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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Project ideas. How about some input?

I got bored this evening so I sketched out a couple projects. Yeah I said sketched. I suck at photoshop. So don't laugh at my crappy drawings. lol

This first one shows the front bumper and roof basket. For the front bumper I plan on making it pretty stout in the centre so you could actually pull from the D-rings. The outside where the light pockets is going to be much thinner to keep the weight down. For the roof basket I'm going to the boneyard to pick myself up a roofrack. Then I'm going to build the basket to suit. There will be 4 pockets in the wind deflector for lights which I'm thinking I'll cut to fit some 4" lights.

Ok so on to the pics. Remember no laughing. Constructive criticism welcomed though.



I messed up on the sizing for the roofrack on this one.



Now for the rear.

I drew this one up to try and match up with the front. It will be built much the same way except I want to incorporate A class 3 hitch into it. I may makethe sides more stout for the rear in case I want to add a spare tire carrier later on. I'm still debating whether or not to add some lighting into it.






Ok so what do you think?
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First of all, I applaud your talent in fabrication, I'm crap at it so I don't...

Your front bumper once completed seems a bit low and might affect your ground clearance on approach, but other than that the mods look good.
Front and rear bumpers painted to match the truck?

I'm not a fan of the roof rack, looks too "Nissan-ish", maybe a different design?

Good luck with it.
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looks good, have you thought of small lights in the back bumper, and a nice hole in the front for a winch? Look up Road Armour if you want more ideas. Not a big fan of the roof rack either, I find rack's in the box look better, that's only IMO


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Very Nice photo job
Roof rack has to go
I would add extra fog in a bumper or in your grill
both bumpers look great



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Nice work

I like the bumpers and not to much on the roof basket!!!

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Here is what Mud-Nut did
http://www.fordtough.ca/forums/showt...ghlight=bumper
Don't forget this is your truck,
Some of us will love it and some of us will hate it, but you are the one driving it.
Enjoy and keep us inform on your bumper upgrade.

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Your front bumper once completed seems a bit low and might affect your ground clearance on approach, but other than that the mods look good.

Front and rear bumpers painted to match the truck?
The front bumper will hang no lower than the stock one in the center and be about 6" higher on the ends.

I plan on getting them powdercoated gloss black if money allows. (read money=wife.)
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I plan on getting them powdercoated gloss black if money allows. (read money=wife.)
lol... I understand.
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please don't get those bumpers... have seen them on several f150's and absolutely hate them... don't flow at all and will make it look like you just slapped them on there
I won't be "getting" them, I plan on making them myself. I plan on trying to match up with the body lines as well as I can for this type of bumper. Hence the protruded and dropped center section to go with the grill.
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looks good, have you thought of small lights in the back bumper, and a nice hole in the front for a winch?
I was thinking of more lights in the rear bumper I just didn't sketch them in there yet. Winch isn't needed right now. I could always modify it later on to fit one if need be.
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