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.
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.
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.
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.
[B][/B][I][COLOR="White"][/COLOR][/I]WHITE JEEP CLUB #171