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Unread 04-29-2013, 10:26 PM   #46
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Yeah... he and I need to have a conversation.

On the other hand, related to this thread - Greg is a good guy and will treat you well if you buy his bumpers (or other products for that matter).
I personally have purchased the wj front bumper with winch and slots. i am now waiting for my work to laser out my parts. I am giddy excited!! Can't wait

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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:44 PM   #47
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So my parts have been cut and i had my laser guy print me up all the pages that came with the purchase of the prints... i have been a welder/ fabricator for almost 10 years, and that print has me stumped. Im not sure where to start. Is this a tack it up in place project starting with the mounting brackets or does it go together fairly easy on a table doing corner to corner fit up? any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Unread 05-01-2013, 09:02 PM   #48
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I am always open to constructive opinions, so your feedback is appreciated.

Here's a reference picture:


I would recommend starting with parts 1,2,3, and 4 marked in red. Parts 1,2 and 3 should mate up (if cut correctly) and give you the appropriate angles. Tack these into place. Add part 4, matching it with part 2.
Once both sides are tacked in this fashion, proceed to add Part 1 marked in blue. Join both sides using blue parts 2 and 3.

Bumper could then be flipped over and the lower skid sections can be tacked on. I would recommend tacking the brackets last and test fitting during this step to ensure the mounting width is correct.

Assuming everything was cut properly, it should all fit together and edges should mate up exactly to give you proper angles. If you have any questions about a part in particular, just email me.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 09:55 PM   #49
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I am always open to constructive opinions, so your feedback is appreciated.

Here's a reference picture:

I would recommend starting with parts 1,2,3, and 4 marked in red. Parts 1,2 and 3 should mate up (if cut correctly) and give you the appropriate angles. Tack these into place. Add part 4, matching it with part 2.
Once both sides are tacked in this fashion, proceed to add Part 1 marked in blue. Join both sides using blue parts 2 and 3.

Bumper could then be flipped over and the lower skid sections can be tacked on. I would recommend tacking the brackets last and test fitting during this step to ensure the mounting width is correct.

Assuming everything was cut properly, it should all fit together and edges should mate up exactly to give you proper angles. If you have any questions about a part in particular, just email me.
I love you and yes i have been drinking. i will start that tomorrow and let you know how it goes. thank you

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Unread 05-02-2013, 08:29 PM   #50
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just a thought, why not offer a pre-cut, weld yourself option? For those guys who have a welder at home, but no way to have the plans cut out locally.
I'm quoting this again simply because no one seems to have given it "yay" or "nay"... Not interested in this being an option?
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Unread 05-03-2013, 07:29 PM   #51
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Zephyr, the pile of parts might look intimidating but truthfully when you start looking at the diagram and lining the edges of your cut parts up, they kinda dictate the shape of the bumper and it just sets together. The one I built at the beginning of this thread is the only Flatland 4x4 bumper I've built yet and it didn't fight me much at all. The only thing you need patience for is holding the pieces together while you try to get some tacks on it to hold it in place . You won't be disappointed!

BADCJ that is a definite possibility when I get to the point of making the first batch of production bumpers. Shipping would definitely be easier than an entire complete bumper haha! I'll be bumping this thread when the time comes for the next batch to be made, so you guys can keep up! on everything.

Thanks for the kind words Brad, I've got an e-mail of yours to reply to so you'll see that soon!
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Unread 05-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #52
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Zephyr, the pile of parts might look intimidating but truthfully when you start looking at the diagram and lining the edges of your cut parts up, they kinda dictate the shape of the bumper and it just sets together. The one I built at the beginning of this thread is the only Flatland 4x4 bumper I've built yet and it didn't fight me much at all. The only thing you need patience for is holding the pieces together while you try to get some tacks on it to hold it in place . You won't be disappointed!

BADCJ that is a definite possibility when I get to the point of making the first batch of production bumpers. Shipping would definitely be easier than an entire complete bumper haha! I'll be bumping this thread when the time comes for the next batch to be made, so you guys can keep up! on everything.

Thanks for the kind words Brad, I've got an e-mail of yours to reply to so you'll see that soon!
I have gotten everything tacked up but the lower half. And by lower half i mean below the mounting plate for the winch. Im working on it during my half hour lunch break and yes it is going faster and easier than i had expected

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Unread 05-06-2013, 09:21 AM   #53
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If you hit somebody by sharp edged metal bumper, you'll lose you house and go to jail.
Aftermarket bumper can also increase damage in case of accident.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 01:00 PM   #54
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BADCJ that is a definite possibility when I get to the point of making the first batch of production bumpers. Shipping would definitely be easier than an entire complete bumper haha! I'll be bumping this thread when the time comes for the next batch to be made, so you guys can keep up! on everything.
Thanks Cake... I would be willing to go this route as welding it up wouldn't be an issue, but as stated in the question no way to cut it. I do have a little plasma but it would end up looking like something that would go on that chitty chitty bang bang car...lol.

Oh and BTW this is for one with-out the winch, right? Reread the last post of it being put together and they talked about the "winch part"...
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Unread 05-06-2013, 10:08 PM   #55
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There wasn't one specifically for the winch bumper and i found this one that had more info and responses than the other threads.

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Unread 05-08-2013, 10:11 PM   #56
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Do i need to take off the factory bumper before i put on the flatland bumper?

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Unread 05-08-2013, 10:59 PM   #57
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You're jeep is currently ready for bumper installation. You've already removed the plastic bumper cover, but you do not need to remove the sheetmetal bumper shown in the pic. You do have to modify the frame rail openings to let the mounting brackets sit flush but that is not too long of a process.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 11:04 PM   #58
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You're jeep is currently ready for bumper installation. You've already removed the plastic bumper cover, but you do not need to remove the sheetmetal bumper shown in the pic. You do have to modify the frame rail openings to let the mounting brackets sit flush but that is not too long of a process.
I also noticed that there are essentially 2 sets of mounting brackets. do they sandwich the uni-frame and both get welded or one set welded the other set sandwich or did flatland get a little too frisky with the copy/paste function of the drawing program? :-)

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Unread 05-09-2013, 07:00 PM   #59
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You're jeep is currently ready for bumper installation. You've already removed the plastic bumper cover, but you do not need to remove the sheetmetal bumper shown in the pic. You do have to modify the frame rail openings to let the mounting brackets sit flush but that is not too long of a process.
Do you have any details, photos, advise on how the mounting brackets work for the bumpers? im at a loss and yet sooooo close

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Unread 05-09-2013, 08:08 PM   #60
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