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Kate 07-21-2010 02:20 PM

D!ckHard front bumper - in the works!
For my birthday, OBM picked up the materials for my new front bumper.
He got started yesterday and has been up in the shop all day cutting, grinding and banging on things.

I'd show you more, but it's a super secret DickHard R&D project, and if I let you see more, I'd prolly have to kill you.

JeepFrogger 07-21-2010 02:21 PM


InfernoGirl 07-21-2010 02:24 PM

That OBM sure does nice work! You are a very lucky woman Kate! Happy birthday! :D

Kate 07-21-2010 02:35 PM

He sure does do nice work, I'm pretty excited about this. It's been a couple of years in the promising & planning stage :rofl:

JDsDream 07-21-2010 02:52 PM

Sorry Kate, I didn't know that it was your Birthday. I wish you a happy, happy one though and many more.

DickHard:rofl: I like that. Viagra for Jeeps

mrcarcrazy 07-21-2010 02:54 PM

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I'm not gonna ask about the name...

clear lake jeepn 07-21-2010 02:55 PM

looks good so far....dont forget the pics when its done!!

Kate 07-21-2010 09:34 PM


Originally Posted by mrcarcrazy (Post 696398)
I'm not gonna ask about the name...

OBM's name.... is Dick.
One of the first projects he made for my rig was a RockHard clone tire carrier.

Thus DickHard
we thought it was funny, but not NEARLY as funny as it is now with the new slogan!
"DickHard - Viagra for Jeeps!" :rofl:

OH! and my birthday was on the 8th, thanks for the nice wishes though!

Cons_Table 07-21-2010 09:56 PM

That bumper looks sweet. It reminds me of the Rokmen bumper

BestopTeam@Bestop 07-21-2010 10:01 PM

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I would think with that name, you'd make the stinger a bit more, um turgid.

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Kate 07-22-2010 07:39 AM

Yea, the stinger and hoop came under serious consideration yesterday afternoon after the "photo shoot"

We bought them from a club member ahd had not actually set them up on the front of the Jeep until then, and when I looked at the photos I realized that there are issues. So it won't be at all like that when finished, that setup is going on the for sale block.

Kate 07-24-2010 12:24 PM


OBM says:
"Yes I know that it's one inch thick, yes I know it's going to be heavy BUT it won't bend it or break when you have to yank on it!" :thumbup:

Ageless Stranger 07-24-2010 12:39 PM

He's stick welding that? Now I'm even more impressed! :eek: I haven't seen anyone use a stick welder in time out of mind.

nick50471 07-24-2010 12:54 PM

That looks good so far.

Kate 07-24-2010 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by Ageless Stranger (Post 699542)
He's stick welding that? Now I'm even more impressed! :eek: I haven't seen anyone use a stick welder in time out of mind.

He's OLD SCHOOL! Hell, he's just OLD!!

He has a wire welder I bought him a while back for some holiday or another. I don't know if he is going to stick it or wire it, any way he goes, it will be good. He's actually quite the craftsman. I'm a picky PITA and I like his work.

Canadian-YJ 07-24-2010 03:36 PM

Looks great so far!

Kate 07-25-2010 09:26 PM

Just a little update, some progress made today in the 100 degree weather.

Gettin 'er all tacked together!

Ageless Stranger 07-25-2010 11:22 PM

Coming together nicely. :D

Kate 07-26-2010 06:19 AM

I think so too!

jgano23 07-26-2010 07:09 AM

that bumper is looking awesome kate. keep the pics coming.

yardfab 07-26-2010 09:02 AM

Looks good!! My dad is an old Skool Millright and I learned to stick weld and cut with oxy/ setl. torch before I could ride a bike.

ky_ace 07-26-2010 09:03 AM

That 1" thick plate is probably close to being strong enough to pick up the entire jeep!! I don't think you'll have any worries about them shearing, maybe just bending the frame! Is he running like a 1/2" fillet on the weld??

jr. 07-27-2010 05:10 PM

that is gonna be one bad a$$ bumper !!!!

Kate 07-27-2010 05:12 PM

I think so Jr.!
He's up there doing the "finish" work on it now, then we will take it to the tube bender to have it fitted with a stinger.

InfernoGirl 07-27-2010 05:15 PM

Is it done yet???????? (tapping foot....) :rofl:

Kate 07-27-2010 06:19 PM

Not yet!
He's up there working like a wild man!
I did manage to sneek a few more pictures even though he said "no more until it's finished"

He laughed and said, "Look baby, I made you a car splitter!"

yotefever 07-27-2010 10:40 PM

Very nice! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.
I am working on a rear bumper right now but nothing as fancy as yours is ;)
I had to buy my shackle mounts from cncoffroad here in WI but the rest will be fabricated from things I saved from the scrapheap off job sites. I guess being a pack rat has helped this time. :D

Kate 07-28-2010 06:48 PM

Moving right along...

Kate 07-28-2010 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by JDsDream (Post 696393)
DickHard: Viagra for Jeeps

Just want you to know, this is the new slogan - he loved it :rofl:

Kate 07-29-2010 02:32 PM

OH OH OH OH!!!!!


Gonna put a quick, light coat of paint on it to protect it until we can get it to the tubing guy, then strip it all down and do the right finish on it.

Hot damn!!

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