Building MOVE DIY Bumper Kits Welding Your Own Custom Bumpers
What is a DIY Bumper Kit?
A weld-it-yourself alternative to all finished bumpers on the market.
The MOVE DIY Bumper Kit (patent pending) is revolutionizing the way you customize your pickup. Instead of blowing more than a grand on a pre-assembled bumper or wasting your time with cheap(er) but low-quality bumpers, join the MOVE Nation by building your own heavy duty DIY bumper.
All of our bumpers are manufactured with heavy-duty steel and allow for extra customization after the bumper build, while still at an extremely low price point.
Using state-of-the-art 3D technology, CNC machines and metal-forming equipment, our DIY Bumper Kits are manufactured specifically for your truck’s make, model and year. Made of 3/16-inch plate steel (9 gauge), MOVE DIY Bumper Kits come with all the pieces you need to weld your bumper together quickly then easily mount onto your truck.
Types of DIY Bumper Kits Available
Front Bumper Kit (~110 lbs)
Push Bar/PreRunner Bumper Kit (~120 lbs)
Front Bumper with Full Grille Kit (~130 lbs)
Standard Rear Bumper Kit (~85 lbs)
Whether you’re a truck lover, amateur welder, or professional fabricator, MOVE Bumper Kits are the perfect DIY project for you. Decide which design fits your truck's style by browsing our Classic and Precision Series bumpers.
What Do You Get with a MOVE DIY Bumper Kit?
The MOVE DIY Bumper Kit includes all the main pieces you need to build your heavy duty steel truck bumper, including 5 main pieces, frame mounts, a few trim pieces and clevis hooks. You'll use your own factory bolts. The pieces are pre-cut and pre-bent to fit your truck’s specific make, model and year and come ready for you to fit and weld together, using your truck as the jig, before bolting onto your truck. Also included in your DIY Kit are instructions and assembly drawings to walk you through your bumper build.
Pictured above: DIY PreRunner kit. Kits do NOT come with lights or wiring harnesses, may be purchased separately.
Parts You Get in A DIY Bumper Kit
Standard Front Bumper Kit: Comes in 5 main pieces (all 3/16” plate), including the center, 2 wings and 2 end caps.
Supporting Components: Includes ½” plate tow hook plates (clevis hooks), and 3/16" frame mounts, also included are light mounting brackets and trim in 1/8" pl . These vary with the type of vehicle.
Push Bar/PreRunner: An upgrade to the standard bumper, the kit comes with extra parts, including a center 1.5” diameter tube and two 1.25” diameter wing tubes with an option to upgrade to a 2.5” center with 2” wing tubes.
Front Bumper with Full Grille Kit: An upgrade to the standard bumper, the kit comes with extra parts, including 1.5” diameter round tubing for the entire grille guard, plus 3/16” plate uprights.
Standard Rear Bumper Kit: Comes in 8-12 main pieces, 3/16" plate. All rear bumpers have the same overall look but part counts vary by truck make and model.
How to Build Your DIY Bumper
We have designed our bumper kits to weld together quickly and easily using your truck as the jig and then bolt onto your truck. Experienced fabricators should be able to build a MOVE Bumper in around 4-5 hours (not including the time it takes to remove your stock bumper). It all depends on your welding experience and whether you’re doing it alone or have others to help you.
Regardless of whether you get the standard MOVE DIY Kit, push bar/prerunner or full grille bumper, you can build your custom bumper with basic welding tools.
Tools Needed to Build a DIY Bumper
- 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
- The truck, along with the bumper, will act as the jig
- Chop saw (convenient for pre runners and full grilles but not required)
For step-by-step instructions on welding a MOVE Bumper, check out our feature on Truck Trend that shows how two guys assembled and welded a MOVE PreRunner Bumper onto a ’99 F-250.
Customizing a MOVE DIY Bumper
Built to be completely customizable to fit your desired look and lifestyle, we not only offer plenty of custom options when ordering your DIY Kit but it is simple to personalize your custom bumper while building your kit.
Custom Options Available for the DIY Bumper Kit
Wing Light Holes: Our bumper kits come standard with no light holes. However, you can also customize it to have 1 or 2 sets of light holes at a small additional charge.
Winchmount Setup: We can cut a lead hole for the winch in the front of the bumper, along with a 3/16” winch mounting plate and two access holes.
Center Light Holes: You can add a 20” or 30" light bar to your bumper kit for a small customization fee.
The Bumper Kit comes to you in heavy-duty, pre-cut and pre-bent raw steel. Many customers paint, bedline, or powder coat their bumper before bolting it onto their truck. We don’t remove the MOVE logo from the bumper.
Many customers ask us if we offer tire carriers in our DIY Kits. Though we don’t currently offer a tire carrier option to our DIY kits, it’s something we may add to our line in the future, so stay tuned! We’re always looking to improve our line of DIY Bumpers, so please contact us any time with your suggestions – we’d love to hear them.
How Much Are Your Bumper Kits?
Starting at $395, MOVE DIY Bumper Kits are one of the most affordable aftermarket bumpers available. Using only the highest quality steel bumpers for your truck, MOVE’s fully customizable DIY Bumper Kits are less than half the price of pre-assembled bumpers without sacrificing quality!
Bumper Kit Prices
Classic Front Bumper Kit: $395 (+ $75 U.S. shipping)
Classic Rear Bumper Kit: $395 (+ $75 U.S. shipping)
Classic PreRunner Bumper Kit: $495 (+ $75 U.S. shipping)
Classic Bumper with Full Grille/Full Grille Bumper Kit: $750 (+ $100 U.S. shipping)
Precision Front Bumper Kit: $445 (+ $75 U.S. shipping)
Precision Rear Bumper Kit: $445 (+ $75 U.S. shipping)
Precision PreRunner Bumper Kit: $545 (+ $75 U.S. shipping)
Interested in ordering more than one DIY Bumper Kit? Order 2 bumpers and get $50 off your total with code 2bumpers. Ordering 3 or more bumpers? Contact us to place your order.
What Are Your Shipping Rates & Delivery Times Like?
After ordering your bumper, we work round the clock to make sure your order goes out within 5-10 after placing your order. When your bumper is on the way, we’ll send you an email with your shipping information.
We ship to all U.S. states (including Hawaii & Alaska) and to Canada. The standard shipping fee for our bumpers is $75 per item for U.S. states, $150 per item for Canada, and $250 per item for Alaska. We also offer bulk shipping rates – please contact us directly to discuss pallet pricing.
*Shipping during major U.S. holidays may take a little longer than normal, so please contact us for an exact delivery timeline.