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Old 09-21-2010, 08:45 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm new here & just picked up a 2000 Wrangler SE. The previous owner had a plow on it but wanted it back. That left me without a front bumper. Time to make one..

Pulling the plow bracket


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I still have a lot to do to finish it.. Receiver, D-Ring Mounts, light bar, more gussets, clean up all the welds, sand blast everything & paint it.. Whew..

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Old 09-22-2010, 01:55 AM   #2
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Looking good make sure to keep us updated with the progress i wanna see the finished product!

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Old 09-22-2010, 12:53 PM   #3
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nicely done, can't wait to see the finished product.
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The third pic looked like a piece of wood haha
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:59 AM   #5
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Your first pic shows rec. tube the next pics show formed up material that at best may be 10 ga. I don't think 10 ga will hold those d-ring tabs when they are welded to only one side if you really have to use them. If that is the case then cut thru the first layer and at least double up the material behind the d-ring tabs and weld the tabs to both layers at the least. The bumper will look good when your done though.

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Old 09-23-2010, 07:57 PM   #6
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Your first pic shows rec. tube the next pics show formed up material that at best may be 10 ga. I don't think 10 ga will hold those d-ring tabs when they are welded to only one side if you really have to use them. If that is the case then cut thru the first layer and at least double up the material behind the d-ring tabs and weld the tabs to both layers at the least. The bumper will look good when your done though.

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I didn't just weld them to the front of the plate, I plasma'ed out the mounts & they are welded to 1" stock inside the bumper..

More welding... Its never gonna end..







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Old 09-25-2010, 01:27 PM   #7
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Lookin good. Wish I had a welder so I could do stuff like this...
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Very nicely done! Be sure to post the pics of the final product. Cant wait to see it.
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:58 PM   #9
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Almost there..



Still need to mount the lightbar & tow hooks..

Time to start on the rear bumper..

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After I finished sand blasting it on Friday.. I had to test it out before paint.. lol


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Looks great!
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After I finished sand blasting it on Friday.. I had to test it out before paint.. lol


WOW, those tires look puny, man. Looks great, can't wait for the finished product!
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Test that new bumper on one of those school buses..lol How 'bout a little tug-o-war..

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