Custom 1/8" box tubing and diamond plate bumper on my m1009.

86m1009turbo

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Just finishing up my custom "heavy" front bumper for the m1009. It's built on a core of 6x2x1/8" box tubing angled slightly to a point to match the hood and other trim pieces. I welded it onto the ring mounts cut on an angle. The rings are currently attached just to the box tubing. The other pieces are cut from 1/8" diamond plate. Still have some work to do such as boxing the sides of the brush guard mount and extending the flat piece on the front edge of the brush guard onto the additions I made on the corners. Lots of cosmetic and internal welding to do. I built it on the truck and haven't had anyone around the last few days to help remove it to finish. Plus it's been snowing. A lot. Overall about 4-5 5" cutoff wheels. A few pounds of wire and less than $100 in steel and I have a much sturdier bumper/ brush guard.

P.s. Kind of hard to see but the guard is tied to the bumper on the bottom corners with the same 1 1/2x1/4" I extended it with.
 

MarcusOReallyus

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Okay, this is probably a first.

We have an SS member who is about to be lynched for talking about a custom bumper and not posting pictures! aua



nopics


Seriously, I think somebody is going to track you down and put a booger on your windshield for this! :mrgreen:
 

hoplite666

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I like it. I had hoped to build one just like that this Summer, following the lines of the factory bumper and reusing the brush guard. Never got around to it.
Is 1/8 inch plate fairly standard for these type of builds? I have been practicing/learning to weld and gotten my technique/welder settings figured for 3/16 plate. Which I had planned on using.
Some homework on the subject has suggested using 1/4 main center sections, 3/16 on outer wings and 1/8 to 3/16 for gussets etc. I suppose that a discussion for another thread.

Again, i like it and it will surely be used as a visual reference when i get around to my own. What kinda weight do you figure its gonna come in at?
 
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paraclete comes

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I went ahead and used 1/4" plate on my entire bumper. I personally think 1/8" plate is a bit lightweight for me, but I have been known to "overbuild".

I like it. I had hoped to build one just like that this Summer, following the lines of the factory bumper and reusing the brush guard. Never got around to it.
Is 1/8 inch plate fairly standard for these type of builds? I have been practicing/learning to weld and gotten my technique/welder settings figured for 3/16 plate. Which I had planned on using.
Some homework on the subject has suggested using 1/4 main center sections, 3/16 on outer wings and 1/8 to 3/16 for gussets etc. I suppose that a discussion for another thread.

Again, i like it and it will surely be used as a visual reference when i get around to my own. What kinda weight do you figure its gonna come in at?
 
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