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Unread 03-17-2013, 06:31 PM   #61
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thanks! should be fully welded together tomorrow
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Unread 03-18-2013, 11:01 PM   #62
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thanks! should be fully welded together tomorrow
This thing done yet? You need to come by and test fit my bumper over it
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Unread 03-18-2013, 11:04 PM   #63
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This thing done yet? You need to come by and test fit my bumper over it
I saw it today, looks great!
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Unread 03-18-2013, 11:35 PM   #64
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This thing done yet? You need to come by and test fit my bumper over it
gonna work on it tomorrow night! then I'll make a trip to your house
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Unread 03-20-2013, 04:58 PM   #65
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Started the rear bumper for the XJ...



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And did the good old cut-n-tuck on the rear quarters while I was at it...



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More pictures after finish welding and paint.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 05:14 PM   #66
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looks awesome man! wanna help me build a bumper to cover up my winch?
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Unread 03-20-2013, 06:11 PM   #67
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Thats nice! I like how close it stays to the body.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 07:58 PM   #68
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looks awesome man! wanna help me build a bumper to cover up my winch?
Possibly...but it'll be after I finish up this XJ, if you can wait that long!
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Unread 03-20-2013, 07:59 PM   #69
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Thats nice! I like how close it stays to the body.
Thanks man!
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Unread 03-20-2013, 10:56 PM   #70
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Possibly...but it'll be after I finish up this XJ, if you can wait that long!
I'm in no hurry!
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Unread 04-16-2013, 07:46 PM   #71
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Finally finished the rear bumper for the XJ. I ended up modifying the trailer hitch (cutting the receiver tube off and welding it back on up higher) and incorporating it into the bumper to add some good mounting points and be able to tow a small trailer for camping gear and trips to the dump!



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Maybe someday I will finish this Jeep and come out wheeling with you guys!
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Unread 04-18-2013, 10:39 AM   #72
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I built this for EJS this year. There's a few things I'd change.




Tire sits WAY high. Can't see a thing and I don't have any side mirrors on with my doors on. That sucks. I do like that it's high so I don't scrub it when coming off ledges and such. I'd like to move the tire down about 6" and see if that makes any changes.

I used a pull-over type latch on the bumper. It rattled a lot more than I wanted so I put a pin in the top near the tailgate latch. Helps with the vibration quite a bit and isn't to bad to undo both latches.

I've heard the criticism of the trailer spindle type carriers in the past. 1) I've heard they break. This is definitely possible if you just used the latch on the bumper. I thought with the vibration that was present, the spindle could work harden, crack and ultimately shear off. This would happen whether the rig was driven to the trails or carried on a trailer. I was quite surprised with the vibration that was present. Some could likely be reduced by remanufacturing the latching area of the bumper/carrier but it just seemed like you'd end up needing two latching mechanisms to secure the swingout to the Jeep. With my Jeep having the cage tied to the frame, I thought I'd be OK with latching to the body. If you've just got a normal setup with body bushings, I'm not sure I'd attach to the body.

2) I've heard they swing to freely.

This is true. I need to install a limiting device of some kind? Current thinking is trying to adapt some kind of hood strut to control the swing and install a stop on the carrier that buts against a stop on the bumper.


Bumper is 2x4 steel (I think 3/16---think super heavy like everything else on my Jeep), a mix of 1.75" DOM and 1.5" pipe and some other scrap steel I had kicking around the garage. Spindle kit is from Summit Machine.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 04:36 PM   #73
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I built front and rear bumpers over the last couple months for my XJ. I've never fabbed anything like that before. Never welded either, so it was a fun learning process for me. I built the rear out of 2x6 C-channel 3/16" steel. The front was made with 2x6 tube steel. Both bumpers had 2x3 tube steel extend under the front and rear quarters. I used C-channel in the rear so I could flush the hitch insert and still access the hitch pin from the backside of the bumper. I'm not a fan of drilling large holes through thick steel, so I decided to buy these d-ring tabs http://www.comp4x4.com/heavy-duty-we...g-shackle.html





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I never took any progress photos of the front, but here it is.
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I'm pretty happy with them. They are crazy solid. I hit several ledges straight on with the front, and took several drops that hit in the rear, and they both held up great. The only thing I'm not too happy about is the gap underneath the tail lights on the rear bumper. I will be cutting out some pieces to cover those gaps sometime soon. My brother teased me about it looking unfinished, and I can't have that.
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I built front and rear bumpers over the last couple months for my XJ. I've never fabbed anything like that before. Never welded either, so it was a fun learning process for me. I built the rear out of 2x6 C-channel 3/16" steel. The front was made with 2x6 tube steel. Both bumpers had 2x3 tube steel extend under the front and rear quarters. I used C-channel in the rear so I could flush the hitch insert and still access the hitch pin from the backside of the bumper. I'm not a fan of drilling large holes through thick steel, so I decided to buy these d-ring tabs http://www.comp4x4.com/heavy-duty-we...g-shackle.html





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I never took any progress photos of the front, but here it is.
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I'm pretty happy with them. They are crazy solid. I hit several ledges straight on with the front, and took several drops that hit in the rear, and they both held up great. The only thing I'm not too happy about is the gap underneath the tail lights on the rear bumper. I will be cutting out some pieces to cover those gaps sometime soon. My brother teased me about it looking unfinished, and I can't have that.
They look great! Good work man!
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Unread 04-18-2013, 08:49 PM   #75
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Kind of a bumper... I guess.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f319/...l#post14347796

I know I have some work in process pics floating around somewhere. I'll try to track them down.
I've seen that Ford before. Have you ever posted on powerstroke.org?

EDIT: Found it.....what-have-i-gotten-myself-into
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