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post #1 of 22 Old 07-22-2009, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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project new bumper (stinger)

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!

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


and the front bumper mounting brackets from http://www.rokmen.com


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!

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



i chose 4" because it fit perfect into the mounting brackets and made spots for some nice welds




we then realized the winch plate wouldnt work right so we kinda curved the edges to fit in between the brackets.


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



got it lookin good


then i realized the back side of the winch plate needs to be held down. more weldin needed. used a 3/16" strip



2000 TJ sport "STORMTROOPER" dual tops, 4.0L, 2.5" coil spacer, 2" BL, jks quicker disconnects, worn out 35x12.50 bfg M/Ts, 15x8 d window rock crawlers w/ 4" backspacing, front stinger, custom rear bumper, superwinch lp8500 winch, a to z rocker guards, husky liner floor mats, CB/PA system, daylighters, and straight exhaust

My custom stinger build

Quote:
Originally Posted by boone78 View Post
jeeps don't stuck, they just take breaks every once in a while, in deep holes.
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Dirty Deeds, Done With Jeep!:duhrock:

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post #2 of 22 Old 07-22-2009, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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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


BEEFY!!!!


testing the fit


decided to take a quick break and thought i should show yall my nuts...


back to work.. made some end caps for the bumper



test fit with endcaps and winchplate


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.



got it welded and put on




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. then its off to wally world for some rustoleum satin black to make it look good!!

2000 TJ sport "STORMTROOPER" dual tops, 4.0L, 2.5" coil spacer, 2" BL, jks quicker disconnects, worn out 35x12.50 bfg M/Ts, 15x8 d window rock crawlers w/ 4" backspacing, front stinger, custom rear bumper, superwinch lp8500 winch, a to z rocker guards, husky liner floor mats, CB/PA system, daylighters, and straight exhaust

My custom stinger build

Quote:
Originally Posted by boone78 View Post
jeeps don't stuck, they just take breaks every once in a while, in deep holes.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prot View Post
Dirty Deeds, Done With Jeep!:duhrock:

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post #3 of 22 Old 07-22-2009, 09:02 PM
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That's beastly.

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post #4 of 22 Old 07-22-2009, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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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

2000 TJ sport "STORMTROOPER" dual tops, 4.0L, 2.5" coil spacer, 2" BL, jks quicker disconnects, worn out 35x12.50 bfg M/Ts, 15x8 d window rock crawlers w/ 4" backspacing, front stinger, custom rear bumper, superwinch lp8500 winch, a to z rocker guards, husky liner floor mats, CB/PA system, daylighters, and straight exhaust

My custom stinger build

Quote:
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jeeps don't stuck, they just take breaks every once in a while, in deep holes.
Quote:
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Dirty Deeds, Done With Jeep!:duhrock:
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post #5 of 22 Old 07-22-2009, 09:09 PM
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very nice again deleted last post because it was in the middle of your pics
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post #6 of 22 Old 07-22-2009, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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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?


2000 TJ sport "STORMTROOPER" dual tops, 4.0L, 2.5" coil spacer, 2" BL, jks quicker disconnects, worn out 35x12.50 bfg M/Ts, 15x8 d window rock crawlers w/ 4" backspacing, front stinger, custom rear bumper, superwinch lp8500 winch, a to z rocker guards, husky liner floor mats, CB/PA system, daylighters, and straight exhaust

My custom stinger build

Quote:
Originally Posted by boone78 View Post
jeeps don't stuck, they just take breaks every once in a while, in deep holes.
Quote:
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Dirty Deeds, Done With Jeep!:duhrock:
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post #7 of 22 Old 07-22-2009, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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very nice again deleted last post because it was in the middle of your pics
haha! its all good. thanks!

