SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT
Building your own custom bumper requires basic equipment and welding skills:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Mig welder capable of welding 1/4” plate
- 4-1/2” angle grinder with grinding wheels, cutting wheels and buffing wheels
- Welding blanket or some means of protection for the truck
- Chop saw (convenient for pre-runners and full grilles but not required)
Alternatively, if you don’t have the tools and skills to assemble your bumper, but you want the customization that DIY offers, you can order a custom bumper kit and bring it to a professional to install.
TIME AND EFFORT
Building a bumper takes time.Typical build times vary based on your experience level with fabricating; on average, the process takes roughly 4-5 hours. This time and effort is an important aspect to consider when deciding which type of bumper to choose.
So, pre-assembled or DIY? Both can be great options. However, the biggest determinants are customization, cost and effort. If you want to save money, and you’re willing to put in some elbow grease to protect your truck and build your perfect bumper , then a MOVE DIY bumper kit is definitely for you.