What is the best way to do this? - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
GM Standard SFA Trucks & SUV's All discussion of full sized Solid Front Axle Trucks, SUV's to include Suburban

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 09:26 AM
Posts: n/a
What is the best way to do this?

Hello, I am making a pair of home made bumpers for my truck. I have the back one made. It is double tubed and I used some thick flat metal in the middle for my license plate. I am going to be making brackets for it tonight and am curious as to what the best way to mount it would be. Would it be to weld a few pieces of that thick flat metal to the back, and use that to bolt to? Or should I just bolt right through the tubing? I am looking for whatever will be strong! Any ideas on how I should mount this would be appreciated!

Sponsored Links
post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 09:36 AM
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 157
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: What is the best way to do this?

the way i have seen them is to weld heavy flat iron, like 1" x 4" vertically to back of the tube, and bolt it(or weld it) to the frame in a simalar fashion that stock bumpers are attached. my .02.
Big10 is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 02:12 PM
Carpal \'Tunnel
wrath's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Waukesha, WI
Posts: 3,323
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Re: What is the best way to do this?

I'd use some 2" channel and hook it to the frame with two or three bolts per side. You want the bumper to give a little before the frame does. It's a lot easier to fix a bumper and body work than a bent frame tail. It's one of the main reasons GM's bumper brackets look so wimpy. If you've seen any that have been smashed they kind of fold up on themselves. I've seen quite a few in my days. In fact, the bumper on my truck is off my Dad's. It'd been hit from behind and the mounts were mangled but it kept the bumper from hitting the body work and my Dad didn't get whiplash. It did clean off the seat and knock the radar detector off the windshield.
wrath is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome