07-04-2016, 04:18 PM
Join Date: Jun 2015
Front Frame Repair for Front Bumper I Built
I've built a front bumper, pics to come (they are on my old phone, still transferring everything) and now I need a frame to mount it to.
I cut off the stock bumper and scraped out all the crud packed inside. Then took a knotted wire wheel to the rusty parts down to bare metal. Some of the metal actually cut with a chisel on my air hammer... That's how bad it was.
I also took a grinder and Sawzall to grind the DOM tubing in the crossmember down flush with the frame.
This was the bad side:
This was the even worse side:
After all that, I grabbed some of the metal I had lying around and let the hamster in my head figure out what to do. I have an assortment of 1/8" 3/16" and 1/4" flat, plus 1/8" angle.
If anyone saw my thread for rear frame repair
, I braced a plate perpendicular to the frame with the angle. Same idea.
Before it started to rain, I was able to fill in those tiny pieces I had to cut out of the driver side, and then weld a plate on that side of the frame.
for OJ, my YJ. 1993 Wrangler S 2.5L/AX-5/NP231 with SYE, Spartan locked Dana 30/Aussie locked Ford 8.8 @ 4.88, SOA lift with 2.5" OME HD springs and front Bilstein/rear Rancho shocks, Barricade 9500 winch, custom front and rear bumpers, 136 amp alternator, 35" Super Swamper LTBs.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty 7.3L Powerstroke, single turbo, 6 speed manual.