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78_Tahiti
02-29-2012, 05:54 AM
Scott asked me a while back if we could build a heavy duty Bumper/Hitch for His Motor Home. So here we go! Scott picked up a stick of 6" X 6" X 1/4" Steel for the bumper. I plasma cut the holes, and made and installed a HD Reciever for it.

78_Tahiti
02-29-2012, 05:56 AM
Today we lined it up (on my lunch hour) and I made a cardboard template of the brackets we would need.

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Just need to clamp the brackets in place, then weld them to the new bumper!

David
02-29-2012, 07:37 AM
I like how wide it is in the 4th pic of the 1st post, that will help clear debris while backing up!!!

All kidding aside... Nice work man!!!

454 blue boat
02-29-2012, 08:31 AM
That is some nice heavy steel now if someone rear ends me or I get alittle close to that tree im for sure not gona tear up the fiberglass ,Steve is going to have each end stick out a 1" 1" 1-2 pass the sides of motorhome.As we all now great jop again steve thanks a bunch.( I think the devil owns me now) lol if that came out right lol

78_Tahiti
03-01-2012, 09:23 AM
Well, seeing as I like to try and get things I start, finished. I took the brackets I made over to Scotts house & tack welded them in place. Brought the bumper home to finish the welding portion! The holes even lined up in the brackets, go figure! Just need to trim a little material off the ends!

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fkaracing
03-01-2012, 10:23 AM
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wolfie
03-01-2012, 12:15 PM
Kool stuff Steve. You are definitely an artist!!!!

"THE ADVOCATE"
03-01-2012, 01:40 PM
An old Louisiana trick I learned is to seal weld that bumper and weld o let or drill and tap a shreader valve on to it, fill a tire or run an air wrench on the go!

78_Tahiti
03-01-2012, 03:10 PM
An old Louisiana trick I learned is to seal weld that bumper and weld o let or drill and tap a shreader valve on to it, fill a tire or run an air wrench on the go!
In these parts Jason, they call that a "HillBilly Kompresser" :biggrin: I have met a few people that run a set up like you described, when running the Rubicon Trail. They fill the tubes of their tube bumpers!

wolfie
03-01-2012, 05:18 PM
In these parts Jason, they call that a "HillBilly Kompresser" :biggrin: I have met a few people that run a set up like you described, when running the Rubicon Trail. They fill the tubes of their tube bumpers!

That's big here!!!! Lot of crawlers here...

78_Tahiti
03-02-2012, 05:57 PM
Well, stopped by Scotts before work today, to finsh up his Bumper! Trimmed off the ends, and got it ready for action! :smile:

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wolfie
03-02-2012, 06:56 PM
Well, stopped by Scotts before work today, to finsh up his Bumper! Trimmed off the ends, and got it ready for action! :smile:

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Awesome work Steve!!! You're a true metal artist!!!! You should be doing sculptures in metal!!!!

454 blue boat
03-21-2012, 08:04 PM
finally got the new bumber finished thanks again steve

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Now I just need to save the money for the paint and all for My buddy that painted my dads daytona. Its going to be a bright matalic silver with a blue pearl .And then the strips will be a candy blue and rasberry that way it matches the boat

454 blue boat
03-21-2012, 08:45 PM
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R51959
03-22-2012, 09:04 AM
Hey guys this is what we use at our shop . saves alot of time . these are pre fab from buyers products. :biggrin:

454 blue boat
03-22-2012, 09:38 AM
Hey guys this is what we use at our shop . saves alot of time . these are pre fab from buyers products. :biggrin:

ya but what dose one of those cost like 300.00-400.00 I got that 1/4 inch by 6x6 for 20.00 and some $$ for my buddy to do alittle welding and it was made the way I wanted it to be.Its not even done yet Im going to still have steve weld two receiver shafts on the top side of the steel so my motor cycle ramp carrier or a 5ft x 2ft tall x 2ft. deep carrier for gas cans or fire wood can be mounted on it too

R51959
03-22-2012, 09:47 AM
my current cost is 144.00 but you are right after its all installed its at about 350.00 to 375.00 depending on the application . i'm with you fellas have to watch my boat budget . can get out of hand real quick . yours looks just like factory made:drv:

78_Tahiti
03-22-2012, 05:28 PM
Anytime Scott! Glad to help, helps my boat budget a little! Doing a bunch of those bumpers, R51959 thats the only way to fly! I do more One Off stuff! :smile: