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I've been kicking around bumper designs, and I'm looking for some feedback...what do you think of this? [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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Re: Bumper feedback

howdy,
i like it, but if would not go with my visen of how i want my sammi to look like, but i still think it is a vary good looken design. also i will be getting one of your rear bumpers when my wife ok's it. i have been get things to make my sammi run better then i will start to make it look better.
also how's it going now? i know you've had some hard times.
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Re: Bumper feedback

in picture #6 is that the prototype bumper or just the top part? if it is the whole bumper it looks great and i would be interested in one if i actually had money. if the other pictures are the whole bumper all together then i still think it looks good but to big. i would prefer something not as tall myself. either way it looks great
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Jim,

I'm assuming the proto is sitting above the usual mounting location. (Kinda hard to open the back door otherwise! LOL) Have you considered tapering the leading edge like you did the lower edge. You would be less likely to snag something and hold. It would push you sideways a bit instead.

You could also think about quartering some tubing for the inside corners and/or use some radiused gussets to tighten up the fit at the body outside corrner.

Great start, dont forget the reciever hitch! The bitty 1-1/4" reciver is about all a zuke can pull anyway, and could be used as a solid connect point for a tow strap or even have a small winch socketed in. Makes it portable front to rear easy, and can be stored in the garage to prevent theft when not oin the trail.

Shoot, that could be a good sideline for you too. Winch recievers.
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if you go with a 2" reciever though you can use the winch mounts already on the market and also the zillions of other reciever accessarys
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Re: Bumper feedback

Picture number 6 is the whole bumper. It is just sitting on top of my other bumper in the other pics to get a basic idea of what it would look like on. I should have explained that better. It would sit down where the other one is and the wrap portion would be just below the crease. Check out new pic #7

Double D things are getting more interesting that's for sure. Time will tell if it's good or bad thing. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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good feedback guys...keep it comin' [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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can't find pic #7 but i see now it all makes sense. how much are you going to charge for this beauty and are you going to offer a spare tire mount thingy for it also.
you should call your shock mounts heavy duty rear shrock mounts
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Jim,
Trusting that the final product will sit low enough to allow you to open the tailgate and protect the bottom of the quarter panel, I like it. I built one similar, not boxed on the sides. I have angle running up at about 30 degrees. I have hit it hard many times. It has protected the body and other than a few gouges has held up real good
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Re: Bumper feedback

I wont know on the price until I complete a whole one. Looks like #1 should be done next week. I'd like to keep it under $300.

I have been waiting to finalize on a rear bumper design before designing a tire carier. I need one myself, so it will definitely happen...it is probably about a month out I'd say.
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