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post #1 of 7 Old 05-16-2012, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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YJ front bumper tips

I recently found out the hard way that the stock bumper doesn't full protect your fender. The tree totally missed the bumber. Before I replace my fender, I plan on putting a DYI trapezoid front bumper on the width of my YJ. I'm looking for tips and advice for a tree proof(at crawl speed I know) front bumper. I plan on having spots for my D-rings and wonder if I should weld the post through the front to the back. I also wonder 4x2 or 5x3 and thinkness. Last is mounting ideas. If it is homemade(trape zoid or not) post pictures. Tips are most helpful. And yes I have scoured all week for info and if you know where helpfull threads are, post them to please.

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-17-2012, 09:14 PM
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two words, "tube fender" fab them into brush guard
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-24-2012, 11:25 AM
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if your using any steel plate, make that part out of cardboard first just so you see how it fits and looks.

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I would and did weld the recovery points front and rear. Here's mine, pretty basic and not nearly as wide as you're talking about, but I made it shorter cause I just don't like the look way out to the side.


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I would and did weld the recovery points front and rear. Here's mine, pretty basic and not nearly as wide as you're talking about, but I made it shorter cause I just don't like the look way out to the side.

Is that square tube or bent/welded sheet metal? If tube how did you take the mounting brackets?
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It's 2x4 rectangle tubing. I used some 2" wide 1/4" flat bar for the mounts and welded them top and bottom then ground the top smooth. Because the frame is basically the same size, the top fit's fine but the bottom needed a little extra space to fit, so I cut about a 2 1/2 in long piece and then put it between the bottom of the bumper and the mounting strap then welded it all in place.

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Quick tip. Use your stock bumper to make the mounting brackets. It is already the perfect size to slide over the frame....plus you already own it so no out of pocket expenses.
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