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Unread 03-19-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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is 1/8" for the corners of my front bumper too thin

I'm constructing a Zj bumper, the center section(below grille/mounting and all) is made of 1/4" thick

would 1/8" be too thin to finish the bumper in? below the headlights all the way around the corner of the fender would be 1/8" if i use it.

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Unread 03-19-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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There's the center
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Unread 03-19-2013, 02:47 PM   #3
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1/8" will be fine, we've done entire bumpers from 1/8, other then the winch plate and mounting points.
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You will want to reinforce it internally. 1/8" is a great alternative for those that do mild wheeling on 1 and ocassional 2 rated trails. Light bumping of trees and such. If you plan on hitting anything with a good clip 3 and up rated trails...sliding off rocks or muddy trails that push you hard into trees....you'll want 3/16". Unfortunately...only you can determine the level of your offroad adventures
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Unread 03-19-2013, 03:13 PM   #5
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It wont be serious hits, if any, i dont go fast when i offroad i do everything slow. and we dont have real big rocks to fall on to. What do you mean reinforce it internally? gussets out of 1/8"?
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Unread 03-19-2013, 05:22 PM   #6
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Pics of my mockup


All the pieces x2(for other side) fit in a 2x4 frame so I can use 2x4' of 1/8" it'll be about 30 something bucks
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Id tuck that EVAP canister in there a bit better. Just my 2 pennies worth
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I mounted mine Horizontal and it tucked in there real nice like
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On my list of things to do! Haha thanks for reminding me tho
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I would run 3/16.
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3/16 4x4' was like 88 ish, so 2x4 should only be 44,

1/8 4x4 was like 65 so 2x4 would only be 32.50

for 10 more i probably will go with 3/16th
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You dont need too much to finish out those corners. I think youd be happier with 3/16. Itd be worth the 10-15$ difference
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sorry was doing math in the post lmao. I accidentally calculated 4x4 feet needed to complete it. but it turns out i can fit the cut outs on 2x3-2x4 feet (1 foot will be extra). the place is 45 minutes away so i dont want to go back twice.
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If you mount a winch I would use something heavier for the winch mounting plate. I used 5/16 for mine
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The center section is all done already I used 1/4" for the center
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