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Unread 07-31-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
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TJ front bumper - stinger and winch plate

I am planning on making a tj bumper with incorporated stinger and winch plate. While researching current market products out there, it seems like there are none that have the winch plate integrated into the 'top' of the bumper. The winch plate always seems like and extra bent piece that kind of just sits on top. Has anyone thought about just reinforcing the top panel of the bumper and welding on a front plate to mount the fairlead to?

I will be doing the design in Solidworks 2011 and posting pictures and files so that anyone can make it. The first part I will be making is the bumper mount that grabs the 3 bolt holes on either side and allows for extension of the bumper past the end of the frame rail. These pieces will probably 1/4 hot rolled steel bent on a brake.

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Unread 08-02-2013, 09:52 PM   #2
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Unread 08-06-2013, 10:03 AM   #3
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That's exactly what I was looking to do. Do you just have extra thick material at the front of the frame? I noticed some of the mass produced bumpers use mounts that grab the frame mounting holes, and then have their own set of holes for where the bumper sits.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 10:26 AM   #4
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The winch plate part that mounts to the frame is 1/4" thick as well as the front gusset/fairlead mount. He has an anti rock so we where able to grab holes further back in the frame as well.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 04:21 PM   #5
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The winch plate part that mounts to the frame is 1/4" thick as well as the front gusset/fairlead mount. He has an anti rock so we where able to grab holes further back in the frame as well.
I think it would be possible to just raise the stock sway bar up and use bigger bolts too, so long as you make sure the bolt holes will match up don't exceed the width of the frame rails.

I think I would be able to do 3/16 Hot rolled steel. Honestly I don't know if that will be strong enough to hold the winch in place. I guess I'd have to run a simulation in my cad package and see (solidworks).
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Unread 08-06-2013, 04:37 PM   #6
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3/16 is more then enough. We run 1/4" to help stiffen up the frame rails.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 01:31 PM   #7
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