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12-11-2011 04:50 PM
94 yj
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Originally Posted by a_springfield View Post
I am going to start getting parts and will use this thread to post pics. One more question should I do removable shackles or the weld on d rings like a trailer has

I through welded 1" steel throught the bumper and drilled a 1" hole for the shackle bolt. Crown Jeep parts or Tractor supply have reasonable galvanized d-rings/shackles that won't rust as quick. I added rubber bushings on shafts so they won't rattle or rust the bumper as quickly.

I also made my bumper removable (bolted) so I can be removed to modify, paint, repair if necessary. 4 @ 1/2" bolts probably would hang the whole Jeep.
12-09-2011 12:20 PM
kfdjason7620 For my back bumper I made the shackle mounts out if 1" plate to go all the way through front and back, in other words, the bumper bolts will let go before shackle mounts will
12-09-2011 12:17 PM
kfdjason7620 I have original tow hooks on the front and shackles on the back, but I have tightened my shackles up with an adjustable wrench to keep them from getting stolen, but really don't have to worry about that here
12-09-2011 10:09 AM
a_springfield I am going to start getting parts and will use this thread to post pics. One more question should I do removable shackles or the weld on d rings like a trailer has
12-08-2011 09:44 PM
tj00wrangler Check out Rokmen.com and atozfabrication.com for builder parts. Don't have to buy but, could give you ideas on how to do it.
12-08-2011 09:05 PM
nastyrider17 I welded mine to the frame. 1/4 thick so my bumper will for sure outlast my frame. Put plates on the top and bottom of both sides as well. I bet you could weld like I did to the bumper, but bolt onto the frame. I could get some pics.
12-08-2011 07:48 PM
kfdjason7620 You got it!!
12-08-2011 07:43 PM
a_springfield that is what I was thinking I would do I should be able to bend them or weld them up. I think I am over thinking it a little
12-08-2011 07:29 PM
kfdjason7620 2 pieces of metal formed into a "C" and welded onto the back of the tubing will work perfectly, Idk the exact dimensions, but I can get em tomorrow and make you a set ready to weld on
12-08-2011 07:22 PM
a_springfield
front bumper

I am about to start making a front bumper (2x4 rectangle tube with 3/16" wall) I have the design in my head except how to mount it to jeep. if anyone has any advice it would be appreciated

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