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98RangerDAVE

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I don’t mind at all, I saw a tube bumper that I really liked and it mounted to the front crossmember so I stole that idea and used some inspiration from a 4Runner build on DR to make mine. I have to trim my bumper ends a little bit for my 37’s and then I’m going to strengthen the ends of the bumper with some tubes going to a bolt on frame bracket. I’d love to check yours out when you are done, or if you want to look at mine for measurements just let me know


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Thanks! I’m gonna be working on it Sunday with a friend. I picked up 1 1/4” .120 tube, do you remember what size you used? If we run into any snags I’ll write you here.
 

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Love the shots from the middle of the road, I think I can see John Wayne and his cavalry troop riding to the rescue through the mist in the background.
Everyone takes pictures there so we had to. We actually wanted to recreate the Forrest Gump photo but nobody had long enough hair or a big enough beard for the photo haha



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Thanks! I’m gonna be working on it Sunday with a friend. I picked up 1 1/4” .120 tube, do you remember what size you used? If we run into any snags I’ll write you here.
I believe we used 1 1/2” tubing, I forgot what wall thickness though. I’ll look through my phone, I think I have more photos of the build


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98RangerDAVE

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I believe we used 1 1/2” tubing, I forgot what wall thickness though. I’ll look through my phone, I think I have more photos of the build


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Cool deal, yeah if you have any extra photos I would greatly appreciate you posting them! I’m gonna be working on mine this weekend!
 

98RangerDAVE

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Finished the skid plate today. We used the bolts that hold the steering rack skid plate on instead of the steering rack bolts themselves. Also I learned that cutting aluminum is very difficult with a cutoff wheel. Haha thank again for the idea!
 

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Finished the skid plate today. We used the bolts that hold the steering rack skid plate on instead of the steering rack bolts themselves. Also I learned that cutting aluminum is very difficult with a cutoff wheel. Haha thank again for the idea!
Looks good! Mine is welded to the back of my front bumper but I kind of wish I made mine go to the back of the mounts like you in case I ever switch out my front bumper for a newer generation when I swap out all of my fiberglass and headlight and tail light housings


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Over the past couple of months I finally got some time to trim up the front end, took a trip out to Sheep’s Crossing and got a little air under the tires, and made a trip out to Sycamore Creek.


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So far I’ve been taking the truck out almost every weekend. Crown King, Geisers Loop, met Scott from GB designs at a Desert Fanatics meet, got a little air under the tires again, trip out to the North side of Lake Pleasant, installed a third brake light antenna mount and got some body damage on one of my fenders.














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Participated in a cleanup out at Butcher Jones by Saguaro Lake, my truck was one of the only 2wd vehicles out there and I made it to 2 out of the 3 coves, nobody wanted to go to the last one.








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I’ve been jealous seeing everyone’s custom center consoles so I’m going to do a center console swap into my truck from a King Ranch flow thru console with rear a/c. And I’m going to get rid of my stock chrome rear bumper and modify that 2017 Raptor rear bumper to fit my truck.




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