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Unread 09-09-2007, 04:41 PM   #1
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Stock bumper cut down

About 6 months ago I saw a pic of a JK that looked like the stock bumper had been cut down to a stubby bumper. It looked like the ends had basically been cut off where the crush can covers start. The only thing I couldn't figure out at the time was how they got a really finished look on the ends.

Does anyone else remember seeing this pics, or figured out how they did it. I haven't been able to find the pic since.

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Unread 09-09-2007, 05:12 PM   #2
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I've seen it done on jk-forum, but it seems to be a lenghty process and it might be worth your while to buy a used bumper (they get replaced all the time) and mod it. Plastic "welding" will be required, in my limited experience thats a process that gets a little messy.

Here's a pic of a stock bumper thats been winched, hooped, and cut down. Looks damn nice I think.



Post number 54 and 64 of this thread describe in detail what's necessary. Good luck, post pics if you do it.

http://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.php?t=6331&page=3
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Unread 09-09-2007, 05:33 PM   #3
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Here's one.....not sure if this is the one you'r thinking of:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/stock-bumper-upgrades-447183/
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Unread 09-09-2007, 05:42 PM   #4
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Here's a pic of a stock bumper thats been winched, hooped, and cut down. Looks damn nice I think.


Wow- I really like the looks of that one
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Unread 09-09-2007, 05:52 PM   #5
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That's it! Thanks.
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Unread 09-09-2007, 05:59 PM   #6
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I'm really starting to think this is the way to go.



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I'm really starting to think this is the way to go.



How'd you do the rear bumper?
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Unread 02-18-2013, 10:27 AM   #8
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Did mine with a sawzall and some tape. The write up is on project-jk.com.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 10:36 AM   #9
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They make a kit and its like $65 on Quadratec and comes with the caps for the front bumper.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 11:06 AM   #10
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I left some room for caps on my bumper when I cut it. But I really don think I even need them.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 07:54 PM   #11
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There are a couple of makers of the end caps. I went with Rough Country. They are are steel instead of plastic and are more square than round. I elected to put some black caulk in the seam to make it look more seamless. Caulk was not necessary but just a nice addition. Easy install. Never removed the bumper. Used a sawzall , a drill and about an hour of time.



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Cut mine up today, mainly cause I was forced to from my new tires. I really like that stock bumper mod though! Really slick and keeps functionality well.

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Cut mine up today, mainly cause I was forced to from my new tires. I really like that stock bumper mod though! Really slick and keeps functionality well.
35's?
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35's?
Yessir. Now looking at the bumper mod im definitely gonna try the winch mount plate and everything. I'm assuming he just welded a hoop bar to the plate? No pictures on that
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Unread 02-19-2013, 08:34 AM   #15
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That's probably what I'll do in the future. I've got a lot to take care of first. I think I wanna do beefier c-gussets and explore the options for strengthening my stock axle. Maybe shafts... Not all sure yet. Have you got any plans to strengthen your front end? I'm trying to get ideas from a few different people.
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