|08-10-2010 09:32 PM|
Most of my welding experience is sheetmetal work from when I worked in a bodyshop. I haven't really done any major structural welding. I'd like to learn by building a rollcage for my rig. I'm going to see if I can get a local race shop to do most of the work, but let me try my hand at it.
Thanks for the compliment!
|08-10-2010 09:31 PM|
Nice job wish you lived in North Georgia. I would have you do some welding for me.
|08-10-2010 09:18 PM|
I used a Sawzall, then cleaned up the edges with a grinder. I welded 16 freakin' holes shut on the bumper (don't know why Jeep swiss-cheeses their front bumpers), smoothed them then painted the bumper. I ran this modded stock bumper for almost 3 years without any issues. In fact, I destroyed a new Mustang convertible in a head-on collision with NO damage to the bumper or the Jeep.
Here's some pics of the progress.....
My Jeep doesn't look like this anymore. It's evolved quite a bit since these photos were taken, but you get the point.
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|08-10-2010 08:37 PM|
|jeepjones||Use an angle grinder with a cutting disc, it will be a whole lot faster and cleaner than any sawzall.|
|08-10-2010 08:34 PM|
I cut mine pretty much the same design as devil dog...used a sawzall too.
number 1....dont cut at full 100% power, nice and easy
number 2....use a fine tooth metal blade
number 3...like said above, mark with tape
number 4...use a file to smooth out the rough edges and any imperfections\
|08-10-2010 08:32 PM|
And i can stuff my 285's all up in them!!!
|08-10-2010 08:28 PM|
|DevilDogDoc||Love them!!! I got those lites from them too, and the little ones on the side. They don't have them up on the page but if you email them they can hook you up.|
|08-10-2010 08:23 PM|
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|08-10-2010 08:04 PM|
You could use a sawzaw or a dremel. Tape the place you want to cut and draw a line over the tape. Then cut down the line (the middle of the tape). That should keep you straight. Then use a grinder attachment to round out the edges.
You will probably want to touch up to avoid rust.
|08-10-2010 07:56 PM|
|03 RUBI||^^^^^^^^^ May want to use a file or grinder, as steel gets a little tough on sandpaper.|
|08-10-2010 07:52 PM|
|TjTheo||You could allways sand it down if it's not perfect.|
|08-10-2010 07:51 PM|
|08-10-2010 07:49 PM|
|DevilDogDoc||Sawzall worked for me|
|08-10-2010 07:43 PM|
TJ Factory Front Bumper
Has anybody cut their factory bumper? What did you use? I want to make mine shorter.