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Old 06-24-2010, 03:44 PM   #1
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First Build- Bumper

So I have been working on this bumper in my mind for a while now, and finally put torch to steel. I borrowed a buddy's plasma torch for the cuts, and used my mig welder for the construction. The back is open, and I have yet to box in the flare bits which will be in front of the tires, But I think its coming along. This was a quick pic with my phone- I'll post better ones soon.

Love to hear your thoughts.
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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Looks like a great start,cant wait to see the finished product.

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Old 07-08-2010, 09:07 PM   #3
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so I have been working on my Bumper for a bit Now, and Just today got it finished and mounted on my JK.


here is the first test fit.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1278640627

I drilled the mounting holes and added 1/4" plates with connections for shackles.http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1278640627


finally, I used a rustoleum truck bed liner in a can, and just rolled it on. The texture is great- rough without being a cheese-grater.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1278640627

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Old 07-08-2010, 09:12 PM   #4
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:18 PM   #5
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wow, that looks great. nice work man.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:31 PM   #7
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Nice! That looks awesome. Wish I could do cool stuff like that.
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:20 AM   #8
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Thanks, I am pretty Proud. I think next summer I might add a winch to it. Thats the beauty of building it, I don't mind taking it off and modifying it later.
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Looks good.
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:51 AM   #10
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Nice work, looks great
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:57 AM   #11
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I think you did a DAMN FINE JOB!

My only concern is the way you have your shackles attached. I'd be afraid they might yank out at the wrong moment.

OBM is getting ready to start on mine. We're getting the dsign part worked out now and ahve some materials gathered. I'm excited to say the least.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:03 AM   #12
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awesome build, wish i had skills to build my own.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:33 AM   #13
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Man that looks good! Keep us updated on any modifications!
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:45 AM   #14
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I think you did a DAMN FINE JOB!


My only concern is the way you have your shackles attached. I'd be afraid they might yank out at the wrong moment.



OBM is getting ready to start on mine. We're getting the dsign part worked out now and ahve some materials gathered. I'm excited to say the least.

How do you mean? The "d" hoops that the shackles go through are each 1/4"steel plate. I put two per shackle and welded all around. each set is welded to a 1/4" steel plate which in turn is bolted through the bumper right to the frame. Is there anything I should add or change to make them more secure?


Can't wait to see yours! Make sure you post some pics.
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Well, one of the better ways to do it is to make the recovery point (D hoops) out of 3/4 or 1" (preferred) that goes through the bumper and is welded onto the bumper support that connects to the frame and also welded to the bumper. This gives it great strength, resistance to flex, cracking, bending and breakage.

My concern for yours is that being bolted on may not be as strong as it needs to be in a situation where you really have to give it a good yank.
You have a good idea and it looks really nice but I'd be a little nervous about using them for anything rough (deep mud, steep incline) in a recovery situation.

I gould be wrong though, it's happened before. I'm just parroting what OBM has taught me.
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No, thanks! Those are all great points. I think based on your suggestions that I will redo the recovery points. I like the idea of going to a thicker material. I was a bit unsure as it was which is why I doubled them all up. I might see about ordering a set of recovery points as I don't think my torch will cut 1" steel cleanly.

Those are great thoughts. Thanks!
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Well, you've done such a doggone nice job on it so far that I think you'll be happy that you put a little "beef" up there.

Once OBM gets started on my bumper, I'll post up a thread.
It's gonna be Cusssss-tom! One of a kind DickHard!
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nice that came out awesome..
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:43 PM   #21
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looks great man when do i get one lol

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