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Wanting to build a ranchhand style rear bumper for my truck, and wondering what you guys have and if there are any plans out there. All I have is a torch and a twentieth century POS stick welder. I do have access to a chop saw and wire feed if neccesary.

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Not really bumper but...

 

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looks nice, is it jus tme or are you missing part of your front bumper?
 

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Got a start so far, got the old one off, and the new one in the process, so far everything is torch and 6013/6011 stick. doing a 3 pass weld and cant decided if I should just lay the root with the stick and get it tacked up and lay the face passes with the wire at school tomorow. Let me know what you think.

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Well this is as far as I got tonight, goning to finish most of the welding at school tomorow and get some diamond plate. Then a couple other parts for an idea I had, but I don't want share it till its done cause I am not sure out it is going to end up yet.

Got the hitch tacked pretty good and some D rings, just need to get a receiver tube and then that will be done. Trying to decided how much it needs to be braced, I dont do much bumper hitch pulling other then the sled trailers. Most of it is 5th wheel.

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I would set you a piece of 3/8" Diamond Plate on the backside of the drop, and weld it everywhere. This should be enough bracing.

I like that you are now the 2nd person I have seen with a square tubed bumper on its side!! haha

IDK if you could see on my pic but I cut two more pieces of square tubing on side and angled them in about 15 degrees. If you wanted more of a manufactured look you could could that drop up and lay the sides over just a hair. Just my 2 cents. Looks bueno though
 

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luckly I wont have to buy anything other then the diamond plate. Dad told me I could take some tubing from an old disk back in the trees. So I got the tubing there and the strap iron out of our scrap pile
 

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got the receiver hitch on, and a couple support brace going up to a tube boltled across the frame
 

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got some saftey chain for just in case. also got the ends wrapped 45*. Finally getting some diamond plate this after noon and I will be done except for paint.
 

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This is where it is at right now, picked up paint, just waiting for my uy with diamond plate to call back, sounds like sometime saturday before he can get to it

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Im no expert or anything but I think you should put some gussets on the main mounting bars for side to side stability when towing. JMO
 

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I will, I am building a tool box out of 1/4" diamond plate to set between the stringers our whatever you want to call them so I think that should be some pretty good support.
 

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got diamond plate, started and got a ocuple pieces cut and my torch tip took a $h!t on me so nothing more this weekend probably unless I can find a tip tomorow
 

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Well I am done for now, still need to figure out how I want to make the toolbox to go inside it but otherwise its finally done.

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:thumbsup: Looks good man
 

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looks a ton better after the diamond plate filled in the gaps you had me worried for a few, :rof it does look like it could have gone a tad higher though.
 
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