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post #1 of 24 Old 10-09-2013, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Took some spare metal i had from making the tire carrier for the jk. Anyway here it is! And my rood rack on the next page.


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post #2 of 24 Old 10-09-2013, 11:16 AM
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Am I literally the only jeep owner who can't weld? Looks good man, how'd you mount it?
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post #3 of 24 Old 10-09-2013, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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I welded it to the unibody frome with some 3/8" brackets and to the tabs on the bottom that are also bolted to my frame

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post #4 of 24 Old 10-09-2013, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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This cost me less than 100 bucks in metal and wire....but i already had that in the garage so the money was already invested.

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post #5 of 24 Old 10-09-2013, 11:35 AM
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Am I literally the only jeep owner who can't weld? Looks good man, how'd you mount it?
I feel the same haha. Everyone makes there own stuff and I'm just over here buying cheaply made products.

Anyways, good looking bumper man! I really like it. What kind of welder and how many man hours did you have in it?

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post #6 of 24 Old 10-09-2013, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thank u. Im not sure what brand welder it is. Its british and a cheapy. I have about 16 hrs 6 beers and 2 packs of cigarettes into total.

I never new how to weld either but my buddy taught me on a mig years ago when i made rock rails for my 96 zj when i lived in the states. Its not too hard. Get a cheap mig welder and read up on it for a while and give it a shot on some spare metal. The sky is the limit. Invest in a quality grinder. Ive had a dewalt for 6 years and it prolly has over 200hrs on it. Its still spinnin

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post #7 of 24 Old 10-09-2013, 01:15 PM
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did you use any bolts from brackets to frame/body?
Or just welds to that thin sheet metal?

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+1 on mig, once you have it setup its like a hot glue gun for metal.

Nice bumper, btw. What thickness metal is it?

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post #9 of 24 Old 10-09-2013, 06:44 PM
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+1 on mig, once you have it setup its like a hot glue gun for metal. Nice bumper, btw. What thickness metal is it?
I was going to ask that too. My room mate has a mig. I'd like to learn and do this myself

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post #10 of 24 Old 10-09-2013, 09:12 PM
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Am I literally the only jeep owner who can't weld? Looks good man, how'd you mount it?
I cant weld either don't feel bad.
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post #11 of 24 Old 10-09-2013, 10:09 PM
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Out of curiousity, why did you make the bumper stick out so far? I don't see holes/ supports for a winch, you could've fabbed that at least 4-5" shorter to achieve better approach angle. Even if you plan on running a winch at some point, it can be tucked close to the rad. supports, ending up with no worse than stock approach angle

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post #12 of 24 Old 10-10-2013, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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did you use any bolts from brackets to frame/body?
Or just welds to that thin sheet metal?
Its a uni body ...no matter where i welded it to igs goin to be on thin sheet metal

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post #13 of 24 Old 10-10-2013, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Out of curiousity, why did you make the bumper stick out so far? I don't see holes/ supports for a winch, you could've fabbed that at least 4-5" shorter to achieve better approach angle. Even if you plan on running a winch at some point, it can be tucked close to the rad. supports, ending up with no worse than stock approach angle
When and if i put a winch on it.....i will drill the holes then. I dont even know if i will bring this back to the states with me. Show me the rock crawling in england please! I would like to know.

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post #14 of 24 Old 10-10-2013, 01:55 AM
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Not much crawling over there, but I know I need as good approach and departure angle as possible crossing the mud ditches around here unless you play on the sand, IMO the closer to vertical angles you get the better That's what is wrong with 99% of aftermarket bumpers as well.

Other than that, good job Did you use box steel inside the front frame rails to strengthen the area, or did you drill holes for rosette welds to tie up the side plates to the uniframe?

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I used 3/8" steel plates welded to the inside of the bumper to the unibody frame of the front of the jeep.then on the tabs at the bottom that are attached to the radiator support. then on the sides i put the same type of steel brackets angles at 45 degrees to support the sides (welded to the cheapy unibody frame). im really not going to invesst in a winch or make this a heavy wheeler. bc i might leave it here in england when i move. its just my DD but i wanted to make a bumper just to see if i could do it plus i had nothing better to do with my day off. lol. it will hold a winch and wont rip off the front of the jeep. it was mainly for looks and one day i will all some Drings to it. you got me thinking about the approach angle. i know its steeper than stock just bc it sits higher than a stock bumper. but i will measure it when i go outside today. just to ease your curiousity and mine.

where do you live in finland. me and the wife almost drove there in the JK but decided to go to austria.

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