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Old 08-14-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Easy at home Builds and Mods for TJ?

I see people who are really experienced building custom bumpers and racks and stuff, but i am not experienced is the problem haha. i am about to build an insta-trunk for my jeep and i was wondering if there where other small things like that, that i may be able to build. i have a ton of metal working tools and industrial sized machines, i just wanna know some ideas of easy builds.. i love workin of stuff like that and got too much time on my hands

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if you have access to the tools front bumpers are easy to build.

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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if you have access to the tools front bumpers are easy to build.
ok cool ill give it a try sometime.
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if you have access to a press brake just a nice bend 4 holes and you have a simple custom bumper
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:13 PM   #5
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I see people who are really experienced building custom bumpers and racks and stuff, but i am not experienced is the problem haha. i am about to build an insta-trunk for my jeep and i was wondering if there where other small things like that, that i may be able to build. i have a ton of metal working tools and industrial sized machines, i just wanna know some ideas of easy builds.. i love workin of stuff like that and got too much time on my hands
How are you going to do the insta-trunk? I want to try it let me know how it works out and what supplies you used
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:37 PM   #6
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How are you going to do the insta-trunk? I want to try it let me know how it works out and what supplies you used
ok ill post picks and let u know step by step if you want me to. im going to make it tonight i believe, depending when my dad is home.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:23 AM   #7
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ok ill post picks and let u know step by step if you want me to. im going to make it tonight i believe, depending when my dad is home.
Awesome id appreciate that I want some extra security in my Jeep!
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:39 AM   #8
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Sounds like you have the tools and equipment MOST would want in their shop for fabrication.... all you need is... A PLAN!!!! Draw up a bumper.... a tire carrier..... something that YOU want.....

analyze it... go over it.... check it.... check it again..... step by step....

THEN GO FOR IT!!!!!

A few things will happen....

1. it will be done and you have a 'one off' product that noone else has
2. sense of accomplishment
3. KNOWING you can do it if you set your mind and hands to it
4. The experience and knowledge gained will be priceless for future fabs.

Every time I set out to fab up something, I mull over it for a few days.... altering something like a step in the process, a procedure.... or even a design. This way you have covered everything you may not have from day one. Draw it out, visualize and think of any 'uh oh's' you run into... clearances, etc.....

I have many people PM about my front bumper I designed..... flattered and glad I thought it all through.....



GOOD LUCK!!! and GO FOR IT!!! The only you may lose is time... chalk it up to experience and knowledge gained.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:55 AM   #9
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Sounds like you have the tools and equipment MOST would want in their shop for fabrication.... all you need is... A PLAN!!!! Draw up a bumper.... a tire carrier..... something that YOU want.....

analyze it... go over it.... check it.... check it again..... step by step....

THEN GO FOR IT!!!!!

A few things will happen....

1. it will be done and you have a 'one off' product that noone else has
2. sense of accomplishment
3. KNOWING you can do it if you set your mind and hands to it
4. The experience and knowledge gained will be priceless for future fabs.

Every time I set out to fab up something, I mull over it for a few days.... altering something like a step in the process, a procedure.... or even a design. This way you have covered everything you may not have from day one. Draw it out, visualize and think of any 'uh oh's' you run into... clearances, etc.....

I have many people PM about my front bumper I designed..... flattered and glad I thought it all through.....



GOOD LUCK!!! and GO FOR IT!!! The only you may lose is time... chalk it up to experience and knowledge gained.
ok thanks this helped a ton

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