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Unread 08-22-2014, 12:31 PM   #1
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my custom little "bumper" *Pics*

from the get go i had wanted some sort of metal/off-road durable bumper for my wj, the original plastic fascia had cracked during a little fun in the snow. i recently had to replace my radiator and fan, in doing so took the bumper off. i kind of liked the look of it and liked it mores after cleaning it up and painting it. but i was still looking for something beefier, more durable. i came a cross a 4' 6'' I -beam and it got me curious...this is what i came up with, not sure what exactly else is being added but it is still a work in progress. let me know what you guys think

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Unread 08-22-2014, 12:50 PM   #2
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Is that an I-beam or a snow plow? Where is the bumper?
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Unread 08-22-2014, 12:51 PM   #3
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Theres a pedestrian killer if ever there was one. You would get about ten feet before being arested if that was on a car in the UK!
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would probably not pass inspection in PA.....
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As stated above, if you have any type of State vehicle inspection to go through, that will not pass, as welll it shouldn't, as you basically have a double knife edge on the front of your WJ which will chop up just about anything you hit with it (unless its a front offset side impact which is more likely and part of the new standard NHTSA testing done for new cars now, which you have now got ZERO protection for other than plastic wheel liner) instead of deform as the factory stuff is designed to do.So not only will you destroy the car in front of you and any pedestrians or wild life you will also take much more impact energy into the cabin of your own car for you and your passengers to have to deal with then. Not really a great plan there unless none of the above matters to you in which case KCCO sir....
I do want to see a pic of deer hit with this though i have to admit...
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Unread 08-22-2014, 01:02 PM   #6
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Unread 08-22-2014, 01:03 PM   #7
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as stated, its not finished, i plan on fabricating some sort of end pieces on to it but as said all opinions welcome
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I understand it's not finished, but please do not drive around with that mounted. You will cripple a person if you hit them with that, or damage a car BER (beyond economical repair). I love people making their own stuff, and applaud you for doing so, but please make it safe before you drive with it.
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Just weld some teeth in there and your WJ can eat people
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Just... wow.. Not many people will probably be familiar with this but I remembered an old video game "Carmageddon"
Not sure how things work in US, but here in EU if a cop would see this, you can kiss your technical inspection goodbye instantly and you are given 24 hours to fix it and re-pass inspection (at least it's how it works here).
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Because hitting someone with a winch, receiver, tow bar, stinger, etc would be much less damaging. . .

45 the ends.
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Just... wow.. Not many people will probably be familiar with this but I remembered an old video game "Carmageddon"
Not sure how things work in US, but here in EU if a cop would see this, you can kiss your technical inspection goodbye instantly and you are given 24 hours to fix it and re-pass inspection (at least it's how it works here).
that was the first thing that popped into my mind lol Carmageddon just needs a big mace in the rear hitch to swipe people with
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Because hitting someone with a winch, receiver, tow bar, stinger, etc would be much less damaging. . .

45 the ends.
Actually that's 100% truth.. Only the plastic bumper would be less damaging...
When you think of it, some older trucks etc. have metal bumpers as stock, so that would be equally damaging.

Anyways... I-beam for a bumper is just too much, have mercy at least rotate it 90 degrees
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That is great thinking, I wish I was a fly on that wall when that idea popped up...
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Unread 08-22-2014, 07:58 PM   #15
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I say if Ur any hand with a cutting torch cut the horizontal ends of the I beam off past the vertical part, hard to word when typing lol, so that it will be flat on the front( kinda like a c channel) then you will have something to work with.
Man, your getting some serious harassment, lol. I think you just past the state of redneck where you weld 6" pipe the the front of your truck and fill it with concrete.
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