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well i found ADD makes bolt on bumpers for $1100, and i found out they use 2" tube, so i might haveta go pull my bumper off n see what i can come up with

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and i found an artical on offroad magazines website about a ram they built, they used 1.75 and 1.5" tubing front and rear


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That ADD bumper looks nice and if you really look at it, it seems pretty simple to replicate if you have a tube bender and a welder.
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I had a couple old fence posts an other pieces I snagged while after demolishing a couple playgrounds early this summe so I could mock something up. My girlfriends dad scrapped them.
I really like the look of the ADD bumper
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id deff put that ADD one on mine if i had the money. if anyone finds a decent shop that will make one, lemme know. id deff pay to have some make it and ship it to SD... aint got much up here with that prerunner style
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yeah i like the ADD one to, but theres a few things id change to it. found out the pipe bender i can get a hold of dont work to good as itll kink the 2" i got, so itll be built like my tire gate,cut at angles n welded back together
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pulled the bumper off earlier and grabbed a shot of pipe to see what i can figure out




cut a couple pieces of 2x3 for the mounts


and yes thats a 70-74 challenger hood scoop i set on there
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Is that pipe or tube? I would only use DOM tubing for an impact area like a bumper, and while .120 wall will work (that looks to be .120 or thinner), I would step up to .250. You are doing a tube bumper, so the added thickness shouldn't add too much weight, and should still be close to stock bumper weight. If you are going to go with bends, make sure to use a tubing bender and not a pipe bender. The pipe bender will distort the tubing and create weak points that could fail in an accident.
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its boiler tubing from the shipyard that my dad brought home years ago. its 2"x1/8" thick. there wont be any bends as i aint got access to a bender and no money to rent one so im gonna cut em all at angles n weld em back together, and the way im planin on buildin it it should be strong enough
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got an idea on how im gonna build it, gonna start chopin tomorrow
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