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TECH WEEK: Rear bumper/Nerf Bar build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Marty Strode, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Marty Strode
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    Building a rear bumper for a friend's Model A roadster.

    - Started with 1 1/4" .120 wall steel tubing. Bent both ends 90 degrees in a hossfeld #2 bender.

    - Used a HF tubing roller to fit to the contour of the rear panel.
     

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  2. Marty Strode
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    Now I'm building a license plate surround.

    -Layed out and bent 2 pieces of 3/4" .065 wall tubing, 3 bends on each.
     

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  3. Marty Strode
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    Now I trimmed, coped, and welded the 3/4" tubes to shape the license plate surround.
     

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  4. CRAWLER07
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    Lookin good! now how about a pic of it against the car with the license plate frame mounted on it?
     

  5. Marty Strode
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    I mounted the license plate surround to the 1 1/4" bumper tubing.

    - Mounted it to the car with 1" .120 wall tubes, bent to attach to rear cross member. Trimmed and capped the ends.

    This is the finished product. I am developing profiles to fit other early Ford body styles. They will be available in kit or complete form.
     

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  6. scrap metal 48
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    Very nice work......
     
  7. dirtbag13
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    looks great !curious what you did to the ends of the inch and a quarter to cap it ? just curious we did something similar and i turned half spheres w the ends stepped down to press into the tubing , hard to tell from your pics if you just used flat plate to cap them or left them open ?
     
  8. Marty Strode
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    I have a Di-Acro turret punch with a 1 1/4" die, it leaves a nice dimple in the center. Works great.
     
  9. Noland
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    looks great. really like the plate surround.
     
  10. alchemy
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    That is a great rear bumper! Lots of detail, yet so simple. You made it look so easy, but I bet that's just your experience showing.
     
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    from Slow lane

  12. rustednutz
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    Great idea, neat looking bumper.
     
  13. That's perfect!! PM'd you.

    Please post a pic of the crossmember mounting brackets.

    Thanks!
     
  14. Marty Strode
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    Got some requests for how it was mounted and end cap detail. This car has a kicked and extended rear frame section. Mountings will vary.
     

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  15. falcongeorge
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    Man, that is really nice. x2 on the details, the caps and the plate surround. Thats the kind of stuff that really makes me stop and look at a car. Beautifully done.
     
  16. bobo
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    Great tech and workmanship! I'd love to put one on the back of my 35 coupe!
     
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  18. Marty Strode
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    Thanks for the compliments. I try to keep things simple, as for the 35 Ford, I'm sure we can build one. If one would rather not have the peak in the center, how about this one on a rolled pan 32.
     

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  19. Tall Tom
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    Thanks for showing the mounting, will make mine a lot easier now.
     
  20. Beautiful craftsmanship! Certainly an idea I'll be storing away for future use.:D
     
  21. Nice and tidy!
    I like it a lot.
     
  22. mj40's
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    What is your plans for a LP light?
     
  23. Marty Strode
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    MJ, On my 'T' Tub, I used the "bullet" style that attach to the plate, not very inventive but simple, and work well. BTW your work on those instrument clusters looks great! I have a 40 pu myself and several original clusters, I need to start that project soon. Also since you are in Boise,do you know Dick Tompkins? He built some nice mid-fortys Ford convertibles years ago, used to see him at Portland Swap Meet.
     

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  24. couverkid
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    Marty that license plate surround on that 29 roadster is very cool.
     

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