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Unread 04-24-2012, 09:25 AM   #31
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Viper you have any pictures or a link to your setup? Not trying to hijack the thread or anything

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Unread 04-24-2012, 09:33 AM   #32
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Viper you have any pictures or a link to your setup? Not trying to hijack the thread or anything
My setup? I am not sure what you mean...
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Unread 04-24-2012, 10:20 AM   #33
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miss read what ya said sorry lol
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Unread 04-24-2012, 02:15 PM   #34
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Well he is adding a winch so thats another 80 pounds on top of the bumper, but without the winch it is about 110 pounds total when done I think. so maybe 70 or 80 pounds over stock??? Just a guess

And the tubing I am using saved some weight with the cut section and I think looks cool haha
The stock bumper may weigh 20# and that would include the styrofoam cushion on the back side, which I assume you will be leaving in place. FYI, the stock bumper isn't too difficult to remove if you have little hands and can find the push pins and plastic rivets.
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Unread 04-24-2012, 02:56 PM   #35
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Okay so that was not too far off. I was estimating without the winch btw haha I saw a thread on taking the bumper off with a convenient look at the frame too...
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Unread 04-24-2012, 08:39 PM   #36
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I got the bottom end taken care of today. I am about done with the general shape but I have to wait to fit it to do the rest. I have to do the crossbars as well. It is looking sweet!!!
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Unread 04-25-2012, 06:07 AM   #37
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Man I wish I could weld! lol looks awesome can't wait to see it on the Jeep!!!!
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Unread 04-25-2012, 10:19 AM   #38
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Are you leaving the lower section open or tacking some expanded metal in there for protection of brush, rock, trash and general debris.
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Unread 04-25-2012, 10:21 AM   #39
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Might I ask, what kind of a price would this bumper cost to have built....not including shipping or paint?
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Unread 04-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #40
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Are you leaving the lower section open or tacking some expanded metal in there for protection of brush, rock, trash and general debris.
You know I hadn't thought of expanded metal... not a bad idea.
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Unread 04-25-2012, 04:30 PM   #41
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Might I ask, what kind of a price would this bumper cost to have built....not including shipping or paint?
Well, For something exactly like the one I am doing I would charge what I am charging this guy, which is 950, which considering the sheer volume of material and the geometry on the thing is not bad I don't think. If a bunch of guys wanted them I may be able to lower the price a bit since I will have the design and process of construction down...
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Unread 04-26-2012, 11:37 AM   #42
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Now all I need to do is work up the energy to go start counting all my loose change in that 5 gallon water bottle. It's about 3/4 full, so I am feeling pretty good about it being there. Keep the updates coming.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 07:38 PM   #43
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Just did a little grinding today. I have to start checking the fit so we are going to have to take the stock bumper off. It was gusting to 60mph wind today too so not much outside time haha
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Unread 04-27-2012, 09:04 PM   #44
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it looks good. Is the owner of the kk here on jeepforum? I'm looking forward to seeing it mounted
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Unread 04-27-2012, 09:17 PM   #45
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it looks good. Is the owner of the kk here on jeepforum? I'm looking forward to seeing it mounted
no he is not. He thinks wranglers are useless haha He is more of the scenic wheeler type. I am going tomorrow to start ripping the front of that KK apart
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