2000 TJ sport "STORMTROOPER" dual tops, 4.0L, 2.5" coil spacer, 2" BL, jks quicker disconnects, worn out 35x12.50 bfg M/Ts, 15x8 d window rock crawlers w/ 4" backspacing, front stinger, custom rear bumper, superwinch lp8500 winch, a to z rocker guards, husky liner floor mats, CB/PA system, daylighters, and straight exhaust

My custom stinger build

Quote:
Originally Posted by boone78 View Post
jeeps don't stuck, they just take breaks every once in a while, in deep holes.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prot View Post
Dirty Deeds, Done With Jeep!:duhrock:
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post #8 of 22 Old 07-23-2009, 07:47 AM
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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??
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post #9 of 22 Old 07-23-2009, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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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 this thing is total beef all the way around 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

2000 TJ sport "STORMTROOPER" dual tops, 4.0L, 2.5" coil spacer, 2" BL, jks quicker disconnects, worn out 35x12.50 bfg M/Ts, 15x8 d window rock crawlers w/ 4" backspacing, front stinger, custom rear bumper, superwinch lp8500 winch, a to z rocker guards, husky liner floor mats, CB/PA system, daylighters, and straight exhaust

My custom stinger build

Quote:
Originally Posted by boone78 View Post
jeeps don't stuck, they just take breaks every once in a while, in deep holes.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prot View Post
Dirty Deeds, Done With Jeep!:duhrock:
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post #10 of 22 Old 07-23-2009, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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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

2000 TJ sport "STORMTROOPER" dual tops, 4.0L, 2.5" coil spacer, 2" BL, jks quicker disconnects, worn out 35x12.50 bfg M/Ts, 15x8 d window rock crawlers w/ 4" backspacing, front stinger, custom rear bumper, superwinch lp8500 winch, a to z rocker guards, husky liner floor mats, CB/PA system, daylighters, and straight exhaust

My custom stinger build

Quote:
Originally Posted by boone78 View Post
jeeps don't stuck, they just take breaks every once in a while, in deep holes.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prot View Post
Dirty Deeds, Done With Jeep!:duhrock:
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post #11 of 22 Old 07-27-2009, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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ok. this is a few days late but its been rainin here and friday i was at a concert all day ( rockstar mayhem fest in atlanta..... INSANE!!!! and all that reamains --->) 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





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


2000 TJ sport "STORMTROOPER" dual tops, 4.0L, 2.5" coil spacer, 2" BL, jks quicker disconnects, worn out 35x12.50 bfg M/Ts, 15x8 d window rock crawlers w/ 4" backspacing, front stinger, custom rear bumper, superwinch lp8500 winch, a to z rocker guards, husky liner floor mats, CB/PA system, daylighters, and straight exhaust

My custom stinger build

Quote:
Originally Posted by boone78 View Post
jeeps don't stuck, they just take breaks every once in a while, in deep holes.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prot View Post
Dirty Deeds, Done With Jeep!:duhrock:
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post #12 of 22 Old 07-28-2009, 08:41 AM
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Looks nice, very clean.


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post #13 of 22 Old 07-28-2009, 09:22 AM
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looking good. :P

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post #14 of 22 Old 07-28-2009, 09:27 AM
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Looks superb.

How much did you pay for the stinger bar shipped to you?
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post #15 of 22 Old 07-28-2009, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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Looks superb.

How much did you pay for the stinger bar shipped to you?
shipped to me.. the stinger bar was only 72.18

thanks guys!

2000 TJ sport "STORMTROOPER" dual tops, 4.0L, 2.5" coil spacer, 2" BL, jks quicker disconnects, worn out 35x12.50 bfg M/Ts, 15x8 d window rock crawlers w/ 4" backspacing, front stinger, custom rear bumper, superwinch lp8500 winch, a to z rocker guards, husky liner floor mats, CB/PA system, daylighters, and straight exhaust

My custom stinger build

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Originally Posted by boone78 View Post
jeeps don't stuck, they just take breaks every once in a while, in deep holes.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prot View Post
Dirty Deeds, Done With Jeep!:duhrock:
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