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Old 01-08-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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Cutting stock front bumper

Does any body have any horror stories about cutting the stock front bumper to a stubby style bumper?

Any pics of your handy work?

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:29 PM   #2
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Does any body have any horror stories about cutting the stock front bumper to a stubby style bumper?

Any pics of your handy work?

Thanks!
I cut both front and back when I first bought mine. I angle cut some pieces of 2x4 the angles I wanted and made a jig that I clamped on the bumper, then cut it slowly with a Sawzall with metal blade following the jig. I don't have pics of the process put here's pics of the finished product.

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I took to mine with an angle grinder...

Took all of 5 minutes...



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Did you guys paint the exposed metal afterward to prevent rust? if so what did you use?
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Did you guys paint the exposed metal afterward to prevent rust? if so what did you use?
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:57 PM   #7
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Sorry, had to go there any sort of spray bomb should work. Just gonna need to sand a little where the cuts were made. The heat will have done some damage to the existing finish.
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I cut mine with a miter saw using a metal blade. I re-sprayed with Rustoleum bedliner before reinstalled it. I'll be covering that tube crossmember with a Currie Anti-rock soon.

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Sorry, had to go there any sort of spray bomb should work. Just gonna need to sand a little where the cuts were made. The heat will have done some damage to the existing finish.
Cool thanks! but what is spray bomb lol?
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Cool thanks! but what is spray bomb lol?
Rattle can!
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I used Krylon spray paint in satin black. Have since changed to aftermarket bumpers, but the Krylon held up really well.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:49 AM   #12
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well thanks for all the advise! I used an angle grinder and hacked about six inches off to about an 45 degree angle. I looks great!!!! thanks guys!
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:17 AM   #13
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i hit a jersey wall a couple months ago and was forced to buy a new bumper or use what i had to fix it. i cut my bumper off right before the frame rails. it looked pretty good in my opinion
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