right now ive got the original bumper on the jeep... im getting the metal this summer to build a bumper possibially, ive got round tube for the nerf bars and going to try and find a tube bender... i might just have the tube bars come out had have them angled in towards the jeep on the ends and square tubing going back in onto the frame. and a plate for the winch/ball is in the works right now... the ball right now when im winching pulls upwards when under tow... its just temporary right now... im looking at putting on a square tube on the bumper so i could put a receiver hitch on... planning right now how i want the bumper to look...
awesome thanks mo! I'm actually just running flux right now but I'll definatly look into the c25 I just didnt have the money at the time that I bought the welder but now I'm starting to get more tools in my garage so I can start my build. Get my 30gal air compressor tomorrow cant wait! but definatly need to find a place where I can pick up metal from so I can practice and have a go to place once I start my fab work.
oh almost forgot to ask... what was the reasoning for offsetting the welds in front and in back?
Wow! Your bumper looks great. I bought the materials a few months ago for bumpers and this is exactly what I want to do.
Was there no room to move the winch back a little so that you would have more clearance around the bolts?
With the stock anti-sway bar there was just now way to move the winch back any and still keep the bumper tight against the frame. With something like the Currie Antirock (ordered one today actually ) that goes through the front crossmember there would be plenty of room. I didn't have to remove too much material from the bumper to turn the head on the bolt though. Just a slight shaving with the grinder, didn't even cut all the way through into the tube.
What measurements would you like? I can get more specific ones tomorrow but my fairlead mount started as 4" wide flat bar and then the ends where slant cut down to the bumper. Fairlead mounting holes are 10" across center to center i believe.
As for fairlead height in relation to the winch, the ideal height would be so that the winch line when fed straight out horizontally goes straight through the fairlead, barely contacting the top or bottom rollers. Mine is like that on about the second layer of winch line which i believe is about what you want to aim for.
Hope that helps, and like i said if you let me know what specific measurements your looking for i'll be happy to take them for you