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Unread 01-15-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Bumper Mounting Question

For those of you who have fabricated your own rear bumper- How are you mounting it? I'm getting ready to build one for my YJ but im not sure how attach it. I don't know if most of you are using the existing holes from the bumperettes and bolting on or if you are just welding it on. Welding would be stronger, but you obviously can't take the bumper off anywhere near as easily. I am yet to see anything about the mounting points of these homemade bumpers. Would a nutsert welded to the inside of the bumper be the best choice? I don't know how else you could bolt on because the bumper itself blocks access to the bolting locations. It would be impossible to get a nut and a wrench in that space to tighten the bolts. If you are using the existing holes or drilling more i'd be interersted in seeing how your bumper actually attaches. Pictures of the inside(side that faces the jeep) of the bumper before it is attached would be great.

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Unread 01-15-2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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The rear bumper i made for my old CJ was made from 2x4 rectangular tubing. I welded nuts inside before i capped the ends. You could also drill and tap the bumper. And then use existing holes in the rear cross member, for the bolts.

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Unread 01-15-2013, 05:35 PM   #3
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Mine is 2 x 4 x 1/4 wall tube. I used the same stuff to attach it. I basically just stacked a 6" piece on each end between the actuall bumper and the cross member. I capped the bumper ends and left the part the bolt go through open. Probably could have used a better dimension, but its what I had. I would definitely stiffen the read cross member some how when you build the bumper.
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Unread 01-15-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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Are you making a 2"x4" bumper? Look at the "sticky" bumper thread, BESRK sells his frame tie ins. I used them for my bumper and it turned out great! I think it's the easiest way to attach a bumper to your frame.
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