Costa Fabrications 80 series land cruiser bumper.

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  1. Costa Fabrications

    Costa Fabrications Member

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    This is a bumper I offer for the 80 series landcruiser. Its what drove me to purchase my torchmate 4x4 and get into cnc plasma. Before I had cut by hand. I built one of these for my own truck and due to the response online and requests for builds it has turned into my first online product. All the plate is cut on the table. what used to take days is now done in a couple hours. So happy with the purchase and all the new avenues of work that it opens up for my small 1 man home shop. Here are some pics of the bumper. 80 series bumper with D2's cut in.jpg 80 series bumper D2's close up.jpg 80 series bumper.jpg
     
  2. Ben DeLap

    Ben DeLap Well-Known Member

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    Love the stainless! Man after my own heart. Welds look nice, MIG and TIG. What gauge? Hard to tell in the pic but appears to be VERY solid. Nice work!
     
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    Thanks Ben. it's actually mild steel. The center section is a mix of 1/4'' , 3/8'' and the wings are 3/16''. the hoop is .120 wall DOM steel.
    And it is extremely strong and heavily tested. There are stainless tie down loops I weld on in 4 places and a machined stainless bottle opener that goes under the wing as well but this customer did not require those.
    Your contributions on here are great as well!

    Rich
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Sweet. Very nice. I like that it's not so big it looks ackward. Perfect fit.
     
  5. Ben DeLap

    Ben DeLap Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for straightening me out Rich! Now that I can see the pics a bit better I see the remnants of mill scale. Blasted finish appeared similar to a 2b finish stainless. Still a product that I could see spending my money for and in todays world is about the best compliment I know to give.
     
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    Dnmeistr-LECS Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    I like your implementation of the tow points to insert a strap, good looking bumper.
     
  7. LECS-Chad

    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like you want to make one for my 06 big tree... I don't like getting my hands dirty but very close to the design I was looking for. Great job!
     
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    Did you build the rack on that Subaru as well?
     
  9. Costa Fabrications

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    Yes. And a full front winch bumper as well. But for some reason i cant load a pic right now?
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Nice! Do you happen to have any pictures of that build?
     
  12. Costa Fabrications

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    A ton. But for some reason i cant load a pic?
     
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    Matt Well-Known Member

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    If you are having issues uploading files I would recommend getting ahold of the admin.
     
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    If you give us some details on the problem we can try to help you out!

    All you need to do is hit "Upload a File" and then you can select images from your computer.
    If you are on a phone you can look at these instructions:
    http://fabricationforum.com/threads/loading-threads-from-your-iphone.33/
     
  15. Costa Fabrications

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    I think the file was too big.
     
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    If you want to send it to me I can reduce the size for you so you can post it. Just private message me here.
     
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    How did you achieve the finish? D.A ? Looks good....
     
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    Thank you and yes I finish off my bumpers and parts with the D.A. before shipping .
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Very nice work and thanks for sharing.
     

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