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Unread 03-23-2012, 08:21 PM   #76
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hey man do you have any sort of write up how to do the fenders they look good. how did you cut it and so on?
Theres a few pictures here in the thread of where I cut them . The biggest thing to do is take your time and measure twice . I used blue tape to lay every thing out and then cut everything with a fine blade on the jigsaw .

I used the top edge of the sidemarker light to determine the height on the flare and the fender .


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Nice fab work! Like where you're going with the LJ!
Thanks , its been a much slower process than I would have thought . The end result makes it all worthwhile .




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Nice build. I'm in NC also. Glad to see you didn't have vibes with the 2.5" and tummy tuck, as I'm wanting to do the same with my 2" budget boost with no SYE.
I suspect you will be ok , but I dont have a slip yoke so I am not sure . What tummy tuck do you plan on running ? If your local to me you are welcome to come by and check out the Savvy under armor .

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I love the bumper! I have the Rokmen version


sadly thats the best picture I have of mine

It's a total tank, I had a girl slide her truck (which was the totaled) into my jeep at about 30mph and I didn't take any damage at all

Keep up the awesome build!
I took my inspiration from Rokmen , I think their bumper is one of the best looking ones out there . Yours looks good , and its nice to hear it will take a hit . With the way all the tube is braced I suspected it would at least be deer proof .



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You are the man! I don't have a 2nd vehicle or the finances to lift my LJ. My favorite part are your new blinkers and the flat fenders. A class act!!,!
Thanks , I like the flatty look too . Its a cheaper version of the MCEs . If you do a lift in stages over the weekends you can keep driving your LJ as you progress .

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Unread 03-23-2012, 08:35 PM   #77
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Finished up the fairlead tonight . Decided that I wanted the fairlead to be square to the winch .

I used the sawzall to make two vertical cuts . Then I used the vice with a large crescent wrench to make the bends .

Then it was over the bandsaw to cut two filler plates .

All welded up and smoothed out .

Another view of it welded up .

All fitted up to the tubing .

Fully welded and getting prepped for paint .

Painted and installed . I had to machine the aluminum fairlead to match the angles of the bumper , but everthing clears and fits nice .

Tomorrow I will finish mount the winch and moving the solenoid box . The box doesnt clear the lower tubing so I am making a bracket to mount it vertically .

I am almost ready to start the cage , but I need to go get a few sticks of tubing first .
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Unread 03-30-2012, 10:14 PM   #78
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I had a few persistent exhaust rattles after I installed the Under Armor . No matter how I adjusted the hangers and mounts it would still rattle . So I was off to the exhaust shop and this is what we came up with .

The flex coupling should take some of the stress off the exhaust manifold and it also let us get everything lined up .

New muffler installed , the old one was rotten . I also cracked it when I lifted the drivetrain . Its not too loud and it is considerably smaller than the stock one .

Next up was mounting the winch .

The winch control didnt clear the tubing so I made a lift for it . I took a piece of 1.75 hrew and cut 1/5th out of it . I used the anvil to flatten it so it would not slide . As an added saftey I cut two pieces of vacum tube to length and split them . The vacum tube slipped onto the bottom of the tubing and it is nice and secure .



And a few pictures of the mostly completed bumper and installed winch . I think I am going to get a saftey thimble and also weld a loop for the winch hook to hang from . Still need to sew up a cover for the winch too , but thats for another day .
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Unread 03-30-2012, 10:31 PM   #79
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We are heading to the beach this weekend and my wife wanted to use one of the baskets that attaches to a receiver for the kids beach stuff . Theres one problem , I dont have a receiver , so out came the bandsaw welder and grinder .

I am using 3"x3" 3/16th angle iron with 3/16th flat bar to make a triangle shaped bumper .

All of the holes are drilled and the bolts are ready to be tacked in place . All of the fasteners will be hidden on this bumper .

All welded up , it took a while as I had to skip back and forth to avoid warping the bolts but it bolted back up perfectly .

This is the flat bar I am using .

And this is the first of the plates that will make the triangle . I knocked the corners off a little , but I think I may go back and cut more .

Cardboard corner template .

Carboard meets 1/8th steel . I am using the 1/8th on the corners as it is much easier to bend around the corners yet is still plenty strong covering such a small area .


All welded up . As I mentioned above I think I may go back and cut more off sort of like the Warn bumper . It just seems too chunky to me . I am open to ideas post away .

