OK, so here it is... I got the bumper off of the TB last night (for the wife to take to the body shop today, for a small parking infraction she may have had... Scraped another car pulling into a parking spot)
This will probably go from the bottom of the front bumper (the steel part, under the plastic), under the radiator, and to the front of the oil pan skid plate. It will also be mounted to the radiator supports in the location of the stock radiator shield, and have a brace that goes up to the frame, for the larger amount of vertical load. I wanted to go to the bottom of the steel bumper, because the PS cooler is pretty "out there" if I don't... It will have holes in it for the PS cooler. I will probably provide some sticky-backed foam to go under the radiator, and cut down on hot air being sucked through the rad time after time.
This will require drilling (4) holes in your steel bumper support, and it'd be good if you wanted to put 1 hole in each side of your frame (for the vertical load supports, above the radiator), but it won't be required. It will use the same 2 bolts in the rear, that mount the oil pan skid plate, at the front.
It must be noted much like the oil pan plate, that this is protection, but more than likely won't withstand going bonsai through rock gardens at 30mph...
This will fit under the stock Trailblazer front bumper, but I have not been under an Envoy, to check if it will go under the stock Envoy bumper.
These will be made of 3/16" steel, and will be able to be powder-coated (gloss black, mainly, but we can talk about any other "normal" color, and I can see if my P/C guy has any in stock) for somewhere around an extra $30
I'm going to SWAG a GB price in the $230 range, though I won't know for sure until I get it designed and prototyped for mine. I also won't know shipping until I actually get it made...
I have a few questions and ideas to start out...
1. How many people are getting one of these? I don't mean "I think it's a neat idea, and want to up the numbers, like the 6" lift thread"... I mean a serious "you can count on me to buy one of these during the GB" (job situations not withstanding)... Since there's a setup charge to amortize, these numbers are important for the GB price. If not as many people pony up as say they will (per standard Internet forum procedure), I'll have to go around and get an extra $x.xx from people who have already paid. I want to get an accurate count, so that I don't over-charge too much, but I also don't have to go back and get more money from people.
I will add that you can say "I will probably get one, but it depends on finances", but please don't say "I'm in", if you actually mean "maybe"
2. How many people will want one of these, who have any of the GMT-360/370 vehicles that are NOT a "Trailblazer"?
3. How many people who want this, will be leaving their stock bumper cover on? (I'm doing it to fit the cover, but just want to get an idea)