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Well I figured I have all of thisfree time I might as well put it to good use. I have an old diamond plate tool box I am going to make into full skid plates, but I also want to make front and rear bumpers but I don't know what I should make them look like.
So my question is do any of yall have any good pictures of bumpers that are being manufactured or homemade I need to get some ideas.


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anybody make anything yet?

i am looking at making a skidplate for the engine area on ol' yellow and was wondering if anybody can give me any pointers? i bought a piece of 1/4" aluminum treadplate was going to make a sturdy skidplate, and then on to some cv guards and tig them together? any ideas or considerations to take in before fabricating some up?
 

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The only thing that I would plan out pretty well is where the plate bolts up on the bottom, the bolts are recessed in the skid plate in the skid plate. If you are going to use something that thick you might have a problem bending it in you might want weld some kind of spacer to it where the bolts go or jsut get a big hammer and beat the **** out of it.
 

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The only thing that I would plan out pretty well is where the plate bolts up on the bottom, the bolts are recessed in the skid plate in the skid plate. If you are going to use something that thick you might have a problem bending it in you might want weld some kind of spacer to it where the bolts go or jsut get a big hammer and beat the **** out of it.
This is what I did to solve the recessed bolt prob.....It didn't work but that is another story....I took a large socket and put in a vise..Layed the metal over where you drilled the hole...Then I took another socket(a little smaller) and used it along with a large hammer and made a recess in the metal..Worked great to make the recess in the skid....Now what didn't work is it was the bottom of an aluminum tool box and the metal was too thin and tore right around the drilled hole that I recessed...But with thicker metal you should not have any probs.
 

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I thought of doing that but I didn't know if it would act like a shear and cut the metal so I just bent the metal in with a hammer and then drilled the holes.
 
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