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Unread 12-14-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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(Update)Want your opinion on my bumper build

I am building bumpers for my jeep and was wondering if it is to wide. It is 59" wide now I haven't boxed the ends yet so I can still shorten it. Do you think I should put a loop on top or maybe a stinger?

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Unread 12-14-2013, 09:25 PM   #2
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Personally, I think it is too wide. But it is your Jeep. I would cut it off at the mid point of the slant cut.
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Unread 12-14-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
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I say add a stinger and keep it the way it is, if you don't do a lot of rock crawling then u don't have to worry about it, think about it this way if u crash in to some one from the side of the jeep there is a good chance you can still minimize the damage to the axle or even your hood and side fenders
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Unread 12-14-2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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U can build your own bumper!?! You're like a snail, rock on. Go with what you like. Looks wise, I'd go narrower, but only you know it's function.

If I had said building skill I'd mount one of those pedal bike front fork lock pin things and some rod holders and I'd def weld in a bottle opener and maybe even a beer can sized depression/reservoir on one end.
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Unread 12-14-2013, 09:56 PM   #5
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Maybe 3" off each end. Nice workmanship. It really looks true and straight.
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Unread 12-15-2013, 01:36 PM   #6
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Nice looking craftsmanship!

Are you primarily concerned about aesthetics, or function?

If aesthetics, my opinion is that it's not necessarily too long, but it's too long in proportion to its thickness (on the vertical plane). So if you were starting over, I would suggest going with a wider tube as your starting point if you want this length. Otherwise, I agree with some others- take 3" or so off of it. The tough thing is determining where to cut it off. It looks most natural if it matches a major feature of the body, such as the fenders or edge of the grille.

If function, then it depends on your expected use. As another poster mentioned, if you want to do some rockcrawling, then a long bumper might get in the way. If it's mostly on the road with no rock crawling, then this is a good length.
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Unread 12-15-2013, 07:42 PM   #7
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Ok cut 3"s off each side d rings welded on and a bull bar just need light tabs and ready for paint and then start the back with swing out tire carrier . Oh my winch should be here tomorrow
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Unread 12-15-2013, 09:01 PM   #8
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Looks nice
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Unread 12-15-2013, 10:37 PM   #9
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Ok cut 3"s off each side d rings welded on...
Are those D-ring holder brackets surface welded onto the surface of your bumper as they appear to be? If so, they would be way too dangerous to use, I would remove them. Such holders need to be held by a tab passing through the bumper and through-welded on both sides to be strong enough and safe enough for vehicle recoveries. Surface mounted D-ring holders are dangerous enough that I wouldn't leave them on even for looks. Someone could be seriously hurt by using one in an emergency, like if you were too incapacitated to warn against their use if you just left them as is.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 12:28 AM   #10
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Lots of manufacturers use surface mount tabs or d-rings. Gen-right comes to mind, those things are usually rated to 5+ tons. I picked some up on Amazon that are 20 tons, haven't gotten around to welding them on to my Gen-right crossmember.

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Unread 12-16-2013, 12:41 AM   #11
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Heres a thought, rotate your pics if you want feedback. I would not use surface mounted rings. I would use clevis mounts that are welded on both sides of the square tubing. Winching can be very dangerous with those.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 01:12 AM   #12
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Add gussets to the bar. Connecting the bar to the bumper.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 01:12 AM   #13
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Ooo oooo. And some light tabs lol
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Unread 12-17-2013, 01:53 AM   #14
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BIGGER STINGER!!! make it as high as the hood

some thing along the lines as mine maybe?
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Unread 12-17-2013, 10:11 AM   #15
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Did you make yours or is it from a company? I've been wanting to make one similar to yours or the OP but I simply don't have the means in college. I don't mean to hijack here, both of these bumpers are awesome and I give you props to making it so well OP
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