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07-30-2007 08:14 PM
GrnTJ
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Originally Posted by jp'rs_peep'rs View Post
If u have the capabilities and facilities to do some welding, fab'n u can use the oem bumper and added mild plate steel 3/16" - 1/4" in the areas needed. As for the recovery D-shackels, youll want to keep them closest to the frame and have a reinforcement 1/4' plate welded inside the bumper and tied to the frame as Cliffor stated. The 1/8" bumper can be made to function really well, but not without alott of thought, welding, gussets, trig and some prays....jmho

C.
Thats correct. For the time Im puttin into mine though most people will probably just want to go with the Jeeperman honestly.
07-30-2007 04:59 PM
NalinMFG The Jeeperman Stubby front bumper can be had for $200 on 4x4rockshop. 1/4" thick= beefy front bumper. I like this one just as much as the DPG one...



http://www.4x4rockshop.com/Scripts/p...dproduct=12699
07-30-2007 04:48 PM
jp'rs_peep'rs If u have the capabilities and facilities to do some welding, fab'n u can use the oem bumper and added mild plate steel 3/16" - 1/4" in the areas needed. As for the recovery D-shackels, youll want to keep them closest to the frame and have a reinforcement 1/4' plate welded inside the bumper and tied to the frame as Cliffor stated. The 1/8" bumper can be made to function really well, but not without alott of thought, welding, gussets, trig and some prays....jmho

C.
07-30-2007 09:35 AM
2002Apex Here is the ole' Beefy bumper
07-30-2007 07:41 AM
GrnTJ I appoligize on my pics. I have been working a lot lately so I ahve had little time to work on the bumper. The reason Im doing all this to my stock bumper is because I also have a winch plate mounted on top of it. So my stinger is being welded onto that, then it will have supports going to the bumper itself. Yesterday I got the stinger on but I stood back and looked at it and didnt like how long I had made it. Luckly I tacked it first. So Im going to pull it off grind the welds down and cut her a bit shorter. Then I almost finished my steering skid that will bolt to the whole stock bumper thing as well. Should have some pics for you guys in 2-3 days.
07-29-2007 09:28 AM
MR.CLIFFORD
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Originally Posted by tigertrack1600m View Post
i know ive asked before....but is there a time frame for when these wont just be prototypes? or for that matter a price range? I just want to know how soon to put $ aside. weeks, months,....years thanks

edit: i also forgot to ask who makes that rear bumper?
Time frame hasn't changed on the front bumper. If you are asking who made my rear bumper then I did.
07-29-2007 09:26 AM
debruins nvm clifford beat me to it/proved me wrong
07-29-2007 09:26 AM
MR.CLIFFORD
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Originally Posted by Walkeraviator View Post
I would love to keep my stock bumper if there is a way to weld the tabs to mount d-shackles to the front of it.
no. The front bumper is 1/8" steel and shouldn't be used for recovery. Your best solution is to run the hooks that bolt through the frame.
07-29-2007 09:05 AM
Walkeraviator I would love to keep my stock bumper if there is a way to weld the tabs to mount d-shackles to the front of it.
07-29-2007 08:43 AM
debruins yo grntj, im still waiting on those pics of the stock bumper made to look wicked cool, i think im gonna use the stock bumper, cut it at an angle add light tabs, d ring shackles, and a light hoop, as well as a hoop around the grill that ties into the frame and then into the tube fenders, i think it will look pretty awesome without having to fab up all the brackets and then the bumper itself
07-29-2007 07:30 AM
tlucier I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a Rokmen Mercenary front bumper for my '01 TJ. (http://www.rokmen.com/products/tj_lj...nt_bumper.html) Only issue is it's shipped bare steel so I'll have to prep and paint it.
07-28-2007 11:12 PM
dwdrums801 I loved the ARB bumper untill I actually saw it on the street, It was too big and too much for me + the shipping would have had to get it crated cause of the weight.... I ended up getting the body armor one ...its not too much and the shipping wasent redic. imo




Edit:my tires look weird dont they?
07-26-2007 07:03 PM
ookxtreme grntj,

ya i live south of detroit.... however, at the moment i'm at my parents house in west branch, on a little vacation... going to do my first trail ride this weekend.... (i just got the tj a couple of weeks ago; previously had an 89 islander)it's a stocker for now....but the bumpers are going on on friday!! yes... it's always good to have a fab guy in the area!!

