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Unread 01-04-2014, 05:26 PM   #2026
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I am using the GPF frame tie-ins, and though I haven't towed much behind it, I have run a heavy load on the tire carrier for a couple years and wheel it that way, bouncing a good bit. Hasn't budged. If anything, just jack up the bumper and tighten bolts, then tack the tie-ins to the frame? I can't recall if tie-ins are standard or if I got them from Eddie separately. Eddie?

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Unread 01-05-2014, 12:57 PM   #2027
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I sell the tie ins as an option to my bumpers.


On my CJ5, I replaced the butchered factory crossmember with a piece of 4"x4"x3/16" angle iron about 5-6 years ago. I bolted my bumper to that crossmember with the intention of also installing one of my frame kits. One of these days, I'll get around to it. Haven't had any problems with my own CJ but I don't tow with it. Haven't really had anyone contact me about bending a crossmember.

The weld-in tie ins would probably be a good direction.. that would eliminate any possibility of the bracket "slipping" on the side of the frame rail.. allowing the rear crossmember to bend (I'm picturing a sort of "twist"?).

Another option, might be to replace the factory crossmember with something like the one Chef Wahoo makes over on the Scrambler Forum. Bent from 3/16" plate, they look really high quality. At one point, I was thinking about picking a few of them up to have around.. just in case.
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Unread 01-06-2014, 12:39 AM   #2028
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I've been thinking about removing my crossmember and mod my bumper to weld directly to the frame. Front, too. I'm trying to tie it all in with suspension, soon. Maybe pull the front back 3"-4", also. Just a side note tangent.
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Unread 01-10-2014, 04:57 PM   #2029
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Wear gloves when handling the grinder..

Yup or stuff like this will happen

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Unread 01-11-2014, 09:15 AM   #2030
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Ouch!! That has to hurt.
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Unread 01-11-2014, 01:54 PM   #2031
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Yeah.. the thing I hate with grinders, is they burn the flesh as they eat it. Usually takes a long time to heal. I got lazy one day and let the 7" grinder catch my shirt.. winding itself into my belly.. put a nice 3" long gash/burn in my flab that took a few weeks to heal.
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Unread 01-11-2014, 02:31 PM   #2032
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Many years ago, when I was young and cocky, I had a 7" grinder (no guard) with a 36 grit soft disc run up my loose, un-tucked shirt. Ran up my chest and ended up on my left bicep. I think I was out of commission for a day or so. Now, I keep the guards in place, wear better fitting clothes tucked in, always use gloves, protective eye wear and ear plugs. After many years of not wearing ear plugs, I have a ringing (tinnitus) in my ears that will not stop! Huh, what did you say?
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Unread 01-28-2014, 10:15 AM   #2033
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Many years ago, when I was young and cocky, I had a 7" grinder (no guard) with a 36 grit soft disc run up my loose, un-tucked shirt. Ran up my chest and ended up on my left bicep. I think I was out of commission for a day or so. Now, I keep the guards in place, wear better fitting clothes tucked in, always use gloves, protective eye wear and ear plugs. After many years of not wearing ear plugs, I have a ringing (tinnitus) in my ears that will not stop! Huh, what did you say?
Kinda related... scary and funny. A couple of years back I was using a 4.5" grinder with a wire cup on it. My wife came in to the garage to ask me a question, so I looked up at her (taking my eye off what I was doing) and the wire cup caught my shirt! It was a mangled "shop shirt" anyway with a bunch of holes and frays, but it tore my shirt off within 1/2 second or less! My wife was cracking up uncontrollably and here I was sitting with a grinder in my hand, a shirt wrapped around the wire cup, and a bunch of deep scratches on my gut (which hurt like a S.O.B.) from the wire cup wheel hitting my belly!
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Unread 01-28-2014, 11:31 AM   #2034
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I think I'm more afraid of wire cups/disks than any other type of disk. They snag everything and absolutely mangle flesh. Plus, they shed those dang wires which always seem to find there way into your soft spots.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 02:49 PM   #2035
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Those wire wheels are nasty! I had a 1/4" piece of a wire embed in my cheek just below my eye, where it sat for many years.. Till I got curious of what it was, recently squeezed it out like a pimple. Always wear safety glasses!
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Unread 01-31-2014, 08:35 PM   #2036
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Hard as hell to look at, but this is why you wear PPE. Bullseye...

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Unread 02-01-2014, 11:44 AM   #2037
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Hard as hell to look at, but this is why you wear PPE. Bullseye...
Ok, while I've had to go to the ER several times to get metal removed from my eyes even while wearing glasses and shields, I've never had or seen anything like THAT. Sir, I am not worthy.
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Unread 02-01-2014, 11:48 AM   #2038
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I was once wire wheeling something "real quick" in shorts and flip flops (classic, right?) and felt something hit my ankle, but paid no attention to it. A few minutes later i brushed against something and though I'd go cripple. The wire had shot down at an angle and into my skin, and was sitting right on top of my ankle bone... hurt like hell when I had hit it and pushed it against the bone. Had to pull it out with needle nose pliers. That's a more sensitive are than you might guess.
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Unread 02-01-2014, 05:28 PM   #2039
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That eye pic is rough! I got a small piece of metal in the same spot and it caused a permanent "blur" in my right eye. I'm imagining that eye with the wire sticking out of it, is now useless?
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Unread 02-02-2014, 02:37 PM   #2040
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Thank goodness that was not my eye, so I have no clue how their vision is. I'd imagine, at minimum, they'd be partially blind. It's very hard to look at. My eyes water every time I peek at it!
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