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Old 12-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Making A Warn Zeon Fit My New JK Pure Jeep Bumper!!!

Ok I bought the Warn Zeon a awhile back when I ordered the Pure Jeep bumper. So they finished the bumper and it arrived yesterday! Good right? Well I put it in the plate only to find thet the Zeon is a perfectly centered winch unlike most. Take it back? Hell no it looks too good there especially how it centered with the grille!! So this is what Im gonna do. First drill the plate to mount the winch feet. Second cut the hole for the fairlead so it will now be centered. Thirdly make it look fairly decent while doing this in my own little garage!! Heres the start:
First you could see how its really off the original cut:


First mark my cuts and holes to be drilled:


Second make template:


Third Drill and cut the new bumper!!



Set template in the center position:



Ok so now im going to mark the 3" flat stock I bought lowes. Im going to span the old fairlead hole and drill a new hole on the otherside to make it look even. This is where I ended up tonight.

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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Great work. I had to do some cutting and grinding to get my Zeon in the Rugged Ridge XHD bumper but nothing like that. Well, maybe it was kind of like that but I own a Bridgeport milling machine and I milled my bumper. To do this free hand deserves a hand.

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:52 PM   #3
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Great work. I had to do some cutting and grinding to get my Zeon in the Rugged Ridge XHD bumper but nothing like that. Well, maybe it was kind of like that but I own a Bridgeport milling machine and I milled my bumper. To do this free hand deserves a hand.
Thanks man!! Im an electrician and and do tons of hospital work. All our cutting is on the fly. We learn to improvise with a sawsall!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:21 PM   #4
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A little update. Plate is made! And started putting things together!

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Old 12-30-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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I had to do a lot of cutting and grinding to make it work with my Rampage bumper, but it was worth the labor. Nice work!
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I had to do a lot of cutting and grinding to make it work with my Rampage bumper, but it was worth the labor. Nice work!
Thanks NFRs2000NYC !!

Pic of the dry fit.

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This shows where I had to cut,



I'll say this, a machine is nice but they can't replace a man with the skill to do the job by hand, they only make the job easier. Congrats on being that man.
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This shows where I had to cut,



I'll say this, a machine is nice but they can't replace a man with the skill to do the job by hand, they only make the job easier. Congrats on being that man.
Thanks for the compliment reade!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:13 PM   #9
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If you ever got around some machines you'd be dangerous.

That is a compliment by the way. I try to tell people all the time that want to be a machinist until they can do it without the machine they aren't ready to be a machinist.
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My Grandfather was a machinist many many many years ago. I almost tried that route before deciding that electricity would be my gig!!!
Oh I can paint too!! Ha!!
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Fingernail polish goes on the other side.

I've been thinking about doing that little logo on mine too. Looks cool.
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Fingernail polish goes on the other side.

I've been thinking about doing that little logo on mine too. Looks cool.
The other side! Thats where I always mess up!!!
And the logo was easy. red paint, a tight rag wrapped around a finger, and a drop of acetone!!


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May as well finish up this thread with a finished bumper pic! All powder coated !!
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May as well finish up this thread with a finished bumper pic! All powder coated !!
Why do you have a cover on your Zeon? It's sealed, and you can buy a rope cover. Seems odd to me.
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Salt!!!! Destroys and corrodes everything here. All you would need is one chip from the aggregate (small stones) they use for ice on the roads and then hit the state roads salt and forget the finish not to mention the rope damage!
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Oh and the rope cover is a joke. A piece of plastic that just bareley covers the front but still leaves the back wide open!!
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I forgot to mention for you Zeon guys to check your screws on the gear side. Mine weren't tight from the factory and Warn gave me a new Winch!! I noticed a washer moving on the small screws. Called warn and they told me they wanted it back. Oh and this is what the salts doing to my new skids already!
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Oh and the rope cover is a joke. A piece of plastic that just bareley covers the front but still leaves the back wide open!!
Rope cover is for UV degradation. There is no sun coming in through the back.
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May as well finish up this thread with a finished bumper pic! All powder coated !!
What cover did you use?
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Rope cover is for UV degradation. There is no sun coming in through the back.
Again its for the SALT! And actually , the back is exposed yo the sun when the sun is directly above it. When you become familiar with winches you will see what damage the sun does. I'll take pics of what it did to my Smittybilt including the wire coating damage ad yes in the BACK of the winch!

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What cover did you use?
I used the cover for the Warn 9000lb winch. Tight but works

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