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Author Topic:   BEST FRONT BUMPER MOUNTING?
fast31
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted March 15, 2002 04:50 PM
What are some of the different ways of mounting a front bumper on the front of a modified?

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 464
posted March 15, 2002 06:26 PM
The best way i have been using to mount front bumpers on mods is to shorten and narrow the front horns and cap them on the front and side. Drill holes in the side and use 1/2 inch flange nuts and weld them in. This is the way a bunch of other manufacturers use to mount the front bumper. I have tryed slugs and slide the bumper on and welding a angle to the front of the horn and bolting the bumper to that . The above mentioned is the best in my oppinion takes more work to get the horns ready but its worth it in the long run.

uforacing51
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 240
posted March 17, 2002 12:41 AM
Same as above, but always so the bumper can be removed and replaced with another. the horns were strengthened and then bigger pipe was stubbed with a smaller pipe bumper fitted inside of it. I always worry about the horns though, if you think of something better let us know.

neverenoughbrew
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted March 17, 2002 06:21 AM
As stated above, I always plate the front of the frame horns, but I notch out the outer corner and weld a piece of 1" square stock that sticks up about 4" above the horn, I 45 the top and cap this.I then weld a piece to top of horn to the upright one at 45deg. as triangulation is key to strenght. Bumpers have angle mounted to them and attach with two 3/8 bolts on each side. This is very strong and bumpers are quickly replaced. Besides plating the frame horns, you should completly weld the entire seams of the stock frame for addes strength.

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