I hope to weld in the receiver tomorrow and get the LJ ready for Carova . Thats all for tonight ...
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Unread 03-30-2012, 11:40 PM   #80
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everything youve done so far looks great. im just hoping to get mine out and play a bit. she's been in the garage too long. next on my list is the bumpers and body armor. love the way your front turned out. you can mimick the center of your rear to your sides and incorporate the receiver to the center. especially if you are just going to use it for recovery and a hitch haul basket. keep up the fab
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Unread 03-31-2012, 11:43 AM   #81
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everything youve done so far looks great. im just hoping to get mine out and play a bit. she's been in the garage too long. next on my list is the bumpers and body armor. love the way your front turned out. you can mimick the center of your rear to your sides and incorporate the receiver to the center. especially if you are just going to use it for recovery and a hitch haul basket. keep up the fab
It gets old fabbing on something you cant drive . One of my rules for this build has been to keep it driveable and so far it has worked . I follow you on the rear bumper thoughts , still trying to figure out where I am going with it .
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Unread 03-31-2012, 02:04 PM   #82
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Wow! Talk about some nice fabrication. You've got a great build going, my friend! Certainly not "just another LJ"!
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 03-31-2012, 09:04 PM   #83
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It gets old fabbing on something you cant drive . One of my rules for this build has been to keep it driveable and so far it has worked . I follow you on the rear bumper thoughts , still trying to figure out where I am going with it .
I agree with that adage. i like having a "work in progress" that i can still drive. thats why im gonna to the other "stuff" as i see fit. I also have the same problem when it comes to fab. get a good base and a couple ideas then.....hmmmmm. crap, cant take the pressure. blessed indecision.
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Unread 03-31-2012, 09:51 PM   #84
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Wow! Talk about some nice fabrication. You've got a great build going, my friend! Certainly not "just another LJ"!
Thanks ,it is starting to take on a look of its own . So I guess your right , its not just another LJ so much as its my LJ now .


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I agree with that adage. i like having a "work in progress" that i can still drive. thats why im gonna to the other "stuff" as i see fit. I also have the same problem when it comes to fab. get a good base and a couple ideas then.....hmmmmm. crap, cant take the pressure. blessed indecision.
I had a little indecision with the bumper this afternoon . Then the sawzall and I made a decision ...

I made a few lines while it was on the jeep to see which angle would look the best to me .

And this is what I took off .

I cut out a endcap after making a cardboard template .

This is the endcap tacked in place .

I used a small ball peen hammer to work the metal into place as I tack welded the perimeter .

The ends are fully welded , and the receiver is tacked into place . I am going to french the receiver into the bumper sideways and drop the pin in from the top . I will have to drill the hitch , but it will allow me bury the receiver flush .

From the side , I am happy with v 2.0 so far . Still a lot more welding to go .

I didnt get the LJ completed in time for tomorrows trip , but we have the Grand Cherokee as a backup . The next four weeks will have me out of town , so I will have plenty of time to think through what else I want to weld up on the bumper .
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Unread 04-07-2012, 10:27 AM   #85
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Gotta love the UnderArmor on an LJ. It just makes everything so much easier off road. You have a great build so far I'm really impressed with your fab skills. That front bumper looks great.
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Unread 04-08-2012, 08:49 AM   #86
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Gotta love the UnderArmor on an LJ. It just makes everything so much easier off road. You have a great build so far I'm really impressed with your fab skills. That front bumper looks great.
Besides back yard wheeling I havent had a good chance to test the Under Armor . Until I get the cage in I dont want to do anything too serious . One backflip changed my rules for wheeling

The bumper took a while to get right , but it was worth all the notching , fitting and fussing .
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Unread 04-08-2012, 09:39 AM   #87
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Bumber's lookin good dude.
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Unread 04-09-2012, 11:23 AM   #88
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Bumber's lookin good dude.
Thanks , though its on hold for the next three weeks while I travel for work . I did drop my hood off today for some semi-custom paint work . I think it will look awesome , cant wait to get back and check it out .
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Unread 04-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #89
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i'm really liking your bumper fabs - they look great.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 08:50 PM   #90
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i'm really liking your bumper fabs - they look great.
Thanks , it is coming along well . I thought I would be out three weeks straight but I will be home on the weekends now so I hope to get the rear knocked out over the next few weekends .
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