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JEEPDON 05-26-2013 06:22 AM

Bob Job
 
After hating the rear bumper and the way it stuck out in the back for 2 years and Finally got off my azz and got after this project!

Bobbed off frame right in front of crossmember. Then inlet said frame for a 1/4 X 2" angle iron running full width of frame. right under the body sheet metal.
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1ad8c656.jpg
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...ps49f0e682.jpg

Then installed said angle iron into frame for a new cross member
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7edbd67a.jpg
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...psddadf66b.jpg
Then took a chunk of 6 inch wide by 1 3/4 inch deep "C" channel and went to modifying it to make it look like a bumper
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...ps43f1a291.jpg

Welded up some shackle mounts
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...psab7873f3.jpg
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/images.../wol_error.gifProceeded to drill holes in afore mentioned angle iron and welded some nuts on the back side
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...ps701737c6.jpg
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...psbea53a3b.jpg
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/images.../wol_error.gif
Then put the finishing touches on the bumper
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...psd5f87c15.jpg
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0ec7741b.jpgAnd VOILA!!!! New bumper; about a hundred bucks, using all new materials!!!!Departure angle----GREATLY improved!!!! I still need to build a rail around the top edge to protect tailgate if backing into something. but that is in the works!!

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/images...ser_online.gif http://www.jkowners.com/forum/images/buttons/report.gif http://www.jkowners.com/forum/images/misc/progress.gif

J-Big 05-26-2013 06:28 AM

Looks great!

jp2611 05-26-2013 06:31 AM

Good skills there ...... like the looks...and good plan for something to protect the tailgate...only question I have, Will the rear tire contact the leading edge of bumper in a full flex hard throttle situation? It looks great, and maybe it is the angle of the Pics from the back, but it "appears" the tire COULD make contact with the bumper.

JEEPDON 05-26-2013 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jp2611 (Post 3793673)
Good skills there ...... like the looks...and good plan for something to protect the tailgate...only question I have, Will the rear tire contact the leading edge of bumper in a full flex hard throttle situation? It looks great, and maybe it is the angle of the Pics from the back, but it "appears" the tire COULD make contact with the bumper.

Just the angle of the picture. Plenty of room there. :thumb:

kjeeper10 05-26-2013 07:21 AM

That is awesome man :thumb:

SilverSport 05-26-2013 07:35 AM

Sweet!


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