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Old 09/01/13, 08:03 PM   #1
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My Home Made Pre Runner Bumper Pics

So I like making cheap knock offs,

Here are pics of my Cactus Smasher, and now replaced by
pre-runner bumper that was inspired by Tom's Bronco style.

Definitely not perfect but thought I would share.

On the new bumper, I need some suggestions on "tow-points" hook and/or shackle eyes, and where to put my lights, As shown, or on top of the hoop like real pre-runners.? Plus Considering adding a winch if I find a good deal on one.

Any body else have pre-runner bumper pics to share?


Cactus-Smasher




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Old 09/02/13, 08:13 AM   #2
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Looks great.

Normally you'd want to incorporate shackle mounts into the design instead of adding them to a finished product. Maybe something like THESE big burly bumper clevis mounts from Ruffstuff and simply weld them onto the inside or outside of your frame horn mounts. Or maybe THESE tube based clevis which could mount directly to the tubing somewhere but you'd have to mess with the radius to get a good fit (they're 3" cuts).

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Old 09/03/13, 06:35 AM   #3
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Not bad mind me askin how much it cost you to make? Are you keeping it or planning on selling it i may be interested.
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Old 09/03/13, 09:07 PM   #4
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cactus smasher about $40 in metal. The new one About $150 in metal and paint, but spent a lot of time cutting out all the pieces, with oxyacete, and grinding wheel. Im definitly keeping my new bumper, way too much blood and sweat put into it right now. I will eventually part with the cactus smasher and stock bumper...

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Old 09/03/13, 09:12 PM   #5
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That looks pretty nice....are there any cactus in Oregon...I have yet to see any...
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Old 09/04/13, 07:28 PM   #6
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Ha.. no its more like sage-brush and juniper...

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Old 09/05/13, 03:22 AM   #7
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Looks pretty good man, Good work

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Old 09/05/13, 01:36 PM   #8
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Nice work. I hope the one I'm twistin up looks half that good.

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Old 09/05/13, 02:20 PM   #9
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Looks good...nice job.
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Old 09/05/13, 03:42 PM   #10
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bumper looks good, too bad you didnt have a plasma they make quick work of cutting steel. and a lot less grinding. good job on the fabrication. i like it.
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