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Unread 12-30-2009, 06:37 PM   #16
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Then tacked and welded the end caps in place
wow thats pretty clever! Im not gonna lie every time I need to tack something like that I try to hold it there and then try to hold the gun in the other hand and tack it and I always have a hard time and get very annoyed with it I am going to have to try that next time.

I always knew I was one of the smartest crayons in the box.

Your bumper looks very nice too, I wish I had a 220v as well and a plasma

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Unread 12-30-2009, 07:06 PM   #17
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Unread 12-30-2009, 09:27 PM   #18
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Very awesome.


Man I want a 220v welder
Man I wish i could build a jeep like your's haha. I admire the skills it takes to build something like that with a 140, imagine the things you'd get yourself into with a 220v
The HH187 is a nice machine This is my first welder so i'm alittle biased but i like it! and i'm certainly getting addicted to fabricating

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wow thats pretty clever! Im not gonna lie every time I need to tack something like that I try to hold it there and then try to hold the gun in the other hand and tack it and I always have a hard time and get very annoyed with it I am going to have to try that next time.

I always knew I was one of the smartest crayons in the box.

Your bumper looks very nice too, I wish I had a 220v as well and a plasma
Thanks, whenever i try and hold something in place and hit it with a tack it always ends up off center or crooked.
After building this with an angle grinder and cut off disks i really wish i had a plasma cutter as well i'v been looking at them but being a student and having no income right now hinders my decision. I'm hoping i can look into one over the summer when i'm making alittle money
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Unread 01-03-2010, 08:19 AM   #19
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Looks good.

The only thing that I would have done differently is on the 45 degree angle on the ends. I would have only taken the 45 degree angle about half way up the width of the 4" tube and left about 2" of it straight up and down if you know what I mean.

It wouldn't leave such a sharp corner on the ends of the bumper and looks cleaner IMO.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 10:12 AM   #20
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You did a great job! It looks to me like you have some background in fabbing and welding.

What's next on the list?

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Looks good.

The only thing that I would have done differently is on the 45 degree angle on the ends. I would have only taken the 45 degree angle about half way up the width of the 4" tube and left about 2" of it straight up and down if you know what I mean.

It wouldn't leave such a sharp corner on the ends of the bumper and looks cleaner IMO.
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I thought about doing that but it just made it easier for me to make a clean cut and endcap for the tube doing it this way. Also, i think it's unique since most bumpers are built with the 2" left straight up like your talking about.

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You did a great job! It looks to me like you have some background in fabbing and welding.

What's next on the list?

Rich
Thanks However, this is the first thing i'v ever fabbed up. I actually just bought my first welder a few months ago and have been practicing with that on scraps till i decided i'd try this little project.

Next on the list will probably be a rear bumper and tire carrier to go with the front, also thinking of making some rocker guards to replace my frame mounted sliders. I was just messing with some leftovers from this build today to see if i could build a steering box skid and incorporate it into this front bumper. I'll add that here if i get around to building that
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Unread 01-04-2010, 09:59 AM   #22
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I started messing with building a steering box skid today. Here is what i have so far...

Began by finding the angle i wanted and then cut two pieces of left over 1/4" plate, welded them up and smoothed it out

Then i made some cardboard templates. This is from the drivers side

This is the passenger side

This is where i'm at now


on hold because i ran out of cutting disks

I was looking at pics of steering box skids to kind of get an idea on mounting it. my plan it to have the bottom bolt of the bumper go through the front, and the lowest bolt from the steering box hold the one side. I see that some skids (like the warn) have a 3rd bracket that mounts the other side to the round frame crossmember. Is that neccesary?
I suppose i could add an additional tab to my bumper so that i would have 2 bolts on the front and one on the side.
Any suggestions are appreciated
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Do you happen to have any pictures of the under side of the bumper, and the back where it mounts on the jeep
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Do you happen to have any pictures of the under side of the bumper, and the back where it mounts on the jeep
I can snap a few and post them up. i'll try and get some up later this afternoon
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Unread 01-04-2010, 12:30 PM   #25
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I can snap a few and post them up. i'll try and get some up later this afternoon
Thank you, I am really looking forward to this. I am currently designing some plans for a bumper on AutoCad and was liking your design.

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Here is a few pics of the lower mounts and the bottom of the bumper



Here is the underneath side with the bolts for the winch, I think i mentioned in a post above that to clear the factory sway bar the winch barely fits with the bumper tight against the frame. I had to grind the bumper slightly so i could get a wrench on the front bolts. you can kinda see it in this pic


Hopefully these were what you were looking for
Let me know if i can do anything else to help
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Unread 01-04-2010, 02:59 PM   #27
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very nice work..you will be addicted to the diy method from now on..keep up the great work..
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very nice work..you will be addicted to the diy method from now on..keep up the great work..
Thanks, I'm definitely addicted already Its nice to be able to build everything exactly the way you want it.
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wish i knew how to make that smiley big enough for a screen saver..it fits me to a T
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