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Unread 08-06-2009, 08:39 AM   #16
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very very very very nice work

I am super impressed

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Unread 08-06-2009, 09:07 AM   #17
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Those could very well be the nicest one-off bumpers I've ever seen.
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Unread 08-06-2009, 09:27 AM   #18
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wow, def. looks like a Vendor made those, unreal work my friend...
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Unread 08-06-2009, 12:05 PM   #19
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may I ask how you spent? materials and whatnot
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Unread 08-06-2009, 06:41 PM   #20
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ok, glad to know im not the only one thinking of building my own front stubby bumper.... you got me on the rear though... nice fabrication... my welds dont look nearly that nice until they have been ground and painted
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Unread 08-06-2009, 08:24 PM   #21
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You guys are awesome! Thanks for the props!

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Good stuff. That duplicolor bedliner is the rattle can stuff I've seen, right?

By the way, you're sure you're not going any bigger on your tires, right? Doesn't seem like there's much gap left on the rear to grow into. Otherwise, fantastic job. Next step? Put some 4" round reverse lights in there
Yep, rattle can. I'm going bigger with the tires, but I'm building a tire carrier so it will be mounted just a touch higher and be adjustable if I decide to go even bigger.

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Congratulations!
Very nice work!!!

Anyway, what is approximately the weight of the new front bumper?
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Thanks. I don't know the weight, but if I weigh it next time I have it off I'll post it up.

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I think you need more welding practice.

By that I mean you could build me some tube fenders...



Very nice work.
Thanks. It's funny you mention that... I've been trying to decide if I want to build some tube fenders or carbon fibers fenders here soon. If you were in Denver I'd have ya stop by and make ya some, since you're not I'll try on mine.

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Impressive! You do amazing work!

P.S. Was that a weimaraner I saw walking around?
Thanks Yep, it's a weim.

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shipped to 11743? j/k, awesome.....I love the "i dont weld much part" followed by perfect dimes stacked all nicey nice. Really good job, I want your welding skills.
lol, I don't "MIG" weld much. I used the one at work. I have a TIG at home. I only got to use my new TIG for a month or so, then I moved and haven't have a 220V outlet for it for the past 8 months, so I feel a little rusty.

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may I ask how you spent? materials and whatnot
You can kinda break it down like this...

Front bumper : $60 on the 6x3/16"
$35 on 2" ID tubing
$60 on clevis mounts and tax
$32 on shackles and tax
$65 on lights and made pigtails from stock bulbs to plug and
play with sock harness and use stock switch

Rear bumper: $55 on steel
$60 on tire carrier hinge
$60 on clevis mounts + tax
$32 on shackles + tax I probaly coulda just used the front
set since I they are not on there for daily use

None of this includes the couple $10 a piece flapper sanding disks, $10 a can paint, probably used 3, orbital sanding disks, maybe 3 packs at $3 each, welding rod, gas, tungsten etc..

But I do it as a hobby and definitely enjoy it more than buying. I have maybe 8-10 hours in the front bumper and maybe 20+ on the rear. These are the first bumpers I've built, though.

Thanks again for all the compliments, after all the hard work on the rear, it definitely feels good!
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Unread 08-06-2009, 10:15 PM   #22
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You guys are awesome! Thanks for the props!



Yep, rattle can. I'm going bigger with the tires, but I'm building a tire carrier so it will be mounted just a touch higher and be adjustable if I decide to go even bigger.



Thanks. I don't know the weight, but if I weigh it next time I have it off I'll post it up.



Thanks. It's funny you mention that... I've been trying to decide if I want to build some tube fenders or carbon fibers fenders here soon. If you were in Denver I'd have ya stop by and make ya some, since you're not I'll try on mine.



Thanks Yep, it's a weim.



lol, I don't "MIG" weld much. I used the one at work. I have a TIG at home. I only got to use my new TIG for a month or so, then I moved and haven't have a 220V outlet for it for the past 8 months, so I feel a little rusty.



You can kinda break it down like this...

Front bumper : $60 on the 6x3/16"
$35 on 2" ID tubing
$60 on clevis mounts and tax
$32 on shackles and tax
$65 on lights and made pigtails from stock bulbs to plug and
play with sock harness and use stock switch

Rear bumper: $55 on steel
$60 on tire carrier hinge
$60 on clevis mounts + tax
$32 on shackles + tax I probaly coulda just used the front
set since I they are not on there for daily use

None of this includes the couple $10 a piece flapper sanding disks, $10 a can paint, probably used 3, orbital sanding disks, maybe 3 packs at $3 each, welding rod, gas, tungsten etc..

But I do it as a hobby and definitely enjoy it more than buying. I have maybe 8-10 hours in the front bumper and maybe 20+ on the rear. These are the first bumpers I've built, though.

Thanks again for all the compliments, after all the hard work on the rear, it definitely feels good!
..........you forgot the important stuff! Double the price above due to the Beer fund!
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Unread 08-07-2009, 02:11 AM   #23
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Great Job. Wish I had half of your skills
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Unread 08-07-2009, 03:18 AM   #24
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Thanks. It's funny you mention that... I've been trying to decide if I want to build some tube fenders or carbon fibers fenders here soon. If you were in Denver I'd have ya stop by and make ya some, since you're not I'll try on mine.
I have cousins in Aurora and in Colorado Springs...

Come meet with us Moab in May anyhow:
http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=28898
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Unread 08-07-2009, 08:51 PM   #25
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Please move to Hebron Ky and become my Jeep neighbor buddy and make me stuff.

I don't know how people do this....

Amazing work.
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Unread 08-07-2009, 09:34 PM   #26
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I want that rear bumper, you need to get the blue prints for that posted. Not like I could do it but would be nice to try, or just have you make it and send it to Tx haha.
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Unread 08-07-2009, 09:43 PM   #27
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I picked up some 2" tubing, 1/8 wall thickness and a couple 90 degree bends to make the bar.





After I finished up welding and painting the bar and getting the lights working on Saturday, we went camping. I didn't get any good flex shots on the technical sections but just wanted to get a few pics that weren't in the drive way.













Added clevis mounts. Completed, until I add a winch and fairlead.





Sweet Neo. The wife and I had one before kids and he was an impressive animal. Pics?
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Unread 08-07-2009, 11:08 PM   #28
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I have cousins in Aurora and in Colorado Springs...

Come meet with us Moab in May anyhow:
http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=28898
I've been on that site, not in a while though. I really want to build a trailer!

We'd really like to go to Moab next year...

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Please move to Hebron Ky and become my Jeep neighbor buddy and make me stuff.

I don't know how people do this....

Amazing work.
Thanks. Move to Denver and I'll give ya a hand.

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I want that rear bumper, you need to get the blue prints for that posted. Not like I could do it but would be nice to try, or just have you make it and send it to Tx haha.
I don't use blueprints. I grab a tape measure, kinda figure what I want in my head and start cutting, grinding and welding. I usually write down a few measurements to go purchase metal... but I messed that up today and don't think I got enough to build my tire carrier this weekend!

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Sweet Neo. The wife and I had one before kids and he was an impressive animal. Pics?
She's a weim, but we think she's pretty great!

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Unread 08-07-2009, 11:10 PM   #29
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..........you forgot the important stuff! Double the price above due to the Beer fund!
True story!
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Unread 08-07-2009, 11:29 PM   #30
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Wow! Just Wow! I wanna learn to weld.......
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