CHEERS!!
07-26-2007 05:58 PM
RIPBiker13
07-26-2007 05:31 PM
GrnTJ Thats cool. Find someone you know does good work and you can have pretty much anything you want built. Its great to know how to do that stuff. It sure has saved me a heck of a lot of money. Its nice to be meet in person too to see your creation get built. By the way, where in Michigan are you at ook?
07-26-2007 05:27 PM
ookxtreme i have to be a michigan slappy here...

but i buy my bumpers from this guy about 2hrs north of detroit... he makes quality quality stuff and his welds are PERFECT.... he's been fabin jeep bumpers for about 8 years or so.... very very good prices also!!!

http://www.nates4x4.com/catalog/

CHEERS!!
07-26-2007 05:22 PM
GrnTJ You can always drill the holes in the center of your stock bumper. A stock bumper can actually be made to look pretty cool. I will post pics after this weekend of mine when its done but it will look much like the DPG bumper pictured. Only the stinger will be a little longer and it will also have a steering box skid bolted to it.
07-26-2007 05:15 PM
AzTJ They do!

I saw somewhere, some one chopped off the ends of his ARM after smashing it on one side and turned it into a stubby looked kinda cool.
07-26-2007 05:15 PM
Triple88a wawa wiwa


http://www.quadratec.com/products/12023_402.htm
07-26-2007 04:55 PM
Walkeraviator I like the Warn, Rokmen and kilby. I like that almost stock but not quite look. And I love the look of D-rings hangin off the front of the bumper. ARBs are freakin sweet but look like they would weigh a ton.
07-26-2007 04:43 PM
Scoob Kilby w/ Jeeperman light hoop.





I like that Rokmen too.
07-26-2007 04:35 PM
AzTJ If I hadn't gotten my Fabtech styled one for so cheap, I would have gotten a Rokmen Mercenary bumper.

But I'm gonna end up adding to my current bumper, adding a hoop and supports, custom
07-26-2007 04:08 PM
Triple88a I like the RRC fronts..


http://www.quadratec.com/products/12052_3XX_PG.htm
07-26-2007 03:58 PM
NalinMFG
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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD View Post
I like my old DPGOFFROAD bumper.



You can put the lights where the winch plate goes.
i know ive asked before....but is there a time frame for when these wont just be prototypes? or for that matter a price range? I just want to know how soon to put $ aside. weeks, months,....years thanks

edit: i also forgot to ask who makes that rear bumper?
08-23-2006 07:22 AM
stainless Its up in Decatur (Dick-Hater).
If you want to get in touch with them and buy it, I don't mind bringing it down as far as Newnan for you. It's about 30 minutes past my office, so I'd probably go up after work one day in the Taco.
Let me know what you end up doing.
my email is adamnsteele@gmail.com
08-22-2006 01:35 PM
rebelBullDawg325 stainless, i'm gonna think about that and i'll get back to ya and let you know. i know you it's in GA, but i think u said it was near ur work or somethin, so that would probably be easier
08-22-2006 10:47 AM
stainless Yep, thats the one. I love the ARB's but i've already got a basic shorty on order.
Here's a link to the listing...
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/pts/192369557.html
08-22-2006 09:45 AM
Scout I have no idea if this will work...but I'll try

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...t/DSC00783.jpg

This was before the lift and other goodies...
08-22-2006 09:23 AM
rebelBullDawg325 i'm interested in that ARB.....but not sure what it looks like, cna some1 find a pick of one adn send it to me, or post it up for me
08-22-2006 08:00 AM
Scout
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Originally Posted by stainless
I posted this somewhere else on the forum, but there is an ARB for sale in Atlanta on craigslist. They are asking $400 for it.
I'd be happy to run and pick it up in the truck. Its only about 30 minutes from my office, but you'd have to arrange shipping on it. Those things are the definition of "beefy".

I can attest to the ARB. I T-Boned a Chevy truck with mine and it didn't leave a scratch on it. He, on the other hand, had to crawl out of his truck through the passenger door. (He was driving the wrong way on a one way street...I never saw him).
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