on the bumper today and I have to work a double tomorrow so I'll try to get motivated during the week to finish it but here is a pic of what I got so far




Pix from earlier today, I have it all welded up and ready to paint just did not get pix of that yet





Looking good man did you cut a bit off the bottom of the bed in the rear?
Yeah I cut the bedside off




looks real good.
is it going to attach back to the frame right behind the tire? or just mounting it to the bumper/hitch locations?
For now it's just off the rest of the bumper but once I put longer leaf springs on I'll make a mount that supports the front more than

More pix with the chassis saver







And I mounted the Hellas with DDM hids but did not wire them yet


Not much but put a coat of black on it tonight and I'll run out and get more paint in the morning so I can try to put it on this week











Ok here are some day time pix and I hacked the exhaust off right after the rear hangers for now but I'm still going to do something with it later and I put the tips on for s&g

Before exhaust chop





After chop



And for anyone interested getting rid of the stock bumper/hitch and adding this bumper gave me 9" more ground clearance at the lowest point on the bumper and that gave me 10* more departure angle

Before bumper hight 21" and 28* departure
After with new bumper is 30" and 38* departure

Not done yet but got a few hours in on it this evening , and I have to cut the latch back off and angle it in some I don't know what I was thinking when I mounted it







I still need 2 more bolts so I can gave all 6 lugs I know I don't need them but I want them and I forgot to weld on the mount for the cb antenna and I'm not to happy with the way the Jerry can holder came out but it works here are some night pix ,I'll get some daytime pix tomorrow



























 

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usually not a fan of toppers but that last pic with the topper brings everything together a lot more than the tonneau... just my opinion but awesome job!
 

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They are treadwright guard dogs , there retreads they use a bfg at carcass and they retread them with a tread that is similar to the Goodyear wrangler mt
 

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Thanks , no I have not yet but I will , they are not needed for street driving I can stand on the sides with no deflection but could use them im sure for tree impact on the trail

I got a design in my head to make them bolt on but I want to wait to do them until I swap to chevy 63" leaf springs
 

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That's cool. Was just curious about how strong it was, the way it is. That looks so good. I saw a Land Rover at work the other day with something similar and it looked bad. The sides stuck out much farther than the flares. Awesome job.
 

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fawking awesome man! this gets me motivated to get mine started!
 

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Just one question could you throw up some pics of the mounts bolted up to the frame just think it'd help
 

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I think I felt a stirring in my pants that hasn't been there for a while....Sexy ass shit right there
 

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Lol thanks Jon



Here are those pix of the mounts









The last few pix are of the front braces parts I'm going to make so it bolts to the frame with the poly bushings and then bolts th the side wing of the bumper

And those frame mounts slide into the frame a little over 12" gust can't remember off hand
 

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Where did you get the spindle/pivot and latch for the tire carrier?
 
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