We've received at least one email a week for the last two years asking when we'll make another bumper...
The Modular bumper system has evolved from our series 1 Budget Builder's Bumpers (say that three times fast?) . The original design was a simple box tube and plate design with bent tubing for upper protection. The intention was for you to use it as-is, or, weld 1/8" sheet metal filler panels on the top, ends and bottom, add light mount tabs and shackle mounts, it was the basic skeleton of a bumper so we could make to make it function as-is and keep the cost at a minimum.
Due to an error with the shipping company we had been using during version 1, and in the infancy of our company, we managed to send out a couple dozen or more of these in a cost effective manner. Then... one day, after sending out all pending orders we got a call saying the cost was wrong and going forward, it was, well, too expensive... dimensional weight, actual weight, all kinds of fees... and with that, it was time to "8-6" the Budget Builder's Bumper V1... Without us being able to reduce the size of the original design we had to discontinue the unit,.. there's been a lot of demand for the bumper in the last year, but there was no way to make that bumper easy and cost effective to ship.
...We moved on to a plate bumper design.
Our plate design was originally intended to ship to you as a kit where you could weld it up on your own, we had been scared off by the shipping costs of our budget builder's series and wanted to keep the size at a minimum. After talking with enthusiasts we quickly realized how little the average adventure-seeker wants to spend his weekends getting a sun-tan via mig welder in the garage...
Narrow body truck? Wide body truck? Doesnt matter, this bumper fits them all.
Sure, there's tons of DIY enthusiasts, that's why our new series still accounts for them...
The lowest cost option is a robust center section that bolts to the factory frame horns. Extra holes provide additional mounting options for the inventive and engineering minded, the flat edge flanges provide a great place to weld d-link tabs, or, two pieces of box tube for further bumper coverage. This option is for the builders and fabricators that need a solid starting point. It ships raw, you can use it as a base for an awesome bumper if you're the DIY kinda guy, or gal...
Ok... but how about that Bolt-On Complete plate bumper...? If you combine the center section that bolts on to stock locations with our modular bumper corners for a complete kit, you'll have what you see in the product images. The images show the first prototype, plasma cut by hand, fit and welded for proof of concept. The production bumper is all laser cut sheet metal and professionally welded. See our skid plates for the quality and precision we provide when it comes to metal working. The corners bolt in place and have slotted holes for adjustment and alignment, this makes it possible for us to provide one bumper that fits a variety of Gen 2's. But, the corner pieces will only be ornamental until welded to the center-section by a skilled welder with an adequate machine. So... If you're handy with a welder, you can weld the two plates together once you've lined it all up to fit your body lines. We also did it this way because we understand trucks get bumped and beat, Our modular design allows you some alignment adjustment via the innovative bolt-on flanges before you lay a bead of melted metal between the two surfaces... Not a welder? Not a problem... take your modular bumper kit to your local fabricator, ask them to weld it up after fitting it to your truck, maybe you want them to add some tube work to protect the fenders and corner lights, maybe a stinger, maybe a light bar, your call, but you're supporting local fabricators, we think that's cool. We add all kinds of stuff to anything we buy and we think you should too!
ADHD - Adventure Driven Hardcore Design Mitsubishi Montero Plate Steel Modular Bumper System
- Brands Adventure Driven Design
- Product Code: Mk2 Montero bumper
- Availability: Special Order - Built to Order
- Ex Tax: $275.00