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Old 11-06-2008, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dakota Steel Bumper

This will be the second bumper I have built like this. First one was good but now its better. I'm using 1/4" x 5" for the mounts to the frame and the rest is 3/16" plate. Made just a few changes from the first one. I will also be building a rear to match.
This is the first one.



Here's the one I'm working on.





The first one I sold. They guy wanted to Line-x it so I had it done. Turned out great. I will be building a few of these if anyone is interested.

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Old 11-07-2008, 05:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sweet, I like it. Now chase down a 3rd gen owner, graft one up and I could probably find you some other buyers
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nice work. Don't forget the flat and lock washers on your hardware.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice work. Don't forget the flat and lock washers on your hardware.
I am actually going to run lock nuts. This is for mock up.
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Im not trying to start anything but im sure someone will speak up eventually, the correct star is needed to sell product.
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Im not trying to start anything but im sure someone will speak up eventually, the correct star is needed to sell product.
If I was a company, then yes. I'm just a guy working out of a 2 car garage. I am building a bumper for me and yes I will sell it if someone wants it. Just putting the word out before I finish. It will be posted in the for sale section when completed. But thanks for bringing it up.
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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How much does that thing way? I'm going to be building a similar bumper for my Ram... and I'm curious what kind of weight I can expect to add to the truck.

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Old 11-07-2008, 10:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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How much does that thing way? I'm going to be building a similar bumper for my Ram... and I'm curious what kind of weight I can expect to add to the truck.

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Suprisinly only 94 lbs. I had it weighted to ship.
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Old 11-08-2008, 03:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I know on average similar bumpers like that for Rams and such run around 100lbs. I had a friend who had one similar to that on his Ram and it weighed in @ about 120lbs. I love the bumper though, you did a great job on both of them!!
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Got most of it finished today. I will get the last few pieces put on and start welding it up tomorrow.



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Old 11-09-2008, 03:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Alright guys. Here she is. I ran out of wire so I want be welding it up today. I still need to add the recesses for the lights and a few braces but for the most part this is how it looks. I did decide to angle the ends inside the fender. It is a little bigger all around then the last. It sits out 1/2" further in the front, an inch taller and 1/2" wider. Doesn'T seem like much but its noticeable.



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It looks awesome either way!!! I would love to purchase a bumper like this for my wife's Durango, and my Dakota, if the one I am looking at right now works out!! Why can't manufaturers follow this same design... I love the look of this bad boy!! That is just my $0.02 anyways!!!
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It looks awesome either way!!! I would love to purchase a bumper like this for my wife's Durango, and my Dakota, if the one I am looking at right now works out!! Why can't manufaturers follow this same design... I love the look of this bad boy!! That is just my $0.02 anyways!!!
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Finished it up today. It is listed in the for sale section.


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Looks good. What are you using for all of your cutting and welding?
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i think they both look pretty awesome, but i am going to have to say i like the look of the first one better. i just dont think i like how much the second sticks forward with the rectangular face forward.

if you were to build one like the first one, i would seriously consider buying it, pending price consideration of course.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Looks good. What are you using for all of your cutting and welding?
I have a Clarke 180EN mig welder and a Dewalt 4 1/2" grinder for cutting. Some of the pieces on the this one were cut on a plasma table. I have to get some more templates made to load in the guys computer then just call him up, tell him what I need cut and go pick it up.

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i think they both look pretty awesome, but i am going to have to say i like the look of the first one better. i just don't think i like how much the second sticks forward with the rectangular face forward.

if you were to build one like the first one, i would seriously consider buying it, pending price consideration of course.
The rectangular face you are referring to is the same on both bumpers. The only thing different is near the grill corners and it goes closer to the wheels.


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Old 02-13-2009, 08:32 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Here is the bumper completed. Still working on the winch plates.




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just curious how much are you charging for these?
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Im not trying to start anything but im sure someone will speak up eventually, the correct star is needed to sell product.
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If I was a company, then yes. I'm just a guy working out of a 2 car garage. I am building a bumper for me and yes I will sell it if someone wants it. Just putting the word out before I finish. It will be posted in the for sale section when completed. But thanks for bringing it up.
Dude, according to the link in your ad https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...600&highlight=
you post prices for your bumpers (posts 1, 14, 19), you talk about shipping options (post 52), you state "I do have a Paypal account for those that might want to use a credit card." (post 14), and your looking for names for your "company" (post 2).
Then you come on here peddling your goods, but your not a company?
The rest of the vendors have to play by the rules, but you don't, because your special? If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, according to you, it's not a duck?



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Dude, according to the link in your ad https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...600&highlight=
you post prices for your bumpers (posts 1, 14, 19), you talk about shipping options (post 52), you state "I do have a Paypal account for those that might want to use a credit card." (post 14), and your looking for names for your "company" (post 2).
Then you come on here peddling your goods, but your not a company?
The rest of the vendors have to play by the rules, but you don't, because your special? If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, according to you, it's not a duck?



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Yeah, the business was something I was thinking about but never got around to starting. With the economy like it is I didn't want to risk it. I went ahead and re-enlisted for 4 more years. You know, job security. As far as me "peddling my goods", where do you get that? So I built a bumper and tried to sell it. Big deal! Oh and my favorite with the Paypal account. Only 99.9% of people on this site have one. But thank you for taking such an interest in me to do all the research for your post. If I decide to start up a business I will be sure to PM you to make sure its OK and I have full consent from you.
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But thank you for taking such an interest in me to do all the research for your post. If I decide to start up a business I will be sure to PM you to make sure its OK and I have full consent from you.
My pleasure and please do.


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Any interest in building one for a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500? I like your style and I'm in Glendale
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:36 PM   #24 (permalink)
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When you decide to do a rear bumper for the Dakota let me know. I already have a Road Armor front bumper and need a custom rear bumper.

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Old 02-17-2009, 08:13 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I would like both front and rear for my dakota...looks sweet man.
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