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Well as the story goes I've built a rear plate and rear tube bumper for myself and a handful of forum members. In addition a set of rock sliders for my Pro4x, so I though I would start working on a front bumper with my dad. I had started working on the CAD model when I was messaged by a forum member to see if I'd be interested in building him a front plate bumper for this Frontier. He wanted something robust and practical, and his request was to have a front receiver to mount a winch instead of it being mounted on the inside of the bumper.

The bumper will be fabricated from 3/16-in thick steel plate. While the mounting brackets on the bumper will be fabricated from 3/8-in steel plate and the frame mounting brackets will be out of 1/2-in steel plate. Lastly, the D-rings are made from 3/8-in steel plate. All pieces will be CNC plasma cut; in addition, I will have the center section and side section pieces will be CNC brake press.

Before wr start CNC plasma cutting all the pieces out... I decided to make a full scale foam core model just like what I did with previous bumper builds
 

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Here are the major pieces of the front bumper after the CNC plasma and brake press.
 

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Most of the pieces all tacked up.
 

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I have a Pro4x, which has the one piece bumper cover on it. During the design and assembly stages I didn't want to cut the bumper cover, so I bought the correct upper fascia so all would turn out correct. Now the bumper and the upper fascia assembled back on the truck.

The receiver tube is a class 3 2" standard receiver tube. It is also cross brace supported from the tube sides to the the bumper attachment brackets.
 

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Keep us posted

That's really cool.
 

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After welding on the end caps at each of the ends was complete the next step was to take the flap disk and go over all the welded joints. My dad is a perfectionist, so this does take some time. Now this is the finished product and the next stop is FedEx for shipment to the buyer's powder coating shop of choice.
 

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What is the hole on the top part of the bumper, above the receiver?
To have access to the pin when decoupling from the receiver tube.
 

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That is awesome... Love the look. Cant wait to see the final pics
 

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That is awesome... Love the look. Cant wait to see the final pics

Thanks man. I received a txt from the owner, and he just got the bumper back from powder coating.


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Any plans to sell blueprints for this like you did for the rear bumper? BTW, I am finally ready to start cutting to build 2 of the rear bumpers from your plans. Big fan of your work!

Thanks,
Patrick
 

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So forum member Pathung received his bumper back from powder coating that we built for him. Below are some picture of the finished product on his rig. Looks great Pathung! Thanks again for the opportunity to build this for you!
 

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Any plans to sell blueprints for this like you did for the rear bumper? BTW, I am finally ready to start cutting to build 2 of the rear bumpers from your plans. Big fan of your work!

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I'm sure if the opportunity presents itself I would be willing to sell the fab drawings.

Thanks.
 

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So forum member Pathung received his bumper back from powder coating that we built for him. Below are some picture of the finished product on his rig. Looks great Pathung! Thanks again for the opportunity to build this for you!
Thanks to you, eolivas, for a job well done - in design, fabrication, and final fit; I'm more than satisfied with the bumper, and wouldn't hesitate to commission a custom rear bumper from you in the near future.

I'm going to be painting my grille, hence the grille-less photo below; it does however show the bumper well:

 

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Thanks to you, eolivas, for a job well done - in design, fabrication, and final fit; I'm more than satisfied with the bumper, and wouldn't hesitate to commission a custom rear bumper from you in the near future.

I'm going to be painting my grille, hence the grille-less photo below; it does however show the bumper well:

What are those two round red things where your grill goes?
 

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Thanks to you, eolivas, for a job well done - in design, fabrication, and final fit; I'm more than satisfied with the bumper, and wouldn't hesitate to commission a custom rear bumper from you in the near future.

I'm going to be painting my grille, hence the grille-less photo below; it does however show the bumper well:

The bumper looks good Pat. Nice and clean like a Shrockworks. Really makes your truck .... also like the red front skid!
 

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Thanks to you, eolivas, for a job well done - in design, fabrication, and final fit; I'm more than satisfied with the bumper, and wouldn't hesitate to commission a custom rear bumper from you in the near future.

I'm going to be painting my grille, hence the grille-less photo below; it does however show the bumper well:

Thanks! My dad and I enjoyed the assembly and fabrication. I do believe that we got all the bugs out of the basic design when we built my bumper. I'm also looking at other iterations of the basic 'plate' bumper.
 
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