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post #1 of 45 Old 11-25-2013, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Lets See Your Front Bumpers!

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.

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post #2 of 45 Old 11-25-2013, 05:40 PM
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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 23 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.

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post #3 of 45 Old 11-25-2013, 06:44 PM
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Still needs shackle tabs cut in but you get the idea...
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post #4 of 45 Old 11-25-2013, 06:59 PM
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^^^^ mine looked identical to that one only the front was also angled.

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post #5 of 45 Old 11-26-2013, 09:47 AM
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Not a CJ5 but another idea for you. I made this last year.


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post #6 of 45 Old 11-26-2013, 09:50 AM
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sold mine a couple months ago but hopefully I'll be making a new one in a week or two
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post #7 of 45 Old 11-26-2013, 09:52 AM
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I guess I should have read the original post first
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post #8 of 45 Old 11-26-2013, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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I guess I should have read the original post first
That's fine I like to see any front bumper. Gives me different idea's.
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post #10 of 45 Old 11-26-2013, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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I am mounting a winch on the front. But I am not real sure if it will go directly on the very front, or on the top of the front bumper.
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post #11 of 45 Old 11-26-2013, 06:38 PM
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Put it on the top of the bumper. You will need a winch mounting plate . Then slide the whole thing back towards the grill. The only thing that stuck out beyond my bumper was the cable fairlead

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post #12 of 45 Old 11-26-2013, 06:54 PM
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post #13 of 45 Old 11-26-2013, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Also debating weather to go with 2x4 or 2x6 front bumper if I do not build something else from scratch. I have a 2x4 on the back but it looks so puny.

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Also debating weather to go with 2x4 or 2x6 front bumper if I do not build something else from scratch. I have a 2x4 on the back but it looks so puny.
I would go 24 . 26 looks like s*** IMO.

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post #15 of 45 Old 11-26-2013, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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