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Costa Fabrications intro and offerings.

Discussion in 'Exterior - Armor' started by RDC76, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Metal Illness

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    Rich...I'm fairly new to the forum and I have no idea why the thread would say it wasn't open for replies! Sorry for the confusion. Please feel free to keep my contact info and let me know when you have the 60 goodies in the works.

    Cheers!
     
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    Rich,

    I too am new to the forum I just read this whole thread and I'm excited to see what you have the the 60 series. This is some amazing work and I love the tool shots too. I applaud all your hard work. Reading from becomeing a vendor to the great cruiser success you have built, it was a good read.
     
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    RDC76 Fabricator. Supporting Vendor

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  4. RDC76

    RDC76 Fabricator. Supporting Vendor

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    Thank you!

    Rich
     
  5. Bill F

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    Hi Rich - did you ever develop the rear bumper ends/caps for the 80 that were described in your first post? I looked, and can't seem to find any examples, but would be very interested in them. Thanks!
     
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    RDC76 Fabricator. Supporting Vendor

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    Hi and thanks for your inquiry. No those did not come to be... at the time I had more expressed interest in a full rear bumper than those and moved foward on the rear. Doing so removed those sections of frame so I have not revisited the idea.. if you are local to me I could build a set on your vehicle.

    Thanks and sorry those didn't make it.

    Rich
     
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    Hi Rich - I am in Northern CA, and it appears you are in MA, so that probably won't work. But your stuff looks awesome!
     
  8. LS1FJ40

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    Whose truck is this?!?! Looks like he is in Des Moines. I'm over in Cedar Rapids.

    Anyway, messaging you about a front bumper for my 80...
     
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    Damn, I figured I'd be the only one in Iowa with a Costa bumper. Now there may be 3!
     
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    You got one Jake?
     
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    Ordered one with custom tube work, so at least it'll be different. I'm excited to see what he comes up with.
     
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    RDC76 Fabricator. Supporting Vendor

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    It will definitely be different..... yours so far is a 1 of 1 to date...and will be a new for 2018 hybrid plate configuration on the main body to offset the added weight of what you asked for up top... It's a new idea I had and worked on while i was sick. I have been wanting to do it for a bit..
    Basically to capitalize on how I build my bumpers (piece by piece) as opposed to how most build theirs...press bent plate.. I'm going to blend material thickness through out the bumper. Without getting into too much detail, there will be thicker plate where needed and thinner plate where it can be in areas that don't see impact or are at a mechanical advantage by location and directional position on the bumper... one wing could be comprised of 2 to 3 different material thicknesses?? The center section will definitely see weight savings. Its something I've been wanting to try along with other new things...
     
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    Sounds awesome, I'm glad to be your Guinea pig :)
     
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    Just saw this. Yeah, I'm down just outside of Des Moines. Hit me up if you want to check it out.
     
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    Wow, I just finished going through this whole thread. Your work is amazing! I could see my wife's Gen2 Sequoia sporting some of your armor!
     
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