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bhgareau
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OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: 05/12
Model: 2400 Ford
ModelYear: 2012
Slide: Yes
IntColor: dusk
ExtColor: sterling
Location: Alaska
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« on: October 25, 2014, 01:06:50 am »

Last summer we had a grill guard installed on our PC. The motivation was more than a couple close calls with moose and caribou up here and deer while traveling thru Ohio and Pennsylvania. While searching for a grill guard we kept looking for side steps. Our PC is four wheel drive and a good 6-8 inches more ground clearance than a standard PC, that makes getting in and out of the cab a challenge. We also wanted a rear bumper to offer a little additional protection when backing up or when parking on ferries. We couldn't find anything commercially available in spite of hour upon hour of searching the internet and talking to a bunch of truck/van customizers. Finally I stopped into a couple of local boat builders who pointed me to a local weld shop. We met with the young owner and explained what we wanted. He specializes in working with aluminum. Both the sidesteps and bumper in the attached photos are made with aluminum plate so they are light weight but very strong. We left it up to him to come up with the design. We are very pleased with the results.
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JimDenny
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OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: Used
PurchDate: March 2010
Model: 2350 Ford
ModelYear: 2007
Slide: No
IntColor: Brown
ExtColor: Brown
Location: Florida
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 02:31:04 am »

EXCELLENT!! ThumbsUp
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bobander
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Helpful Rating: 133
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OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: April 2010
Model: 2551
ModelYear: 2010
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Classic Umber
ExtColor: Classic Umber
Location: N. California
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 10:50:52 am »

Looks perfect for your needs, he did a nice job on design and welding.  I wish I had a bumper on the back when I accidentally backed into my Jeep when trying to reposition in a camp spot, long story, luckily not much damage.
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ron.dittmer
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NewUsed: New
PurchDate: June 2007
Model: 2350 Ford
ModelYear: 2007
Slide: No
IntColor: Cherry&Green
ExtColor: FullBody Gray
Location: Dundee, IL
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2014, 12:27:19 pm »

Very nice for a high-stance PC 4x4.  The rear bumper could be trouble with our regular 2350 pulling out from gas stations and such.  The rear hitch gets close as it is.

Nice work there!
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Ron Dittmer (wife Irene) 2007 Model 2350 Without A Slideout
Our Rig Is Available For Viewing Any Time Of Year In Dundee, IL
Stored At Home In Our Heated Garage (Well-Lit & Warm Comfort In Winter)
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