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Unread 12-18-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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My WJ Hidden Winch Plate

Let the fun begin....

The only thing is I dont have a good measurement from the front of the metal part of the bumper you cut out to the plastic bumper where the front of the winch plate touches the back of the bumper. Looks about 5".

Also I think the Limited and Laredo will be slightly different in as far as how much the winch plate will stick out to the bumper. The Laredo's bumpers are indented between the bumperets and Limited's have no indents.

Mine design doesn't curve on the front like the original one. My winch is a 12.5k and the warn one is like 8k so mine is bigger. That wouldn't be a problem reproducing it with the sides 1/2-3/4 curved in.

So the original...







Ok I went out and took a few measurements and cut the center section.









Then the mock up. It fit perfect.









Wont get to work on it again until Thur.


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Unread 12-18-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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Good work. I was thinking a cardboard mock-up was the way to do this.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
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I like where this is going. Awwww yeah.

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Interested to see how it looks finished.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 07:40 PM   #5
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Good work. I was thinking a cardboard mock-up was the way to do this.
Cheapest way to start it. Dont like wasting good metal on trial and error.

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I like where this is going. Awwww yeah.
LOL. Only proble is I gotta redesign my tube bumper and brush guard now.

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Interested to see how it looks finished.
It wont look like the original on my Jeep since I don't have a plastic bumper any more.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 09:37 PM   #6
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Piece cut out.



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Gonna watch this one for sure.
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I like the looks of this.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 11:36 PM   #12
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How come no pictures of the mock up...did you take any?
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Unread 12-20-2012, 01:12 AM   #13
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Erm.... there are several back up the post a bit!
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Erm.... there are several back up the post a bit!
Nope...none with template over hile
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