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post #61 of 164 Old 09-14-2012, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Just because your a big bad 17 year old now doesnt mean you can go around hurting peoples feelings Happy Birthday tho
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Here is the start of cimmers Jk bumper. I am using 2"x4"x1/4" tube steel. I cut the angles at 2"down and 6" across and just drew an angle across. And cut the triangles out.

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I beat the cut out down to be almost flush with the cut out. Then I clamped them down.

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And this is how I sit right now before I start welding.

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That bumper already looks awesome. On another note, is there anywhere to wheel down near your area?
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That bumper already looks awesome. On another note, is there anywhere to wheel down near your area?
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Got a prelim mounting of my Jk bumper.

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This is all my welds before grinding then rewelding and then regrinding and repeat til there is no more holes in the welds.

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Here is the bumper while building.

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Got a prelim mounting of my Jk bumper.

Attachment 472497

This is all my welds before grinding then rewelding and then regrinding and repeat til there is no more holes in the welds.

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Here is the bumper while building.

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Do you weld in a C pattern? It looks really good man, you seem to know what your doing!
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Do you weld in a C pattern? It looks really good man, you seem to know what your doing!
C pattern? I will show you tomorrow how I weld I don't know how to explain it.


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Got a prelim mounting of my Jk bumper.

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Oh wow...hadn't realized how much null space that plastic bumper was taking up! Quite a recess below the door. Wonder if I can get an onboard air compressor in there somewhere...

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Oh wow...hadn't realized how much null space that plastic bumper was taking up! Quite a recess below the door. Wonder if I can get an onboard air compressor in there somewhere...

Ya I didn't realize that either. How do you like it though?


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Ya I didn't realize that either. How do you like it though?
So far so good. Tough to tell how it will sort out aesthetically with the recess and all (guessing the frame will be showing from above?). Not too concerned about that, however. So long as she hooks up solid, the stock tow receiver is unmolested and the dring mounts hold up under recovery, mission accomplished.

Serious about trying to use that new space for a compressor, though. The engine compartment with the 3.6L is tighter than you'd believe. Hard to tell how much space is really there?

Btw, picked up a couple of 1.75" spacers for the front coils. We can talk about that tomorrow.
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So far so good. Tough to tell how it will sort out aesthetically with the recess and all (guessing the frame will be showing from above?). Not too concerned about that, however. So long as she hooks up solid, the stock tow receiver is unmolested and the dring mounts hold up under recovery, mission accomplished.

Serious about trying to use that new space for a compressor, though. The engine compartment with the 3.6L is tighter than you'd believe. Hard to tell how much space is really there?

Btw, picked up a couple of 1.75" spacers for the front coils. We can talk about that tomorrow.
Ok sounds great. Just give me a call anytime tomorrow that works for you.


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You have a lot more work to do than just slapping that bumper on. You should really to something about the gap - it looks terrible and makes a brand new jeep into a hack job.

If you have a tight enough gap and use the right size rod and technique you shouldn't need to weld and grind and weld and grind to get rid of occlusions.

If you plan on putting clevis mounts into that bumper for recovery, make sure they are pass thru and not surface mount so that they won't pull off with your suspect welds.
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You have a lot more work to do than just slapping that bumper on. You should really to something about the gap - it looks terrible and makes a brand new jeep into a hack job.
How would you approach closing the gap?


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If you plan on putting clevis mounts into that bumper for recovery, make sure they are pass thru and not surface mount so that they won't pull off with your suspect welds.
Definitely my biggest concern. Safety above all else. Dumb question...what's a pass thru mount? Guessing drill through the bumper and insert an anchor of some sort?

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I'm putting Clevis mounts on mine today, what "I" am doing is cutting out a tight exact fit hole for my Clevis mounts then welding them from both the front and back of the bumper to double up and make sure it's much stronger. That's what I "think" he's talking about bud. Keep up the good work.
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