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1989comanche 03-23-2014 04:14 PM

MJ Commanche projects
 
Figured I would start a thread for my stuff here is I am not messing up everyone else's

1989comanche 03-23-2014 04:19 PM

Start with the front bumper. Made out of 2X6 1/4 wall rectangle tubing.
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...pspgu66ddp.jpg

1989comanche 03-23-2014 04:25 PM

Started with about 5' of tube. Add a bunch of big clamps.

http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...psqkrshxh8.jpg

1989comanche 03-23-2014 04:27 PM

Add a lot of heat, big rosebud and lots of force.
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...psba9gkv7s.jpg

1989comanche 03-23-2014 04:28 PM

You end up with this.
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0aksvs1i.jpg

All bent.

http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...ps989oui0u.jpg

1989comanche 03-23-2014 04:31 PM

Then you end up with this.
Test fit.
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9avbemgm.jpg
Lookin good enough for me.

1989comanche 03-23-2014 04:33 PM

Then need to add receiver and shackle mounts.
Figuring out spacing and layout.
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...psxlaa02a3.jpg

Cut out some holes.
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...pscmrf7aza.jpg

1989comanche 03-23-2014 04:42 PM

Some twisting, measuring and figgering.
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2d36jwyf.jpg
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...psxnpmwit4.jpg

1989comanche 03-23-2014 04:46 PM

Get it all straight and level
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...psjqrgzrww.jpg

Weld it up
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1ux4y4kb.jpg
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...ps71oskkhg.jpg

1989comanche 03-23-2014 04:48 PM

http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6nsha1yc.jpg
Welded front and back

http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...psrc6g4i4n.jpg

1989comanche 03-23-2014 04:55 PM

Next tack and weld the shackle mounts.
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...pspphudenc.jpg
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...psydbt7utc.jpg
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...psnhjwosx8.jpg

1989comanche 03-23-2014 04:58 PM

Test fit
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...pscwoewyb9.jpg

http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8v5ukjqr.jpg


http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0onvukgh.jpg

1989comanche 03-23-2014 05:07 PM

Bracket time
First the pattern
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...pscnmvyfx2.jpg
Then put it on steel
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...psvsdpwjej.jpg

http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2yeerrbw.jpg
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...psvpfidnup.jpg

1989comanche 03-23-2014 05:23 PM

Where one of the brackets needs to end up. Plus you can see where the vaccum ball ended being relocated.

http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...psdash07ap.jpg
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...psk021cnfo.jpg

1989comanche 03-23-2014 05:28 PM

Brackets to weld on bumper.
http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...psx7yppppk.jpg

http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...pseg8r7wzu.jpg


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