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vancamp 01-20-2012 07:00 PM

My Homemade Bumper
 
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started a bumper project for my 04 got the bumper built and epoxy primed gotta build the tire carrier now. the bumper started out as 3/16 3x4 rectangular 1"x2" for d ring mounts, and 1/4" plate for the mounts. probaly gonna shoot it with bedliner i need a bit more metal for the tire carrier so it will be a week or two before i get to that.

vancamp 01-20-2012 07:04 PM

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a few more in primer

junkmanted 01-20-2012 07:13 PM

nice job

kmanator 01-20-2012 07:48 PM

Very nice!...Did you space it out from the frame for adding a farm jack on the tire carrier?

HardSilverTJ 01-20-2012 07:52 PM

Looks good, how much does it weigh?

vancamp 01-20-2012 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by kmanator (Post 1942878)
Very nice!...Did you space it out from the frame for adding a farm jack on the tire carrier?

yeah kinda I spaced it 2" out so if i wanted to add accessories later i would have a little room.

vancamp 01-20-2012 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by HardSilverTJ (Post 1942901)
Looks good, how much does it weigh?

dont know yet havent weighed it i might do that when i get everything done on it.

YJmudder 01-20-2012 07:58 PM

That turned out real good. Looks good on there

Pukeolicious 01-21-2012 07:54 AM

Nice job. I really need to learn welding.

nastyrider17 01-21-2012 08:07 AM

That looks really good. OBA tank?

topher38 01-21-2012 08:10 AM

Pretty sweet man!
I wish I had fabrication skills and tools

denisbaldwin 01-21-2012 08:38 AM

That's a beautiful bumper. Very professional looking!

vancamp 01-21-2012 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by nastyrider17 (Post 1944273)
That looks really good. OBA tank?

thought about it and may do it at some point but right now just a bumper.

Keenan 01-28-2012 01:49 AM

I see what you did thar. It's nice to see those shackle tabs welded through, instead of simply placing them on the bumper surface. Great work.

TXST8tj 01-28-2012 09:37 AM

I admire the shackles being welded all the way through, but especially all the way to the frame mounts. You don't see them being tied in like that, often.

irongate 01-28-2012 06:01 PM

Very nice job there on the Bumper-It pays to think about what you want to do.

vancamp 02-05-2012 03:24 PM

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well mostly finished I still have a few things to do later but I got it on where I can drive it for awhile anyway. sprayed it with Black Epoxy primer and rustoleum bed coat.

ktot 02-05-2012 09:37 PM

nice. looks better than my warn i paid an arm and a leg for

94 yj 02-05-2012 09:41 PM

Nice job. I like the "hold open" device. What did you use for your latch? Is that a 1" spindle kit? Any play/rattles? I'm in the design phase now adding to our bumper this spring.

vancamp 02-07-2012 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by ktot (Post 1998640)
nice. looks better than my warn i paid an arm and a leg for

Thanks

vancamp 02-07-2012 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by 94 yj (Post 1998657)
Nice job. I like the "hold open" device. What did you use for your latch? Is that a 1" spindle kit? Any play/rattles? I'm in the design phase now adding to our bumper this spring.

the spindle is a 1 1/16" trailer spindle from a local farm supply store, both latchs are homemade the main latch to keep it closed is made from a tilgate latch from a mid 70s dodge truck it is a hardened solid piece of steel about 1" wide i welded a bolt to the back of it made the box it is in out of 2x2 has a hole on the end for the bolt to come thru where i attatched the pull and is spring loaded on the inside on the end of the swingarm there is a recieving notch for the latch and so far it hasnt rattled enough for me to hear it inside the Jeep

jwrangler98sahara 02-15-2012 10:51 AM

Are you selling these?

vancamp 02-15-2012 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by jwrangler98sahara (Post 2033834)
Are you selling these?

Nope, just built mine in my spare time im way to slow to build them to sell.

94 yj 02-21-2012 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by vancamp (Post 2004311)
the spindle is a 1 1/16" trailer spindle from a local farm supply store, both latchs are homemade the main latch to keep it closed is made from a tilgate latch from a mid 70s dodge truck it is a hardened solid piece of steel about 1" wide i welded a bolt to the back of it made the box it is in out of 2x2 has a hole on the end for the bolt to come thru where i attatched the pull and is spring loaded on the inside on the end of the swingarm there is a recieving notch for the latch and so far it hasnt rattled enough for me to hear it inside the Jeep


Very nice looking. If you get a chance, can you take a pic of the latch you made...I'm still in my design phase.

JEEPDON 02-22-2012 04:31 PM

Cool; Gives me some more ideas

TnDz TJ 02-24-2012 09:03 PM

Great fab work! I still gotta finish mine.. sigh....

Krause365 02-26-2012 12:44 PM

Bumper Design
 
hey I got all the tools and welders needed to build this and was about to start getting the specs of what I needed but after looking how good this bumper turned out was wondering if I could get your specs off you to save some time.

vancamp 02-28-2012 06:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Krause365 (Post 2076396)
hey I got all the tools and welders needed to build this and was about to start getting the specs of what I needed but after looking how good this bumper turned out was wondering if I could get your specs off you to save some time.

Dont really have specs just built it as i went along, it is 58" long the main bumper is built out of 3/16 3x4 the d ring mounts are 1x2 with 1" holes the mount is built out of 1/4" plate as is the safety chain plate the carrier is thick walled 2x2 with a 1 1/16 spindle.

97flexy 02-28-2012 08:01 AM

nice looking tire swing/bumper, how much did it cost you total? Cost of steel? Cost of misc. parts?

kmanator 02-28-2012 08:14 AM

Awesome!..Well planned design :thumb:


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