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Unread 02-25-2009, 05:04 AM   #16
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where did you get the winch?

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Unread 02-25-2009, 05:08 AM   #17
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mine
The air fittings hang out a little but they hold the 100 psi just fine. There isn't enough air to reup all the tires but it is a nice buffer for a compressor.


Pay no attention to the baby winch, It's just there keeping the spot warm.
This reminds me of this picture...


NOT MINE!!! I would never do something so silly.
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Unread 02-25-2009, 06:11 AM   #18
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Humvee front bumper, and some tube I bent.
definately liking that one
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Unread 02-25-2009, 09:30 AM   #19
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where did you get the winch?
that winch came from tractor supply, $249 with mounting plate, roller, and snatch block. Sam's club carries it in a 10K version with reciever mount, its my second, and has worked well, took and hour of hard winching on my 2500 chevy diesel to blow up the first on (warn 12K on their now) it still lasted like 4 years on that vehical, and pulled my tractor, my dozer and other trucks out multiple times.....(yes me too, I'll admit), now I don't take the truck off road much, bought the jeep for that, to bad it can't pull my 35' goose neck with 15,000# on it
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Unread 02-25-2009, 11:49 AM   #20
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Unread 02-25-2009, 12:04 PM   #21
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Unread 02-25-2009, 12:34 PM   #22
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Heres my bumpers. both are 3/16" steel. i think 3"x5" rectangular tube if i remember correctly. built em a long time ago. Both bumpers are sealed and plumbed for air and are my air tanks for my OBA system. the D-ring hangers on the rear came from Poison Spyder Customs and I plan to eventually cut off the solid mo9unt rings on the front and put this style on it as well.







For mounting, the front bumper is actually mounted on the stock front bumper. I cut the stock one down and welded it to the back of the new one and used it as my mounting bracket. for the rear I cut out the stock tin foil rear cross member and welded it directly to the frame rails
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Unread 02-25-2009, 12:37 PM   #23
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Typically one has a compressor on board with the tank/bumper. I advise against those honestly.
out of curiousity, why do you advise against this? I think its a great idea and I have never had any issues with mine. Its a hell of alot better than trying to find a place to mount an actual air tank and have an air tank take up alot of already limited space in a YJ
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Unread 02-25-2009, 12:45 PM   #24
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Maybe becuase if somehow you puncture the tank/bumper you no longer have a tank full of air?? I thought about this idea as well a loooong time ago but decided against it. Im not saying your wrong for having your OBA tanks as your bumpers, cause your jeep is sweeet! But what would happen if you were to fall on a rock and puncture it? I know its thick steel and it aint gonna break it but anything can be punctured.

And "TheNewbie", I think E_ROCK posted that picture to show his bumper and also to brag about his front 6" stretch lol
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Unread 02-25-2009, 12:49 PM   #25
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i agree with that but if it ain't happened to me yet, its probably not going to. I'm not exactly gentle with my YJ. and if the steels thick enough you really shouldn't have to worry. Also I don't keep my tanks full at all times. I only use them when I need to fill my tires or run air tolls and usually the YJ is standing still at that point. as for puncturing a tank and making my system useless, well I have 2 tanks so I could just cap off the line to the punctured tank and use the other one until I can get the broken one fixed. But seriously, I've come down very hard on my bumpers numerous times and got nothing more than a few scratches.
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Unread 02-25-2009, 01:16 PM   #26
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well then good deal Just for those building a bumper like this, make sure its completely sealed
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Unread 02-25-2009, 01:51 PM   #27
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well then good deal Just for those building a bumper like this, make sure its completely sealed
and that is the very hardest part!! took me hours to nail down all the little pinhole leaks. best way to do it is to hook the tank up to your shop compressor and spray it with soapy water, then use a grease pen or sharpie to mark your leaks then just keep goin back and spot welding over em until you get them all sealed up
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Unread 02-25-2009, 02:01 PM   #28
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2x4 steel. Chevy truck tow hooks. 3/4 x 3" tabs welded thru for d-rings or tow bar. Also have a 1/4 plate from the bumper to the grill for a future winch. Donations appreciated.

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Unread 02-25-2009, 02:18 PM   #29
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it looks like everybody building their own bumpers has gone with the rectangle tube over round.

Anyone fabed up some bumpers out of round tube?
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Unread 02-25-2009, 02:27 PM   #30
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it looks like everybody building their own bumpers has gone with the rectangle tube over round.

Anyone fabed up some bumpers out of round tube?
i think thats probably because square tube is easier to work with for something like this.

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