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Re: My Back Bumper Build

Posted: 17 Oct 2016 17:28
by Michael
Very nice Ian, cant wait to see the final product

Re: My Back Bumper Build

Posted: 17 Oct 2016 17:47
by Wilkie
Ian i''m just about where you are but just need to do the step down very similar to yours
Hopefully this weekend

Re: My Back Bumper Build

Posted: 31 Oct 2016 09:28
by iandvl
More progress this weekend. Got the bumper fitted and the back plate cut on Saturday, but didn't have a chance to tack it together. So I ended the day with the bumper looking like this:
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On Sunday morning, I got the back plate tacked in place, and the bumper now looks like so:
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Overall, I'm very happy with the progress. I'd obviously like to have been finished already, but I only have the weekends for this stuff...

Oh yes - this is the smallest I've ever ground a baby-grinder disk...
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I'm going to be taking the build so far in to be properly welded some time this week. After that, I can start on the tricksy bits which run around the corners. Not overly looking forward to that part, because I think it is going to be ueber difficult, maarnouwat. I guess it has to be done...

Re: My Back Bumper Build

Posted: 31 Oct 2016 10:30
by Tinus lotz
You see you confuse me ..... :lol: thats cutting not grinding disks ....lol....you must try those super thin ones the work great but somme buy 5 packs ....on the finish you get flapper disks that looks like scotch brite they give a mirror finish very easy :oldtimer:

Re: My Back Bumper Build

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 23:26
by Wilkie
Jis Ian my back bumper is amper nearly exactly look like yours
Just got to get some plate tomorrow and see if i can get it completed before next weekend
This is where i am

Re: My Back Bumper Build

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 07:34
by iandvl
Wilkie,

What do they say about great minds ? :)

Nicely done - hope you get it sorted by next weekend.

Have one question regarding your step. My original step plan looked identical, but I gathered that my spare wheel still caught on the corner of the step when opening / closing the door. This is the reason I have the funny "angled" corners on my step. Not sure if you've tested with the spare wheel on, but thought I'd mention it as it would be awful to put in so much work only to find one has difficulty opening / closing the door.

Other than that, nice work. Looks good. :)

Re: My Back Bumper Build

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 08:44
by IanT
Hi Ian looking good :thumbup: Probably a stupid question but are your high lift jack points too close to your recovery points? Even with the high lift extender thing are not going to only have a few cm in the hole??

Re: My Back Bumper Build

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 08:51
by iandvl
IanT wrote:Hi Ian looking good :thumbup: Probably a stupid question but are your high lift jack points too close to your recovery points? Even with the high lift extender thing are not going to only have a few cm in the hole??
Ian, thanks.

I tested before putting them on. I think they're OK.

/Other Ian

Re: My Back Bumper Build

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 11:10
by SJC
Wilkie wrote:Jis Ian my back bumper is amper nearly exactly look like yours
Just got to get some plate tomorrow and see if i can get it completed before next weekend
This is where i am
Gatroer tyd raak min.... :lol:

Re: My Back Bumper Build

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 11:57
by Wilkie
is so sal maar die buurman moet oornooi vir n werkende vleisbraai dan kan hulle nie kla oor die grinder nie :blonde: :blonde: