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Old 11-18-2016, 02:26 PM   #51
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When mounting my shiny new Aluminess front bumper to my 2008 van, I had to significantly modify the bumper to clear the front leaf spring hangers that Advanced 4WD welded to the front frame horns.

I also had to add a spacer between the bumper and frame to allow reasonable clearance for the hatch to swing up to be removed. Between the spacers I fabbed and the front leaf spring hangers, I've now got about 7/8" of spacers between the bumper and the frame.

I met up with Fredy (Alfredo) yesterday and discussed fabricating some stuff for my rear swing arms, and a million other things. He was mocking up the tube style bumper above when I showed up. He does tube pre-runner style stuff as well as welded up steel bumpers and also a few "hybrid" designs with plate and tubes.

He can bend up and weld aluminum or steel.

We discussed bumpers, swingarms, sliders/nerf bars........There's a good chance that I'll do a little design work and Freddy will do some fabricating and we'll see what happens....he is very enthusiastic.
Now we are talking, I still need a rear bumper with swingarms......You need to make a CAD model of my slider idea with a pull out tube type step. If it had a latch/pins to hold it open, you could leave it in the open mode most of the time and tuck it away when offroading and have the body protection.
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Old 11-18-2016, 04:04 PM   #52
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So this is the compromise I came up with to fit bot leaf and coil sprung front ends.
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Old 11-18-2016, 04:07 PM   #53
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Can't wait to see more!
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Old 11-18-2016, 04:08 PM   #54
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When mounting my shiny new Aluminess front bumper to my 2008 van, I had to significantly modify the bumper to clear the front leaf spring hangers that Advanced 4WD welded to the front frame horns.

I also had to add a spacer between the bumper and frame to allow reasonable clearance for the hatch to swing up to be removed. Between the spacers I fabbed and the front leaf spring hangers, I've now got about 7/8" of spacers between the bumper and the frame.

I met up with Fredy (Alfredo) yesterday and discussed fabricating some stuff for my rear swing arms, and a million other things. He was mocking up the tube style bumper above when I showed up. He does tube pre-runner style stuff as well as welded up steel bumpers and also a few "hybrid" designs with plate and tubes.

He can bend up and weld aluminum or steel.

We discussed bumpers, swingarms, sliders/nerf bars........There's a good chance that I'll do a little design work and Freddy will do some fabricating and we'll see what happens....he is very enthusiastic.
You go boys! Look forward to seeing what y'all come up with. Especially those hybrid bumpers. I like the idea of a tube style front bumper but the current offerings could use a little more "presence" in my opinion. A hybrid plate and tube with a proper brushguard would be sweet. It would definitely stand out from what's out there now.
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Old 11-18-2016, 06:17 PM   #55
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My vote would be something like this :
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Old 11-18-2016, 06:24 PM   #56
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I see what you guys are saying and later I'll find a link or picture to something that I've liked. But I think the add Offroad bumpers are ugly as all heck! You can mesh tube and plate and make a badass looking bumper but the way they just layer thin plate on tube doesn't look good to me.
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Some thing like this on the corners with double tubes.
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:30 PM   #58
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Get yourself some A36 HRPO steel (hot rolled pickled oiled) and save the hassle of grinding off the mill scale.
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The Offroad Bumper Smile!!
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:03 PM   #60
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Has any one got any more ideas on rock sliders?
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