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Unread 09-03-2009, 03:16 PM   #76
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I've seen them at the New Belgium brewery in Ft. Collins.

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Unread 09-03-2009, 03:24 PM   #77
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wow impressive work. I wish I could do half of that. and I was proud to put my suspension lifts on.

I would love to get a rear bumper like that on my Jeep. Since I'm in Denver you might pm me if you're interested in working something out. I love learning new things. especially when it comes to my Jeep
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Unread 09-03-2009, 03:30 PM   #78
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wow impressive work. I wish I could do half of that. and I was proud to put my suspension lifts on
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Unread 09-03-2009, 03:36 PM   #79
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Very nice work and I like the design. Might have to steel the ideas when I build some bumpers for my JK.
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Unread 09-03-2009, 03:44 PM   #80
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Very nice work and I like the design. Might have to steel the ideas when I build some bumpers for my JK.
I know it's a pun but be honest, was it on purpose?

I say that because when I was in 6th grade I learned what a pun was after accidentaly using one very well on an English paper. (I think it helped my grade out though)
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Unread 09-03-2009, 05:18 PM   #81
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I didn't even notice, I was thinking about steel, welding, etc and I just typed it.
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Unread 12-05-2009, 02:26 PM   #82
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Nice work, have you tested them on the trail yet?
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Unread 12-05-2009, 04:59 PM   #83
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Hey Voodoo when you decide to make some new ones for your rig (cause there is something just not right with those) I'll drive out there and take those off your hands so you don't have to worry about disposing of those things. Yeah thats right I'll take time outta my life to come all that way just to help out a fellow jeeper........lol no really AWESOME work those are really nice.
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Unread 12-05-2009, 05:30 PM   #84
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excellent looking work! might be a bit premature in bringing this up, but when you start fabricating stuff for others, make sure you have an attorney draft a usage waiver of liability, and set yourself up to sell your work under an LLC. For years I have made parts for old BMW motorcycles and though none of them were major parts (just sidestands, centerstands, etc) I still made sure that if one of my welds didn't hold and caused an injury, that no one could come after my home and more importantly my Jeep! That said, I have made a nice secondary income from my "hobby". And it certainly paid for all my welders and plasma cutters a few times over. Good luck with it- hope you make a go of it.

I do have one question, which I am pretty sure I know the answer to- you welded flat plates for the front and rear bumpers, but if you had had the steel bent 90 degrees over instead to make your tops and sides, would those edges have been substantially weaker than welded edges? Pretty sure bends would be weaker, but not sure to what degree- certainly far less welding.

BTW your welding is tight, way too good for a 'hobby'- and that was a hella nice shop you fab'd the front bumper in. Do you weld for a living?
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Unread 12-06-2009, 04:36 PM   #85
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Nice work, have you tested them on the trail yet?
Yeah, I used one of the front Drings to pull a stock X Unlimited out of 3' of snow. I've been on some rocky stuff and the rear bumper/carrier with a 37' spare is pretty quiet, so yeah, so far I'm very pleased.

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Hey Voodoo when you decide to make some new ones for your rig (cause there is something just not right with those) I'll drive out there and take those off your hands so you don't have to worry about disposing of those things. Yeah thats right I'll take time outta my life to come all that way just to help out a fellow jeeper........lol no really AWESOME work those are really nice.
If you drove all the way here from NY I just might be tempted to let ya have the front one, after my new one is finished of course.

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excellent looking work! might be a bit premature in bringing this up, but when you start fabricating stuff for others, make sure you have an attorney draft a usage waiver of liability, and set yourself up to sell your work under an LLC. For years I have made parts for old BMW motorcycles and though none of them were major parts (just sidestands, centerstands, etc) I still made sure that if one of my welds didn't hold and caused an injury, that no one could come after my home and more importantly my Jeep! That said, I have made a nice secondary income from my "hobby". And it certainly paid for all my welders and plasma cutters a few times over. Good luck with it- hope you make a go of it.

I do have one question, which I am pretty sure I know the answer to- you welded flat plates for the front and rear bumpers, but if you had had the steel bent 90 degrees over instead to make your tops and sides, would those edges have been substantially weaker than welded edges? Pretty sure bends would be weaker, but not sure to what degree- certainly far less welding.

BTW your welding is tight, way too good for a 'hobby'- and that was a hella nice shop you fab'd the front bumper in. Do you weld for a living?
Thanks for the advice. I don't really have plans to make bumpers, but if I ever make stuff for people, I'll keep that in mind. Speaking of motorcycles, you can see some of my Ducati stuff here: Some pics of my new exhaust.

The shop I am in currently is a Porsche/Audi dealership. There is a MIG welder at work and I have a TIG welder at home. I used to work for a high end Porsche shop that I did some fab at. I mostly built turbo race and high performance street engines up to 1000 hp. It was called Imagine Auto and they have recently closed. We had cars in European Car and Excellence magazines. I did some fab, but no, I don't fab for a living. In my opinion, the pay is too low. I know some people make a good living with it though. I just like to do it for fun and satisfaction.


Updated pics with meaty tires.







The 37" spare bolted right up.







I also fabbed up a gas/water can mount.








Thanks for looking.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 05:48 PM   #86
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Thought I saw a rocket in the background of one of your pics!

Whose fender flares are those? Look like chopped stock but very clean. Nice to be able to do your own work, huh? I just sold my house with shop in back, had TiG & MiG & plasma with air cleaner, basically anything you'd need to fab up some nice product. Now everything is packed up for the next year, and I am already jonesing to build some parts for my rubi.

Rear bumper looks great, I would have put a rolled piece of steel in the tire cutout... but yours goes better with the look of the JK.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 06:42 PM   #87
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Excellent job on those parts jeep looks great.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 07:01 PM   #88
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Man, those are some awesome skills. Those bumpers are better than anything I've seen on the market. How about a year's supply of beer for a set?
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Unread 12-06-2009, 07:18 PM   #89
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My jerrycan holder only came with a cloth strap and crappy plastic buckle.

Soooo, I bought a latch, some metal and a lock...



Bent the metal, welded on the latch and took it to the paint booth and did a professional rattlecan paint job ...



It didn't weld as good as I like because I didn't get all the coating off the latch, but it'll be ok.







It's definitely more secure than what it came with and it'll be a little harder for it to grow legs.
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Unread 12-16-2009, 12:56 AM   #90
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You guys are awesome! I definitely appreciate the props!!



I'm sure we can work something out.



Thanks, it's up at Middle St. Vrain.




That steel plate IS the bumper. It's the first piece, I got it where I wanted it and welded the studs on. Then the D-ring mounts are welded directly in the center of those... so it's like a large bolt on recovery point.

I got this done tonight...








NICE! I LIKE IT!
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