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Unread 12-17-2012, 03:06 PM   #181
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That is killer dude. I so wanna do this.
LOL, My wife saw it and said boys and their toys.

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Unread 12-17-2012, 05:35 PM   #182
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Man this keeps getting better and better 2thumbsup
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Unread 12-18-2012, 06:42 PM   #183
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Let the fun begin....

The only thing is I dont have a good measurement from the front of the metal part of the bumper you cut out to the plastic bumper where the front of the winch plate touches the back of the bumper. Looks about 5".

Also I think the Limited and Laredo will be slightly different in as far as how much the winch plate will stick out to the bumper. The Laredo's bumpers are indented between the bumperets and Limited's have no indents.

Mine design doesn't curve on the front like the original one. My winch is a 12.5k and the warn one is like 8k so mine is bigger. That wouldn't be a problem reproducing it with the sides 1/2-3/4 curved in.

So the original...







Ok I went out and took a few measurements and cut the center section.









Then the mock up. It fit perfect.









Wont get to work on it again until Thur.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 08:48 PM   #184
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Let the fun begin....

The only thing is I dont have a good measurement from the front of the metal part of the bumper you cut out to the plastic bumper where the front of the winch plate touches the back of the bumper. Looks about 5".

Also I think the Limited and Laredo will be slightly different in as far as how much the winch plate will stick out to the bumper. The Laredo's bumpers are indented between the bumperets and Limited's have no indents.

Mine design doesn't curve on the front like the original one. My winch is a 12.5k and the warn one is like 8k so mine is bigger. That wouldn't be a problem reproducing it with the sides 1/2-3/4 curved in.

So the original...


Ok I went out and took a few measurements and cut the center section.

Then the mock up. It fit perfect.


Wont get to work on it again until Thur.
Can u post the piece that came off.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 09:13 PM   #185
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Can u post the piece that came off.
Basicaly Just one piece cut out.



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Unread 12-18-2012, 09:21 PM   #186
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Basicaly Just one piece cut out.
That's it, so just a straigh cut along the side?
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Unread 12-18-2012, 09:26 PM   #187
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Let the fun begin....

The only thing is I dont have a good measurement from the front of the metal part of the bumper you cut out to the plastic bumper where the front of the winch plate touches the back of the bumper. Looks about 5".

Also I think the Limited and Laredo will be slightly different in as far as how much the winch plate will stick out to the bumper. The Laredo's bumpers are indented between the bumperets and Limited's have no indents.

Mine design doesn't curve on the front like the original one. My winch is a 12.5k and the warn one is like 8k so mine is bigger. That wouldn't be a problem reproducing it with the sides 1/2-3/4 curved in.

So the original...


Ok I went out and took a few measurements and cut the center section.

Then the mock up. It fit perfect.


Wont get to work on it again until Thur.
Very nice and clean - next youll be cutting off the radiator support
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Unread 12-18-2012, 09:36 PM   #188
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That's it, so just a straigh cut along the side?
Yeah. Long sawzall blade against the uniframe rail. Then a light hit with the grinder.

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Very nice and clean - next youll be cutting off the radiator support
Yeah that will go too. I'm gunna do the XJ rad swap. I already have an all alum 3 core XJ rad I got off Craigslist for 50 bucks. Guy bought it and wrecked his Jeep before installing it.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #189
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Got some plate cut and tack welded. Adjusted the one I'm making so the front curves like the Went out and did a quick test fit and seems to be good. Would have done more to it but the wind and rain is blowing and expecting snow tomorrow.

If I get a break in the storm I'll go out and mark the mount holes, drill them out and make the backing plates.

Then I'll make the sides for the winch plate. Also this one is made to fit a Warn XD9000. I found the dimensions online, made a template for the test fit.

Mine will have to be bigger since its a 12.5k. But here are the picks so far.



















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Unread 12-22-2012, 11:27 AM   #190
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Shhhhh thats sweet, when i think your rig is complete and nothing ells to improve, you always pulls of a new and better mod.
It must be a Green thing, Thumbsup.

GO GREEN!!!
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Unread 12-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #191
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Lol.... It never ends.

I'll be working on it tomorrow. Today was just too cold.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 04:41 PM   #192
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I haven't been as diligent at watching the WJ side as I used to be, but this is what I think I saw... Somebody put up a link to a sweet recessed winch plate from a fabrication place's Facebook. Two days later, you're working on your own recessed winch plate. Is that about how things went down?

Regardless, I'm jealous of your fabrication.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 04:52 PM   #193
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That about covers it. Thanks.

I'm running out of things to tear apart on my jeep.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 05:31 PM   #194
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That about covers it. Thanks.

I'm running out of things to tear apart on my jeep.

1. Ragg top...you can hunt of of the Jeep.

2. Dually axles...6 wheeler

3. 24" wheels

4. I-pillar off road light mounts

5.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 06:25 PM   #195
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1. Ragg top...you can hunt of of the Jeep.

2. Dually axles...6 wheeler

3. 24" wheels

4. I-pillar off road light mounts

5.
LOL.

Whats an I-pillar. I did make A-pillar ones already.



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