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Old 07-19-2007, 08:46 AM   #1
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New Front Bumper

I Fabricated a custom front Bumper from a 48" long piece of 10x3x3/8" Steel Channel and 1/4" bent plate for the winch mount/ anchor.

It is extremely stout but is not much heavier than the rock crusher bumpers some of my buddies have. I was a little worried about the weight, but the strength made me less apprehensive.

I was able to attach it to the bumper at 4 places so it is extremely solid and I have no fears using it to winch or pull people from the mud.

Let me know what you think.
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:51 AM   #2
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:27 AM   #3
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looks heavy....
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:38 AM   #4
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:17 AM   #5
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Sorry, cant say I would put it on my heep, and the shackle points dont look very safe IMO
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:22 AM   #6
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cudos to you for getting out there and fabbing something for your Jeep
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:33 PM   #7
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looks beefy
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:06 PM   #8
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I was a little worried about the possible weight, but it is less than 90 Lbs. I cut as much out as possible without sacrificing structure.
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:40 PM   #9
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the whole thingand the winch is 90 Lbs?!!?
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:55 PM   #10
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im guessing without the winch
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:38 PM   #11
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Its a bit wide compared to what Im going to build but I do like it. I can deff. say that Im sure its gonna hold well. You did a nice job of fabin it up though, its pretty clean.
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Looks good and kudos for getting out there and doing your own fab work.

I would like to know a little more about those shackle mounts though. If you really plan on using those as a recovery point then it needs to be the strongest point of the bumper. From the pictures it appers that the shackle is basically being held to the bumper by a strip of metal and the ends of the shackle bolt. I would think that you might have some interferance issues with the bolt swiveling up and down under load.

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