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post #226 of 2228 Old 01-27-2010, 12:54 PM
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and he still didnt charge anything for them? idk much about the law or anything so im not sure if itd be illeagal but he coulda at least made a little coin off them. i mean hey its awsome for you but thats just weird. oh well congrats on the free stuff!


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post #227 of 2228 Old 01-28-2010, 11:28 AM
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Built the grille hoop and stinger for $40.00 in parts and wire. A friend had the welder and wanted the practice.

Tacking in place










And how it looks all mounted up with winch and lighting back in place.


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post #228 of 2228 Old 01-28-2010, 01:19 PM
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Paul that is amazing, I've never seen such a clean and beautiful bumper like that for that price. NICE

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post #229 of 2228 Old 01-28-2010, 01:30 PM
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Built the grille hoop and stinger for $40.00 in parts and wire. A friend had the welder and wanted the practice.

Tacking in place
very nice man i might steal your design to amke somthing similar on my yj, did you sell your welding mask to make this :P lol
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post #230 of 2228 Old 01-28-2010, 01:53 PM
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That isn't me. He was just taking at that point so just shut his eyes. The welds on those plates actually came out really nice.

One thing we had to do was with the grille hoop. With the winch plate stopping before the sway bar bushings, we had to extend that plate as much as possible while still making the sway bushings accessible. With that, the hoop was too far out, so we put a slight lean to it to put it closer to the hood/grille. PERFECT for getting hands in there to pop the hood.

The penetration on the welds was VERY good - it's going to take a SERIOUS hit to move that sucker now.

He's been doing a design on his TJ for a bit (besides doing a custom cage), and it's looking pretty good too. But he's also tackling herculiner, the cage, bumper upgrade, new seats, harnesses, axles, fenders.... it hasn't moved under it's own power since August. hehe

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That isn't me. He was just taking at that point so just shut his eyes. The welds on those plates actually came out really nice.

One thing we had to do was with the grille hoop. With the winch plate stopping before the sway bar bushings, we had to extend that plate as much as possible while still making the sway bushings accessible. With that, the hoop was too far out, so we put a slight lean to it to put it closer to the hood/grille. PERFECT for getting hands in there to pop the hood.

The penetration on the welds was VERY good - it's going to take a SERIOUS hit to move that sucker now.
lol nice job mentioning that knowing me id weld my hood shut , im gonna go for soemthing similar but im going for sharpedges on my jeep, i might tryt o figure something out with box tubing.
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post #232 of 2228 Old 01-28-2010, 02:13 PM
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He did use a mask for the weld lines, just not all the tacks.

From what I understand, box tubing isn't as strong as the circular DOM tubing. Basic geometry tells us that round has an overall stronger structure...


Or something like that.

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post #233 of 2228 Old 01-28-2010, 04:53 PM
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well it makes sense to me, it seems like it would be easier to bend a piece of metal that already has a crease on it than one thats smooth and has equal strength all around

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He did use a mask for the weld lines, just not all the tacks.

From what I understand, box tubing isn't as strong as the circular DOM tubing. Basic geometry tells us that round has an overall stronger structure...


Or something like that.
true that, i guess your right i was jus thinking square headlights square tubing LOL
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post #235 of 2228 Old 01-29-2010, 07:30 AM
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Oh I hear ya on that. If you're wanting it for looks, I don't see a problem, but if you're wanting something that'll stand up, round DOM would be the way I'd go. Remember, your cage is round too!

I've seen YJ's with a similar setup, and it looks good. The square headlights let you have the support tube between the two be a little more level than I did mine - I wasn't willing to block my headlights with the tube since it is a daily driver for my son for now (until I get him a 1976 Chevy Monte Carlo ).

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I'm the king of CHEAP


I did all the basics with the rattle can, headlight bezzels, door handles, diff covers......$6

Nite Shaded the signals and markers $12

Also got Wheels AND 33x12.5 Tires for $100

UNLIMITED sticker for $21

2" BB, traded for a CB that I got for FREE

Windows tinted for FREE (friend knows owner of local tint shop)

Talking with a local welding shop now, says he can do a rear bumper for less than $100
and some rock sliders for material cost if I help him.....See if I can make time


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I did all the basics with the rattle can, headlight bezzels, door handles, diff covers......$6

Nite Shaded the signals and markers $12

Also got Wheels AND 33x12.5 Tires for $100

UNLIMITED sticker for $21

2" BB, traded for a CB that I got for FREE

Windows tinted for FREE (friend knows owner of local tint shop)

Talking with a local welding shop now, says he can do a rear bumper for less than $100
and some rock sliders for material cost if I help him.....See if I can make time


Very nice Jeep! Those tires that you got on the cheap look like they are on their last leg

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Very nice Jeep! Those tires that you got on the cheap look like they are on their last leg
They are actually not that bad. That is the worse one, the other three are better than that one. And thanks
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post #239 of 2228 Old 02-01-2010, 10:55 AM
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How did you do yhe marker lights?? they look good I want to do that

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How did you do yhe marker lights?? they look good I want to do that
used VHT Nite-Shades (got it at advance auto for like $12), VERY easy to do just make sure you do it when it is warm out or it will look like crap, and use thin coats. Spray, let dry for an hour spray again, let dry..........I like the black out look.
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