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Old 10-03-2014, 08:01 PM
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Default Shotshell's Custom Rear Bumper Build

So I know you have all been anxiously awaiting this moment…
Or maybe it's just been me...

Anyways, work on my rear bumper has commenced.

I am building a bumper with solid square sides that will be used as storage containers. These will be linked with tubing across the back. It's kind of hard to explain the whole thing. You'll understand as it all comes together.

I picked up this large piece of 6x6 square tubing today.


I cut it in half. Each piece is 2-1/2 feet long.


Then I cut off the ends at a 45 degree angle.



I tacked on the end plates to the angled ends. The other ends will have doors made for them to access the storage space.



This is where I'm at so far.
The plan is to cut the bottoms of my rear fenders off and these boxes will take their place. Then across the back there will be a tri-bracket of tubing connecting between the two boxes and also integrating a trailer hitch, etc.

More to come…
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:05 PM
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Why didn't you cut the long piece at 45 degrees to make the two smaller pieces? looks like that could have saved some steel that was purchased...Then again, I don't know what your plan is...you may use the cut-offs later...
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Brilliance… I don't know. Educated guess and/or shot in the dark... perhaps. We'll see.
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Will that be an air tank, or just for storing gear? Great idea either way.
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:37 PM
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Gear storage.

I got some work done on the access door for one of them this afternoon. But I forgot to take any pictures.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:03 PM
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Hey Travis check this one out... http://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/poss.../#post-9402094 ignore the "which swing out is best" dribble and scroll down to about post 19. Really sweet looking Taco bumper..

in fact, that whole truck looks pretty bad arse here's a pic if you're lazy:

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He goes by Benc on expo and is now building a 100. Nice fab skills for sure.
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I think I've seen that Tacoma before. Very nice rig. I'd like to end up with something very similar to that.
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Will that be an air tank, or just for storing gear? Great idea either way.

After thinking about this question, I've debated it and I think this is a really good idea. I don't need two gear storage pods. But to have one as storage and one as an air tank… I think that would be awesome. So that's what's gonna happen. I just need to make sure I've got the air tank welded together REALLY well.
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