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07-22-2011 08:37 PM
Minn_wild1 I like that rear bumper. Who did you order the swing out from? Is it a good solid hinge? I plan to build a rear bumper similiar to that after I finish all my other mods to properly fit 33's.
05-02-2011 07:38 AM
jds00wrangler I was doing some research for a front bumper for my Tj and found this thread. I just purchased a new welder and wanted to put through the paces and I believe a project like this would do it. I am going to make it similar to this one I will Post picks as it progresses.

I also seen this from a vender and thought I would reply.

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Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop View Post
In fact, I'm curious. Did you keep track of costs? Would it be massively impolite to ask how much it cost you to build that front and rear (especially rear, actually)? I know it's rude, but we were talking about this at work. Basically, how cheap would a rear bumper need to be before it persuaded guys like you to not build them. (obviously not just cheap, but well built too....). Send me a PM.
To be honest I am sure almost everyone who decides to build and fab their own bumpers do it for three primary reasons. The first is cost savings of course and it plays a major roll. But for me and I am sure a lot of others the next two are almost important and they are enjoyment of working in the garage and the satisfaction/pride of the finished product.

Here is an example of why we build our own. This is a picture of my rear bumper with swing out. Underneath it you'll see link to a site where they sell the exact same bumper for $794.00. I ordered the swing-out hinge and tire mount from the company in the website. Then purchased tubing, my total cost before my labor (which is free to me) was $165. It would be hard for supplier to convince me not to fab it myself.

Jeep '87-'06 TJ/YJ Wrangler Rear Receiver Bumper & Tire Carrier

04-28-2011 04:28 PM
BigEZ
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Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop View Post
Basically, how cheap would a rear bumper need to be before it persuaded guys like you to not build them. (obviously not just cheap, but well built too....). Send me a PM.
I don't know if this ? was ever addressed. I don't have any fabbing ability, but I "know some guys" who do. Not good enough that they'll weld me up a front and rear for beer money, but well enough that they'd be considerably cheaper than ordering them from a big name-brand vendor.

From my personal standpoint, I'd say <$150 for that rear (minus a swing out.) Otherwise I can get a guy around here to build one for me for cheaper.

For that specific front, I'd pay between 200-250 with a decent warranty, D-rings, and built-in winch plate. Say maybe another $50 if it included that brush guard.

There's a guy near me who advertises fabbing all kinds of Jeep bumpers for "decent" prices (assuming his quality is as advertised.) I could get the exact set-up I want (front and back) for around 700, and that's fairly pimped out with a swing-out rear, d-rings, hitch mount, winch plate, etc.
04-27-2011 08:58 PM
02tj-jeeper dude that bumper is bitchin! nice work
03-20-2011 08:41 PM
airborne*yj Great work, Damn now i want one... only problem is i don't have any raw materials laying around, or welder, or a place to work... man i hate apartments...
03-20-2011 12:00 PM
phritchey That is the mother of ALL bumpers, when all the little bumpers and bumpetts go to school to learn how to be a bumper they hold up a picture of this one and say "Here she is Folks" and they all oooh and aw in disbeleif . How much does it weigh? are you going to have to beef up the front springs to handle the weight?
03-20-2011 12:10 AM
bwilburn all I can say is that thing is sick, (in a good way of course), Very nice work
03-19-2011 01:54 PM
jeepers29 Fabulous Fab!
03-19-2011 01:47 PM
tlcarden67 Great job
03-19-2011 09:30 AM
Minn_wild1 Don't use Rustoleum truck box liner on a bumper.... It lasted all of 6 months. One chip in it and it fell apart quickly. Sand blasting both bumpers and getting them LineX'd.
10-08-2010 10:43 AM
Esco that thing looks really good
10-08-2010 10:32 AM
jgorm Great Job! looks awesome!
10-07-2010 10:42 PM
Minn_wild1 Thanks all for the compliments. It was a fun build. Hope to see you on the trail someday.
10-07-2010 10:35 PM
Minn_wild1 Do I show up where you work and start making your products from scratch? [/QUOTE]

You could, but we don't make any products where i work...LOL
10-07-2010 10:07 PM
rk maxxus Thats a bumper you can be proud of, nice fab job.
10-07-2010 09:25 PM
jgano23 Awesome bumpers. I LOVE the "jeep" burned into the front. You have quite a talent.
10-07-2010 09:21 PM
Minn_wild1 Front Bumper - 6 hours, 12 pack for me, case for my buddy...., had most of the materials laying around or donated...., costs that I can think of ~65.00. Bulk of cost was self etching primer and truck box liner paint (and beer but I guess that doesn't really count).

Rear bumper - 2"X6"X5' $32.00. Receiver hitch from Northern Industrial ~$15.00, and used the rest of the primer/paint from front bumper, some scraps for frame mounts and ~$5.00 for hardware. Going to weld on the new 3/4" D Ring mounts on Sunday. 2 hours of labor and an hour of painting.
10-07-2010 08:19 PM
Heavy D Nice looking bumper. Want to make some stubbies that are similar?
10-07-2010 05:30 AM
ammoniaman Very impressive! I'm jealous of your fab skills.
10-07-2010 05:08 AM
monkers Very nice work, looks great!!
10-07-2010 12:17 AM
Italia Yeah that looks pretty amazing, I'm curious as well as to what your cost worst and time put in. I'd love to get one for myself, it's beautiful!
10-06-2010 11:01 PM
OregonTJ Very nice!
10-06-2010 10:51 PM
Geoff@Bestop
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Originally Posted by Minn_wild1 View Post
Liked the look of the original HighRock TJ bumper....
Dang! Do I show up where you work and start making your products from scratch? I'm trying to make a living here!

Just kidding. Looks nicely made.

In fact, I'm curious. Did you keep track of costs? Would it be massively impolite to ask how much it cost you to build that front and rear (especially rear, actually)? I know it's rude, but we were talking about this at work. Basically, how cheap would a rear bumper need to be before it persuaded guys like you to not build them. (obviously not just cheap, but well built too....). Send me a PM.
10-06-2010 05:02 PM
crtaylor Nice job!
10-06-2010 04:50 PM
Rockyridge I am About to begin building my bumper and I was wondering what is the best thickness to make it out of! I have a 4 cylinder and I don't want to put to much weight in it!!
09-08-2010 11:38 PM
Minn_wild1 Built a rear bumper from a piece of 2X6 and a few pieces from the hardware store. Going to add a few things this weekend.
09-06-2010 11:48 PM
scott dawson Awesome job. Looks really good
09-01-2010 08:09 PM
Prd_Cdn Very Cool !!! Nicely done
09-01-2010 05:10 PM
RSC17 looks great!
09-01-2010 05:07 PM
Rockyridge Ok thank you. I just bought a 97 wrangler and it is completly stock and I am trying to come up with ideas and sumthing to work off of for the bumpers
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