I need a new rear bumper. It's either that or long-arms. I'm not really prepaired for that. So a bumper it is. I always overbuild everything,
knowing this I decided on 2x4 stock instead of 2x6. I got 10 feet of 3/16" at the local steel yard.
I also picked up some scrap 2" strap x 3/16" and a hitch receiver.
I was motivated by a couple of builds worth mentioning:
Paraleyes rear bumper build is the best I've seen. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/c...t-way-1007865/
Husslers Doing it Perfect is an exercise in free thinking. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/d...rrier-1331910/
Both contain a solid build and a classic design.
Hopefully, I can make one that looks respectable.
I made inserts
Gave it some shape
Centered and tacked it
and welded it up
I also trimmed the ends, added runners to protect the fenders, cut the cavity for the hitch, added the hitch and tail-light risers, finish welded.
Some time later
I'm planning on adding chain hoops and strengthing the receiver. I'll add some random gussets,
weld in some low spots and final grind, then some bondo to smooth it out, prime and paint.
More pics to come