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Old 03-10-2013, 07:36 AM   #1
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Front Bumper

Finally decided the other day I didnt like my stock flimsy front bumper, so after some reasearch on the internet I took a bunch of different bumper builds and threw them together. After some measurements, line scoring, cutting and welding this is what I came up with...

Started out with a sheet of 3/16 steel. Got an amazing deal on a piece 16" wide by 10' long
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Top plate. Some peoples builds called for 1/4 inch for the top because of winch mounts but as I boxed the whole bumper and put gussets in all the corners I know this one with 3/16 top plate will be more than adequite
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After laying down a good, heavy bead and happy with the strength, I then ground everything down nice and smooth
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Main structure complete
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:39 AM   #2
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Final priduct after paint
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Final test fit and sway bar mounting
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All ready for the trails! Quite narrow so its great for sharp approach angles
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:45 AM   #3
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youve got skills. how many hours did that take you?
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:05 AM   #4
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Thanks, appreciate the compliments. It took me about 2 days to cut and grind, then around 3-4 hours to weld
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:51 AM   #5
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That's a sweet looking bumper. I wish my welding skills were that good. Any plans for the rear bumper?
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:31 AM   #6
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Nice job bud. Any plans for adding d rings or are you going to use your factory tow hooks?
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Thanks everyone. Im in the process of building the rear bumper right now actually. Im getting a set of d ring shackles made through a shop I know that has a CNC machine cause I trust them more than tow hooks.
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nice work. any plans for rock sliders? i wanna make my own just havent put much thought into it yet
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Thats a great looking bumper!
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Thanks everyone. Yes actually I have a set of rock tamers in the works , they just got set behind my work bench and kind of forgotten about. Now that you mention them I should dig them out and finish them
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One thing I am planning on adding is a steering box skid plate that mounts directly to the bumper, and also a rad and crossmember skid pan as well. Will post pics of that later on

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