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Unread 07-30-2007, 07:59 AM   #1
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Built my bumper! WOOHOO! check it out!

I do feel stupid though, cuz I ordered a bumper about a month ago before I even thought about building one. I built one, cuz I am thinking about selling them and I wanted to see what all was in design and building it. I think if I can stream line the production time, it could be profitable, but for now.... who knows. Let me know what you think:





















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Unread 07-30-2007, 08:02 AM   #2
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Where we burned a whole in the bumper to run wires for spot lights:














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Unread 07-30-2007, 08:04 AM   #3
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Unread 07-30-2007, 08:10 AM   #4
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Now some specs:

The plating is .25(1/4 steel). The stinger is made of 1.25" dia.x1/8"wall. The stinger support is 1"x 1/4". We put spots for spot lights on the stinger, and mounting spots for the facory fog lamps. It has 3/4" shackle loops. We built it with a some what skid plate that is formed with the bumper. It bolts to the factory bumper mounts. It is built with a winch mount and roller mount.
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Unread 07-30-2007, 08:18 AM   #5
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Looks great, real nice job! How much does it weigh?
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Unread 07-30-2007, 08:23 AM   #6
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I agree, it looks really nice.

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Unread 07-30-2007, 09:31 AM   #7
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Nice! Impressive incorporates everything to include the fog lights. I like!
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Unread 07-30-2007, 09:34 AM   #8
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Nice bumper!!!

---hi-jack---

How do you like those new pro-comp tires? Are they loud?
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Unread 07-30-2007, 09:35 AM   #9
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I just make a BOOP BEEP sound with my mouth (really loud) as I walk away from the jeep, and point the key at it.
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lets put it a way a kids will relate......its like a hooker.......... SURE a 15 dollar handy from a detroit toothless 60 year old can get it done....... but NO where is it as nice as the $5000 an hour goddess from vegas or hollywood

....... dont be that fat guy on the beach in the speedo you dont want to be "that guy"
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Nice bumper!!!

---hi-jack---

How do you like those new pro-comp tires? Are they loud?


I am very happy with those tires! I am normally not a fan of ProComp, but the turned a corner on these tires! They do great on sand, gravel, rocks, and handle great on the highway. I drive about 70-75mph on average and they are pretty quiet!
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REALLY nice work!
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Unread 07-30-2007, 10:41 AM   #12
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Very nice. So you have a monster brake and didn't think of building your own bumper. That's pretty funny.

I'd add a reinforcement to the bottom outside corners of the swaybar disconnect protection. You might other wise rest that lower bottom corner on a rock and bend the .25 up into the sway bar disconnect.
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Unread 07-30-2007, 10:59 AM   #13
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Very nice. So you have a monster brake and didn't think of building your own bumper. That's pretty funny.

I'd add a reinforcement to the bottom outside corners of the swaybar disconnect protection. You might other wise rest that lower bottom corner on a rock and bend the .25 up into the sway bar disconnect.


ya, you can call me "Lazy" ...... "Very Lazy" .......


That is what we were talkin about, reinforcing the back of that part. We may end up changing that part of the bumper.
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Unread 07-30-2007, 11:57 AM   #14
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Very nice! It reminds me of PureJeep's crawler stubby, but I much prefer yours

I'm curious if there's any tire rub on that lower pseudo skid plate portion -at full flex?
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looks awesome. great job.
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