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PissAnt 06-27-2013 12:51 PM

Custom Fabricated Hoop Stinger Bumper
 
Some buddies of mine just started a small fabrication shop in Chandler. Like most start up business its based out of the garage to save on overhead (in turn allows for lower pricing too). Here is a photo shoot of the bumper I had them build for me over the past weekend. Enjoy!

Picking up the materials for the build. All 100% American made steel will be used in this build ... Except for the Chinese D-Rings
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The shop being used for the build. Yes, its a garage but the quality came out fantastic as you will see later on.
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Pictures of the bumper that is being replaced shortly ...
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Let the fabricating begin!
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PissAnt 06-27-2013 12:52 PM

Welding in place the new winch plate using a Snap On MIG unit. I am returning Saturday to finalize the winch mount (figured it needs more support to function safely).
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Building the bumper's base ...
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Attaching the lower skid plate to the bumper's base
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PissAnt 06-27-2013 12:54 PM

Creating the bumper's end caps comes next ...
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One overall shot the bumper so far
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Preparing to attach a set of D-rings
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One of my personal favorites...the recessed winch fair lead!
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...623_093627.jpg

Finally starting the tube bending process (following morning)
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Initial Hoop finished and tacked on
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PissAnt 06-27-2013 12:55 PM

The stinger is now attached but awaiting the support brackets
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Supports brackets now attached to the hoop and stinger
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Shot from the inside...please ignore the bug splatters!
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So whats next for this bumper?
  • Recessing a Rigid Industries 20" LED Light bar (once funding allows) into the bumper.
  • Debating between Raptor liner or powder coating

Whats next for the Jeep?
  • Custom fabricated tube fenders
  • Custom fabricated rear bumper
  • Custom fabricated rock sliders
  • All will feature unique tube styling!

PissAnt 06-27-2013 12:56 PM

Ready for paint!
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Sorry, I forget to get pictures of the primer stage...

Bed liner is on! I figure it may chip off easy but a can of Rustoleum only costs about $7 for touch ups.
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SuperTJ 06-27-2013 12:57 PM

Nice work!

xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42 06-27-2013 04:15 PM

That is sexy! Nice work man! How much you think it would cost to recreate? I would definately go for something like that!

floridajpr 06-27-2013 04:29 PM

Excellent Work!

GasHog 06-27-2013 04:32 PM

Very nice!

PissAnt 06-27-2013 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tklein42 (Post 3905739)
That is sexy! Nice work man! How much you think it would cost to recreate? I would definately go for something like that!

PM Sent

Thanks everyone for your feedback! My rear bumper is now in the design stages, I will keep you updated.

Jeep_Gypsy 06-27-2013 06:08 PM

Hmmm I'm jealous of your tube bending abilities. What are the chances of buying just the bent tube section?

PissAnt 06-27-2013 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeep_Gypsy (Post 3906098)
Hmmm I'm jealous of your tube bending abilities. What are the chances of buying just the bent tube section?

I am sending you a private message. I have never been asked that question so I am forwarding it onto the builders.

Thanks for the interest

Jeep_Gypsy 06-27-2013 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PissAnt (Post 3906130)

I am sending you a private message.

Thanks for the interest

As a welder and fab guy I appreciate the thought and work. How'd you do the recessed fairlead?

PissAnt 06-27-2013 06:29 PM

The fairlead is recessed by welding in a standard fairlead inside the bumper then smoothing up the external surface so it wont catch the cable. When I take off the bumper to finish the winch mount I will grab a few pictures.

Jeep_Gypsy 06-27-2013 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PissAnt (Post 3906176)
The fairlead is recessed by welding in a standard fairlead inside the bumper then smoothing up the external surface so it wont catch the cable. When I take off the bumper to finish the winch mount I will grab a few pictures.

Thanks can't wait to see them have to show this thread to the guys at work.

xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42 06-27-2013 06:39 PM

Definately weigh the finished product too. Useful when comparing to other bumpers. Front and rear weight can make a huge difference on spring applications

daddyjeep 06-27-2013 10:05 PM

Looks good. the hoop follows the countours of the grille nice. The windshield looks better now without the bugs.


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