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i am going to build a front bumper something similar to what shrockworks and ARB offers. to those you have the bumpers, is there anything that i should keep in mind when designing? i wanted something that hides the front suspension a little more than shrockworks but not as commerial looking as ARB. also i have those 5"x7" KC's that i want to incorporate. dont get me wrong, Shrockworks and ARB put out great products, i just wanted something that was going to make me different from others.
 

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I hope you have killer fab and welding skills and a deep pockets.

I don't think you really need to worry about anything special. Just design your bumper and allow it to bolt up to the frame horns just like the stock bumper.
 

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Don't forget easy access to the oil filter, and my guess is the approach angle is improved with the suspension exposure of the Shrock...
 

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I guess that is one thing to worry about. You NEED a front skid. The radiator sits so low and is so exposed that without a skid.
 

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I believe that matrix is a metal fabricator. I know he was talking about fab up some sliders when we were at PAP in January.
 

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its going to be tough but im cheap and i didnt want to spend the $800. plus its a good learning experence. I think steel it the way to go cause its almost free. there is a space between the headlight and the top of the shrock bumper. is that there for clearence or do you think its there to keep the price down? i think im going to make a seperate panel for access to the oil filter. thanks for the info.

and i couldnt beat the price for the sliders. between my time, labor, and powdercoating, it wasnt worth it.
 

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matrix12480 said:
i am going to build a front bumper something similar to what shrockworks and ARB offers. to those you have the bumpers, is there anything that i should keep in mind when designing? i wanted something that hides the front suspension a little more than shrockworks but not as commerial looking as ARB. also i have those 5"x7" KC's that i want to incorporate. dont get me wrong, Shrockworks and ARB put out great products, i just wanted something that was going to make me different from others.
May be able to help with your design. . .

http://www.emachineshop.com/
 
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