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    Here are some pics of my new front bumper that buddy of mine made. He put the D rings all the way through the bumper and welded them on the rear and the front. He also added three ports fro air. The air will come this spring. Its roughly a 2 to 2 1/2 gallon tank. He has made several of these before and they hold up great. A couple of the pics have my 3 yr old in them. She was helping ratchet the bolts on.
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    So the bumper IS the air tank? If so, cool idea, but what happens when you bash the bumper the first time? Is there accomadations for mounting a winch as well?

    It looks good, and provided the tank holds up, it should work out real well. Does your friend want to build some moreLOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter LJ View Post
    So the bumper IS the air tank? LOL
    Shouldn't be a problem. I've seen bumpers and roll cages used as tanks/supplemental tanks.

    As long as the pressure isn't outragous, the fact that's 'square' as opposed to round, shouldn't be a problem.

    Just make sure there's a saftey valve in the OBA system

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    Yeah the guy who ade mine has made several bumpers that doubled as air tanks. In fact his was set up so he had both front and rear bumper and his rock sliders plumbed together. The only issue he had early on was rust forming on the inside of the steel so he now coats the inside with expoxy primer, but he uses bent tube on most of his work. Looks good and I am glad to see it was a family project

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    Glad you like it. Thx. The guy that built it said that if you hit it hard enough to pierce the bumper then you are probably going to mess up your frame also. The bumper is pretty stout.

    ScooterLJ, I can ask him if you want. Not sure if he would or not. Let me know if you want me to ask.
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    The pressure I was thinking about running was going to be around 150 psi max. That should be to big a deal. Not real familiar with OBA but I'm going to give it a shot soon.
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