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Unread 01-09-2015, 03:45 PM   #1
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Underdog Bumper Build

I posted this in my build thread but I'm sure there aren't a lot of Ppl on here that have heard of my build thread. Anyways. I'm building a bumper and here is my progress


These are the mounts I made. They will mount up using the 3 bolt holes the stock tow hooks use. I will build off of the shackle mount to so the bumper. I already have the template done and will post pics of that soon

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Unread 01-09-2015, 04:04 PM   #2
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Here is the progress on the template which was more difficult than I thought. A lot of angles to get right.








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Unread 01-10-2015, 05:24 AM   #3
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Here is the progress on the template which was more difficult than I thought. A lot of angles to get right.








If you build this make 2 and ill buy one. Love it
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Unread 01-10-2015, 08:35 AM   #4
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Looks excellent, can't wait to see it done.
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Unread 01-10-2015, 10:28 AM   #5
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Here is the progress on the template which was more difficult than I thought. A lot of angles to get right.








If you build this make 2 and ill buy one. Love it
Well I'll definitely gonna build it. If your serious pm me.
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Looks excellent, can't wait to see it done.
Me either. Eager to get some material and time to get it done.
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Unread 01-11-2015, 11:50 AM   #6
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I'm thinking about doing a stinger type bar and some 6 inch light pockets. The light pockets may be out of my skill range though. MY cousin has a 42 inch led light bar and 4 squared 4 inch less for 200. He might take 150 so I'm considering doing a rectangular light pocket and having (2) 4" leds in each pocket. Bcoot what you think?
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Unread 01-12-2015, 09:24 AM   #7
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Anyone interested in buying one of these from me?
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Unread 01-12-2015, 11:59 AM   #8
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I would toss some money your way for the plans on it. Dont think I could afford the shipping once it was completed.
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Unread 01-12-2015, 12:28 PM   #9
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I would toss some money your way for the plans on it. Dont think I could afford the shipping once it was completed.
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Unread 01-12-2015, 04:47 PM   #10
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What are your plans, if any with the area left exposed around what looks like the radiator support in the last picture?
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Unread 01-12-2015, 08:27 PM   #11
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What are your plans, if any with the area left exposed around what looks like the radiator support in the last picture?
I've considered a few options. I'm fine with it like it is. I just want a nice bumper that can handle a deer. Any suggestions
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Looks similar to this
Someone should start making one that looks like the saguaro one with a winch! I'd be all over that!
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Unread 01-13-2015, 07:47 AM   #13
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Looks similar to this
Someone should start making one that looks like the saguaro one with a winch! I'd be all over that!
Well Imo that bumper looks more like what crawl offroad is going for mine leans more toward sanguaro4x bumper. That was my inspiration anyway. Obviously mine will not look exactly like theirs cause I'm not as skilled nor do I have the cad skills required to produce something like that. Mine will be tweaked a little as it is built. I may build an extra one or 2 incase someone is happy with the outcome and would like one but remember my jeep is an 08+
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Unread 01-14-2015, 02:52 PM   #14
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Looks good! It's hard to see your mounting situation, but it looks like you just have the bottom plate butted up against the front shackle mounts? That's not going to be strong enough to hold up to trail abuse or a good pull from a strap or winch. Also you will want to use the 2 under frame bolts (factory tow hook mounts) and incorporate side and top bolting as well. I've seen a guy rip the hooks off the frame which took the bumper with it. You don't want the same to happen to you. Get a solid mount configured and you'll have a sweet bumper set up! Are you planning on adding a winch, maybe hidden?
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Unread 01-14-2015, 03:48 PM   #15
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Looks good! It's hard to see your mounting situation, but it looks like you just have the bottom plate butted up against the front shackle mounts? That's not going to be strong enough to hold up to trail abuse or a good pull from a strap or winch. Also you will want to use the 2 under frame bolts (factory tow hook mounts) and incorporate side and top bolting as well. I've seen a guy rip the hooks off the frame which took the bumper with it. You don't want the same to happen to you. Get a solid mount configured and you'll have a sweet bumper set up! Are you planning on adding a winch, maybe hidden?
Well it is welded up like this.
I have thought about it not being strong enough without a gusset. But I don't do much trail riding anymore and never snatched anything. But I would still like to revise it. It bolts up using all 3 bolt holes of stock tow hooks. And have considered just welding the shackle mount to the bottom of the mount plate.
Yes I have considered a winch. right now no. But I've thought about cutting a solid piece that would use the frame role holes and replace the cross member basically the way you have your winch mount built. But yes if I do a winch it will be hidden. There are flaws in this design that can be pointed out but for me it's just a nice steel bumper that will holt up to a deer. And the way it is designed it will hold up well to a frontal impact. I can build a much better trail ready bumper but for my needs this is sufficient. When I build mine. May build another one when I do mine to show yall what I can make.
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