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Building front bumper

Since I have so much time on my hands, due to our wonderful economy. I thought I would try building my own front bumper. Going to make it out of plate, close to the same dimensions of the stock bumper. Just wondering what size plate to use, 1/8 or 3/16 skin with the supports made of 1/4 or 3/8? Interested in seeing what others used, post pics if you have them.

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I would use 3/16 for the skin for sure -- 1/8" is too thin. Use 1/4" for the mounts.
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