Front bumper

Discussion in 'Fabrication' started by jeeplib05, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes I ran an ARB for over 150,000 miles, 100,000 on the same OME suspension. Sagged almost 1/2 inch
     
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    Fixed it for you, Tom.
     
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    It did sag "almost" 1/2 inch but not quite :happy175:
    Besides my wife is the Linguistics Professor so I can get by not knowing cause I have her. :happy175:
     
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    So you're not the cunning linguist of the family? ;)
     
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    Fair enough. I'm married to an English teacher... so sometimes, I say things very wrong just to see if she's paying attention. The look I get.... would give Stephen King nightmares..
     
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    Know what you mean, but even worse with mine is the fact her native language is Chugga ( her tribe ) and Swahili, plus knows a few more so she can tell me off in about 5-6 different languages.
    I just smile and go on my way. Of course she was taught the " proper English in school " not American English, so I'm in trouble no matter what.:happy175:
     
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    You guys are lucky, my wife is a Therapist/counselor!

    She makes me talk about my feelings!

    :Grenade:

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    oh my!!!
    I've had a Bank President, next was a CPA, then a drunk ( seemed like fun for a month), and now my current Linguistics Prof.
     
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    and, how does that make you feel? lol :happy175:
     
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    You know what they say. "Four Times a Charm"

    Or something like that.

    :think:

    :cheers:

    Bert
     
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    Carmel? Is that you?


    :eek:

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    Maybe , kept this one longer than any others:happy175::winner_third_h4h::winner_third_h4h:
     
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    If you are kinda limited on space & equipment. I have 2 ideas for your solution.
    1) buy a brush guard for the liberty.
    Thats half your bumper there and its a decent base to work off of. To finish the build out of a full coverage front bumper (very helpful in deer country)
    2) pawn shops & sometimes Craigslist is a great place to find decent small wire or stick welders.
    A chop saw is not really needed. Any good grinder that can use a 6" cutoff wheel is just as capable.
    Or make your bumper patterns out of cardboard. Bring those patterns to your local steel fab shop and have them cut your parts with a plasma cutter.

    Side note: always measure twice and cut once.
     
  14. tommudd

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    Most all brush guards are so cheaply made they are not even worth installing let alone trying to build off of them
     
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    Maybe so. When a full bumper is created off the brush guard its far more durable than just a brush guard itself (look at frontier's bumpers & brush guards)same base design. I've hit deer and hondas with mine(my old 06 f150). They arent made like road armor but will take a licken and keep you driving.
    Im not knocking this build or design at all. Its actually how i would build one. I'm just putting options out there for those less inclined, limited on space, time, tools, knowledge & access to materials.
     
  16. tommudd

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    Comparing apples to oranges now. KJ brush guards except for the Matrix one are so thin and poorly made if you hit a rose bush you will bend them.
    Start from scratch if you want but do not waste money on 99% of the brush guards out there
     
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