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lynskynbnd 09-16-2012 09:45 PM

Simple YJ rear bumper
 
I want to keep the stock look, so I built this bumper. 1/4" thick 2"x4" square tube 5' long. 2" receiver welded both sides. Ends caped off with 14ga sheet. Mounted with stock frame holes to accomadate the stock bumperettes.

About $35 invested
$20 for tube, $5 for bolts, $5 for paint, $5 for wire.
4 hours time invested.
Receiver and bumperettes were free.

first mock up
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...52050157_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...40015591_n.jpg

Parts
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...83224662_n.jpg

24 holes drilled and 8 cuts made
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...30624875_n.jpg

Where the receiver tube came from
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...46988896_n.jpg

Welded in
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...41178720_n.jpg

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...20243875_n.jpg

Back ground smooth to fit tight on frame
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...57887302_n.jpg

Final fitting before paint
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...20393252_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...89376348_n.jpg

lynskynbnd 12-16-2012 05:58 PM

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I forgot to update this thread with the finished product.
I have wired a 4 pin trailer connector, towed and recovered with the bumper.
Works well.

Sycboi 12-16-2012 06:20 PM

Really nice job man...

Thegilman 12-23-2012 09:35 PM

Looks good


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