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hoot20 07-22-2009 09:51 PM

project new bumper (stinger)
 
:wave: well..... i finally got started on my newest bumper. and this time... i took pictures and made sure i documented the entire thing cuz i had so many questions about my last one. so here it goes!:thumbsup:

Phase 1: get the items needed for the bumper COMPLETE

Phase 2: build said bumper COMPLETE

Phase 3: make said bumper look nice COMPLETE

Phase 1 began when i was ordering parts. i got the trail stinger from http://www.jeeptubes.com
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...DSC00049-1.jpg

and the front bumper mounting brackets from http://www.rokmen.com
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00050.jpg

sorry the pictures are sideways. and i would recommend these products to anyone!! the quality is fantastic and i couldn't be happier with them!:2thumbsup:

then i had to find a way to mount everything. this came down to me gettin some 4" channel iron. 3/16" thick and 1/4" thick at the corners. very sturdy:thumbsup:
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00041.jpg
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00042.jpg

i chose 4" because it fit perfect into the mounting brackets and made spots for some nice welds
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00044.jpg
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...DSC00049-2.jpg
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00051.jpg

we then realized the winch plate wouldnt work right so we kinda curved the edges to fit in between the brackets.
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00047.jpg

if you ever start workin on/changin a bumper and you need to get the winch out of your way without unhookin it... hook it to your grill :hahaha:
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00046.jpg
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00045.jpg

got it lookin good :thumbsup:
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...DSC00048-2.jpg

then i realized the back side of the winch plate needs to be held down. more weldin needed. used a 3/16" strip
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...DSC00050-1.jpg

hoot20 07-22-2009 10:01 PM

now time to work on some d-rings. my last ones were weak and not beefy enough for me. so cranked it to 11 and made me some 1" thick shackle mounts with some 3/4 d-rings. i swear it took longer to drill thru the mount than it did to make the whole bumper!!! haha
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...DSC00053-2.jpg

BEEFY!!!! :drool:
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00055.jpg

testing the fit
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00056.jpg

decided to take a quick break and thought i should show yall my nuts... :hahaha:
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...DSC00054-2.jpg

back to work.. made some end caps for the bumper
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00057.jpg
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00058.jpg

test fit with endcaps and winchplate
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00060.jpg

started on the stinger. i didn't wanna just cut the angle and weld it to the front. seems like it would just snap so i cut a hole and slid the stinger into the bumper to weld from both sides. this took a good bit of work to get the angle that i wanted but now its really sturdy.
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00062.jpg
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00061.jpg

got it welded and put on :thumbsup:
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00065.jpg
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00064.jpg
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00066.jpg

tomorrow once i wake up i will be out into the shop. from start to finish today was 8 hours. tomorrow i will put a small brace on the stinger and then start the bondo work. jeez..... i hate bondo. :thumbdown: then its off to wally world for some rustoleum satin black to make it look good!!:2thumbsup:

heyitsme 07-22-2009 10:02 PM

That's beastly.

hoot20 07-22-2009 10:05 PM

thank you very much! i've been lookin forward to makin this thing for about 3 weeks!! hold on and i have one pic i gotta paint to explain the brace a bit

INCA 07-22-2009 10:09 PM

very nice again deleted last post because it was in the middle of your pics:laugh:

hoot20 07-22-2009 10:10 PM

here is how im gonna do the small brace (the red lines). its not much. but better than nothin. it'll be pretty thick.
what yall think?

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...00063brace.jpg

hoot20 07-22-2009 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IIVIIonster04 (Post 7630441)
very nice again deleted last post because it was in the middle of your pics:laugh:

haha! its all good.:cheers2: thanks!

MisterO 07-23-2009 08:47 AM

Wow that bumper lookls really Great!!! wish i can weld and do that kinda creative stuff. lol
Cant wait until its done and painted.
also did you pull the D-ring things thru or just weld from front??

hoot20 07-23-2009 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 97TJdriver (Post 7632357)
Wow that bumper lookls really Great!!! wish i can weld and do that kinda creative stuff. lol
Cant wait until its done and painted.
also did you pull the D-ring things thru or just weld from front??

the shackle mounts are cut thru and welded all the way away front and back :thumbsup: this thing is total beef all the way around :p i'm doin the bondo work right now. thats why im on here.... i hate bondo and i'm tryin to spend as little time as possible handling it lol

hoot20 07-23-2009 10:13 AM

i decided against the brace from the picture above cuz i got to lookin and it really wouldn't do much. so oh well... bondo is being close to done and then its just me gettin to wally-world for some spray paint :thumbsup:

hoot20 07-27-2009 01:19 PM

ok. this is a few days late but its been rainin here and friday i was at a concert all day (:duhrock: rockstar mayhem fest in atlanta..... INSANE!!!! :duhrock: and all that reamains --->:bowdown:) anyways... finally got some sunshine and here's the finished product!! and i had spent 3 hours washin the jeep before these pics were takin... now its nice and clean :thumbsup:

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00068.jpg
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00069.jpg
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00070.jpg

and here's what i see from inside...

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/q...0/DSC00071.jpg

tedder19 07-28-2009 09:41 AM

Looks nice, very clean.

:thumbsup:

Tompatt 07-28-2009 10:22 AM

looking good. :P

MattGATRTJ 07-28-2009 10:27 AM

Looks superb.

How much did you pay for the stinger bar shipped to you?

hoot20 07-28-2009 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MattGATRTJ (Post 7659141)
Looks superb.

How much did you pay for the stinger bar shipped to you?

shipped to me.. the stinger bar was only 72.18 :thumbsup:

thanks guys!:cheers2:


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