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Unread 08-20-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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Bumper build

Going to be building a winch bumper for my gfs 93 zj. Thursday I will be picking up a sheet of 3/16 8'x4' metal for 140$. Orderd these lights just now on eBay for $51.

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Started by removing the bumper.

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Painted the metal for now.

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I will start the planning and frame strengthig saterday. All probly start off with carboard templates for the design.

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Unread 08-21-2013, 03:31 AM   #2
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All probly start off with carboard templates for the design.
Double layer foam posterboard works really good also, its lighter and more rigid than cardboard
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Unread 08-21-2013, 08:37 AM   #3
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Good suggestion all see what come up with.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #4
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Got the metal today and the lights. I got blinded hooking them up in daylight. Tonight all do a comparison with the high and low beams.

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Unread 08-22-2013, 07:25 PM   #5
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Unread 08-22-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
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I have a similar looking square one, Its bright as hell. I use it for a back up light
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Unread 08-22-2013, 08:28 PM   #7
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I have a similar looking square one, Its bright as hell. I use it for a back up light
Yeah if these are bright as I think all get more for her jeep and mine for backup lights
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Unread 08-22-2013, 09:38 PM   #8
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Low beam
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High beam

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Just 1 led light placed near passenger headlight.

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Unread 08-24-2013, 05:34 PM   #9
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We'll I decided to start a rough sketch of the bumper out of cardboard and tape. I will be building off the winch plate I had laying around in the garage. I think I got the desighn down how I want it to look.

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I bent these pieces of metal and secured with self taping skrews just to hold the winch plate up to desighn around it.



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I think I want to make the sides out of 1/8th to save on weight. still should be plenty strong. Next week I should be ready to start building it and during the week reinforce the front end.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 05:53 PM   #10
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Looks good, I would tend to drop the winch plate lower into the bumper than that. Looks at riots build, http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/r...grand-1436100/
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Unread 08-24-2013, 06:03 PM   #11
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Looks good, I would tend to drop the winch plate lower into the bumper than that. Looks at riots build, http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/r...grand-1436100/
Thanks. Yeah I saw that build I tried to keep mine as high as possible for clearance and out of the way of the grill
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Unread 08-25-2013, 08:21 AM   #12
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Looking good man. I would use at least 3/16" for your mounts that will go inside the frame rails. 1/8 for the rest should be good. My bumper is pretty heavy and I used both 3/16" and 1/8".

I like having my winch kinda.. "low" if you will. I Tboned a guy going about 50 with my old jeep. It had the same bumper design as my current ZJ. Having that winch kinda buried in my bumper saved it in the accident. Plus it helps keep from blocking my radiator. -Just a thought. Keep it up man, you welding it yourself?
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Unread 08-25-2013, 10:35 AM   #13
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Looking good man. I would use at least 3/16" for your mounts that will go inside the frame rails. 1/8 for the rest should be good. My bumper is pretty heavy and I used both 3/16" and 1/8".

I like having my winch kinda.. "low" if you will. I Tboned a guy going about 50 with my old jeep. It had the same bumper design as my current ZJ. Having that winch kinda buried in my bumper saved it in the accident. Plus it helps keep from blocking my radiator. -Just a thought. Keep it up man, you welding it yourself?
Thanks yeah I will be using 3/16 for the mounts and front of bumper. I'm also thinking of making a bar to go in front of the winch to help protect it. I have a 110 Lincoln all use to tack it all together then find one of my buddy's with a 220 v and all probly weld it.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 10:44 AM   #14
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Like the disign man! Looks sharp! Can't wait to see it done!

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Unread 09-01-2013, 10:39 AM   #15
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Cut out some metal to slide in my 1/8 reinforcements. Also cut out some of the bumper pices with a torch. Now to grind all the pieces and hopefully next week put it all together
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