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I'd swing by a local welding and fabrication place to get an idea of how much it would cost to have one made the way you like it. Or an off-road shop.
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road rhino sells a weld it yourself kit and its 450ish. they will tack weld it then ship it to you. for an extra 100. so tacked and shipped it might cost you about 800ish. I am about to fabricate my own rear bumper but i am gonna buy my front bumper. fabbing the front is a little aggravating i have tried it.
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Probably the best full-size, off-the-shelf, reasonably-priced off-road-ready bumpers are the Ranch Hand ones at Tellico 4X4 - around $1K. Only $917 for a 4th gen Ram 1500.
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ahmen to that the only advantage jeeps have...small truck smaller and much cheaper parts
Must have never really gotten into jeep parts haha they can be really pricey. The short wheel base is much bigger advantage to jeeps then the amount of parts available
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if you can build your own then do that. if not try a fab shop.
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build your own. I got about 150 bucks in mine. including lights.
Is that pipe or tubing? How did you bend it? I have wanted to do something like this, with a grill hoop and some die cut panels for filler, but I would have to have a shop bend the tube, and at their rates it is ridiculous.
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^^^ That looks awesome! I'd be intrested in a build thread or more information on bending/fabing it. I've drew a bull bar/front mount hitch with a similar concept to where you went but I'm not sure about the bends and what tubing to actually use
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I would suggest a manual tube bender like JD2 or pro-tools they work great and guys bend up their off road cages and frames with'em all the time.
I have a Pro-tools type hydraulic bender I made myself.
DOM tubing is the way to go 1.75"- 2" at least 0.125 wall if not 0.2 though 2" gets tough to bend on a manual



Also this harbor freight tube roller works great for large radius bends
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Wow, great looking work on that tube bumper. Looks like it was meant to be there and I wouldn't say that if it weren't true. Seldom have I liked home-job bumpers and what not but thats clean.

I see lots of terrible bumpers too that hang down and actually ruin your approach angles to things also so be careful and see what the thing does to the angles if you're really going to off-road the thing heavily.
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2 x .125 DOM is what I used for my roll cage in my Jeep, but I had to pay a shop for the bends. Would you stay away from CREW or HREW for a bumper? I have seen the JD2 and wondered how they worked. If you don't have room to bolt it to the floor, do you have any suggestions on how to secure it?
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