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Unread 07-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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Cheap stock front TJ bumper modification

Thought I'd post a few pics of my bumper project. Like most guys, I'd like to replace the bumpers on my Jeep with some cool aftermarket bumpers but that just was not in the budget at this point as I'm saving for a week long wheeling trip at the end of July. I decided to modify the stock bumper just for a different look. I cut a few inches off the ends, boxed them in and filled the extra holes.

Before I started....





During the project....







And this is what I came up with for a couple hours of time in the garage and about $20....







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Unread 07-10-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
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Nice work.
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Unread 07-11-2012, 07:13 AM   #3
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Very Nice! I would love to replicate this. Can you take some cut measurements? Thanks!
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Unread 07-12-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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Very Nice! I would love to replicate this. Can you take some cut measurements? Thanks!
So I got a chance to go back and look at my measurements. Here is what I did:

-I cut 3 1/2" off each end of the bumper
-I started the diagonal cut 2" down from the top of the bumper
-The angle I used for the diagonal cut was 65 degrees
-The diagonal cut was 5 3/4" over from the 3 1/2" cut line so I took a total of 9 1/4" off the bottom of the bumper
-I used 1/8" x 3" wide steel I picked up at Lowes to box in the ends and bottom
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Unread 07-16-2012, 10:51 AM   #5
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Thank you for this^

Again - Great Work!
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Unread 07-18-2012, 01:40 PM   #6
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Nice! i was wondering how you filled in the holes in the bumper, looks like welded them but mayb something else..
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Unread 07-18-2012, 04:13 PM   #7
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Nice! i was wondering how you filled in the holes in the bumper, looks like welded them but mayb something else..
I welded all the unwanted holes on the bumper shut.
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Unread 07-18-2012, 06:12 PM   #8
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that looks nice
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Unread 07-18-2012, 10:21 PM   #9
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Looks a lot better. Nice work!
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Unread 07-20-2012, 05:17 PM   #10
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Nicely done. I've been contemplating this myself.
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Unread 07-24-2012, 02:11 PM   #11
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Sweeet i might do that
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Unread 07-25-2012, 06:37 AM   #12
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I'll be doing this, this weekend
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Unread 09-08-2012, 10:56 PM   #13
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very good job, i will reference this for my bumper for sure
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Unread 09-10-2012, 01:26 AM   #14
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That looks great when I bout my tj the previous owner had cut the bumper down to where it meets the frame already or I would've done this

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Unread 09-11-2012, 11:52 PM   #15
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Looks great!
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