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Old March 3rd, 2014, 08:27 PM
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Heavy Duty Factory Bumper

I would have swore someone here makes a heavy duty replacement for the factory front bumper but my search yielded nada.

My ideal bumper:

1. Same dimensions as the factory bumper (So I can attach the Poly A Bar and End Caps).

2. Heavier gage steel, boxed.

3. 2x pintle attachment points

4. Bonus points if one could incorporate a 2" double walled receiver into it.

Anyone?
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 08:32 PM
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Are you looking for one without a winch tray?
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 08:39 PM
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I think you need to reach out to pangolin
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 08:40 PM
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Ike Goss and Doug Shipman were mentioned, but according to another thread, they don't anymore.

I guess I could have a local fabricator do some work, but haven't been around the area long enough to figure out who's who.

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Looks promising, thanks.

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Are you looking for one without a winch tray?
Yes, just a 2" receiver for a multi-mount Warn.
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 09:20 PM
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Not REALLY what you're asking for, but I'm a big fan of the Rockware blade bumper (sans brushguard) with the 2" receiver built in. Similar dimensions to a factory bumper, but tons sexier.

Look at Bill's, but the pic under the "exterior" section before he switched bumpers:
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=36109
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 09:24 PM
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rather than 'i heard it on the interweb'.
So it's not "internets" anymore?
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Not REALLY what you're asking for, but I'm a big fan of the Rockware blade bumper (sans brushguard) with the 2" receiver built in. Similar dimensions to a factory bumper, but tons sexier.
I do like the slim Rockware, but Im going for a factoryish front end. One of these days if we arent speaking Russian or Chinese, that is the bumper I would like on a 90/110 ST build.

And I need those overpriced Poly A Bar and End Caps to fit.
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I do like the slim Rockware, but Im going for a factoryish front end. One of these days if we arent speaking Russian or Chinese, that is the bumper I would like on a 90/110 ST build.

And I need those overpriced Poly A Bar and End Caps to fit.
I honestly think you can just box the backside of the factory bumper and that would increase it's strength drastically - maybe even enough for your needs. Throw a couple of the COR4 Recovery Eyes for the standard bumper and you'd be good to go with some halfway decent recovery points:
http://www.extreme4x4.co.uk/acatalog...VERY_EYES.html
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Somebody have a picture about this bumper
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I honestly think you can just box the backside of the factory bumper and that would increase it's strength drastically - maybe even enough for your needs. Throw a couple of the COR4 Recovery Eyes for the standard bumper and you'd be good to go with some halfway decent recovery points: http://www.extreme4x4.co.uk/acatalog...VERY_EYES.html
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So Id be a little skeptical about its ability to do much even with boxing. It has very thin gage steel.
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I honestly think you can just box the backside of the factory bumper and that would increase it's strength drastically - maybe even enough for your needs. Throw a couple of the COR4 Recovery Eyes for the standard bumper and you'd be good to go with some halfway decent recovery points:
http://www.extreme4x4.co.uk/acatalog...VERY_EYES.html
Blingy recovery eyes...I wonder what their strength is, i.e. are they any better than SG eyes which look badass too.

A cheaper, domestic, option after strengthening stock would be EE's: https://www.expeditionexchange.com/c...roductid=18578
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 10:03 PM
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I realize that if I dig deep into every brand, I'll find owners/policy makers that I disagree with. But with that said, I just cant see myself supporting EE with their incessant bashing in anything and everything. Sad, because I actually dig their OCD-ism when it comes to kit.
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I realize that if I dig deep into every brand, I'll find owners/policy makers that I disagree with. But with that said, I just cant see myself supporting EE with their incessant bashing in anything and everything. Sad, because I actually dig their OCD-ism when it comes to kit.
Can't fault you there-but put it up because I feel like that shackle bracket falls into the 'less likely to be a catastrophic missile' bin than the sweet swivel rings.
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Any fabricator could make you one out of box section if you gave them an original. Cut the ends in an arc and weld caps on. Weld on some tabs. Bob's your uncle.
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Any fabricator could make you one out of box section if you gave them an original. Cut the ends in an arc and weld caps on. Weld on some tabs. Bob's your uncle.
Exactly. They are 3x4 box tube fer fook sehk.
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Well, one of these days when the plastic crap decides to show up from Craddocks, I'll see if that stuff fits over a 4x3" 1/4" wall tube. If so, It would indeed be too easy to weld on two pintle attachment points, frame connections, and a 2" receiver through the center of it.
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I like the stock look too and have been contemplating going retro for a change if I could take a stock bumper, box it in and incorporate a simple try that can accommodate my 9.5i. I'd love to have the line pull through the middle of the bumper as well. I don't like the stock app that hangs off the bottom.

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2 potential issues for me here. One is if the mounting bolts for the Poly A Bar are long enough to get through the 3" of bumper or if I can switch the bolts out. Second is if 4-5" is too far back for a hitch pin hole if the receiver runs through the center of the bumper and is not welded on underneath.

Thanks for the suggestions. I think I may try to have one fabbed locally.
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