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Old 04-05-2011, 11:39 PM   #1
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Bumper build question

My buddy and I are going to build our own front and rear bumpers for our jeeps.

98' TJ: his
90' YJ: mine

We are going to make them from 2"x4" steel. So, is 1/8" thick steel too thin for this?

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Old 04-06-2011, 08:45 AM   #2
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Depending on what your trying to accomplish with your bumper. I would use 3/16 for the bumper and 1/4 for the winch plate. We have a lot of trees and rocks that jump out at you up here in Central British Columbia though.

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Depending on what your trying to accomplish with your bumper. I would use 3/16 for the bumper and 1/4 for the winch plate. We have a lot of trees and rocks that jump out at you up here in Central British Columbia though.

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x2 ^^^ I believe mine are 2x5 rectangular tube thats 3/16" thick and my winch plate is at least a 1/4"
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x2 ^^^ I believe mine are 2x5 rectangular tube thats 3/16" thick and my winch plate is at least a 1/4"
Be careful of how heavy you make it. You don't want weaken the front springs especially if you plan to mount a winch as well.
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Im tryin to do the same but just the rear. I can't find anybody round me to by a piece of tubing from. Im lookin for a 2x3 or 2x4 3/16 piece of tubing about 4.5 to 5 foot long. I've found places online buy is that the way I should go. I found one place that I think will actually make the angled cuts I want at no extra charge. One place is $28 n the other is $18 but don't know what shipping is. Its still cheaper than buying a bumper from say jc whitney.
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Using 2x3 or 2x4 is not a bad idea for a rear bumper and the cuts aren't hard to make for a tapered angle. I've done with just a steady hand of a torch. Cut it just right and you can use the uncut 2 inch side to seal up the wedge you cut out.

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