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post #1 of 32 Old 01-29-2013, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Front Bumper

started building my new front bumper with winch

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post #2 of 32 Old 01-29-2013, 06:46 PM
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post #3 of 32 Old 01-30-2013, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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flatland bumper, I made some modifications, i raised the bumper 1/2 so it is tight up against grill and headlights and remaking winch mounting point.
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post #4 of 32 Old 01-30-2013, 08:23 AM
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Dude!!!! I'm building the same bumper hopefully buy the end of February. Let me know how it goes.

96 limited build thread-http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/96-limited-build-1351732/
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post #5 of 32 Old 01-30-2013, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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it is like a puzzle, you will need to build the two end pieces on a bench, then the center piece tacks together with the two ends, then you set the hole thing on the brackets and tack weld in place, then lay out the bottom sides.
good luck. I also have the rear bumper I need to build
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post #6 of 32 Old 01-30-2013, 12:53 PM
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it is like a puzzle, you will need to build the two end pieces on a bench, then the center piece tacks together with the two ends, then you set the hole thing on the brackets and tack weld in place, then lay out the bottom sides.
good luck. I also have the rear bumper I need to build
Where do you find the DIY Project rear bumper? I keep destroying the plastic bumper cover and thinking it's time to upgrade to something that can take a hit. But I don't have a million bucks in my pocket either.

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post #7 of 32 Old 01-30-2013, 12:55 PM
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Where do you find the DIY Project rear bumper? I keep destroying the plastic bumper cover and thinking it's time to upgrade to something that can take a hit. But I don't have a million bucks in my pocket either.

Check out mallcrawlin.
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post #8 of 32 Old 01-30-2013, 01:18 PM
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You can buy a kit from this guy too

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/body-...mpers-rlc.html
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post #9 of 32 Old 01-30-2013, 02:20 PM
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You can buy a kit from this guy too

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/body-...mpers-rlc.html
I have been in contact with this guy. I'm going to order my front bumper from him here soon. I emailed him and he hit me up right away. He also has a website:

http://rlcweldfab.com/
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post #10 of 32 Old 01-30-2013, 03:50 PM
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Is there any way to weld something that looks like this but with out getting rid of my front bumper I have acess to both a welder and a die grinder so I would have no problems cutting out holes in the bumper because I want to keep my fog lights and my front bumper to here's my jeep the black one I want those kind of bull bars but also my bumper is this possible?

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post #11 of 32 Old 01-30-2013, 03:58 PM
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Is there any way to weld something that looks like this but with out getting rid of my front bumper I have acess to both a welder and a die grinder so I would have no problems cutting out holes in the bumper because I want to keep my fog lights and my front bumper to here's my jeep the black one I want those kind of bull bars but also my bumper is this possible?

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sure its possible, but if you hit anything it would f up your unibody frame pretty bad i think

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post #12 of 32 Old 01-30-2013, 04:06 PM
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You can buy bull bars that mount with the existing bumper. But they really destroy the last shred of crashworthiness of the vehicle. A unibody is bad enough, bull bars just make it easier to bend the frame and total the car.

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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post #13 of 32 Old 01-30-2013, 04:33 PM
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Those brush guards are useless in anything over bout a 5mph bump. It's gonna bend back and jack up your hood. Probably the header panel upper rad support as well as the uni body in the front. All they Are is for looks.

96 limited build thread-http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/96-limited-build-1351732/
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post #14 of 32 Old 01-30-2013, 04:51 PM
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Here is what a useless brush guard looks like! To make matters worse, the PO welded it to the lower radiator support!
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post #15 of 32 Old 01-30-2013, 04:54 PM
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All radiator supports should be taken out back and replaced with Kevins IMO.

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