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post #91 of 289 Old 02-01-2012, 09:47 PM
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holy cow is that a park bench!?!?!?!

looks good


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post #92 of 289 Old 02-02-2012, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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It's a little bit bigger profile than some of the other bumpers out there from the front. The reason for this is that i didn't want the winch to sit in front of the radiator. Cherokees have a tough enough time cooling, don't need a giant monument in the way blocking airflow. So i tucked it just underneath the support as tight as possible. The second reason is that while viewed from the front, the JCR bumper looks good, but i hate how it looks from the side :


I personally think it sticks too far out there. But they do make a quality looking product, nothing against them, just don't like that look.

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post #93 of 289 Old 02-02-2012, 09:28 AM
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Totally understand. Getting a nice looking low profile winch bumper on an xj is nearly impossible. They have to be huge nice fab work though.

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post #94 of 289 Old 02-02-2012, 10:46 AM
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It really is amazing though how much bigger your bumper looks in these pics compared to in person. I think the pictures will be better when its painted and out in the open, not in my garage lol.
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post #95 of 289 Old 02-02-2012, 11:00 AM
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holy cow is that a park bench!?!?!?!

looks good
quoted for excellence.

looks great!
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post #96 of 289 Old 02-02-2012, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Almost ready for paint this weekend.

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post #97 of 289 Old 02-06-2012, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Got all the sanding finished, and painted it :


And mounted up:




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post #98 of 289 Old 02-09-2012, 05:02 PM
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I call that doing the best you can with the cards you are dealt. As aforementioned, the XJ doesnt leave much options for winch bumpers vs. the Wrangler crowd, but this definately looks to be a good way to go. Looks very nice, and very functional. Perfect.

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Snow wheeling was kind of a bust, all the roads were closed, but we still had a great time.

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post #100 of 289 Old 02-12-2012, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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A few minor mods, fire extinguisher mount, and a power inverter:



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nice attention to detail.
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post #102 of 289 Old 02-13-2012, 10:10 PM
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sweet cherokee!

I've been struggling with finding bumpers i like for a reasonable price. looks like what you've done (DIY) is the way to go. if you have the time and equipment you can get exactly what you want haha.

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post #103 of 289 Old 02-19-2012, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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I bought an axe and a shovel, but was running short on ideas of where to put them. I didn't want them just banging around inside the vehicle. I know a lot of guys run them mounted on a roof rack. I contemplated making a roof rack. It would give me a place for extra storage, a spare tire, and mounting of tools. But then i would take a big hit on MPGs (hah, a lifted cherokee, what MPGs?), and the big ticket, I couldn't fit in the garage Plus a roof rack does nothing to prevent zombies from getting into the vehicle and devouring my flesh.

Enter plan B.


A piece of scrap shelving rack


Cut them into sections.





Painted and mounted up into the window areas using conduit clamps.

And now I've got a mounting system for tools, a place to hang random stuff, and protection for the impending apocalyptic hordes.

I should also be receiving my JCR DIY rear bumper tomorrow, and some CB goodies too.

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post #104 of 289 Old 02-19-2012, 10:09 PM
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thats a pretty sweet setup. i dig

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post #105 of 289 Old 02-19-2012, 11:46 PM
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that is freakin clever. i like it
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