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.
Once a year, my CJ looks cool. St Patrick's day! Seriously, paint is my next project. And awhile ago you guys came through when I was waffling on the color & you guys threw up some Loden Green metalic. I forget who had a sweet Green Golden Eagle. Thanx guys!
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.
Edit, mine are the stock bumpers, yours is square tube, that helps a lot.
1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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.
78 CJ7.. 258.. TH400/Dana18.. SOA/stock YJ springs.. 35" General Grabbers.. Waggy 44s.. 4.88 gears...Spartan/Lockright...Fiberglass front to rear
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.