|07-12-2010 10:33 PM|
|07-12-2010 10:09 PM|
|Uranus||Whee Did You get those shackel mounts?|
|07-12-2010 09:53 PM|
|07-12-2010 09:00 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 08:59 PM|
|wranglertj01||looks good man|
|05-07-2010 10:31 PM|
|05-07-2010 10:24 PM|
Heres my finished bumpers, front and rear............
|04-16-2010 07:00 PM|
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 03:05 AM|
|04-11-2010 08:49 PM|
that looks great man
I think my yj is going flat black, yours looks pretty good black
|04-09-2010 06:12 AM|
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.
|03-07-2010 07:06 PM|
|Blazin420||that looks phat i'm thinking about doing something like that|
|03-07-2010 06:13 PM|
|03-07-2010 04:53 PM|
|jr.||nice job man!|
|03-06-2010 12:07 AM|
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 01:59 PM|
|03-04-2010 11:33 PM|
|broken-fish||yep no problem the hardest part is deciding which angles you want|
|03-04-2010 10:54 PM|
|stobob1||Sounds great. Thanks!|
|03-04-2010 10:19 PM|
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 10:10 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 09:56 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 09:45 PM|
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 07:53 PM|
|03-04-2010 03:52 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 12:58 PM|
|oldman||that is a nice job. you have talant|
|03-04-2010 12:54 PM|
|InfernoGirl||It does look good! Nice job!|
|03-04-2010 11:55 AM|
|yj-genral||thats not a half bad idea. looks good man.|
|03-04-2010 12:16 AM|
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
|03-04-2010 12:15 AM|
|03-03-2010 11:58 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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