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post #1 of 6 Old 03-09-2011, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep Tj New front bumper/crossmember???

Im wanting to build a bumper/crossmember for the front of my 06 jeep tj its at the dealer with an opda failure thats why i have drawn picture of what i have an idea of.


So, im thinking of cutting the stock front crossmember off, grinding it down and adding either a 4x4 or 4x3 of 3/16 square stock it will replace the stock crossmember and also double as a bumper. Also i will cap the frame ends off in the front so it looks nice and clean.

tell me what you think

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-09-2011, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-13-2011, 10:20 PM
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Doesn't look like your antirock will have any protection. I vote leave the crossmember alone and make a bumper, IMO.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-14-2011, 08:01 AM
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Interesting idea. I'v been entertaining the idea to do something similar but am trying to think of a way to work around my Anti-rock. Are you planning to leave the ends of the tube crossmember in the frame and just basically replace the section in the middle with a rectangular tube?

Also I'm 3hrs away from my Jeep or else I'd take a look but IIRC the crossmember up front is the only structural part forward of the engine I think? you'll need to brace the frame or weld something in temporarily before cutting out the tube or the frame rails might shift. I could be wrong, like I said, I don't remember for sure how far back the next structural piece is on the frame.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-14-2011, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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thats exactly what i was thinking i will just remove the crossmember between the frame and leave the ends so the anti rock will be the same and i will weld a support like you said so it doesnt move at all and then just replace the center and have it flush with the frame.
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-14-2011, 11:53 AM
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If you are upto the task I say go for it. It would be something different. Like anything that is custom you might run into some problems but with a little ingenuity I think it can be done. I might eventually do something similar on mine.

You'll also need to adress the body mount that is part of that crossmember. I think you could pretty easily re-use the mount that's there just repositioned on the 4x3 or whatever you plan to use.

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