Originally Posted by Bama1987
Sorry just noticed that you used angle iron. How well did the 90 degree angle fit to the underside? What are your thoughts on tying it in to the frame and bolting the skid plate over it?
Yeah I used cheaper angle iron. In a perfect situation I'd have 11 gauge 6 tall angle iron that also bolted to the frame. It would also have a tubular step for the kids who have trouble getting into the jeep.
In this case I was at the metal warehouse and saw some of this angle iron sitting there when I placed my order for bumper material. Mine is more cosmetic as it covers up existing damage as opposed to stronger armor which could protect the jeep.
Either way it was really simple to do and in my opinion looks better.
Things I'd do differently....Use existing holes for flares. I just made my own holes with little thought. I'd also grind down the edge of my bolts flat so you wouldn't see much from the outside. The satin paint looks a little cheap. When I install my new flares next month I may grind down the bolts and paint over with semi-gloss paint.