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06-23-2011 10:23 PM
TnDz TJ
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Originally Posted by KKhamesi View Post
it looks amazing where can i place my order for one?

LOL!!! Sorry.... I can't start making parts for everyone.... I am honored that you would want one..... THANKS!!!
06-18-2011 09:43 AM
KKhamesi it looks amazing where can i place my order for one?
05-30-2011 05:13 PM
TnDz TJ
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Originally Posted by 94 yj View Post
Very pretty. What did you paint it with? Nice design but still clean.
Thanks! That is EXACTLY what I was going for! Not over the top and VERY useful!

I am a FIRM believer in Plasti-Dip. Some won't go near it. I LOVE IT!!! If you do it right from start to finish... you cannot mess this up.

I used etching primer for starters. Then I used 220 wet sand, then primed again. Shot a good 2 coats of satin black. Let it dry for around 30 minutes. Then I put a good even coat of Plasti-Dip ( aerosol can) on the entire bumper. Let is sit for 30 more minutes. I then began to lightly dust the bumper about 5-6 times every 15-20 minutes to 'build' a slight texture.

Now its a satin/texture finish. If you are wondering about chipping... lol... I did my 07 Jetta Wolfsburg chrome grille 9 month ago and no chips with 7000 highway miles over Donner Pass from Reno to Sac through the winter. I just got back from Sac with the TJ and not a chip to be had.... just a few bug splatters.... speed limit all the way.... lol!!!
05-30-2011 01:56 PM
94 yj Very pretty. What did you paint it with? Nice design but still clean.
05-28-2011 05:56 PM
TnDz TJ
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mortalis5509

lol....nice looking bumper btw
Lol! The way I see it... Go big or go home. Can't have too much winch.....can u?
05-28-2011 04:31 PM
Mortalis5509
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Originally Posted by TnDz TJ View Post
I know.....
lol....nice looking bumper btw
05-28-2011 04:12 PM
TnDz TJ
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Originally Posted by Mortalis5509 View Post
That's a lot of winch for a Jeep.
I know.....
05-28-2011 03:36 PM
Mortalis5509 That's a lot of winch for a Jeep.
05-28-2011 03:18 PM
TnDz TJ
Quote:
Originally Posted by 95YamJam
Looks great! I just got my front one half finished. I went simpler than you did though but mine is .250 thick.
Cool! I was gonna go .250. But I figured I would save the weight for the 12.5k winch. 
05-28-2011 03:14 PM
95YamJam Looks great! I just got my front one half finished. I went simpler than you did though but mine is .250 thick.
05-28-2011 01:52 PM
TnDz TJ Thanks all!!! The rear I started on yesterday.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by nick50471 View Post
Looks great. A little too wide for me though.

The pics are a bit deceiving on the width.... the ends are flush with the fenders... NOT with the flares...... since my TJ will be about a 75/25 split between DD and trails... I wanted a bit of fender protection..

I may redesign something a bit 'smaller' in the future... not sure yet....
05-28-2011 12:08 PM
nick50471 Looks great. A little too wide for me though.
05-28-2011 12:04 PM
SirGeorgeKillian Outstanding!
05-28-2011 11:48 AM
dhamilton83 Looks good!
05-28-2011 11:36 AM
jeepers29 Very nice!
05-28-2011 11:17 AM
WhiteSandsJeep Looks great...nice fab work!
05-28-2011 11:13 AM
TnDz TJ
Started on my bumpers- Front done

OK... I know... IM ALL STOCK!!! But I have to start somewhere!

So I grabbed some .120 wall 2x6 stock and designed what I wanted for the front... light, but strong... and a bit of appeal with GOOD tow points....

After design and template for angles and dimensions.... here is the first few cuts....


After massaging the metal into position... I tacked it all up....



In this pic... I already have it completed and test-fit... Sorry I didn't snap any pics of the 1" tow points with 7/8" holes or the relief cuts on the ends where it angles back.

The real support of this bumper is the .25" 3x3 angle on top (makes the top a full 5") and the .25" 2x2 angle on the bottom which spans the width of the bumper. The tow points follow through the bumper and the 'strongback' and are fully welded inline with the inside framerail.


And after I finished massaging the test fit... I cleaned it up nice and gave it a nice coating.....



Fabrication is SOOOO much fun!!!!



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