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07-12-2010 09:33 PM
nick50471 Looks good
07-12-2010 09:09 PM
Uranus Whee Did You get those shackel mounts?
07-12-2010 08:53 PM
ubu Looks GREAT!
07-12-2010 08:00 PM
Vaultzz Everybody else seems to be able to make cool stiff out of their bumpers, all I could do was grind off the ends
07-12-2010 07:59 PM
wranglertj01 looks good man
05-07-2010 09:31 PM
mcgyver1467 Heres another.

05-07-2010 09:24 PM
mcgyver1467 Heres my finished bumpers, front and rear............









04-16-2010 06:00 PM
TroyD great job, both of ya....Broke fish and Mcgyver.

Fish, is like to see the stinger when you get done. no matter if its pipe or tube. lol.
04-16-2010 02:05 AM
mcgyver1467
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that looks great man

I think my yj is going flat black, yours looks pretty good black
Thanks. Its a work in progress. I have made the winch mount and installed the winch. Still working on the rear bumper. I'll post some pics soon. I like the black too. When I bought it there was a black top on it, but I wanted a contrast to the black, so I swapped it for the spice color. A friend had an orange YJ and I convinced him that a black top would look better on his.
04-11-2010 07:49 PM
broken-fish that looks great man

I think my yj is going flat black, yours looks pretty good black
04-09-2010 05:12 AM
mcgyver1467
Thanks

Thanks for the idea. Heres how mine turned out. Before and after shots. I didn't have any channel or square tubing around, so the factory bumper re-make was the way to go. I added 1/4 inch plate to the inside for strength.

Before...........


After.............


03-07-2010 06:06 PM
Blazin420 that looks phat i'm thinking about doing something like that
03-07-2010 05:13 PM
Bignuke nice
03-07-2010 03:53 PM
jr. nice job man!
03-05-2010 11:07 PM
broken-fish The reason I said it the way I said it is because I have neither a bender or a torch so if I am needing a tool I do not have I would rather use the easier one, being the bender. But I plan on buying a torch before a bender so if that happens before I find a bender I will just use the torch.

Frankly I do not care what the technical jargon is I am going to use something in a cylindrical shape and bend it however I can. strength is only prefered not necesary since I probabely wouldn't actually use the stinger anyways I just like the way they look.
03-05-2010 12:59 PM
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I would use either probably, but considering I could bend the pipe with a cutting torch I would use whatever I could get a hold of. Also I might be just flipping it backwards but isn't pipe way stronger.

Pipe is made as pipe where as tube was just flat stock curled into a tube and sealed up where you can see the seem creating a weak point?
First you said you were going to get a pipe bender, now you are going to use a torch, use whatever you need to but pipe was meant for water and sewage, tube was meant for structural applications, just make sure you cut the threads off of the end so no one can tell.

Donn
03-04-2010 10:33 PM
broken-fish yep no problem the hardest part is deciding which angles you want
03-04-2010 09:54 PM
stobob1 Sounds great. Thanks!
03-04-2010 09:19 PM
broken-fish Not everything I used is necessary but here is a list. Cardboard, sharpie, speed square, tape measurer, welder, and grinder (grinding wheel, wire wheel, cut off wheel, and a couple paddle wheels)

I would suggest making a pattern with cardboard or something, and depending on how well you trust yourself you don't even need to pull off the bumper but I suggest that you do. I actually only had one bolt come out I stripped the other 3 and groung the heads off.
one of the other nuts that's part of the frame came off due to rust, so once I rust proof the front I am just going to weld it on.

Thanks jgano I always get lost in the tube/pipe terms.
03-04-2010 09:10 PM
jgano23 tube is better. pipe is measured by the outside diameter so wall thickness is inconsistent which creates invisible weak points. tube is measured my inside diameter so wall thickness is consistent throughout the length. there are different types of tubes.
03-04-2010 08:56 PM
stobob1 What tools do I need to do this. I have friends with tools and I have been looking at doing something like this. Im thinking grinder, welder, but am I missing anything? I have never "fabricated" and this looks like my first attempt!!
03-04-2010 08:45 PM
broken-fish I would use either probabely, but considering I could bend the pipe with a cutting torch I would use whatever I could get ahold of. Also I might be just flipping it backwards but isn't pipe way stronger.

Pipe is made as pipe where as tube was just flat stock curled into a tube and sealed up where you can see the seem creating a weak point?
03-04-2010 06:53 PM
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Thanks for the compliments. Once I find a pipe bender I can use I would like to add a stinger style brush guard, and I am looking for a 1/4" plate so I can add a winch plate. But I am quite proud it turned out better than I thought it would
Find a tube bender instead! use tube instead of pipe.

Donn
03-04-2010 02:52 PM
broken-fish Thanks for the compliments. Once I find a pipe bender I can use I would like to add a stinger style brush guard, and I am looking for a 1/4" plate so I can add a winch plate. But I am quite proud it turned out better than I thought it would
03-04-2010 11:58 AM
oldman that is a nice job. you have talant
03-04-2010 11:54 AM
InfernoGirl It does look good! Nice job!
03-04-2010 10:55 AM
yj-genral thats not a half bad idea. looks good man.
03-03-2010 11:16 PM
broken-fish thanks that was all done with about $180 worth of tools compaired to the $489 I saw one for sale the other day.

P.S. I love harbor freight and thanks jgano
03-03-2010 11:15 PM
jgano23
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sorry for my other reply I used the wrong code and it took me so long to fix I could not edit it.
no problem. i took care of it for ya .
03-03-2010 10:58 PM
Vanimal00000 very nifty, i like it. i wish i was that talented at fabrication but i just havent had enough practice.
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