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My customized ARB winch bumper, I finally have an actual steel front bumper!!!

Thread in 'Exterior & Lighting' started by Jerry Gerner 2, May 21, 2012.

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    Jerry Gerner 2 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    I picked up a ARB winch bumper that was on a W.V. state forest rescue truck, a Range Rover.



    With quite a bit of cutting, grinding, fabricating an welding I fianlly made it fit. I still have to fabricate a steel tube skid plate, I'll hopefully have that done by Friday as long as the weather cooperates.



    I need to come up with the rest of the money to get the 9000k Warn winch from the guy I bought the bumper from.



    Here's a couple pictures of how it sits now.



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    This is another project in a line of things I'm doing, the tire carrier was first done...



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    Rock sliders and gas tank skid plate are next... Stay tuned



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    Jacob Dryer Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Wow thats awesome, and looks like it raised your approach angle quite a bit.
     
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    Jerry Gerner 2 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Thanks, the factory bumper cover was the same height as the center cap on the wheels so ya I really improved my aproach angle. I still need to build a skid plate and have all the tube for that, just need good weather and time after work.
     
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    Robert Caffyn Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Way too cool Jerry! That is one tough ass lookin' truck. Great job!! Bob
     
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    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Nice find!! Plus you got state park stickers with it...:bwahaha:
     
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    Jerry Gerner 2 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Eddie, their not State Park stickers. lol



    One is a "Appalachian Search & Rescue" with the EMS symbol and mountain background. The other sticker is a "Mountain Rescue" with the Medic symbol and mountain background.



    I'm leaving them on there just for character. :supercool::grin:
     
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    Shaun Tucker Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    can't wait to see it with the skid plate and winch!
     
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    Steve McKellop Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Nice job Jerry. That thing looks like it means business.



    Careful though. In photo 3 it looks like the "big guy upstairs" is about to squash you back into reality!:grin::bwahaha::bwahaha:
     
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    Jerry Gerner 2 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Lol. The sun was right there so I was trying to block it out.
     
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    Jerry Gerner 2 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Christopher Comeaux Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Jerry I'm going to have goooood dreams man thanks lol
     

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