|11-07-2012 06:33 PM|
|Matt10||I know this is a way old thread but how much did it cost you for all the metal? I really like this idea and am going to start building mine shortly.|
|04-08-2010 01:54 PM|
Hey netraracer, this is a pretty old thread. 2/2007 original post. So you may not get the reply you are looking for.
WOW Talk about necroing. I didn't even notice the date of his post.
IGNORE THIS POST!
|03-24-2010 02:17 AM|
|NETRAracer4636||How much did you have invested into materials?|
|11-11-2008 11:16 AM|
Reviewing this old post I noticed you used seamed tubing for your hitch. I bet that was a bear to get anything in there!
|09-30-2008 02:31 PM|
|tn-yj||Hey man great job! Thats seriously one of the cleanest garage jobs I've seen! One thing I have learned though is when drilling large holes in steel its ALOT easier to step up in small increments. I just noticed that when you were drilling the holes for your clevis you had a large bit on there. I usually do my drilling with a hand held DeWalt and that bad boy will torque your wrist if you arent careful drilling steel. Again great job!|
|03-11-2008 09:11 PM|
|rthdtj||I have to give this one to you guys.....GREAT JOB ! I appreciate your talent & attention to details & safety. See what you can do with the right tools & good help !|
|03-03-2008 07:10 AM|
|NWilhelm||Thanks man. I didn't do much of the welding, but i did wear my safety gear|
|03-02-2008 07:59 AM|
|J_B||I am a certified welder and also a machinist, and I am very impressed. Those looked to be pretty decent beads on the whole thing. What I am more impressed with is that you wore all your safety gear. A lot of people skimp out on it and ends up biting them later. Good build!|
|04-18-2007 06:10 PM|
|04-16-2007 09:39 AM|
|04-15-2007 04:23 PM|
his look like this
we may in fact be talking about the same guy, but i dunno. its hard to tell from the pics.
I've thought about making a front bumper, but i already have one... now if anyone wants me to try to make one and then sell it i'm up for that. i'd want to have somebody who wanted one before i started making one.
|04-15-2007 12:13 PM|
Great job though i'd be interested to see a front bumper also
|04-15-2007 11:58 AM|
Have you decided what you are going to do about a pivot for the tire carrier yet? I know a guy that makes them out of a 1750 lb trailer axle. He turns a piece of DOM to fit the bearings and puts a zerk on it. He also mills a really nice cap for the whole thing. (he also makes a 1000 lb version) He gets about $70 + shipping for the bigger one and $45 for the 1k lb version. If you are interested, PM me and I'll send you his info.
I just go mine yesterday, best looking set-up I could find.
Looks like this:
|04-15-2007 11:02 AM|
yeah i had been taking that into account. I'm not quite sure how i am going to go about beefing it up yet. i may try to make some like PSCs...
|04-14-2007 09:51 AM|
Pretty slick fab work. If you add a swing out you may think about some reinforcement to the frame. I put a garvin on my wifes jeep which came with some plate to weld to the frame.
It would go in front of your brackets on the opposite side of the cross member and weld directly to the frame. Then just bolt it up. Anything you can do to strengthen the mounting structure would be a plus for adding a larger spare on there. Those stock cross members really are pretty weak.
Excellent job and I commend you are for doing your own work
|04-14-2007 09:18 AM|
|NWilhelm||I'm in the process of designing a swing away to add onto the existing bumper. it should be a fun process.|
|04-13-2007 02:26 AM|
|Shoughun||Great project!!! That's the coolest home made bumper I've ever seen... Nice write up also.. I'm looking forward for my friend's new project in his new jeep, because we will be making a home made bumper and add some mods such as a Jeep bumper end, though we are still in the drawing board... Hope everthing will be just fine..|
|03-01-2007 09:44 AM|
|binaryking||Very nice work my friend. Very nice.|
|02-13-2007 07:03 PM|
thank you all for the kind words (AND THE STICKY!!!)
if anyone is in the market for a bumper, rack, anything else, just give me a shout and give me an idea of what you are looking for.
|02-13-2007 02:02 PM|
As stated in your other posting, very well excuted and attention to detail.
|02-12-2007 11:31 PM|
|naterg||That is awesome, I am sending you a PM.|
|02-12-2007 10:01 PM|
|amerijeep||Great write-up. I'm going to sticky in General Discussion since this can apply for all models.|
|02-12-2007 09:59 PM|
|amy||Great job on the bumper and the write up.|
|02-12-2007 09:55 PM|
|Scout||Looks really great!|
|02-12-2007 09:36 PM|
LOOKS GREAT!!! Thats one of the best thought out, and well built bumpers made at home I have seen!!! Good thoughts on re-inforcement and mounting, all the little details have been thought out!!! Good Job!!
|02-12-2007 09:23 PM|
And #2 (which we sold)
Thanks for lookin through. Sry to all of you DSL guys...
|02-12-2007 09:23 PM|
Friend's lil brother actually helping out
Cleanin it up
MmMmMm Bare Steel
Doesn't it look good?
|02-12-2007 09:22 PM|
Drilling the shackels was a B****
Ends tacked on
Its getting there...
|02-12-2007 09:22 PM|
Tacked in place
One's almost done now on to #2
Chain Plate and Hitch
Hitch lip and end caps
Just look at those welds
|02-12-2007 09:21 PM|
Passanger side's a bit easier
Lil bit rusty...
Holes all the way through for the shackel mounts and reveiver hitch
Day two begins
Kinda starting to take shape
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