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Unread 09-08-2013, 10:52 PM   #16
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Got started on the bumper this past saterday what you see is tacked together so far.

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Started on reinforcement on the driver side where I will be mounting the bumper. It's 1/8 reinforced on the side and bottom.

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Unread 09-14-2013, 07:57 PM   #17
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Side piece I cut out with a torch at my uncles. Took it home and shaped them with the grinder.

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Unread 09-14-2013, 08:04 PM   #18
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Side piece I cut out with a torch at my uncles. Took it home and shaped them with the grinder.


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What I did here was cut,heat, bend, and weld to give me more room on my corner pices.

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Then started to heat and bend those side pices. I'm doing all this with a grinder except cuting the 3/16 metal. This bumper build requries alot of time and patience. But I did get alot done today.
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Unread 09-14-2013, 09:25 PM   #19
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Looking good so far. I love cardboard and tape...
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Unread 11-09-2013, 07:03 PM   #20
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Got more side pieces on.

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Had to do more trimming on that unibody corner. Still more to trim

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Also got the passenger side unibody reinforced. Still not welded fully yet

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And here's how it sits now.

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Not the best pic I should have got more. I did about 8 hours of work on it today. Been busy the past weeks finaly had some free Time today.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 07:34 PM   #21
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You can cut the ends of the front x-member off completely, they don't really do much except hold up the stock plastic. Looking good so far!
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Unread 11-09-2013, 07:36 PM   #22
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You can cut the ends of the front x-member off completely, they don't really do much except hold up the stock plastic. Looking good so far!
Thanks that was my thought also but I wasent completely sure.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 08:52 PM   #23
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you may end up needing to trim the ends of your new bumper a little bit when you are at full bump. either at straight on or at full lock.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 08:58 PM   #24
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you may end up needing to trim the ends of your new bumper a little bit when you are at full bump. either at straight on or at full lock.
Yeah I wana trim a half inch off at the ends just to be on the safe side.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 09:17 PM   #25
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it also wouldn't hurt to trim more off the sheet metal that is part of the front crossmember like from the front swaybar bolt back. if that makes sense.
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Unread 11-10-2013, 09:36 AM   #26
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it also wouldn't hurt to trim more off the sheet metal that is part of the front crossmember like from the front swaybar bolt back. if that makes sense.
Yeah all probly be trimming as much off as a can.
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Unread 11-10-2013, 02:46 PM   #27
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Check the last page of my 96 build, I did a lot of trimming on the front end.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 04:14 PM   #28
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Okay so today I finished up the other side of the bumper/ unibody. I ended up cuting a section out of each side for Clarence and decided it was still strong enough.

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I'm going to leave the front plate off till I fab up the bumper mounts for ease of accsess. I had to stop today since I don't have a torch so ima have a buddy take my traced 3/16 plate and cut out the mounts at his work.
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Unread 11-17-2013, 03:31 AM   #29
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Looking good!!!!
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Unread 11-17-2013, 07:20 AM   #30
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I recognize this zj from instagram.
Lookin good so far!
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