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Unread 06-17-2010, 12:00 PM   #16
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First off, I'm not a welder. Decided I'd like custom front bumper, though, and I have a few welding things, so decided I'd give it a try. Just gonna put in a couple of pics. BTW, it's 3" x 6" x 1/4" rect. tubing.



Just to offer a little advice to you as a beginning welder. If you'll clean the rust off in the weld area before you weld it will really improve the looks and strenght of your welds.

Keep posting your projects, they are looking great!

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Unread 06-17-2010, 12:07 PM   #17
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I dont know if I missed this or not, if I did sorry! What is the sqaure reciever above the fair lead mount for? Also the bumper looks great. Can we some more pictures of the jeep???????
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Unread 06-17-2010, 01:37 PM   #18
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Looks good. I'd be proud. I am new to welding also and a bumper is my first real project too.
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Unread 11-29-2010, 10:50 AM   #19
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I dont know if I missed this or not, if I did sorry! What is the sqaure reciever above the fair lead mount for? Also the bumper looks great. Can we some more pictures of the jeep???????
Sorry for the late response! I have about a 4' piece of pipe I slide down in that receiver when I hunt deer/hogs. If you get one, you hook your snatch block onto the top of the pipe and winch the deer up, tie his legs to the bumper and drive back to camp!

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Unread 11-29-2010, 01:22 PM   #20
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Not that it's a big deal, but, I always thought that the D-ring mounts should be in line with the frame and/or bumper mounting brackets.
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Unread 11-29-2010, 07:01 PM   #21
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Your shackle mounts should not have a gap between them. If you have a side pull, they will bend right over. Also, Bolt style shackles should never be used on a side pull as well. You could very easily cut a piece of plate to fit between the two tabs and then weld the perimeter of the tabs so all 3 pieces are tied together. Then they will be fine. You can also get decent Anchor style shackles at a farm and fleet or tractor supply that will be much safer.
The 8274 looks AWESOME on your CJ, the only winch to put on one!
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Unread 11-30-2010, 11:11 AM   #22
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Your shackle mounts should not have a gap between them. If you have a side pull, they will bend right over. Also, Bolt style shackles should never be used on a side pull as well. You could very easily cut a piece of plate to fit between the two tabs and then weld the perimeter of the tabs so all 3 pieces are tied together. Then they will be fine. You can also get decent Anchor style shackles at a farm and fleet or tractor supply that will be much safer.
The 8274 looks AWESOME on your CJ, the only winch to put on one!
Thanks, those 8274's are bad boys! I've never been real happy with those shackle mounts. Harbor Freight special. I'm either gonna slide a 1/2's plate in the middle of each one and weld it up or make new shackle mounts out of a tractor draw bar I have.

As to the mounts being wider than the frame, I don't think it'll make any difference as stout as this bumper is. Unless there's something I'm missing? I mounted them the width of a tow bar that I had built for my old CJ5.

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