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Unread 08-20-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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WJ on 35s. Custom built bumpers, roof rack, sliders, etc

***************BUMPER QUESTIONS READ THIS****************
It has barely been a month since I finished my bumpers, and I am already tired of recieving PM's and questions about them. So here is my answer to all your 'HOW MUCH FOR A FRONT BUMPER' and 'HOW MUCH FOR YOU CAD FILES' questions.

==Can I build you a custom front bumper or anything else?==
-YES, that is what I do!
-Are they cheap? NO! Labor and design time takes a long time on anything one-off. That's why production units are available.
-Will you be more than happy with the finished product? YES! My customers have always been extremely satisfied with their products and almost always return for more work when it is needed.
-Does yours have a spot for a winch? No, it does not. A winch mount can be added with no problems for an additional cost.
-With that being said a front bumper like mine will start at $1400 in black or $1500 color matched. They will be atleast 3/16" steel, have 2 spots to attach d-ring shackles, and will have a high gloss (satin or flat available, cost may differ a little) UV resistant, NON-Fading bedliner coating. Price does not include shipping. My shop is located in Van Buren(Fort Smith), AR right where I-40 hits the AR/OK line for pick-ups. Payment accepted is cash/check/MC, DC, Visa

==Can I sell you some CAD plans for bumpers?==
-NO there are not any available.

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I've wanted a WJ since I was in highschool. Finally found one with a decent body, and a 2wd selectable transfercase the very end of December 2012. Its the base model, I think I paid $1100 for it with a bad motor.

Begining of March 2013 - Finaly get the jeep back from a buddy who was rebuilding the motor for me. $2500
- Change all the fluids
- Bought some 18" JK pulloffs for $200 and installed with with some 2" coil spacers ($150)on the stock shocks.
-Mounted one of the 40" Infamous LED bars that I sell on the roof $430
-Install JVC radio $150

May 2013 - Built a bumper with a fold down tire carier on a TJ for a set of new 35" Fierce Attitudes on 17" JK wheels
-Weathertech floormatts $180

July 2013 - Buy new headlights, as well as replace all the exterior bulbs with led's ($140)
-Find a nice set of leather seats from an 04 for $300
-Get the wheels sandblasted, powdercoated, mounted/balanced $150
-Tinted front windows $80

August 2013
-Buy rough country long arm $1500
-G2 4.88s for the rear w/master install kit $300 (have a new set of fronts laying around )
-Had to buy a whole new draglink. The old one was froze up and couldn't be adjusted, not even when red hot. $90
-Ordered some bilstein 5100s for the front and 5125s for the rear today ($340). Theyll be in tomorrow. I was going to run the procomp mx6, but I already had the correct bilstein part #s and was too lazy to look up the procomps. They should work alright.
-Bought some metal to start my bumpers $140
-Ordered LED interior bulbs $25
-Bought 2 kits of tintable raptor, paint, tape, primer, clear, etc $500

Sept 2013
-Changed my break-in diff fluid and replaced the outer axle bearings/seals $100
-installed a yj pitman arm and a trackbar drop bracket to match it
-got my bumpers and rockers done
-started roof rack ($250 worth of trade)
-IBolt Phone Dock $40

October 2013
-New U-joints on rear shaft ($40)
-New oil pressure sending unit ($30)
-Buy material for roof rack, custom hitch hauler, and steps $600
-Finished Hitch hauler with all attachmets
-Finished/wired/plumed roof rack
-Made new over the windshield light bar mounts

November 2013
-Made/installed sliders
-New Headlight Bulbs $50.00

December 2013
-Heated Seats $60.00
-Buy 2 pair of Focal 6.5" components $450.00
-New lugnuts $30

January 2014
-Window Regulator replacement $70
-Stereo system install $400





Oh, this thing is my daily driver, so don't worry about the tiny axles because it'll never see much more than a dirt road. I have toys for that stuff.

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Unread 08-20-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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That looks beast, you have to post more pictures
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Unread 08-21-2013, 07:01 PM   #3
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Thanks. Got my new shocks on today, they helped the squishy feeling a lot. The jeep rides just fine now. Part of the squishy problem is the tiny rear sway bar these things have, I plan to upgrade that soon.



For reference, this truck has a 6" with 20x10s and 35s


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Unread 08-21-2013, 07:19 PM   #4
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I agree, I actually ran mine around the last couple weeks without the rear sway bar and there isn't much difference, I'm not sure the stock one is worth much on a lifted rig.

Nice rig.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #5
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Looks good. What type of bumpers are you planning to build?
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Unread 08-22-2013, 08:18 PM   #6
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Theyll be plate style bumpers. I can't stand tube bumpers. Rear will have a hitch, and i'll prolly put a 20" light bar and 2 of my dually style lights in the front.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 01:06 PM   #7
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Planned on starting my rear bumper yesterday. Got the stock plastic off, and saw that there isn't anything to hook too. First thing was first, had to get a hitch on there for some good bumper mounting points. Went to the local junk yard and couldn't find a wj hitch, so I modified a zj hitch to work.


Then I need to move this charcoal canister thing. Ended up just raising everything up. Prolly not the cleanest way to do it, but for my jeep it'll serve its purpose just fine.



Now I can finally start on the actual bumper building part. I was wanting to have the front and rear done and sprayed this weekend, but it's not looking like that will happen.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 06:18 PM   #8
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Got a little bit done today. Hopefully I can get the rest tacked up tomorrow. If that happens then the plan is to weld the rear out saturday morning, then get the front bumper off and figure out how I want to make the mounting points.









After I get the rear done I may end up raising the hitch up. I don't really like how it hangs down below the bumper, but i'm sure it'll prolly look a lot better after it's painted and the bumper is lined.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 06:22 PM   #9
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great looking jeep, hope it sees more than dirt roads!
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Unread 09-04-2013, 07:54 PM   #10
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Finally got some time to finish getting the bumper tacked together. Maybe I can get it welded out/ground/primed this week.

Bad picture, but I made the 'wings' on the bumper mount to the factory holes at the wheel well for added support.


Mounts from the hitch to the corner of the bumper.






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Unread 09-07-2013, 12:30 AM   #11
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I really like the look of your bumper, can't wait to see what you do for the front!
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Unread 09-07-2013, 02:50 PM   #12
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Thanks, I like it so far, I still don't care for the hitch hanging down below it but after it gets painted I think I will be able to live with it. I don't have any plans tomorrow, so I'm going to start on the front bumper. It'll have 4 of my small 2x2 led lights in it, and I may put a license plate holder since it wont have a winch.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 09:42 PM   #13
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Well tuesday I had some free time so I installed a yj pitman arm and lowered the trackbar accordingly. Definitely made the jerky steering I had go away. I installed a RC double steering stabilizer i've had for a couple weeks after I did the pitman arm/trackbar drop. Drives and rides like a dream now. Drove good before, but I could tell the stuff was at too much of an angle when I went over big bumps.

It's amazing what you can get done in a day when the phone only rings once and only 4 customers come by. Got the bumper started and almost ready to start welding. The plan is to get the lights flush mounted in first thing in the morning, then get the front and rears welded out and everything lined this weekend. i'll make a radiator guard next week sometime.



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Unread 09-13-2013, 01:24 PM   #14
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Got the front fully tacked together by lunch today. Going to try and get it and the rear welded out today.





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Unread 09-14-2013, 01:34 AM   #15
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Very nice! I like that it doesn't stick out too far in the front.
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