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Old 11-07-2011, 12:07 PM   #1
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I wanna see your bumpers

I am getting ready to fabricate myself up a bumper set, I want to see what you guys have done and hear some why's and some how's.

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Old 11-07-2011, 12:48 PM   #2
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Your post title makes me smile. In the boating world there are fenders and bumpers. Fenders are cushions to protect your boat. Bumpers are found on the top half of a female sailor. My motto: "While under way, Fenders in and bumpers out!"

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haha, maybe I should have said... go topless and show me your bumpers.. LOL
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LOL, all the guys say that......
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:45 PM   #5
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how about this one, getting ready for powder coat at work. Hopefully they follow through with their commitment.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:44 PM   #6
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I like it
I'm torn between tube and flat, I at least need some kind of light or brush guard
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I have AtoZ fabs builder bumper on mine. its a great starting point for going custom or run is straight up, simple and it works. Why do you need a brush guard?



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I have AtoZ fabs builder bumper on mine. its a great starting point for going custom or run is straight up, simple and it works. Why do you need a brush guard?



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Because if you live in an area with tight woods, the front of your jeep often finds trees, branches, bushes, etc. I can't even begin to tell you how many times my grille has been saved by my brush guard.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:31 AM   #9
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:28 AM   #10
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Great setup, I really like your work
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Great setup, I really like your work
Thanks.... Still gotta make time for the swing-away. I have it made, all the parts have been aquired... just need time.. sigh....

I am mocking up some specs for you on pics for a better visual of dimensions and perspective.... I haven't forgotten.... my Wife's laptop took a dump and spending all my time trying to get it up and running again.... sigh... hence the delay...
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:55 AM   #12
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awesome, take your time.
I am still a ways away from starting
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:35 AM   #13
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How much does the stock JK front bumper weigh?
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:07 PM   #14
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I like it
I'm torn between tube and flat, I at least need some kind of light or brush guard
Easy, just steal my design and attach a rolled tube the angle off of the front top if you wish. While i like the look of the rectangular tubing I used, if you are going to be using round tube I'd make the bumper out of round tube as well.... Consistency I like. My top mounting plate is built to fit a winch and that can be easily done with round tubes as well. I hope you're a welder.
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My bumper is from Rampage but it might give you some ideas.
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Front and rear (Rokmen DIY bumper kits), front is a little bit modified, rear -soon to be





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Old 11-09-2011, 08:15 AM   #18
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Off topic a bit... but I don't run around town with my shackles on front/rear for fear of them being stolen... though I would like to.... on the trails is a different story...


So far, the front bumper holds up well... hit a bolder that I had to push... scuffed the pass side a bit...
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I just put on the HighRock 4x4 bumpers from Besttop. Pics are a little ways on the page below if you want to check them out for Ideas.

I will say that I foudn it hard to believe that they put light mounts on the grille but did not drill it so you can run wires through it. When I contacted them to ask about it they told me to use electrical tape or zip ties to secure my wires to guard. WTF??

So I will most likely drill them out, paint the bare metal of the holes, run my wires and then seal the hoels up as much possible with black silicone.

So make sure you remember to leave spaces for things like light wires and if you do a back bumper make a place to accomadate the wires for your trailer lights.

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I just put on the HighRock 4x4 bumpers from Besttop. Pics are a little ways on the page below if you want to check them out for Ideas.

I will say that I foudn it hard to believe that they put light mounts on the grille but did not drill it so you can run wires through it. When I contacted them to ask about it they told me to use electrical tape or zip ties to secure my wires to guard. WTF??

So I will most likely drill them out, paint the bare metal of the holes, run my wires and then seal the hoels up as much possible with black silicone.

So make sure you remember to leave spaces for things like light wires and if you do a back bumper make a place to accomadate the wires for your trailer lights.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/what...ml#post1725079
good thought, I will make sure to do that
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....and if you do a back bumper make a place to accomadate the wires for your trailer lights.
Yep... most important!




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how about this one, getting ready for powder coat at work. Hopefully they follow through with their commitment.
how does that attach just the top or on bottom also. and what size is the tube?
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Here are a few pictures of the bumper i built for my 09. I have plans of building a rear bumper as well but I haven't gotten around to it.
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Here are a few pictures of the bumper i built for my 09. I have plans of building a rear bumper as well but I haven't gotten around to it.
Really sick bumper man. Great job !!!
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well I had this plate of 3/8ths. Or maybe 1/2. Not sure.



So I added the 30* bend, burned on top pieces with bolt holes, and capped the ends.



I kinda liked it, but it didn't look right.



Then I decided I really should have made it a winch mount, but that meant pushing it out for room for the plate.
I bought the plate... didn't make that, found a cheap used one.
So I decided to angle it, instead of the flat front.
Well that put the bottom of the frame rail below the bumper.
So I added another 1" long strip of steel to it, tapered again, butted a small piece of angle iron to the inside of it all, then notched and folded up the bottom bolt hole on the front of the frame.



Didn't get good pics while I was reworking it, but here's how it ended up.





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Here are a few pictures of the bumper i built for my 09. I have plans of building a rear bumper as well but I haven't gotten around to it.
If I was an elk I would run from your jeep! That bumper looks like it wouldn't flinch from a direct meteor strike! Good work!
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Can't see to much of how I built it but it works for what I planned it for.
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Can't see to much of how I built it but it works for what I planned it for.
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rear bumper is just a bumper and reciever mount.
front bumper is made from 2x4 1/4" thick box steel. winch plate made from 1/4" plate and end caps made from 1/4" plate as well...
with that said... don't pull out in front of me... you won't like it.
it now has a 12k atlas winch on it..... (got too good of a deal to pass up)


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