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post #16 of 33 Old 02-03-2014, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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So it took a while, but finally got around to this project.

Fog light holes cleaned up, and the rest of the welds laid down on the bumper...some even came out halfway decent!

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post #17 of 33 Old 02-03-2014, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Dang that add pic button is too close to the send button...



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Then I added the bull bar. Just some 1.75" .120 wall I had laying around. Two bends, two cuts, and on it goes:



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Cut some small gussets out of 1/4" plate, tacked and welded them. Wish I could move in a straight line...



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Ready for paint!



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Couple coats of roll bar paint later:



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Reinstalled the fog lights, everything fit up nice.





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For the recovery points, I decided to try my hand at a little multi pass welding. Cut and drilled some 1/2" baseplates, and cut the tabs out of 1"x4" cold roll.

Used a 1" hole saw and a TON of cutting fluid, they turned out better than expected. And the three passes burned in great...minus one small issue. (See other thread &#128541



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Painted, grabbed some 1/2" grade 8 bolts, and boom! Doneskies.



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Overall I'm real happy. I do plan to remake this someday, probably will make it lighter. But for now, bumped!

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post #19 of 33 Old 02-03-2014, 09:38 PM
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Looks good dude! I wish I could work with metal
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post #20 of 33 Old 02-03-2014, 11:20 PM
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Nice job!
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post #21 of 33 Old 02-04-2014, 01:49 PM
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Good work !! I like it !

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post #22 of 33 Old 02-08-2014, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

Now that I'm finished, I find myself paranoid about my recovery points. I laid multiple fat passes on them, but only welded the front side. Given that these, if the welds failed, become highly lethal projectiles during a recovery, should I remake them welding the tabs through the base plates? Or is this just neurosis?

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I was thinking it would be a good idea to cut a slot in each of those bolt on plates so you could also weld the backside..
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Me too...problem is making that cut. Our plasma can't go that thick.

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This is exactly why I need a bigger garage. Looks good

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So where does the toilet mount? Or did I misread the thread title?
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So where does the toilet mount? Or did I misread the thread title?
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Me too...problem is making that cut. Our plasma can't go that thick. Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
You could drill two 1/2" holes in each one and cut the slot with a grinder.
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You could drill two 1/2" holes in each one and cut the slot with a grinder.
Thought about that. Sounds like a pita. But I shall check it out.

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probably not a bad idea, you don't know how much force is going to be put onto them, best make them as solid as you can right?
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