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Mule replacement bumper/ grill guard. #7374628 12/12/18 04:52 PM
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The front end could use some weight climbing mountains in Brewster county, and out of canyons in Terrell county. I figured the radiator needed some protection. The light bar (red/white) could have stood to be higher off the ground. I got a winch and wanted it on a cradle and have the ability to move from front to back. So, I went to cutting and welding to make it like I want it. Turned out alright. I can pick up and walk with it. I haven't weighed it, but I'm guessing 80 to 100 pounds. The pipe the receiver runs through is 3/16" wall. The other pieces of 2 3/8" are 1/8" wall. The 1 7/8" is 14 gauge, and the 1" pipe (1 5/16" O.D.) is a 5/32" wall. The factory bumper is only connected by very thin tubing just below the main bumper tube, and on each side of the radiator, as well as at the extreme bottom of the bumper, on a center flange. Mine is connected on both sides of the radiator, using 3/8" x 2" flat bar, connected to the frame just inside the receiver tube, as well as at the extreme bottom flange. There's enough connection that it should make a real life anchor place attached to the machine.

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Re: Mule replacement bumper/ grill guard. [Re: FiremanJG] #7374637 12/12/18 05:02 PM
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That looks great...

You should go into the business of building stuff.....clearly skilled!

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Re: Mule replacement bumper/ grill guard. [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7374640 12/12/18 05:05 PM
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I used to be. I've been in steel fab and welding since 1996. I still do work for old customers, myself, and good friends. I don't advertise, but I do advertise for the rifle range, and what I'm doing there. smile


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Mighty damn fine Jason up


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Thatís nice!!


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Beautiful work. I miss having a shop. I can't weld my way out of a paper bag, but we had guys that were true artists.

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Re: Mule replacement bumper/ grill guard. [Re: FiremanJG] #7376191 12/13/18 10:28 PM
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I like that a lot.

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