Anybody interested in a new front bumper design? Update 5/7, No more teasers! (1 Viewer)

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I’m into the style w/o the upper cutouts originally posted in original concept.

I like the TEQ ones - I see a set of red painted SS plates bolted behind them after welding studs to the bumper.

The bummer is I am burning March’s play-dough on reloader gear/consumables - I’d be in for a 2nd round or delayed order.

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Big tech question:

As the kit sits, can I bolt in a Warn Zeon 12 with the bridge in place, or a M12K - the reason I never did a Slee Shortbus is the lack of fitting a Warn M12K.

If the winch mount doesn’t fit a M12K - or a Zeon 12K - then I’m better off leaving my ARB alone.

I saw you said 12K winch fits, just making sure I have Warn options.
 

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I like your thoughts on this. I was going back and forth about the TEQ plates and I think I'm going to go with them instead of leaving that plate blank. I opted out of the top cutouts as well as the additional offset fogs only because I thought the bumper was too busy. I like the unique design of this bumper and it will be strong.

BTW, @Rusty Marlin , I will be sending you another excel spreadsheet adding in the TEQ plates.
 

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OK - well, if there’s a rd 2 of this, then since I can get a Warn in it I’d most likely cash up.

Unless this is a 1-shot thing, if so - I missed it.
 
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Who knows Linus, I'll get mine built and documented, show lots of pics and if there is enough interest after seeing one mounted, and peeps want them; well, I'll order more.
Its not like the drawings are just going to vanish into thin air.
 
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^^^ Gotcha - I’d somehow translated it was a group buy & wasn’t at all clear on the situation.

I just figured I’d make sure I could get a Warn in it before talking like I was interested / going to talk much.

(since we all know the sound of crickets when you’re really for cash buyers, not exclusive to this forum but it seems a common issue)

Ok, cool - well, will standby & see how this plays - like I mentioned, I already committed a decent amount to save longer term.

I like the shape & esp the built thickness.

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Tech Question:

— Is the width flush for guys still on flares, or does this flush with flareless fenders?


(or did I breeze right past where you answered that already?)
 
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Fits flares on LX450.
I designed this for my rig. Just thought I'd toss it out there to see if anybody else wanted one at the same time I did.
Cuts the price down substantially.
I'm not in the fab business, but I wanted something I couldn't buy and I'm handy with a welder. :hillbilly:
 

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Bump b/c I’m still interested - I really only have tge ARB for winch capacity & deerstrike hoop.

Ideally I like your thinkness, I can do my own light cutouts & hi-lift interfaces if they don’t become an option, I’ve got plasma here to do my own custom stuff.

:::Late edit for dyslexic grammer - tge=the , thinkness=thickness. :::: Proof dyslexics shouldn’t multitask, evar ;)


——— But yeah, can’t wait to see cut package or any weld shots as they happen. ———
 
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@Rusty Marlin - bump for any progress?
Lots o' progress. I've been hording the pics for a big montage at the end.
Here's a teaser though...
ndbCwdul.jpg

Erector set for Big Boys and Girls.
 

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