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Unread 09-14-2012, 12:30 PM   #1801
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What is the best way to prep the bumper for paint or for a herculiner finish?

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Unread 09-14-2012, 04:24 PM   #1802
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I'd probably wipe down with phosphoric acid, scuff with greenpad, degrease with Xylene, and apply the Herc. If you don't like applying Herc to bare metal, shoot a couple coats of "Self-Etching" primer on it first.
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Unread 09-21-2012, 12:17 PM   #1803
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I just got my parts for my bumper and I can say they are top notch . Two days to ship is not bad at all. I will post pics once I have the bumper welded together. Thanks again Eddie!
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Unread 09-21-2012, 03:06 PM   #1804
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Thanks Van! Now git ta werk!!
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Unread 10-15-2012, 05:15 PM   #1805
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No mounted pics of the JK ones, yet?

And would be intrigued to see a slimmer lined one ala AEV. Same shape you're going after there...but an inch or two thinner.
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Unread 10-15-2012, 06:05 PM   #1806
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No mounted pics of the JK ones, yet?

And would be intrigued to see a slimmer lined one ala AEV. Same shape you're going after there...but an inch or two thinner.

Here are some pics of that front JK bumper. I still have some areas I was to tweak.. like a sunken winch mount.. and maybe doing the lower skid as a separate piece. That would help raise the lower edge of the bumper to thin it out a little bit.. or not.. dunno yet.



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Unread 10-15-2012, 06:16 PM   #1807
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Here are some pics of that front JK bumper. I still have some areas I was to tweak.. like a sunken winch mount.. and maybe doing the lower skid as a separate piece. That would help raise the lower edge of the bumper to thin it out a little bit.. or not.. dunno yet.



Nice. Definitely intrigued to see how that develops.
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Unread 10-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #1808
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Got an unplanned day off at my dayjob due to the Hurricane. So.. went to the shop. Been wanting to do a viable axe and shovel mount but wasn't sure where I was going to find any real estate with my current gas can and Hi Lift mounts..

Ended up revamping my Hi Lift Mount so that it mounts the Jack on one side, and the Axe/Shovel on the other side.

Basically widened my current Hi Lift Mount and added provisions for bolting Quickfist clamps to the back side..




Side view.. with the gas can mount in place, there's actually quite a bit of space for the axe/shovel.


Here it is with the Rotopax mount I did a while back..
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Unread 11-02-2012, 09:54 PM   #1809
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I like it! What are you going to charge for the new one? I have the old style and might be interested in that one. Looks like you could even add a fire extinguisher mount below the hi-lift...
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Unread 11-03-2012, 08:12 PM   #1810
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I figure I'll keep 'em at $30 like the old ones... with the user having to supply their own "Quick Fist" clamps.
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Unread 11-04-2012, 05:17 AM   #1811
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Here you can see the actual tire mount. You can see how the tire mounting position is off center. By rotating the mounting tube 180 deg, I can raise/lower the tire. I'd probably mount a 33" spare tire on the lower position so I gain a little bit of rearview mirror visibility. The 1/2" bolt on the top is used to tighten the tire carrier inside the receiver tube so it doesn't rattle..



Here's a better shot of the actual tire mount showing the offset. I like this..


Your pic of the tire mount on page 2, 08/29/2004 shows that the flat plate is welded to the tube at an angle. How does that work if you flip it 180 degrees? This is a great thread. I plan to build a similar bumper for my sons 79 CJ7.
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Unread 11-04-2012, 04:26 PM   #1812
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That was unintentional. When I welded the 1/4" thick plate, the weld (due to the gusset) pulled the plate a little as it cooled. That was about 1000 bumpers ago..

Now, I use 3/8" thick tire plates that I cut on my CNC plasma table. The tube is cut square in a dry-cut saw. The result is a much "squarer" mounting plate.

There's actually quite a bit of learning curve with regards to building these things. It is challenging to try and achieve consistency with regards to tolerances from bumper to bumper. I learned alot of little tricks and techniques along the way that have helped me improve the bumper. Overall design is still the same, but I've "fine tuned" alot of areas since that first bumper almost 10yrs ago.
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Unread 11-16-2012, 04:27 PM   #1813
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I finally got my bumper finished. Now I just have to hope for a a warm day so I can get some paint on it. I added a few design changes that I came up with and wanted to do.

First, I tapered in both ends.


Changed how far it opens.

I angled in the J-Lock setup to keep it in the path of the pin.

Used the cut off ends of the carrier and added them as light tabs.



With tire and back up lights.







Thanks for your help and for the inspiration to make it built, not bought!
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Unread 11-17-2012, 06:33 AM   #1814
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^Very nice. I really like those tapered ends.
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Unread 11-17-2012, 03:45 PM   #1815
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Looks great! I like how you did those light mounts. I had to download a couple of those pics for my album..
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