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Unread 06-16-2014, 11:38 AM   #46
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Thanks. I've been looking for one, but I didn't want to drop $700 for the Rigid Industries.

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Unread 06-16-2014, 11:43 AM   #47
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Thanks. I've been looking for one, but I didn't want to drop $700 for the Rigid Industries.
Mine is your basic Fleabay model with Cree leds. Pretty darn bright, all floods.
More light than the pair of 55W KC's I had on there.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 12:07 AM   #48
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Subscribed. Looking good.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 08:26 PM   #49
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Here is my goal for my WJ with the new bumper.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 08:37 PM   #50
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I like it, however, I have to agree about the "hard lines." WJ's are a sleek looking rig and throwing angular lines, in my opinion, takes away from that.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 09:17 PM   #51
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The bumper nearly has to have hard lines just because I don't have access to equipment or money to bend .25" steel to suite to body lines. I have designed this with cost being a major factor. Plus, the joints where the plates meet form a very rigid structure, more so than perhaps a smoothed out bumper style
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Unread 07-09-2014, 09:41 AM   #52
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Is there a side profile of that bumper available on the Jeep? That looks very good!
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Unread 07-09-2014, 10:01 AM   #53
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Nice design! Need some free advertising? I'll throw one on for ya! haha
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Unread 07-09-2014, 12:30 PM   #54
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Yeah, I am sure 1/4 inch steel would be a pain to curve. I still think it looks better than even the stock bumper. How much weight would be added to the rig with this bumper?
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Unread 07-09-2014, 11:49 PM   #55
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Is there a side profile of that bumper available on the Jeep? That looks very good!
No, there isn't. Sorry. If I decide to make another render I will make a side view.
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Unread 07-17-2014, 12:25 AM   #56
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i joined just to comment how good this bar is looking and prompt you to finish it so i can buy a CAD plan off you!!

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Unread 07-17-2014, 05:49 AM   #57
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I could use the plans too please. Lol
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Unread 07-17-2014, 08:29 AM   #58
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The bumper nearly has to have hard lines just because I don't have access to equipment or money to bend .25" steel to suite to body lines. I have designed this with cost being a major factor. Plus, the joints where the plates meet form a very rigid structure, more so than perhaps a smoothed out bumper style
1/4 in is overkill for the "wings"
It is needed in the winch box for support, but 3/16 is more than enough for the rest. Not to mention cutting down on weight a tad.

Something along these lines is what I am planning "one of these days"
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Unread 07-20-2014, 08:21 PM   #59
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1/4 in is overkill for the "wings" It is needed in the winch box for support, but 3/16 is more than enough for the rest. Not to mention cutting down on weight a tad. Something along these lines is what I am planning "one of these days"
Trust me, i thought of that! The whole bumper will not be 1/4", only parts that will come in contact with objects and the winch box. Everything else varies, such as the top most parts being 1/8" and some others 3/16". I'm trying to find the right combination for the most strength and least weight/bulk while remaining as functional and as stylish as possible.

As far as you guys wanting plans, sorry but not anytime soon. Hopefully by sometime this winter, and surely before next summer, i just cannot come up with a good estimate right now.
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Unread 07-22-2014, 12:01 AM   #60
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Your goal rig looks a LOT like the Bushwacker demo WJ. Great looking rig.
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