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Old 07-04-2016, 04:18 PM
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Front Frame Repair for Front Bumper I Built

I've built a front bumper, pics to come (they are on my old phone, still transferring everything) and now I need a frame to mount it to.

I cut off the stock bumper and scraped out all the crud packed inside. Then took a knotted wire wheel to the rusty parts down to bare metal. Some of the metal actually cut with a chisel on my air hammer... That's how bad it was.

I also took a grinder and Sawzall to grind the DOM tubing in the crossmember down flush with the frame.

This was the bad side:



This was the even worse side:



After all that, I grabbed some of the metal I had lying around and let the hamster in my head figure out what to do. I have an assortment of 1/8" 3/16" and 1/4" flat, plus 1/8" angle.



If anyone saw my thread for rear frame repair, I braced a plate perpendicular to the frame with the angle. Same idea.

Before it started to rain, I was able to fill in those tiny pieces I had to cut out of the driver side, and then weld a plate on that side of the frame.



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Old 07-05-2016, 12:45 PM
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Here it is test fit on. I have it in the shed priming right now. About to weld it on and paint it.


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Looks good!
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Very nice man.
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Done!
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