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post #16 of 35 Old 09-23-2021, 07:19 PM
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Oh my!
Oh my indeed! Just the sight of that sparked a rage in me I didnt know I had!

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post #17 of 35 Old 09-23-2021, 07:20 PM
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I've always liked your bumper, Jeepfeller. Very functional. I went the old school route on my winch mount, Warn 8274 yet to be rebuilt. I kept everything between the turn signal/marker lights so they're still functional. So far I have no cooling issues and don't expect any. The vertical pieces have holes in them so that I'll be able to bolt a rack on the front bumper for supporting a canoe or something long.
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post #18 of 35 Old 09-24-2021, 10:17 AM
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dolsoncj7,

Maybe I should send you my shirt?

It really doesn't match Willy at all......Looks perfect in yours!

It kinda don't matter which Jeep I'm in or what I'm wearing.

I chose this version because it reminded me of wasting my time out in those Exposure Dance Facilities that served alcoholic beverages when I was stationed in Savannah, GA.

Pay attention to the mispronunciations, the misinterpreted words, leaving out letters. This too was part of the "EDF" experience.

Usually the music was more upbeat. But this number just sorta sums me and my Jeeps up, even now! Sorta the softer side of Jeepfeller.

As you sat sipping your beer and watching the stage, in Savannah, just right off Post, there was always a caring companion sitting with you, talking like this,

but mostly trying to get you to buy her a really expensive beverage---I figured it be "on commission".

WOW! Those were those good ole days, many miles away from home, as a Private in the Ranger Battalion!

I still tell my wife, "Love you long time G.I." !


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post #19 of 35 Old 09-24-2021, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks to all for the suggestions. I ordered a stock front bumper and I'm keeping the winch for now. I love winches (and wenches). Even though this one is an off shore (cheaply) built one, it's 8,000 lb and nearly new. Great idea of the hitch receiver Jeepfeller. I'd love to be the 'winch fairy' to help an ol' G.I. out, but shipping anything to and from the island I live on is cost prohibitive - never mind steel things. Fantastic Jeeps you have there...

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post #20 of 35 Old 09-24-2021, 11:13 AM
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You could go with front receiver hitch mount winch - That winch might bee too big. Do you have rear receiver - ? Mount winch there?
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post #21 of 35 Old 09-24-2021, 11:15 AM
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I might have a complete 74 Grill CJ5 for sale shortly, keep eye on classifieds.
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post #22 of 35 Old 09-24-2021, 12:35 PM
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Hey Ken, just hop on the MV Coho and drop it off in PA. JK

I’m thinking this Jeep front end qualifies as one on my favorites. Congrats to JF for saving it from the dead.
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post #23 of 35 Old 09-24-2021, 02:16 PM
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Axhammer,

Having never really dug deep into a "MB" or even a "CJ2A", before I had one,

I kinda settled for the "2A" when I was out on my quest to find a reasonable "MB"

I never really liked the "Bug Eyed" look of the "2A" or the "M38" either.

But that "sunken" headlight look on a MB always made me have an organism!....and still does!

One of my friends had ordered fenders for one, and informed me that the guy had a "MB" grill and other parts reasonable (back around 1998)

Not knowing how it would fit, I took a chance and ordered it and two buckets for the headlights.

The grill fit perfect----I had to notch the buckets 180 degrees from the 6 volt headlight index notches so that

the 12 Volt headlights would seat down properly.

Two weeks later someone put me on a lead to a Army Jeep sitting forever in a local pasture.

The Jeep itself was rusted to nothing, the back end was full of pine needles with various pieces and parts sticking though.

With a few minutes of digging, I found the grill to that Jeep.

It was an Early model slat grill, minus the buckets. I carried it up to the owners house and told him the Jeep was just too far gone for me,

would he sell the grill? I did not divulge any details about the origin.

He let me have the slat grill for $10, I always wondered if I got "took"!!!

Down below, I hinged my "Ranger" license plate (mounted on a steel plate) at the top,

I have a really strong magnet glued lower to keep it tight to the bumper.

I can flip it up and over towards the radiator to gain access to the "Hand crank" hole, which has helped when my starter was lacking,

or when my daughter would show out at a store.

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post #24 of 35 Old 09-25-2021, 08:46 AM
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A couple of weeks ago we had our monthly Jeep Club Cruise In and this 46 CJ2 parked next to me. You can see how a 46 Grill differs from JEEPFELLER's. This Jeep's body is 100% powder coated. I'd been hearing about this project from several folks for a while and the day this was made was his first public showing. This picture was made at a "JeepFest" in a neighboring town. When we started to leave its starter wouldn't turn over. I asked him "do you have a hand crank?" and of course he didn't. Luckily we were on on a hill so several of us pushed him off.

JEEPFELLER wanted to know what does he do if has a flat. Owner said "I'm SOL."

At a different Cruise In a young feller was showing off his Crazy Bird grill in one of those Jeeps with two too many door openings and when asked how I liked it I gave him the speech about "Since 1941 the iconic symbol of a Jeep had been the jail house bar grill..." Then I looked at the bug screen on the front of mine and added "Unless you are trying to keep bugs off of the radiator."
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JEEPFELLER really needs a wench. He always has to move one that won't start out of the way so he can get the one that will start out of the garage. That's the price you pay for having two Jeeps. I also need him to come move one of mine.

I have friend who had the same problem with driving with a winch so he took his off ad put a stock bumper and put a receiver hitch on the front. He welded a draw bar on the winch mount and no only puts it on when he goes off road.

I reckon he does... one that will start.
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The new to me '81 CJ7 came with a Champion 8000 pound winch and a big *** black bumper. And while I appreciate the value of both - I won't be heavy off-roading at all. One of my favorite parts of the look of a CJ is the grill. It was kinda bothering me to only see winch and bumper, with the headlights peeking over top.

So while waiting for my new fuel tank to arrive, I pulled the winch and bumper to see which look I like better.

For me, I like the clean look. I can easily remount the winch without the bumper - but this won't be a mud buggy/rock crawler... I may cut the upper frame off the big bumper and re-mount that. I'm looking for a clean - closer to stock look that shows that pretty smile.

What do you guys think?
Islander13, I don't blame you for wanting to get rid of the winch and bumper. It's kinda hideous looking if you ask me. There are lots of winch mounts that are less offensive to the eye.
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WOW!

That wench has some really big hands!

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