The Lone Ranger – Front bumper main structure

It was a bit of a road to get here, but I finally settled on a design for the front. Just to recap, I went through more than a few versions to figure out exactly what I wanted.

Starting with V1 (Right) and V2 (Left):
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

I then ditched those two ideas and started on the V3 with the main supports:
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

Added the outer potions:
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

Still wasn’t happy with that (seemed to big). So onto V4, I kept the same center supports (3.5×3.5×1/4 wall) and added some 2x3x1/4 wall and some 1.25x.120 wall DOM:
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

Bingo! I’m pretty happy with that, so everything came back off for a final weld off the truck:
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

Burned it back on:
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

And added my Tow hooks and a few small gussets:
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

The thing got tucked under the front real nice like:
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

Slapped some primer on it, once I finish the stinger, I’ll throw some bedliner on it:
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

I still need to get my winch mounting plate started, stinger, and finish making the bumper ‘pretty’ (rounding the corners under the turn signals). This will work for now and keep me legal. I’ll add a separate section when I get the stinger done.

Leave a Reply