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Old 09-24-2009, 08:13 PM   #1
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homeade bumper pic

hey guys i came accross this guy that is building this bumper for tjs. It is made of 3/16" steel and all joints are mig welded and grinded down. The only bad part is that it is unfinished, so i would have to rattle can it or maybe get bedliner sprayed on it. The good news is that it is only $200 and it will accept all winch plates. Just wanted to see what you guys thought before i pulled the trigger on it.


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Old 09-24-2009, 08:15 PM   #2
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Looks pretty solid. Have you seen it in person.

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Just a few more inches Red. You can take it.


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Old 09-24-2009, 08:18 PM   #3
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no going to take a look at it saturday. It is supposed to be no drilling/welding installation. I had my eye on the smittybuilt bumper but i kind of like to be different, at least you would not pull up to one just like this one anytime soon.

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true if it is solid and well built then go for it. Looks big not easily breakable.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:23 PM   #5
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the front bumper that is on my cj was unfinished. i got it from ryans fab on ebay. i save a ton of $$ by getting it and painting it myself. if the welds look solid go for it.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:29 PM   #6
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sweet how did you finish it, and how did it turn out for you? I was thinking about just using satin black spray paint, i mean if you look at the stock tj bumper not like it is real flashy. I thought at least that way i could always touch it up every once in awhile or if i scratched it.

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Old 09-24-2009, 08:32 PM   #7
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the front bumper that is on my cj was unfinished. i got it from ryans fab on ebay. i save a ton of $$ by getting it and painting it myself. if the welds look solid go for it.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:31 PM   #8
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looks really good - go for it i would
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:07 PM   #9
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I built my own front bumper and used Herculiner to finish it......Turned out very nice.
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:38 PM   #10
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Sand it clean it primer it. wet sand it clean it spray it with about 10 coats of black. Then a a few coats of clear and it will hold up for a good while. OR take it over to the local powdercoater and have then do it for 50 bucks.
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... take it over to the local powdercoater and have then do it for 50 bucks.
x2 on powdercoat. More than rattlecans, but it will be worth it.
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:34 PM   #12
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Where can I get one?
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:57 PM   #13
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the guy advertises on the Austin, TX craigslist page. Not sure if he will ship them or not. If you just search in auto parts for "jeep bumper" It will pop up.

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Old 09-25-2009, 03:32 PM   #14
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Will you ship them for us lol
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:40 PM   #15
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how about if i meet you half way i can just load up a couple dozen and head north. haha

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That could work! Lol for that I might just build my own hehe

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