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rb1985 07-18-2012 08:48 AM

TJ Front Bumper Design?
I want to sell my Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty off-road bumper with armor to build my own. Does anyone have design plans that they have done to give me an idea? I like the look of the bumper now but think it would be neat to create my own. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

chimera555 07-18-2012 03:28 PM

I like the Shorty Bumper look; clean an simple...

TheTJKid 12-22-2012 08:52 PM

i shortend, angle cut, and boxed my stock bumper i think it turned out well. future plans to add a winch plate and stinger bar at some point.

TheTJKid 12-22-2012 08:53 PM

oh also have some blocks for d rings just need to renforce back side and i welded all the extra holes

and what i did was cut 3" off each end then mesured 2" down and 7" in for the angle then just boxed it to the frame rails

rketr 12-23-2012 01:17 AM

Personally I'm a fan of simplicity with function. I took a scrap piece of 2" x 4" 1/4" thick and cut it up to make mine. Welded up and good to go. Simple, and strong enough to withstand countless smashings into boulders :punk:

Been tempted to cap the ends, drill and tap, and add a port on it to turn it into a makeshift air tank. Might not hold a lot (~0.86 SCF @ 100 PSIG), but it'd be better than the "tank" on the side of the ARB Air Locker pump.

** hmm, top picture makes it looks like the bumper is kinda warped...must just be a bad picture.

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