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Old 11-02-2011, 12:48 PM
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I just recently purchased a '99 1500 laramie SLT 4x4 ext cab. The previous owner had smashed the front end in pretty well, and I want to build a steel bumper to replace the bent one. I want somethin sturdy enough to blast a deer but don't want it to be too heavy. I was just looking to see if anyone had any good designs they'd like to share? I do not plan to install a winch but anything will help. Thanks!
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I think Mr. Lopar would have the most experience with custom making bumpers from scratch so i'm sure he'll chime in sometime and give u some ideas.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:35 AM
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what kinda bumpers are you lookin at? like the road armor bumpers, or some tube style pre-runner bumpers? heres the tube pre-runner fenders i built for my truck




the rear bumper has a reciever hitch built in and the lisence plate has a bracket that slides into the reciever hitch
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:37 AM
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I'm looking for a steel plate type of bumper. But I have to say, that's a pretty neat looking setup you have there
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I've seen some stout looking bumpers that they used plate steel bolted to the frame as a stock bumper would with some box tubing welded in for strength but still have a crush zone
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i understand this post so well.... mines not smashed up but man does it droop. in one hand you spend a grand for a hefty one, and the other hand you have that narly prerunner bumper ( deff in love with mr lopars). so im going a diff route... bought a 06 bumper off craigslist and having some brakets fabbed up to mount it on my 2000.
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