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post #1 of 12 Old 09-13-2011, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Made a simple bumper.

Hello everyone,
I made up a front bumper out of 3"x3" angle. I sliced the corners and painted it up. I plan to add some hooks to it for pulling/towing purposes. I also took some pics of my jeep heep! Enjoy.

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-13-2011, 04:45 PM
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I like the "clean" look that you gave it... looks like its industrial-strength.
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post #3 of 12 Old 09-13-2011, 06:09 PM
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I like it! How thick is it? I might go the same route with mine but I want to add in D-rings so I might need to add something to get around that but at the moment no ideas are flowing. Any ideas how you would be able to mount a D-ring to that? But I love the idea of it, its simple and uber clean. How does it mount to the front?

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post #4 of 12 Old 09-13-2011, 06:14 PM
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i would like it if it was a stubby (not so wide!)
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post #5 of 12 Old 09-13-2011, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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There are 2 pre existing mounting holes on the top of each frame rail. I bolted it through them. As far as adding d-rings, u will need to weld some tabs on it, I cant weld, so thats why im just going to buy some bumper hooks and bolt them to the top.
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post #6 of 12 Old 09-13-2011, 06:20 PM
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I can weld and have access to welders and all sorts of cutters at school but I would need to make it a bit more complicated for them to let me work on it as a project. But I would have to tie it better into the frame for me to put D-rings on it so I can use them functionaly.

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Trail Rig- 1994 YJ 4.0L, Rubicon Express 4.5inch lift, 1inch body, D30 Aussie, 33/12.5/r15 Cooper Mud Terrains, front bumper, rocker guards
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post #7 of 12 Old 09-13-2011, 06:21 PM
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Sorry for the double post but how thick was the material? It looks like its 1/8, maybe 1/4?

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post #8 of 12 Old 09-13-2011, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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1/4" thick. Theres plenty of places to add some more mounting points on the front of the frame. I may add 2 agle iron brackets on the outside of each frame rail to add some strenght, but for now that works ok.
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post #9 of 12 Old 09-13-2011, 06:40 PM
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Hmmm. I might just do a similar design. I like how it looks and the smittybuilt aftermarket bumper I've been dieing to get has got to be sold by now.

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post #10 of 12 Old 09-13-2011, 06:42 PM
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1/4" thick. Theres plenty of places to add some more mounting points on the front of the frame. I may add 2 agle iron brackets on the outside of each frame rail to add some strenght, but for now that works ok.
That's a great idea cuz most bumpers are really weak there. My stock front bumper got folded right in on the very outside of the passengers side, it folded like paper. So an angle iron brace from the frame to the tips of the bumper is a good idea. (on mine I just cut it off into a stubby flush to the frame)

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post #11 of 12 Old 09-13-2011, 06:44 PM
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I can weld and have access to welders and all sorts of cutters at school but I would need to make it a bit more complicated for them to let me work on it as a project. But I would have to tie it better into the frame for me to put D-rings on it so I can use them functionaly.
I thought about making a similar bumper to his. I plan on running two pieces of plate maybe 5/8 thick, vertical through slots in the bumper and bolting them to the frame. A hole in each plate for a shackle, and you are pulling directly to the frame.
I like a nice lightweight bumper like that. Just need a place to pull from.
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post #12 of 12 Old 09-13-2011, 11:39 PM
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Nice bumper. i want to fabricate both rear and front bumpers as well but I'm not sure where to get affordable steel from. I checked out online sources but the steel itself costs almost as much as new already fabricated bumpers. Are any of you fabricators out there willing to share your knowledge as far as where to get the metal from? Pardon my ignorance.

PS: To OP, sry I dont mean to hijack.
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