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post #76 of 164 Old 09-15-2012, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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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.
That is what I will be doing to mine.


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post #77 of 164 Old 09-15-2012, 10:13 AM
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You can buy (or make) little stubby flush mount clevis tabs that are basically just what you see on the surfaced, or you can buy longer bodied mounts that go thru the front and the back allowing you to weld them in with more area.

You probably could have started with 6" wide box tubing instead of 4" based on the size of the bumper area, but in the least you will need to get some 1/8" or 3/16" flat stock to make panels to fill the gap. It's a good start, just make sure the ends don't stick out past the body lines or you will create a snag point wheeling etc.
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post #78 of 164 Old 09-15-2012, 03:00 PM
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Yeah.. the JKs have a large "void" to fill once that stock rear bumper (and front for that matter) is removed. May have worked better to use 2x8 instead of 2x4.. that would've filled up a good portion of that open area above the current bumper.

What did you use for the mounting setup?

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post #79 of 164 Old 09-15-2012, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah.. the JKs have a large "void" to fill once that stock rear bumper (and front for that matter) is removed. May have worked better to use 2x8 instead of 2x4.. that would've filled up a good portion of that open area above the current bumper.

What did you use for the mounting setup?
I havent done the mounting setup yet I will figure that out later tonight.
I didn't know how big the stock bumper was until I took it off. But 2x8 would be hitting the tire.

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post #80 of 164 Old 09-16-2012, 06:25 PM
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I personally saw the bumper he is working on today, Im sure once he is done it will look great. His welds look solid and he grinds it all down to the point where it looks like it was never cut and welded, just one solid piece. Im I will ask for his help when it comes time to build a rear bumper for my xj.
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I personally saw the bumper he is working on today, Im sure once he is done it will look great. His welds look solid and he grinds it all down to the point where it looks like it was never cut and welded, just one solid piece. Im I will ask for his help when it comes time to build a rear bumper for my xj.
Thank you for your kind words. I will be happy to help you.

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post #82 of 164 Old 10-07-2012, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Well it has been a little while and here is the finished JK bumper.

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And this winter break that I'm off of school I'm gonna build a front bumper for my Jk my mon fine with it too

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You never even built an xj bumper. Idiot.
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You never even built an xj bumper. Idiot.
So. I made this because I was going to. I think I will be helping griffin make a rear one sometime.

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So. I made this because I was going to. I think I will be helping griffin make a rear one sometime.
Since your helping people out lol
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Since your helping people out lol
Haha yeah.

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Haha yeah.
Whose joking,
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Whose joking,
What?

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Trent sense of humor, lol
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