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Old 03-06-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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Any stock bumper mods out there??

Has anyone done mods to the stock bumpers? If so, post up a pic- I'm hunting for inspiration that doesn't involve serious cash for a new one. All I have on mine is tow hooks and the removal of the milk jugs...so far...

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buddies TJ took the ulgy jugs off and made 2 45* cuts after the light mounts


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See, that's something I was curious about. I thought about cutting the ends at an angle and bolting/welding on d-ring stays. I just saw where someone painted and bolted on a truck bedrail and it looked pretty good.
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This is a result of me being broke and having some spare time on my hands and access to a shop....
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looks good so far, lets see it mounted.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:43 PM   #6
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Stock rear bumper with $30 worth of stuff from Tractor Supply welded on...Obviously I don't tow with the receiver welded in their, I just use it for a basket thingy that holds my cooler and fishing junk. I had to touch up the weld as you can see because I overloaded it


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Mine was bent on one end, so I just cut short until I get around to making one.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:11 PM   #8
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looks good so far, lets see it mounted.
There ya go.....
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #9
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I wish I could post a pic of mine it turned out really good but my computer is dying so it wont let me.I cut it down to a stubby bumper cut 45's on top and bottom and plated them in with 3 pieces on each side cleaned it up so u cant see the welds plated the inside of the bumper to make it thicker and put a stinger hoop on top with some little gussets I bought.I'll try to post a pic on the wifeys phone.
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See, that's something I was curious about. I thought about cutting the ends at an angle and bolting/welding on d-ring stays. I just saw where someone painted and bolted on a truck bedrail and it looked pretty good.
That would be me. It only cost me about $2 for the bolts. I still have to mount my fog lights though. Im really happy In the way that it came out.

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I'm a cheapo. I angled mine, bought some tow hooks and bolted four rod holders to it.
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This is a result of me being broke and having some spare time on my hands and access to a shop....
This is exactly what I was thinking! Take a cutting tool and weld an angle plate in- boom, great looking stock bumper!! Looks great!!
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This is exactly what I was thinking! Take a cutting tool and weld an angle plate in- boom, great looking stock bumper!! Looks great!!
Thanks! It'll do for now till I can justify spending $$ on some Savvy goodness!
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That would be me. It only cost me about $2 for the bolts. I still have to mount my fog lights though. Im really happy In the way that it came out.

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Bloody brilliant!!
Im trying to combine your efforts with some design with angled ends- I think that would be a nice look
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There ya go.....
Such a clean look- sure beats the stock look!!
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Bloody brilliant!!
Im trying to combine your efforts with some design with angled ends- I think that would be a nice look
I have been thinking the same. Maybe starting the angle where the tube meets the bumper and angling back to the center.
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those look awesome gave me some great ideas!
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Here ya go.

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That is clean!! It looks simple to remove too if you wanted to mount a winch. Ever tried that?
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I have been thinking the same. Maybe starting the angle where the tube meets the bumper and angling back to the center.
Exactly- I was thinking an angle up as well as one going back to mimic some of the looks that are out there in the aftermarket world.
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I'm a cheapo. I angled mine, bought some tow hooks and bolted four rod holders to it.
Do you have a pic of the angle?
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Exactly- I was thinking an angle up as well as one going back to mimic some of the looks that are out there in the aftermarket world.
I think that would look really good.
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Not the best pics, but all I have on the phone. End caps removed, hoop added. Less than $40 invested...
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That is clean!! It looks simple to remove too if you wanted to mount a winch. Ever tried that?
Yeah you can put about 3inch extention plates to the lightbar, another guy did it and it turned out great. I am looking to do that in the near future.
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Not the best pics, but all I have on the phone. End caps removed, hoop added. Less than $40 invested...
Where did you find the hoop? It looks good!
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Bloody brilliant!!
Im trying to combine your efforts with some design with angled ends- I think that would be a nice look
Well I went ahead and did cut my bumper down. I really like the outcome.

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Where did you find the hoop? It looks good!
Thanks, I bought mine used. If you pm Gus here on the forum he can tell you where it was purchased originally. I love the difference it made in the appearance of my girl, for such a small investment.

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