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Unread 05-13-2008, 07:55 PM   #16
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What CAD program is that, AutoCAD? I'm more proffecient with Autodesk Inventor myself but don't like the way it models and draws tubing.

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Unread 05-21-2008, 08:02 PM   #17
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wow definatly nice work man, this is something I plan on doing myself. How long is the bumper from end to end? I know you said 3 inches past the frame on each side, but how long in total?
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Unread 05-22-2008, 09:52 PM   #18
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What CAD program is that, AutoCAD? I'm more proffecient with Autodesk Inventor myself but don't like the way it models and draws tubing.
Why not just use Viz or 3dStudioMax? I havent tried using Inventor, but I may because I have a project to do of my choice and a bumper would be a nice idea. Idk if I should use Viz or Inventor

Anyways, nice bumper, Im hoping I can make one with the help of a friend (Im not skilled in the field of welding and crafting with metal)
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Unread 05-24-2008, 09:23 AM   #19
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very nice work cant wait to see it done some great ideas there well thought out. my fab guys building a few for mine i will take some picks when done also and post. and love the cad work!!!
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Unread 07-17-2008, 07:03 PM   #20
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What CAD program is that, AutoCAD? I'm more proffecient with Autodesk Inventor myself but don't like the way it models and draws tubing.
It's google sketchup. Free and easy to use (after a few video tutorials).
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Unread 07-19-2008, 05:05 PM   #21
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so how did it turn out???
inquiring minds want to know??
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Unread 07-19-2008, 06:01 PM   #22
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Hehe to be honest I haven't started yet. I just finished the rockers this week so I will be starting right away.
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Unread 07-30-2008, 10:51 PM   #23
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Just a quick update to this. I did up some exploded drawings of it this week, The full thing can be seen here: http://myjeeptj.com/pics/2008.07.28_...mper_final.jpg

I also made a .100" aluminum template at work for the top plate. I took off my bumper, winch, lights and sway bar, and the whole thing fits like a dream. The eight bolts in the top plate all bolt directly to the frame. 4 to the stock tow hook locations, and the back 4 to the sway bar bolts.

The four smaller holes in the middle are for a winch mount.

edit: I know it looks a little bit like a jumbled mess, but once you zoom in on the drawing some more in google sketchup it's all legible.
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Unread 09-13-2008, 11:52 PM   #24
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been a while. .................................................. ....
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Unread 09-20-2008, 04:33 AM   #25
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been a while. .................................................. ....
Yup... but.....

Just finished off the front bumper for the heep today.

I just need to get the tube work done when I can make a trip down to Sylvan Lake to visit Brink_.

I cut the plate out, and drilled holes in all the corners of the cut-outs. I then connected the "dots" with a zip disc on a grinder, then made it look nice with a die-grinder. Big pain in the ***, but it's worth it for the pretty holes.




I had it all tacked together for a test fit.



Ok, fits good! Took it off to weld it, and put it on the jeep again to use a bumper until I work on it again.



Made the clevis tabs out of 1" thick QT100 plate, drilled 1" holes in them and welded them on, and welded up the whole bumper. I then spent a bunch of time cleaning up all the welds and spatter.







All done now but the paint and the 4 holes for the winch mount. The top plate that the winch mounts to is 1/4", the fairlead mount and formed bottom is all 3/16". There are also 1/4" doubler plates inside, opposite to where the clevis mounts are welded on for extra assurance.

The winch plate is not removable obviously, which means you have to remove the bumper to get the winch off. This is by design so it doesn't get stolen.

You can see the full gallery of images here: http://myjeeptj.com/wpg2?g2_itemId=13496

Let me know what you think, it's my first crack at a bumper, but I do work as a press brake operator so I know this stuff pretty well. The design is similar to the one from SniperFab, but it's designed from scratch by yours truly. I got a ticketed welder in the shop to do the welding for me.
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Unread 09-21-2008, 12:04 PM   #26
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i say pretty nice. even on all the welding and stuff, nice clean up
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Unread 09-21-2008, 02:29 PM   #27
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Quick little write-up on the bumper is up on the site.

http://myjeeptj.com/2008/09/20/custom-front-bumper
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Unread 09-21-2008, 02:34 PM   #28
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what do you use to smooth the welds?
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Unread 09-21-2008, 03:02 PM   #29
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A 5" grinder. Grind first, then I used a 60 grit flap disc on the grinder.
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Unread 09-26-2008, 11:36 AM   #30
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saw this over on Pirate.... nice bumper. Keep up the good work.

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