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Old 06-27-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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Custom Fabricated Hoop Stinger Bumper

Some buddies of mine just started a small fabrication shop in Chandler. Like most start up business its based out of the garage to save on overhead (in turn allows for lower pricing too). Here is a photo shoot of the bumper I had them build for me over the past weekend. Enjoy!

Picking up the materials for the build. All 100% American made steel will be used in this build ... Except for the Chinese D-Rings



The shop being used for the build. Yes, its a garage but the quality came out fantastic as you will see later on.


Pictures of the bumper that is being replaced shortly ...




Let the fabricating begin!




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Old 06-27-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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Welding in place the new winch plate using a Snap On MIG unit. I am returning Saturday to finalize the winch mount (figured it needs more support to function safely).





Building the bumper's base ...




Attaching the lower skid plate to the bumper's base

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Old 06-27-2013, 12:54 PM   #3
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Creating the bumper's end caps comes next ...



One overall shot the bumper so far


Preparing to attach a set of D-rings


One of my personal favorites...the recessed winch fair lead!


Finally starting the tube bending process (following morning)



Initial Hoop finished and tacked on
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:55 PM   #4
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The stinger is now attached but awaiting the support brackets


Supports brackets now attached to the hoop and stinger



Shot from the inside...please ignore the bug splatters!


So whats next for this bumper?
  • Recessing a Rigid Industries 20" LED Light bar (once funding allows) into the bumper.
  • Debating between Raptor liner or powder coating

Whats next for the Jeep?
  • Custom fabricated tube fenders
  • Custom fabricated rear bumper
  • Custom fabricated rock sliders
  • All will feature unique tube styling!
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:56 PM   #5
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Ready for paint!

Sorry, I forget to get pictures of the primer stage...

Bed liner is on! I figure it may chip off easy but a can of Rustoleum only costs about $7 for touch ups.


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Old 06-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #6
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Nice work!
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:15 PM   #7
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That is sexy! Nice work man! How much you think it would cost to recreate? I would definately go for something like that!
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:29 PM   #8
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Excellent Work!
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:32 PM   #9
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Very nice!
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That is sexy! Nice work man! How much you think it would cost to recreate? I would definately go for something like that!
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Thanks everyone for your feedback! My rear bumper is now in the design stages, I will keep you updated.
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Hmmm I'm jealous of your tube bending abilities. What are the chances of buying just the bent tube section?
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Hmmm I'm jealous of your tube bending abilities. What are the chances of buying just the bent tube section?
I am sending you a private message. I have never been asked that question so I am forwarding it onto the builders.

Thanks for the interest
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I am sending you a private message.

Thanks for the interest
As a welder and fab guy I appreciate the thought and work. How'd you do the recessed fairlead?
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The fairlead is recessed by welding in a standard fairlead inside the bumper then smoothing up the external surface so it wont catch the cable. When I take off the bumper to finish the winch mount I will grab a few pictures.
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The fairlead is recessed by welding in a standard fairlead inside the bumper then smoothing up the external surface so it wont catch the cable. When I take off the bumper to finish the winch mount I will grab a few pictures.
Thanks can't wait to see them have to show this thread to the guys at work.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:39 PM   #16
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Definately weigh the finished product too. Useful when comparing to other bumpers. Front and rear weight can make a huge difference on spring applications
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Looks good. the hoop follows the countours of the grille nice. The windshield looks better now without the bugs.

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