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Unread 11-21-2013, 07:42 PM   #14371
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Got the bumper finished up. Added D-ring/draw bar mounts.
Had some "aluminum" paint laying around, so I figured I'd try something different.
Not sure if I am digging the silver or not.


I reserve opinion for a more distant picture. I do think it looks good with the light blue of the Jeep, it also ties in with the chrome on the head/parking lights. I'm not a decorator though. :-)

Bill

Ps. At least you didn't ask what color to paint it. Hahaha.

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Unread 11-21-2013, 07:48 PM   #14372
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Relabeled trucklite headlights? Or are trucklites relabeled GE lights? Now I'm confused. Looks good.
I don't really know ... but, as long as they illuminate better than stock I really don't care!
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Unread 11-21-2013, 08:10 PM   #14373
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I don't really know ... but, as long as they illuminate better than stock I really don't care!
I had to do a google search in hope of them being cheaper than the trucklites but no luck.
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Unread 11-21-2013, 08:13 PM   #14374
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I reserve opinion for a more distant picture. I do think it looks good with the light blue of the Jeep, it also ties in with the chrome on the head/parking lights. I'm not a decorator though. :-)

Bill

Ps. At least you didn't ask what color to paint it. Hahaha.
I think I will really have to wait until it's cleaned up. With the aluminum rims, it MAY just work.
If not, it's my old favorite, Rustolium satin black.

I'm just worried about it being strong enough.










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Unread 11-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #14375
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Sorry, lol, wrong picture. Sent from phone with old eyes.
Looks good! What did you use to paint it?
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Unread 11-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #14376
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Pinstripe

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I like it, looks good
Maybe if you got some matching blue, or maybe black, pinstripe tape? Just something to jazz it up w/o being too gaudy. W/tape you can play w/the 25' roll when you only need about 8'.
Just my usual unsolicited crackpot advice. I do agree w/T-stick, looks good. OR, maybe paint the d-rings in blue?
Just some color so it doesn't look so bland as to actually draw your eyes to it.
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Unread 11-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #14377
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I think I will really have to wait until it's cleaned up. With the aluminum rims, it MAY just work.
If not, it's my old favorite, Rustolium satin black.

I'm just worried about it being strong enough.









I have 2 different tow point setups on 3 different Jeep. 2 of them have hooks bolted to the winch plate, the plate is bolted to the frame. ( like the warn kit)

The 3rd is like yours, but with a twist. I cut a hole in the bumper just like yours right next to the frame, I then made the flat stock long enough to go back to the front bolt ( i believe its a 3/4" bolt) on the angle iron for the winch plate.
This is on the inside of the frame rail.
I may have used both bolts on both sides , I don't remember.

Bill

Edit, mine are the stock bumpers, yours is square tube, that helps a lot.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 10:19 AM   #14378
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I hate to be the one dissenter in the crowd, but silver like that always looks like spray paint to me. Just my opinion of course, all that matters is if you like it
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Unread 11-22-2013, 02:10 PM   #14379
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I hate to be the one dissenter in the crowd, but silver like that always looks like spray paint to me. Just my opinion of course, all that matters is if you like it
Whenever I paint with silver, I follow up with clear coat.
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1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 02:36 PM   #14380
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Been wanting a radiator protection hoop for some time. so, broke out the tube bender, grb a stick of tube, crack a beer and:

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Unread 11-22-2013, 03:09 PM   #14381
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I hate to be the one dissenter in the crowd, but silver like that always looks like spray paint to me. Just my opinion of course, all that matters is if you like it
Spray paint. I'd never use spray paint on my jeep. My Rustolium always gets brushed on, the way it was meant to be used.
I'm not overly concerned about how the paint looks, it will be beaten up, scratched, gouged, and covered in filth in no time. That's why I don't even worry about the brush marks when I paint stuff.
The old stock one was too far gone to try and salvage one more time.


I may cut a piece of aluminum diamond plate to cover the area between the grill and bumper.



Got bored today (on vacation) so I dug around in my junk bin and came up with some fittings. I have always just used my compressor to fill my tires, so I never worried about having a tank. I didn't want to give up room inside, and underneath is packed full already.
Did the math on the bumper and it gives me about a gallon of air. Enough for a good shot with the air gun, and about five seconds to refill it, that's at idle.
When I do the rear bumper, that will give me another gallon.

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Unread 11-22-2013, 04:58 PM   #14382
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Been wanting a radiator protection hoop for some time. so, broke out the tube bender, grb a stick of tube, crack a beer and: Before: After:
Not my cup of tea, but that's pretty creative and definitely original...
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Unread 11-22-2013, 05:04 PM   #14383
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i've seen far too many rigs flop that what would be an otherwise easy recovery and everyone is on their way, is a disaster. crushed hood crushes radiator and that leads to all sorts of unwanted problems, etc. This armor hoop is rather common and affords a first line of protection for vital engine components. its different in that its not a putchase from a vendor and is tied into the tube fenders for added rigidity. am working on an isolation bushing to keep body separate from frame.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 05:06 PM   #14384
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clever and creative. to keep debris out of the quick connect air coupler, grab a 1" rubber table leg from home depot. slips on nicely, looks good and keeps the mechanism clean.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 05:09 PM   #14385
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clever and creative. to keep debris out of the quick connect air coupler, grab a 1" rubber table leg from home depot. slips on nicely, looks good and keeps the mechanism clean.
Or a walking stick base
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