Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Oct 1999
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I finally covered the "frame rails of death" with this hunk of steel I picked up for $10 from a guy whose wife was, umm, strongly advising him to get it off the carport [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Most of it is 3/8" plate, the 4x2" c-channel piece is 1/4" and nicely rounded, and the 2 main frame brackets with hook holes are 1/2" plate. It's a beast, but I did manage to mount it myself. The top deck is thinner sheet metal and not done well, not that the rest of it is necessarily a prize winner [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] Unfortunately, it was made for a 88 Bronco so I was planning to grind those brackets off and move them over, but some of the welds are impossible to reach with a hand grinder so I went ahead and cut some of the passenger side bracket off and bolted the existing driver side bracket to the accordian part of the frame, just so I could bring it back home without taking space up in the back. It actually worked out ok, it really isn't off-center much at all but the passenger side does stick out an inch or two further forward than the driver side. Enough with the words, here are the pics:
Well, a few more words. What's up with that winch mount? Where would you mount the damned winch? I don't get it. Those pieces of pipe must've been a grill guard... they've gotta go and I think I'll take that vertical plate off too and mount it horizontally so you could actually mount a winch to it. It's a rather odd bumper, but ~100 lbs of steel for 10 bucks ain't bad [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]