I am getting ready to build a front bumper for my 74 CJ5 and I have a winch on a removable winch cradle. I was wondering how other people have mounted it on the front of their CJ5's. On the front, or on top of the bumper? I have an original license plate on the CJ5 now, so I do not have to worry about where to put the front license plate anymore. You don't have to have one on the front if licensed with an original plate here in Washington state.
Like to see your front bumpers to get an idea. Weather it has a winch or not.
Last edited by angliagasser; 11-25-2013 at 05:52 PM..
Not sure what original plates are but I had collector car plates ( never bought tabs) on my 75 and needed a front plate. I don't have pics of it ( sold the Jeep) but I used 2×3 rectangular tubing for a front bumper. 45° cut the front( so it tapers towards the tire) looking straight down looked like this \~~~/. and 20° cut the bottom( so it tapered towards the top) looking from the front looked like this \~~~~/ if that helps.
Not a CJ5 but another idea for you. I made this last year.
[COLOR="Red"][/COLOR][SIZE="5"][/SIZE]88 YJ- 4.7l stroker, AW4, SOA, 8.8, hp D30 powertrax no slip,3" front stretch with waggy springs, stock replacement springs in the rear, 35/12.5 r15 goodyear kevlars
If I put it on top of the bumper I can not put it back any farther then what it is in the picture, because of the receiver piece. But the back of the new bumper will be where the front of the old bumper is because of the frame ends.