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    Rear Bumper Project

    Started with stock bumper and previous owner made "hitch":
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    Decided on something a little more substantial, with an integrated CIII tow point and recovery points.

    Decided on 3"x4"x0.25" tubing for the main body, and 2"x4"x0.25 for the end sections.

    The ends need a little style rather than just plain old flat...
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    Wanted something a little different for the ends. Thought that I'd like a little rear quarter protection (with style of course!). Just tacked up:
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    My buddy Mike stopped by, so he got put to work finishing up some of the welding:
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    Fully welded and ground:
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    'll be taking it over to the local welding shop to get the receiver and recovery points cut in with the plasma.

    I'll make a set of frame tie-ins for the inside corners, and probably a set to pick up the attachment points on the bottom of the frame rail as well.

    It'll have to be rattle can black for now, but eventually I'll blast it and either powdercoat, or do it up with bedliner when I do my interior.

    I'll get more pics up as it progresses!
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    personal preference, but I am a big fan of the rubberized rockergaurd stuff from CTire. Stays fairly black over the years, and if/when you get a scratch you simply spray that spot and don't worry about it.

    the bumper looks good, simple, clean lines and like you said, it's not "plain old flat"
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    Quote Originally Posted by beakie View Post
    personal preference, but I am a big fan of the rubberized rockergaurd stuff from CTire. Stays fairly black over the years, and if/when you get a scratch you simply spray that spot and don't worry about it.

    the bumper looks good, simple, clean lines and like you said, it's not "plain old flat"
    +1. did that with my front bumper. easy fix.

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    Thanks for that idea guys. I think I even have a can of that kicking around... I was thinking that it might be hard (impossible) to patch up if done in either PC or BL.

    Got the holes burned for the receiver and tow points today. Got them welded in and all the splatter knocked off, just need a little finishing touch. I'll post up some finished pics here shortly, and some pics mounted up tomorrow.

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    Looks good! nice and beefy
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    Well finally remembered to bring the camera home from the shop...

    After the second coat of primer:
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    With the rubberized undercoating (thanks for the suggestion!!):
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    Mounted up:
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    Overall pretty happy with the way it turned out. I forgot to weld on the lower brackets before paint, so that's happening this week.

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