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Unread 04-17-2007, 09:41 PM   #136
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new homemade bumper, just finished installing it today.

I have an 06 rubicon unlimited, so I had longer rear corners than normal to protect from rocks etc... so I did this wraparound rear bumper to keep the tub safe




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Unread 04-17-2007, 09:45 PM   #137
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new homemade bumper, just finished installing it today.

I have an 06 rubicon unlimited, so I had longer rear corners than normal to protect from rocks etc... so I did this wraparound rear bumper to keep the tub safe


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Unread 04-17-2007, 09:50 PM   #138
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Man some of you guys could make a fortune selling your "home made" bumpers. Some look better than some of the mass marketed ones.
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Unread 04-17-2007, 10:02 PM   #139
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new homemade bumper, just finished installing it today.

I have an 06 rubicon unlimited, so I had longer rear corners than normal to protect from rocks etc... so I did this wraparound rear bumper to keep the tub safe



So where can I get one?!?!
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Unread 04-17-2007, 11:02 PM   #140
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That thing is nice!
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Unread 04-17-2007, 11:03 PM   #141
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Serioulsy that thing is sweet! I want one!
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Unread 04-18-2007, 02:35 AM   #142
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It really wasn't that hard to do.

I used 4x4 3/16 inch thick square tube steel, 2 pieces of 6 inch wide flat stock, some 2 inch wide flat stock and a class 3 receiver tube from tractor supply company for the hitch. I am also brand new to welding, this was the first project I have done. Finished only with an angle grinder with cutoff wheels and some grinding discs and a few sandpaper discs. Paint is rattle can self etching primer and duplicolor low gloss black engine paint.

The angle and bevels were cut with the angle grinder & cutoff discs. the 4x4 tubing was cut in such a way as to slip together with the seams beveled to lay weld beads in, and welded beads around all the connections, then grind them down smooth.

Lot's of grinding was done

To cut the receiver tube hole I drilled holes in the 4 corners and used a sawzall to cut the square opening to size, slip the receiver tube in place, tack weld to keep it from moving. Then drill 4 holes from the backside, and plug weld the back of the receiver tube from inside until the 4 drilled holes were full. the rest was plain bead laying, with grinder and sandpaper discs to finish.

The d-ring tabs were done the exact same way. One funny note about the d-ring tabs, they are actually from my front bumper, they hung down, the maker of the bumper sells an approach roller option to put on that is supposed to make the bumper "roll" over obstacles that make contact with the bumper. I cut these off with a portaband,ground then down to a uniform shape since the cuts weren't perfect, then welded them onto my new rear bumper. This solved 2 problems, gave me the recovery tabs I wanted for the back, and got rid of these hideous things hangin from the front bumper for no good reason.
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Unread 04-18-2007, 05:01 AM   #143
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well where do i begin:

my front bumper:

my rear carrier and bumper:

add supports to my cage:

built this for another guy:

my cargo rack:
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Unread 04-18-2007, 05:06 AM   #144
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mine is lame.....but...

CB Antenna mount:

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Unread 04-18-2007, 03:22 PM   #145
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It really wasn't that hard to do.

I used 4x4 3/16 inch thick square tube steel, 2 pieces of 6 inch wide flat stock, some 2 inch wide flat stock and a class 3 receiver tube from tractor supply company for the hitch. I am also brand new to welding, this was the first project I have done. Finished only with an angle grinder with cutoff wheels and some grinding discs and a few sandpaper discs. Paint is rattle can self etching primer and duplicolor low gloss black engine paint.

The angle and bevels were cut with the angle grinder & cutoff discs. the 4x4 tubing was cut in such a way as to slip together with the seams beveled to lay weld beads in, and welded beads around all the connections, then grind them down smooth.

Lot's of grinding was done

To cut the receiver tube hole I drilled holes in the 4 corners and used a sawzall to cut the square opening to size, slip the receiver tube in place, tack weld to keep it from moving. Then drill 4 holes from the backside, and plug weld the back of the receiver tube from inside until the 4 drilled holes were full. the rest was plain bead laying, with grinder and sandpaper discs to finish.

The d-ring tabs were done the exact same way. One funny note about the d-ring tabs, they are actually from my front bumper, they hung down, the maker of the bumper sells an approach roller option to put on that is supposed to make the bumper "roll" over obstacles that make contact with the bumper. I cut these off with a portaband,ground then down to a uniform shape since the cuts weren't perfect, then welded them onto my new rear bumper. This solved 2 problems, gave me the recovery tabs I wanted for the back, and got rid of these hideous things hangin from the front bumper for no good reason.

So how did you mount it to the frame... I really want to make one like yours.. It looks sweet...
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Unread 04-18-2007, 08:06 PM   #146
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I got the first coat of paint on the top side tonight.





so far it's cost me around $60-65 including the longer bolts and cut off wheels


Another coat or two of paint on the top and then some on the bottom and mount it and it's complete...
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Unread 04-18-2007, 08:14 PM   #147
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I got the first coat of paint on the top side tonight.





so far it's cost me around $60-65 including the longer bolts and cut off wheels


Another coat or two of paint on the top and then some on the bottom and mount it and it's complete...

Can't wait to see the install pics!
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Unread 04-18-2007, 08:44 PM   #148
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cb mount on the tire carrier... now i need to buy the antenna... weird that the hole was already there, nice and centered
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Unread 04-18-2007, 09:56 PM   #149
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So how did you mount it to the frame... I really want to make one like yours.. It looks sweet...
It's stitch welded to the back frame cap across the back, top bottom and side. I suppose you could make a bolt on mount for it with some threaded studs, or nutserts or something. I was shooting for maximum strength. It's going to be a real pain to cut it off if it needs to be removed, but felt it was worth it for the extra strength provided. not to mention, it will never be stolen LOL...


I also welded the rock rails on both sides with gussets to the frame.
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Unread 04-18-2007, 09:58 PM   #150
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cb mount on the tire carrier... now i need to buy the antenna... weird that the hole was already there, nice and centered
End clicky.

What did you use for the bolt? (Please excuse me if that sounds stupid, I just don't have a CB yet and have been looking at mounts lately thinking about what to do when I get one soon...)
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