im surprised you didnt clean up that rust before bending and welding.
If I had asked, they would've blasted it first; however, at the start, I gave them basic dimensions, turned around and it was already bent. They have been 'heliarc' welding it, and said they have been cleaning just the area that is receiving the weld.
I trust their work, but I do see where there would be question there.
The bumper structure is done. I need to do some cleanup on a couple spots and have it sandblasted. I am working on the fairlead mount as we speak. Once I am done cutting it out and tacking it on, my welder will do the final welding on it....then I'll have it blasted and painted.
I also have one little trim piece to add at the back of the bumper. It will make more sense through pictures.
I still plan to add a winch hoop and grille hoop (tubes sourced from www.jeeptubes.com
), but those can wait for a little bit. I am ready to get this mounted up and the winch back on.
The underside is admitedly unattractive. I was going for as much coverage on the underside as is practical, although I might trim an inch or two off of the bottom plate to save a little weight.