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a_springfield 12-08-2011 07:22 PM

front bumper
 
I am about to start making a front bumper (2x4 rectangle tube with 3/16" wall) I have the design in my head except how to mount it to jeep. if anyone has any advice it would be appreciated

kfdjason7620 12-08-2011 07:29 PM

2 pieces of metal formed into a "C" and welded onto the back of the tubing will work perfectly, Idk the exact dimensions, but I can get em tomorrow and make you a set ready to weld on

a_springfield 12-08-2011 07:43 PM

that is what I was thinking I would do I should be able to bend them or weld them up. I think I am over thinking it a little

kfdjason7620 12-08-2011 07:48 PM

You got it!! :thumb:

nastyrider17 12-08-2011 09:05 PM

I welded mine to the frame. 1/4 thick so my bumper will for sure outlast my frame. Put plates on the top and bottom of both sides as well. I bet you could weld like I did to the bumper, but bolt onto the frame. I could get some pics.

tj00wrangler 12-08-2011 09:44 PM

Check out Rokmen.com and atozfabrication.com for builder parts. Don't have to buy but, could give you ideas on how to do it.

a_springfield 12-09-2011 10:09 AM

I am going to start getting parts and will use this thread to post pics. One more question should I do removable shackles or the weld on d rings like a trailer has

kfdjason7620 12-09-2011 12:17 PM

I have original tow hooks on the front and shackles on the back, but I have tightened my shackles up with an adjustable wrench to keep them from getting stolen, but really don't have to worry about that here

kfdjason7620 12-09-2011 12:20 PM

For my back bumper I made the shackle mounts out if 1" plate to go all the way through front and back, in other words, the bumper bolts will let go before shackle mounts will

94 yj 12-11-2011 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a_springfield (Post 1812963)
I am going to start getting parts and will use this thread to post pics. One more question should I do removable shackles or the weld on d rings like a trailer has


I through welded 1" steel throught the bumper and drilled a 1" hole for the shackle bolt. Crown Jeep parts or Tractor supply have reasonable galvanized d-rings/shackles that won't rust as quick. I added rubber bushings on shafts so they won't rattle or rust the bumper as quickly.

I also made my bumper removable (bolted) so I can be removed to modify, paint, repair if necessary. 4 @ 1/2" bolts probably would hang the whole Jeep.


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