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Holeshot
09-02-2012, 10:55 PM
Ok so here I am,

The other day I've bumped a tree on the end of my trimmed factory bumper, and it made me confused on my choice of bumper, 'cuz if I had the one I was looking for, the tree would have just hit the grill/fender/flare and hood, which could make a nice ride, the worst.

I wanted so much the poison spyder brawler lite with trail stinger, but it is stubby, even if they call it mid width.. So I decided to make my own design, inspired with the psc.

Total width is 58". I think it will turn out well, can't wait to start it :rock:

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Notajerryskid
09-02-2012, 11:59 PM
Looks good. I'd make sure to use heavy tubing on the stinger. And gusset the tar out of it. :)

Holeshot
09-03-2012, 12:48 AM
we'll probably use the same size PSC uses. And yes I thought about putting gussets too, but they're not on the plan. :thumb:

PSC use 1 3/4" DOM tubes with .120" wall for main stinger, and 1 1/4", .120 wall tubing for the gussets.

In my case, I think we'll use 1 3/4" on both main and gusset tubing, plus adding 3/16" gussets to the main loop and gusset tube as well.

It's gonna be made of 3/16" steel plate, bent, notched and lazer cut ;)

Holeshot
11-10-2012, 06:53 PM
Ok guys, it's been a while since I made the 3D plan, but now it's starting for good!

Here's some pictures, from the start until now.

Thoughts in picture
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3D plan
http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5002&d=1346626469

Cardboard 1:1 scale
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Lazer cut template
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Folded and tack welded
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Fog light brackets
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And this is where we are now.
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That said, I need suggestions for a name! :rock:

J-S
11-10-2012, 07:18 PM
Nice!!!!!!!

10frank9
11-10-2012, 07:50 PM
Name for your bumper or rig?

Holeshot
11-10-2012, 07:52 PM
Name for your bumper or rig?

hum.. would say both xD

I thought about Semper fi for the jk, but for the bumper, I seriously have no idea.

I forgot to mention that this is a bumper built by my friend who have a fab shop, and will produce this model for sales, so It will need a name ^^ I took all the measurments and also did the 3D plan, so of course it's gonna be signed with my initials :rock:

JKRay
11-10-2012, 08:43 PM
Great looking bumper!! :thumb:

10frank9
11-10-2012, 09:55 PM
hum.. would say both xD

I thought about Semper fi for the jk, but for the bumper, I seriously have no idea.

I forgot to mention that this is a bumper built by my friend who have a fab shop, and will produce this model for sales, so It will need a name ^^ I took all the measurments and also did the 3D plan, so of course it's gonna be signed with my initials :rock:

I'd say The Punisher Mid-Width. Looks very punishing to anything that gets in its way. That's my vote.

Holeshot
11-11-2012, 01:08 AM
I'd say The Punisher Mid-Width. Looks very punishing to anything that gets in its way. That's my vote.

hell yes! You're right, I like the name! great concept too with the company skull logo :rock:

RGolie13
11-11-2012, 01:44 AM
You going to be taking orders anytime soon for The Punisher Mid-Width?

Holeshot
11-11-2012, 01:56 AM
haha well I don't really know about that. I am only the designer, but my bud told me he would probably offer it in DIY kit, and maybe also all welded but bare steel. I will suggest him the option to sell with or without the stinger.

Don't know either for the price, but IMO it would propably be around 5 or 600$ CAD. I'm going to tell him about this thread and show up if there is some interests :brows:

RGolie13
11-11-2012, 02:07 AM
Well if I can choose between a guy trying to make an extra buck or start a business. I will go that route 10/10 times. When I get the cash I will shoot you a pm and see if your friend is interested.

Holeshot
11-11-2012, 02:12 AM
Alright!

He is just starting his business. He's in the moving of all his tools from home to his new shop. He also have his own website if you wish to communicate with him.

http://www.ztechfab.com/

Holeshot
12-14-2012, 12:25 AM
ok so here's a small update! process is long since my friend had ordered some new tools and was waiting for them to arrive.

so here it is right now, should be ready for the weekend!! :wings:

Braces in place, ready to get welded!
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there is still some inperfection to fix, but it's going well!
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fog channels, just need to weld both ends together and fit in the bumper
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And the main loop bent, and dropped on top just to give an idea of what it will look like.
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I ordered today a gator guard 2 paint kit. I will roll it, and paint over with industrial paint, or maybe flat black tremclad.

Can't wait to put it on the jk!! it's gonna be a badass bumper I guess :rock:

Jersey_Devil
12-16-2012, 03:22 AM
That's gonna be Sooooooo cool when it's done! Looks great so far!

Holeshot
12-16-2012, 03:49 AM
yeepee we're almost done now!! I picked up the bumper this afternoon, it is completely welded, just need to clean all the welds, sand properly, and paint it! A guy at the body shop at my job will paint it with undercoating gun either on monday or tuesday :thumb:

Here's a sneek peak, dark pics but it's late. better pics tomorrow.

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10frank9
12-16-2012, 04:36 AM
Nice "Punisher" you got there ;)

OverlanderJK
12-16-2012, 08:20 AM
Looks great man!

Notajerryskid
12-16-2012, 03:01 PM
Your bumper is looking GREAT! Good job. :thumb:

Holeshot
12-16-2012, 03:20 PM
Nice "Punisher" you got there ;)

hehe, your suggestion won the survey, no better name came out, so it is now called Punisher ;)

10frank9
12-16-2012, 06:39 PM
hehe, your suggestion won the survey, no better name came out, so it is now called Punisher ;)

Now that's pretty cool.

Holeshot
12-18-2012, 12:44 AM
Got it painted today!!! I'm very pleased with the result! Gator guard makes a very nice textured rough finish, exactly how I wanted it to be.

pics talks by themselves.
If you look closely on some pics, you may see a bumper :brows:

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Jersey_Devil
12-19-2012, 12:32 AM
Got it painted today!!! I'm very pleased with the result! Gator guard makes a very nice textured rough finish, exactly how I wanted it to be.

pics talks by themselves.
If you look closely on some pics, you may see a bumper :brows:

<img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9475"/><img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9476"/><img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9477"/><img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9478"/><img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9479"/><img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9480"/><img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9481"/><img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9482"/><img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9483"/>

Looks great! Saw a pic on jkf

Holeshot
12-19-2012, 01:39 AM
thanks!!

Just finished the install tonight! and I finally could install my winch, which was patiently waiting since sept. in his box lol.

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Metalmasher
12-19-2012, 04:26 AM
thanks!!

Just finished the install tonight! and I finally could install my winch, which was patiently waiting since sept. in his box lol.

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that turned out really nice !

Jersey_Devil
12-19-2012, 04:34 AM
U can't even tell it's a diy project..... Great job!

Skid_Kid
12-19-2012, 04:36 AM
That is sweet!!! Great work! When you do you start on the rear with tire carrier?

Holeshot
12-19-2012, 12:43 PM
Thanks guys!

And for the tire carrier, still don't know when we'll start. All depends on my friend, he's really busy these days with the move of his shop to a new local, with his job, and his familly of course. Don't worry i'll keep you up on the project :standing wave:

Holeshot
12-23-2012, 05:40 AM
two shots at the daylight!

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JKAnimal
12-23-2012, 06:14 AM
Really nice bumper! I think that's the best bumper a guy could have. Home made! but you can't even tell... :thumb::beer: