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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject: Anyone have more pics of this bumper? Reply with quote

Does anyone have any more pictures of this bumper? It is exactly what I have been wanting to build for some time now but haven't gotten around to it yet. I'd like some more detailed pics as well as a shot directly from the rear.

To whoever made this, great job it looks awesome!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That van belongs to Randal (I think). ne of the GoWesty guys. One of my favorite vans. TDI and 5:83 gears. I drove this van round the obstacle course this year, it's really sweet.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Looking Bumper!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Syncrozilla wrote:
That van belongs to Randal (I think). ne of the GoWesty guys.


That is correct Seth, He made that bumper and its some heavy duty shit,I swear the hing pin for the swing away weighs at least 15 pounds Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting that one of the GW guys runs a TDI syncro. From reading their website you'd swear that swap was impossible! Laughing

Sweet bumper too!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, since he did not blur out his license plate, some of the Samba resident hackers or cops should be able to able to post up his name, address, mother's maiden name, SSN and what he ate for breakfast right quick.

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Oh, and that's one sweet looking bumper.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice bumper,I like the hinge system.

I'll do that with a mountain bike frame one of these days Laughing

BTW,where the hell is the exhaust system?

Is that a flat4 engine carrier underneath,hanging by itself?? Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not so sure I like blocking the taillights that much.. these are already hard to see from behind.. add in obstructed tails and a dark/rainy night.

Good news is it doesn't look like it'll be stuck in the Right hand lane doing 45mph up hills/passes. but you never know when bad fortune strikes..

if it's a TDI, shouldn't he have Yellow fuel cans?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want that style and have some fab skills but amybe not the time/space/tools to build one from the ground up, look at adapting a Wrangler bumper. Every fab shop makes a bumper in that style for the Wrangler. Craigslist is filled with them. Many shops sell them raw so you can modify them before powder. Add some simple brackets to mount to the van and you're good to go.
The width is perfect.
Also, aux tail lights are pretty easy to add using a trailer harness. I added some since my bikes cover the tail lights. They are very bright and the whole setup was about $70. With a little more thought, they could be well incorporated into a bumper/swingout.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Hummer uses that same of swing away
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The story I got from Randal (really cool guy by the way) was, that a guy in Arizona who makes truck bumpers bought a vanagon and made it. Then he brought it to GoWesty to see if they were interested. Don't know what happened but it sat around GW and Randal snatched it up.

He even transplanted the Jetta instrument cluster and made a cool plexi-glass trim cover for it.

That is me standing there talking to him with Seth in the background. That pic pretty much shows all you need. Just make a cardboard template and take it to a fab shop or a buddy with metal working tools. Maybe Blake can take some more pics and post them.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a pretty cool ride. Thanks for the info guys.

I also like the idea of converting a jeep bumper, I'll look into that.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

canasync wrote:
Sounds like a pretty cool ride. Thanks for the info guys.

I also like the idea of converting a jeep bumper, I'll look into that.


Let me know what you find out about the Jeep bumper. I would love a slimmed down version (no tire rack etc) of that bumper for my 2WD. I want something a bit more stout than the stock plastic bumpers but don't like the looks of the tubular ones or the boxy/chunkiness of the one GW sells.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like that bumper. It's pretty intricate, but tough looking. I have considered buying these bumpers

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They are custom made by steelnutz.com. I just got a welding machine so maybe one day I'll make a hybrid of the two. I like the way the steelnutz bumper wraps around the side, but I like the multi-faceted look of the other other one.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree a mixture of those two would be ideal. I was excited when I heard that RMW was making a plate steel bumper but I had expected it to be more like these two and less like the GoWesty bumpers with a few added angles and bolts.

I think that the overall sleek and functional style of the first one is what I like, then mix in the skid plate and the wrap around the side of the steelnutz bumper and it would be a perfect design. I would also like a bumper in this style for the front.
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