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Unread 05-20-2013, 05:07 AM   #31
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How are you going to connect that bumper?

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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:18 AM   #32
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How are you going to connect that bumper?
10 grade 8 bolts, 1in washers, BRAWN!
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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:22 AM   #33
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No I mean where to?

You need backing plates and unibody plates if you ever plan on using those d-rings safely.
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Unread 05-20-2013, 09:39 PM   #34
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No I mean where to?

You need backing plates and unibody plates if you ever plan on using those d-rings safely.
.. normally the stock bumper mounts to the creases protruding from the "rails", perpendicular to the bumper face. Those were bent both to the drivers side. I bent the passenger side to an angle parallel to the bumper and mounted in all 4 of those holes on each side, and and the 4 bolt holes on the bottom of the new bumper on that same plane. I should have investigated further into my options but since I drive her everyday I bought my steel, drilled my holes and made it legal. Ill have to make some plates to tie into the side rails and where the sway bar mounts. I googled unibody plates and bam.. see the 2 bolts closest to us are at the 90 degree angle to the way they are in this picture. they follow the plane of the smaller bracket. Ill have to weld my plate in place of those...

The picture at the bottom is of how I bent the tabs. The bolts for the D ring goes through both sides of the bumper, into the body. Large washers on each side. I thought that would do...

Now im nervous about going out with my cousins on memorial day. 75 Chevy Diesel on 38's, 95 Chevy on 31's, My jeep and all the ATVs that get hauled to the farm. Ill be about window deep in mud and the front has no places to hook on to except for my pins. I guess I cant get snatched out...

Thanks for pointing this out to me man. I wont be trying to pull anyone out with them until I weld in those ties..
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Unread 05-21-2013, 05:15 AM   #35
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Would hate to see anyone get hurt over it, you'd probably be find to tug a little bit, but better safe than sorry (and have a 50lb projectile headed towards a friend/family member). XJs front unibody isn't strong enough without being braced to pull full size trucks safely.

Glad to see you found what I was talking about though.
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Would hate to see anyone get hurt over it, you'd probably be find to tug a little bit, but better safe than sorry (and have a 50lb projectile headed towards a friend/family member). XJs front unibody isn't strong enough without being braced to pull full size trucks safely.

Glad to see you found what I was talking about though.
Question... I can make these very quick..


But these look like and infinitely beter design which I couldnt bend that for the sway bar mount... http://www.jcroffroad.com/mm5/graphi...FkitDesc_3.jpg
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Mine are similar to the ones you just posted and don't have the bend.
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The bend seems to make them 100x more sturdy for the amount weight it could potentially hold.. Even if I order those I will have to chop a few inches off to weld them to the bumper and for $90+ that seems like wasteful spending.
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Build some

Why couldn't you make a bend?
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OH no man Im building them, never will I pay 90 for $12 worth of plate. 1/2" electric drill and some steel bits. I suppose I could clamp the plate to my ramps and beat the bend around it... think a handheld torch can heat it up enough to get a nice tight bend? The only thing on this jeep I paid retail for are my shocks, lights, the hose for my air,.... i think thats it. Everything else has been bartering, garage sales and trades. I just got a Ruger LCP .380 for a catback exhaust on a bronco with only clamps and installing lift shocks for the read window, totalling a WHOPPING 2 hours of my day and $27 out if my pocket (non mechanically inclined co-workers) and to think he works with me at DPMS Firearms...
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Unread 05-21-2013, 03:28 PM   #41
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http://www.twisted-halo.com/digicam/...er%20mount.pdf
Just found prints for the plate. a few tweaks and I can include the bend.

Here is a picture of her from my drive home yesterday. Its been raining for 4 days and looks like another week or so. COULDN'T BE HAPPIER!

*points at new roof light bar brackets (lowered), Rear roof rack lights, front bumper and shackles*
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HANMA lights?
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HANMA lights?
Yessir
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How do you like those ones?
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How do you like those ones?
Deer shiners. Landing strip lights. I love them I need more!
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