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JeepNub 05-31-2012 11:04 PM

CJ-5 Bumper Build.
I am not sure what i want to do for the bumpers on my CJ, so im thinking about fabing one myself. So open up the safe where you keep all your ideas jeepers and lets hear em. :thumb:

fluff 06-01-2012 09:28 PM

My 1976 CJ5 home made Bumper
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This is a picture of the bumper that I built for my Cj5, it is a peice of 4 x 2 x 3/16 tubing, with the d rings hooked on with a 3/4 flatt stock and bolted to the frame. Cost wise is about $66.00, minus the d rings and a 1/2 a days work...

JeepNub 06-05-2012 12:10 AM

That looks really nice. Looks like a retail bumper haha:thumb:

sean112280 06-05-2012 10:55 AM

How much would u sell me one

Nice work!

fluff 06-05-2012 09:41 PM


fluff 06-05-2012 09:44 PM

sean112280;2439525 Sorry my CJ is my hobbie besides working and farming... Not much time for anything else.

JeepNub 06-05-2012 11:04 PM


Originally Posted by fluff (Post 2441934)
sean112280;2439525 Sorry my CJ is my hobbie besides working and farming... Not much time for anything else.

Seriously though. I would pay good money for a bumper similar to that. It is much better than I could do most likely. :whistling:

JeepNub 06-05-2012 11:04 PM

What welder do you use?

lynn 06-06-2012 04:22 PM

JeepNub, contact Eddie at Groundpounder Fab. You won't be disappointed in quality or price.

Here's a reference to some of his work, scroll down the thread for his contact info.

Ground Pounder Fab - BESRK Front Bumper -

fluff 06-06-2012 09:11 PM

Hi. In my little shop I use a Miller 130 xp and a Lincoln 225. Nun of these welders are to expensive and I use them on my farm machinery. I have to do all my work on my CJ5 in the winter time, when I have time to play.
PS The fron and rear bumper match with a swing out tire carrier on the rear. Thanks for your interest. :hide: :surrender:

JeepNub 06-06-2012 09:57 PM

Did you have to balance the swing arm for the rear at all, or did you just stick it on swivels? And how is noise with that? Squeaks?

fluff 06-10-2012 05:22 PM

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Hi JeepNub,
The tire mount was mounted with a 1 1/4 round stock, it went through the bumper and was welded top and bottom. I used a piece of 1 1/4 ID black pipe, that went all the way through the spare tire frame, for the hinge. I drilled and taped the 1 1/4 round stock with a 3/8 bolt and washer on the top. On the latch side, has a small piece of 3/4 flatt stock for the suport and used a 5/8 latch pin to hold it and it doesn't rattle.

JeepNub 06-10-2012 10:49 PM

Allright. Thanks for the info. Only problem is. My CJ has a tailgate. I just thought of that haha

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