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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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06 Front Bumper Build

Hey, been lurking here for a while, but finally decided to make a post. I just finished up building a front bumper for my 06 CCSB. I started it back in August and just got it painted and on the truck last week. I need to take some better "finished" pictures.

The center "main" piece is made from 1/4 wall 2x6 square tubing, the rest is 3/16 mild. The D-ring mounts are solid 1x4 bar stock and the bumper to frame mounts are 1/2x2 bar. I just realized I don't have any good pictures of the mounts...I'll have to get some.

I'm planning to mount a 21.5in LED light bar and 2 driving lights inside the hoop. Along with some flush mounted fog lights when I find some that fit what I'm looking for. I'd also like to at some point mount a winch. Not that there's really much of a reason to have a winch, but there are times where it could come in handy.

Anyway... Here are a bunch of pictures from cardboard templates to (mostly) finished product. Pay no attention to the dented fender and messed up hood. They were like that when I bought it...I swear.









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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 10:43 PM
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How much metal did you use? What was the final cost of it all?

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how much metal did you use? What was the final cost of it all?
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U might want to open up the front for air flow it u are planning on towing in hot weather. I installed a road armor bumper on my truck awhile ago. it run a little hotter now. the trany cooler sits right behined the air vents in the factory bumper.
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Looks great man!
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How much metal did you use? What was the final cost of it all?
Off the top of my head I dont know the exact count for materials used. I probably have $150-200 into materials. I have about 30 hours from starting the cardboard templates to finished product.

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U might want to open up the front for air flow it u are planning on towing in hot weather. I installed a road armor bumper on my truck awhile ago. it run a little hotter now. the trany cooler sits right behined the air vents in the factory bumper.
Hmm thanks for the heads up. I want to say it doesnt block it, I think most of the trans cooler sits behind the plastic filler piece under the grille. Trans temps havent increased since the install, but I havent had this on in summer heat yet. I also plan to get the soft trans lines and flip my trans cooler so its behind the grille.


Sorry I havent gotten better pics...been busy with the holidays.

I also want to add, the D-ring mounts are welded on both faces of the 2x6 .250 tubing. So they're super beefy, not just welded to the front face of the bumper.

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Still working on getting some better pictures. Its been snowy and cold since my last post. So my whole truck, including the bumper is coated with a nice thick layer of frozen slop and salt. If we get a day warm enough that I can wash my truck I'll post up some pictures!

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Nice build



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Very Nice....... I really like your design!

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Great job. Looks good

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