Design and Fabrication at Buckstop continues

August 8, 2011

Working with Dorian Hartfield, owner of Buckstop, and his chief fabricator, Gabriel Arreola, the process of hand-carving our custom Buckstop bumper for The Turtle V began with the design of cross bars and a light bar. This is the frame around the picture, so both function and great looks were equally important. Tube bending is an art. Achieving two identical parts with multiple curves is not easy. The light bar needed to blend with the overall shape, securely hold powerful driving lights, and not block access to our Warn 16.5 winch. As the shapes began to merge, we knew we were on the right track. Careful measurements taken off the truck’s grill, headlights and turn signals were fed into the Buckstop CAD program to maximize form and function.

Buckstop Bumper 79

Buckstop Bumper

Buckstop Bumper

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