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Unread 02-22-2011, 09:30 PM   #31
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Nice job. I like to see home fabbed projects. Its too easy to just buy one, and it doesn't have that one of a kind touch.
Thank you.

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Unread 02-22-2011, 09:33 PM   #32
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I would do it anyway u never know if ur gonna need it, then when u do your gonna be cursing yourself for not adding it.
Well we were just going to hook the chain to the plate steel. but your right its better to be safe than sorry
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Unread 02-23-2011, 06:56 PM   #33
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I would add a 2" reciever into yours. BTW incorperating those JK fog lights would look sicccck.
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Unread 02-24-2011, 10:11 AM   #34
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I would add a 2" reciever into yours. BTW incorperating those JK fog lights would look sicccck.
I plan on it. for a future winch and i would cut holes for lights but i dont know how to smooth it out on the inside
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Unread 02-26-2011, 12:16 AM   #35
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Friggin sweet!

Definitely tie them into your steering box with an aftermarket steering box spacer. I recommend just picking up a set of these(as much as I hate JCR, this is just an example) and then build your bumper off of them.

http://www.jcroffroad.com/Merchant2/...egory_Code=XJB

I just noticed something... If you go with oversized tires/lift on that rig and expect to do some flexing, you'll have to cut those returns along the side shorter. My 33s rub on my JCR bumper ends at full compress on both sides just barely and I added 2 inches of bump stops. Of course you mentioned it's a DD street rig, so you will be fine. It sure is beefy!
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Unread 02-26-2011, 03:06 PM   #36
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Sooooo How far are you today?
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Unread 02-26-2011, 06:07 PM   #37
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thing looks realy good.. whos shop is that..
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Unread 02-26-2011, 09:33 PM   #38
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thanks paraleyes and this is all in my dads shop. and to answer your question chris it turns out bob thought that this bumper would look better on a jeep made for offroading....so now i have a new bumper! the first thing we did was start on the brush guard. And today after i found out this was mine i started on longer unibody tie ins that get three more bolts and the last one is sleved for extra protection. pictures coming soon in a couple minutes
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Unread 02-26-2011, 10:24 PM   #39
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thanks paraleyes and this is all in my dads shop. and to answer your question chris it turns out bob thought that this bumper would look better on a jeep made for offroading....so now i have a new bumper! the first thing we did was start on the brush guard. And today after i found out this was mine i started on longer unibody tie ins that get three more bolts and the last one is sleved for extra protection. pictures coming soon in a couple minutes
Pictures? your couple minutes are up!!! LOL its been almost an hour!
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Unread 02-26-2011, 10:28 PM   #40
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Yeah sorry everybody photo bucket is slow on my wireless internet1 17 of 38
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Unread 02-26-2011, 10:35 PM   #41
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Yeah sorry everybody photo bucket is slow on my wireless internet1 17 of 38
Time to fire your IT guy! LOLOL
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Unread 02-27-2011, 12:02 AM   #42
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Well the original intentions of this project were a nice strong bumper that would look good and be functional as well
If that was your goal, you failed. The welds make me want to vomit, 1/4" is way too thick, the tie ins make me scared for the lives of all those around you and it kills your approach angle like Ted Bundy killed young women. But hey, you tried right?
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Unread 02-27-2011, 12:30 AM   #43
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If that was your goal, you failed. The welds make me want to vomit, 1/4" is way too thick, the tie ins make me scared for the lives of all those around you and it kills your approach angle like Ted Bundy killed young women. But hey, you tried right?
Yes i did try. Do you just go into people threads to bash on them? Lets see you make something yourself with no money no time and no previous experience. Im 18 and im glad your so proud of your expertise and that your head is shoved so far up your own *** that you cant smell your own stink. And trust me it is strong. If you are not going to offer constructive critisicm you can go take your perfect little jeep and stay the H*** out of my thread. Thank you and have a nice day.
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Unread 02-27-2011, 12:33 AM   #44
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I must say 1/4" IS indeed overkill. 3/16 would have been plenty adequate, especially for the overall girth of the thing. Not to mention almost every single aftermarket bumper manufacturer uses 3/16 for the entire bumper and only 1/4" for the winch plate. You could've saved alot of money going with a thinner metal, and not sacrificed rigidity. The welds look great, the overall fabrication of it seems pretty good. But i agree on the tie in brackets, you should have extended those things in further. Also, why did you guys decide to have the corners, and the sides stick so far out? Now you've got these HUGE gaps between the corner of the body, and the bumper. I would have brought the "sides" in to be flush with the side of the body. JCR did a good job if this in their design of their front bumpers. Take a look at these: http://www.jcroffroad.com/Merchant2/...ntNewPics2.jpg
http://www.jcroffroad.com/Merchant2/...ontNewPics.jpg
I'd cut those "canards" you have going there right off and bring 'em in if I were you. Everything else looks great. I love the edges, and angles. Not bad tho for a first attempt.
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Unread 02-27-2011, 12:43 AM   #45
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I made bumper tie in brackets today that bring the total bolt count up to six. here is the new pictures....










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Thanks everyone for you helpful input
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