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Old 05-16-2010, 08:59 PM   #1
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Not bad if I do say so myself........ Pic Heavy..

I originally added pics of my front bumper to the modified stock bumper thread, but thought I'd start a new one because this has turned into much more than a modified stock front bumper. It did start with the front bumper though. I didn't have any 4" channel laying around to build an entire front bumper, so I took the idea from Broken-Fish to modify my stock bumper. I first shortened the stock bumper by 6" on each end. I then welded the liscense plate holes up, and the other factory holes, cut notches into the back, and bent the back angles. Cut and notched it on front for the up angles, then capped the ends. I had 1/4" plate laying around, so I lined the entire bumper for strength. I then added the mounts for the D-ring schackles that were purchased from Ebay. It was then coated with Dupli-Color bed liner spray. After the front bumper build I bought a winch, and had to make a mount for that too. I welded one piece of 4" angle and one piece of 3 1/2" angle together with the back angle flange shortened to 1" and that was my winch mount.
Next step was the rear. I used 3 1/2" square tubing for it. I cut it to 53" and cut notches and bent the angles, then bought a receiver hitch and added it. Then the D-ring schackle mounts were added, and it was coated with bed liner as well.
Final step was the stinger. I had a spare tire carrier from an S-10, so it already had the main bend in it. It is made from tubing and not pipe, so I knew it would be strong enough. It was cut to the height I needed and I spread the tubes to the width I wanted. It was then welded to the bumper, and I used the left over tubing I had cut off for the braces. The braces were welded to 1/4" plate and bolted to the rear bolts of the winch mount.



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looks awsome! make one for my 03 rubicon!!

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looks great... i want a welder...
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Nice job man!! Good idea using the S-10 spare tire carrier for the stinger. Looks really good.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:45 PM   #7
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Very nice, can we get some more pics of the winch mount install? I'm thinking about doing this on my TJ...
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My brother in law is a professional welder.. I wish I could get him to teach me + let me have a run of his shop.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:22 PM   #9
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Very nice, can we get some more pics of the winch mount install? I'm thinking about doing this on my TJ...


Don't have more pics of the winch install. When it was done the camera was the last thing on my mind. I should have thought about it and took pics of the entire progress.

The mount itself was made from two pieces of angle. One piece was 3/8" thick by 4 1/2" by 3 1/2" The other was 1/4" thick by 3 1/2" by 3 1/2" I cut them to length which was 33" then I cut what was going to be the fairlead mount 1" up on each end to the 3 1/2" width of the angle at the top. Measuring in 11" from each end which left 11" in the center. I then cut the cable hole which was 1/2" down from the top. The hole is 9" wide and 3" from top to bottom. Next I cut the back edge of the second piece down to 1" and welded both pieces of angle together. That gave me the basic plate minus the holes. I then drilled the holes for the frame mounting. They are 1" in from the edge, and 3" apart center to center. The drill size I used was 1/2". Next step was the winch mounting holes. They are the standard 10" by 4 1/2" pattern. I measured 1 1/2" back from the front of the mount. Then found the center and measured 5" both ways. That gave me the first set of holes. Using a square I measured back (center to center) 4 1/2" for the next holes. These holes are drilled with a 3/8" bit. The winch mounting holes are better drilled with a drill press to make sure they are square. This I had problems with because I don't have a drill press. After all this I coated it with bed liner. Let it dry for 2 hours and bolted the winch on, and then bolted it to the frame.

Hope this helped you a little anyway.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:28 PM   #10
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:53 PM   #11
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Beautiful job. I love seeing home built items. Especially when they finish so nice.
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:11 PM   #12
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:27 PM   #13
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Awsome Job ,keep up the good work
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:33 AM   #14
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:03 AM   #15
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Very nice job! I really like everything about them!
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:28 PM   #16
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looks awesome I think I will "borrow" the rest of my bumper from your design.
I have also seen where people take those s-10 blazer tire carriers and make safari doors out of them. Looks like I need 4 from the junk yard. (rear as well)
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Nice fabrication work. Turned out very professional looking.
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looks awesome I think I will "borrow" the rest of my bumper from your design.
I have also seen where people take those s-10 blazer tire carriers and make safari doors out of them. Looks like I need 4 from the junk yard. (rear as well)
Hey, doors are a great idea. Never thought of that. A friend of mine rebuilds salvage vehicles and could find me two more tire carriers pretty easy. Feel free to borrow any of my ideas that you want. Show us some pics if you can.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:58 PM   #20
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:34 PM   #21
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:22 PM   #22
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Sweet bumper how did you put the shackles on and what year of blazer I the tire carrier off of I want to do it
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Looks great man, I bet you the average guy wouldnt even know it wasnt store bought! Im impressed. I just gota get my hand on a welder this summer and let the magic happen. haha. Im going to work on something like this myself, and you just gave me alot more inspiration. hahaha
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:13 PM   #24
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great job ! the front bumper is sweet !!
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:32 PM   #25
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Very nice bumper very clean looking.
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I like the bumper build. Now you have me thinking. Thanks!
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Nice really nice.
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What year blazer is it off of
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