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post #31 of 53 Old 04-14-2014, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, theres plenty of room for the winch, i put the winch in it yesterday to test fit. no issues at all! as for weight, without the winch its about 90 lbs.

Ill take pics later this week with the winch and fairlead on.

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post #32 of 53 Old 04-15-2014, 08:31 AM
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Looks awesome man.

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post #33 of 53 Old 04-22-2014, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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More pics with the winch on now.

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post #34 of 53 Old 04-28-2014, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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His and hers

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post #35 of 53 Old 05-15-2014, 10:17 AM
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That looks awesome.

Could you post some closer shots? Up front, the side, top down?

I'd love to build one of these.

I work on Mopars
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post #36 of 53 Old 05-15-2014, 11:03 AM
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Where does this actually bolt to the frame? The stock bumper only has one small screw at the top of the wheel well. Just curious as to how this is mounted. Strongly considering doing it.
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post #37 of 53 Old 05-15-2014, 11:29 AM
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Where does this actually bolt to the frame? The stock bumper only has one small screw at the top of the wheel well. Just curious as to how this is mounted. Strongly considering doing it.
It bolts to the frame where the factory tow hooks bolt.

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post #38 of 53 Old 05-15-2014, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Its bolts to the frame on the underside of the rails, with 8 grade 8 bolts including the 2 sway bar bolts. 8 bolts each side.
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post #39 of 53 Old 05-15-2014, 10:57 PM
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That is a great looking bumper.. Any plans on doing a rear bumper also? Thanks..
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post #40 of 53 Old 06-05-2014, 03:24 PM
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This front bumper looks brilliant ! Its inspired me to finally get round to building one for my jeep.

Just for intrest I built up the rear bumper. The plans are now on flatland 4x4s web site.

here are a few pics

im pleased with how it turned out
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post #41 of 53 Old 06-05-2014, 05:00 PM
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Since you guys have built your own bumpers now I'm curious as to how much money you have into them as opposed to buying aftermarket? What led you to doing your own besides the fact that you made it? I'm hoping to do a Flatland 4x4 bumper but with some modifications. Just wondering what it's going to cost? I've never even welded before but have always wanted to learn so I bought me a brand new Millermatic 211 yesterday to start learning on. Let the fun and learning begin.
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post #42 of 53 Old 06-06-2014, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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well typically a front bumper like mine would cost 1100+ aftermarket. I paid 35$ for the plans, 100$ for someone to cut out the template and 170$ for the metal. Powder couting, grinding, welding, was all done free. so 305$ for the completed bumper. Ill probably do the rear bumper next, it looks awesome.
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post #43 of 53 Old 06-07-2014, 01:52 AM
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I'm not knocking anything that the posters have built for their Jerps, I just personally don't care for all of the hard edges on anything that is currently being offered.

Look at the body lines on a WJ, there are no hard edges. Everything has a 'soft' edge and everything has a curved surface. Every bumper that has been posted/offered for sale has hard/square edges to it.

I'm just wondering if anyone has given any thought to producing a bumper that looks like it belongs on the WJ, as if it were a O.E. piece.
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post #44 of 53 Old 06-07-2014, 09:32 AM
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I'm not knocking anything that the posters have built for their Jerps, I just personally don't care for all of the hard edges on anything that is currently being offered. Look at the body lines on a WJ, there are no hard edges. Everything has a 'soft' edge and everything has a curved surface. Every bumper that has been posted/offered for sale has hard/square edges to it. I'm just wondering if anyone has given any thought to producing a bumper that looks like it belongs on the WJ, as if it were a O.E. piece.
The only one that has smooth lines like your talking about was the Iceland fiberglass bumper which is discontinued. Its just very hard to make steel plate curvy, and it would require some serious manufacturing equipment in order to do so. The flatland 4x4 bumper is pretty decent looking but i think most of us would agree that the best looking and all around bumper to be had on a WJ was the LSR incline winch bumper, which is also discontinued.
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post #45 of 53 Old 06-08-2014, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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I like the looks of the hard line bumpers. Makes them stand out as aftermarket.
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