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Old 04-29-2012, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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H3 winch bumper build

I picked up an '06 H3 Lux and finally decided to start fabbing some armor for it. It was built around a 10k# XRC winch with synthetic rope. It also allows the stock forg lights to be retained.

Taking off the stock pcs.


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Panels all tacked in

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Bumper complete except for the foglight buckets and some additional bracing.




Didn't want just a plain flat piece of steel for the uprights so I decided to take two pieces and pressed in some dimples, then welded the plates together where the dimples met. Makes the uprights look a little more beefy!

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks great. You just painting it? Or Rhino/LineX/Herculiner?
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I think I'm going to do some bedliner on it. Not sure if I'll go with AL's Liner or the Duplicolor Truck Bed Liner.
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Looks good, what size metal?
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Looks good, what size metal?
Main body of the bumper is all 3/16". The uprights that have been dimpled are 1/8" capped with a 2"x3/16" strip. Tubing is 1.75"x.120" DOM. I still have to get a final weight on the bumper but I don't expect it to be all too bad.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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looks good. i really like the uprights
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Looks like an ARB mini, I would have dropped the tubing about an inch lower all around. It looks a tad high, but that might just be the angle you are taking the pics at.

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I was thinking the same thing - but I do love the uprights, and the ARB is a knock off of the H2O
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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well done, you obviously cut all the metal with a plasma...Was it on a table and computer set up or did you do it free hand with a straight edge?...All the cuts looked like they fit up well...
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I love your build, it looks awesome. I considered doing my winch the same way... but I cheaped out and bought a plate from JC Whitney and mounted it between the frame rails (hidden)

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I think I'm going to do some bedliner on it. Not sure if I'll go with AL's Liner or the Duplicolor Truck Bed Liner.
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