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Minn_wild1 09-01-2010 12:56 AM

Front Bumper Build
 
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Liked the look of the original HighRock TJ bumper, but couldn't afford one, so I made my own with a few differences. Had a buddy burn the Jeep into the center piece and then bent it. Spent a few hours with scissors, cardboard and duct tape mocking it up. Wish i would have taken some in progress pics...

TjTheo 09-01-2010 01:05 AM

That thing is massive haha but im not the one to talk. Looks good though

Check that out lol:

Minn_wild1 09-01-2010 01:22 AM

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It is big, but it will soon have a winch and a grill guard. Makes a good bench seat for now...LOL

TjTheo 09-01-2010 01:24 AM

Id put a stinger on it and it would look complete.

Minn_wild1 09-01-2010 01:38 AM

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I'm thinking the grill guard will kind of act/look like a stinger, but will probably just support a set of long range lights and stop a deer from finding its way onto my hood...

TjTheo 09-01-2010 01:53 AM

Looks good go for it!

darin.1701 09-01-2010 01:55 AM

make me one will ya?

Rockyridge 09-01-2010 04:06 PM

Is there anyway you could send me some blueprints or drawings of the bumper?

cavediverjc 09-01-2010 04:48 PM

Very nice fab work!

Minn_wild1 09-01-2010 05:56 PM

I made this piecemeal, using some measurements from the Jeep and a winch mount plate. I laid out the center section and brought it to my buddies fab shop where he plasma cut the Jeep logo and bent it as I had marked it on the brake. For the sides, I cut out cardboard pieces until I got it where I liked it. Then I transfered the shapes to steel and cut them out. Sorry, don't have blueprints.

Rockyridge 09-01-2010 06:07 PM

Ok thank you. I just bought a 97 wrangler and it is completly stock and I am trying to come up with ideas and sumthing to work off of for the bumpers

RSC17 09-01-2010 06:10 PM

looks great!

Prd_Cdn 09-01-2010 09:09 PM

Very Cool !!! Nicely done

scott dawson 09-07-2010 12:48 AM

Awesome job. Looks really good

Minn_wild1 09-09-2010 12:38 AM

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Built a rear bumper from a piece of 2X6 and a few pieces from the hardware store. Going to add a few things this weekend. :)

Rockyridge 10-06-2010 05:50 PM

I am About to begin building my bumper and I was wondering what is the best thickness to make it out of! I have a 4 cylinder and I don't want to put to much weight in it!!

crtaylor 10-06-2010 06:02 PM

Nice job!

Geoff@Bestop 10-06-2010 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Minn_wild1 (Post 752892)
Liked the look of the original HighRock TJ bumper....

Dang! Do I show up where you work and start making your products from scratch? I'm trying to make a living here! :mad:

Just kidding. Looks nicely made.

In fact, I'm curious. Did you keep track of costs? Would it be massively impolite to ask how much it cost you to build that front and rear (especially rear, actually)? I know it's rude, but we were talking about this at work. Basically, how cheap would a rear bumper need to be before it persuaded guys like you to not build them. (obviously not just cheap, but well built too....). Send me a PM.

OregonTJ 10-07-2010 12:01 AM

Very nice!

Italia 10-07-2010 01:17 AM

Yeah that looks pretty amazing, I'm curious as well as to what your cost worst and time put in. I'd love to get one for myself, it's beautiful!

monkers 10-07-2010 06:08 AM

Very nice work, looks great!!

ammoniaman 10-07-2010 06:30 AM

Very impressive! I'm jealous of your fab skills.

Heavy D 10-07-2010 09:19 PM

Nice looking bumper. Want to make some stubbies that are similar?

Minn_wild1 10-07-2010 10:21 PM

Front Bumper - 6 hours, 12 pack for me, case for my buddy...., had most of the materials laying around or donated...., costs that I can think of ~65.00. Bulk of cost was self etching primer and truck box liner paint (and beer but I guess that doesn't really count).

Rear bumper - 2"X6"X5' $32.00. Receiver hitch from Northern Industrial ~$15.00, and used the rest of the primer/paint from front bumper, some scraps for frame mounts and ~$5.00 for hardware. Going to weld on the new 3/4" D Ring mounts on Sunday. 2 hours of labor and an hour of painting.

jgano23 10-07-2010 10:25 PM

Awesome bumpers. I LOVE the "jeep" burned into the front. You have quite a talent.

rk maxxus 10-07-2010 11:07 PM

Thats a bumper you can be proud of, nice fab job.

Minn_wild1 10-07-2010 11:35 PM

Do I show up where you work and start making your products from scratch? [/QUOTE]

You could, but we don't make any products where i work...LOL

Minn_wild1 10-07-2010 11:42 PM

Thanks all for the compliments. It was a fun build. Hope to see you on the trail someday.

jgorm 10-08-2010 11:32 AM

Great Job! looks awesome!

Esco 10-08-2010 11:43 AM

that thing looks really good


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