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Discussion in 'Daihatsu Hi jet' started by jay woods, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. redleaf

    redleaf New Member

    Very nice looking bumper Greg, my compliments and if imitation is the highest form of flattery I hope to pay you an even bigger compliment. By the way what are your plans for attaching it to the frame.

    Can't wait to see the front bumper (smashed mine up a bit today -20C)
  2. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    Cool! Need to get Jay to post some pics of his, from what I have seen his looks very nice as well. It was a team effort. As far as the mounting is concerned I used 2" X 2 1/2" angle that I welded to the bumper just between the lights on each end. I dropped the fuel tank and drilled 2 ~1" holes on each side of the frame approx 5" apart just in front of where the 1 1/4" OEM tube crosses through the frame and welded sleeves in from 5/8" ID tubing 3" long and bolted it with 5/8" grade 8 bolts, very similar to what I did for the front in the pic I posted earlier in the thread. I think Jay did three on each side w/ 1/2" bolts. I'll post some more pics when I get a chance, I'm just too lazy right now. BTW I buy my steel online from Metals Depot just in case you can't find any C-Channel locally or don't want to try. It cost about $65 for the 6" X 2" X 6' piece. Poor UPS guy probably thinks I'm crazy. :D

  3. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    Here's a shot of the mount. And a sneak peek of the front bumper. Red Neck metal bending 101.


  4. ky hillbilly

    ky hillbilly Member

    nice looking bumpers and mounts i am starting on mine next week i have the older model with a lot more overhang it drags very easily going to try to make a skid plate from front bumper down under front all the way back to oil pan which is also very vulnerable... thanks for the bumper ideas and pics
  5. myhijet

    myhijet Member

    Did you install and weld in bushings to prevent the collapse of the hollow frame? Without them, as time goes by and the hitch is used, the bolts could become loose. I was going to mount my hitch similar to that but just used the hollow passages at the rear and above the axle.
    Sorry, positive comment should be first, the rear bumper looks great, good plan for the front bumper. Is that about 12" channel or deck plate with a lip on each side? I'm thinkin safari bar to keep corn stalks and sunflowers off the windshield.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2008
  6. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member


    Yes, I saw this in another thread. It was very clever.

    Its 12" X 1-1/2" X 1/4" C-channel.

  7. Colin

    Colin Member

    Top notch work, Greg. Looks great. :)
  8. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    OK. Heres where I'm at on the front. It was a little tricky to get it to match the door especially when the door opens but I think I got it figured out. I'm not really happy with it at this point. IMO its a little square looking but that should change by this weekend with further progress "Hopfully". Its starting to remind me of Mad Max?



  9. Samurai9

    Samurai9 Member

    Hey, we Tennesseans are REALLY clever, eh, Greg? Good work on the bumper.

    Sam in
  10. dwink

    dwink Member

    Looks good! You should cut vent holes for the radiator and put expanded metal on the back side to prevent anything from damaging it. Trim the holes with flat bar or anthing else to give it a reveal look. Put some shackle eyes on it. I'm thinking out loud, I forgot this your bumper not mine! Looks good so far, can't wait see the evolution.
  11. Colin

    Colin Member

    Good stuff, Greg! Keep it up. :)
  12. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks guys, I know your dying to see the progress :rolleyes: The usual story, household chores keep me away. Didn't want to leave you hangin so this was taken 2 weeks ago. I've made more progress but don't have pixs yet. I have also added oval LED lights, and some expanded steel in the lower vents (They keep the brakes cool :D) since then. I've also done "ALOT" of grinding. Just FYI, thanks again for the feedback. The dust is starting to collect on the her. (Wierd, "emoticons" or smiles count as images)



  13. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    OK. After reviewing. The second picture looks like crap. :eek: Just disregard, I assure that everything is precise and square.

  14. Colin

    Colin Member

    Nice work. :D
  15. jay woods

    jay woods Member

    Hey greg I finally got around to mounting mine today! About time huh?

  16. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    Well. I can't say too much. Mines still sitting on the garage floor. Get some pics and email them to me and I will post em for ya.

  17. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    Here's some not so clean pics of the front and rear bumper w/winch. I'll try to get some clean ones in the days to come. BTW its not finished yet ;).


  18. Colin

    Colin Member

    Looks really, really sharp. Love it. :D
  19. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

  20. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    you aren't worried about it gulping in some water through the intake? :eek:
  21. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    Thats why I was hanging my head out the window. Need snorkel.

  22. mitsu911

    mitsu911 Member

    I was wondering how you cut the holes for the tail lights? I don't have too many fancy tools, but I have the C-channel and LED's now. My front bumper is nearly done, just waiting to finish the rear one before I herculiner everything.

    I have considered cutting out a area larger than the lights and then covering it with expanded metal to protect the lights. Anybody thought of doing this?

    The reason that I like the LED's is I think they will pay for themselves in the long run.
  23. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    I used a plasma cutter. You could probably use a jig saw and a few good metal cutting blades. The LED's are nice.... completely sealed.
  24. bobnalleweg

    bobnalleweg Member

    If you go to princessauto.com they have a set of LED driving lights which would be perfect for back-up lights.

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