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Old 03-19-2014, 09:16 AM   #21091
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Does anyone know a good fabricator? I am looking for someone with experience with buggies, or something along those lines. We need a winch bumper made for a truck that nobody makes anything for.
And it can't look like poo. So I can't make it.
Preferably someone with time to make it. I have gotten recomendations before from people and when I contact someone, they always say something like "let me call you back when I am not building a race chassis, or a trailer for my best sister in laws cousin, or this thing for my buddy..."
I clearly don't have any friends in the fabrication field, but I have money, and it's got to be worth something.
Harcus has skills. I don't know if he works in that size tubing. Maybe PM him.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:04 AM   #21092
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Does anyone know a good fabricator? I am looking for someone with experience with buggies, or something along those lines. We need a winch bumper made for a truck that nobody makes anything for.
And it can't look like poo. So I can't make it.
Preferably someone with time to make it. I have gotten recomendations before from people and when I contact someone, they always say something like "let me call you back when I am not building a race chassis, or a trailer for my best sister in laws cousin, or this thing for my buddy..."
I clearly don't have any friends in the fabrication field, but I have money, and it's got to be worth something.
Still dealing with my 6.0 powerstroke issues in the 04 box truck - I'm replacing (what I hope is) a bent pushrod. Assuming all the mechanical problems are finally ironed out (this will be the last of it) then next month I start on a bumper for the box truck for a 12K winch I have lying around. I've done a few of them in the past..

You'd be welcome to join us or maybe we could do two at the time, depending on what it is. Same deal, not a lot of winch bumpers for a Ford van (especailly because they came in 2WD), or they are stupid expensive. Friend who will be helping me has a shop in Heber and could do it too on his own if you didn't want to be involved. My little shop is in Park City...
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:10 AM   #21093
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Here is one I did on my old FJ55 Land cruiser with a Cummins in it. They can be very simple...



Here is the box truck. Getting a 2" lift and a winch bumper out of 4" strap steel. Basically a big adventure camper. Staying 2WD, getting a limited slip. the winch is if it gets stuck in sand etc / cheap insurance - we won't take it on too many super rough roads but definitely some rural areas. Wife is a huge fan of this, unlike the motos... 2 motos fit in the back behind the bed when it's folded up, though...



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Old 03-19-2014, 10:29 AM   #21094
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I will be fairly well interested if I can't find a shop to make one by then.
My E350 is now for sale, as we are in full build mode on the UGLYNV.
Can't fit as much in the back, but it's so much newer that it must translate into more care free miles. Hopefully.
We would use a winch similarly. There are no lockers available for the axle in the NV, yet. Might never be, which would be a real bummer. There is hope for swapping in a D60 or sterling, or some other huge thing if I could get the tone rings onto it. Then it could have an ARB like a real truck ought to.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:01 AM   #21095
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missed the link to it, you posted in the van thread? Want to see pics.. :)
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:25 PM   #21096
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Does anyone know a good fabricator? I am looking for someone with experience with buggies, or something along those lines. We need a winch bumper made for a truck that nobody makes anything for.
And it can't look like poo. So I can't make it.
Preferably someone with time to make it. I have gotten recomendations before from people and when I contact someone, they always say something like "let me call you back when I am not building a race chassis, or a trailer for my best sister in laws cousin, or this thing for my buddy..."
I clearly don't have any friends in the fabrication field, but I have money, and it's got to be worth something.
Extreme Backcountry up in Rigby.

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Old 03-19-2014, 04:48 PM   #21097
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Nice rigs.....Ride Report in progress if any of youse ff's get bored.....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=961307
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:13 PM   #21098
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does anyone know who "Utah Riders" is? I'm assuming they're on this board?

https://www.youtube.com/user/UtahRiders
lots of good youtube vids.

This is 990 adventures at what looks like Knolls as far as I can tell from just a couple days ago...



hey harcus........you should use this as an advertising poster.....the ONLY hard luggage on those bikes is Globetrottin' luggage.....and I'm glad my old 950 found a home with somebody who can ride it that way.....

Definitely your crash bars, skidplate, rear rack and luggage on a black 950.....now who coulda thunk of that.........?














We should ask them how that "fragile fiberglass skidplate" has held up to use........or abuse..........



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Old 03-19-2014, 08:29 PM   #21099
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missed the link to it, you posted in the van thread? Want to see pics.. :)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=962497
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:33 PM   #21100
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You ran out of gas? On the 690?











I hit "reserve" after 300 miles.........
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:11 AM   #21101
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Moto collection sale

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...44&s_cid=S0001
lots of bikes for sale!
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:54 AM   #21102
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Ad #29061808 not found! ?
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:43 AM   #21103
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Ad #29061808 not found! ?
Just as well. Big pile of sun bleached overpriced crap.

(Unless you live in Vernal. Then it's a "Grand Opening Sale")

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Old 03-21-2014, 08:49 AM   #21104
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Just as well. Big pile of sun bleached overpriced crap.

(Unless you live in Vernal. Then it's a "Grand Opening Sale")

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KSL did an article on the ad: http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=291...sells-hundreds
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