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post #1 of 25 Old 08-05-2019, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Cj EGA Bumpers on CJ7

Help - purchased EGA full width bumper for 82 CJ7. Like the bumper a lot - problem is it will not fit underneath my stock fenders. Could be slight body issue. Considering changing to one of their stubby bumpers but need to be sure it will fit before sending current bumper back only to get another one that does not fit. Is there anyone out there that can give me a measurement from the top of the frame rail to the top of the horizonal plane on the stubby bumpers so I can gauge whether they will fit under my fenders.
Current bumper JCJFB001
Need measurement for JCJFB000

Contacted EGA customer service but they were no help - they just import, warehouse and ship out.

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post #2 of 25 Old 08-06-2019, 06:56 AM
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Wow that's a close fit.

You might have problems with your rubber body bushings.
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Just installed new body mounts. Am going to check with body shop for ideas but would still like to get measurements on the EGA stubby to see if it will fit my rig,
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If you like the bumper and you already have it, I would make it fit.

Can the bumper be re-drilled so it can sit a little lower? Could have add the required shim to your body mounts to make the bumper fit?
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Bumper straddles and actually goes over top of frame rails so redrilling of bumper not really an option. Considered body lift (shims) but that brings in issue of new brake lines, transfer case linkage mods, etc. and I just recently replaced all of the body mounts.

If a body specialist can adjust the fenders I don't have much option but to abandon current bumper. Even if the fenders can be modified (I don`t want to get into cutting my fenders) at what cost?


The shorter stubby EAG bumper looks like a good option but as originally stated I don`t want to ship current bumper back and purchase to stubby just to find it won`t fit either. I was hoping someone on the forum has an EAG stubby installed that could give me the measurement mentioned above and I would go that route.


Will see body people tomorrow to see if fenders can be lifted and at what cost. Sometimes buying from Ebay or Amazon can bite you vs brick and mortar source.
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How much of a miss match is there?

The grill mount would probably require the biggest shim. The ones under the fire wall would be the next. The rest probably would even need to be addressed.

I got a 1" body lift on mine and never had to change much of anything other than the length of my clutch rod from the pedal to the bellcrank.


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Were it me I would demand a refund and buy something from a vendor that actually made the bumper. These people have already proven they don't care if you are satisfied or not so why even think of buying anything else from them.
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Now come on Jim. Lets tell the truth. Had it been you, you would have ordered some steel and you what have gone to work and had a beautiful bumper by now

To help out the original poster... if you are not in love with the original finish on the bumper, you could (or have someone) shorten the height of the bumper enough to clear the fenders. At the price of those bumpers, I would not be afraid to start cutting. Wrinkle finish paint covers many sins...I mean less than perfect welding. On a small project like that even a below average welder can take the time and fill in all the craters in the welds and grind everything smooth enough to have a semi-gloss paint finish.

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Were it me I would demand a refund and buy something from a vendor that actually made the bumper. These people have already proven they don't care if you are satisfied or not so why even think of buying anything else from them.
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Now come on Jim. Lets tell the truth. Had it been you, you would have ordered some steel and you what have gone to work and had a beautiful bumper by now
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To help out the original poster... if you are not in love with the original finish on the bumper, you could (or have someone) shorten the height of the bumper enough to clear the fenders. At the price of those bumpers, I would not be afraid to start cutting. Wrinkle finish paint covers many sins...I mean less than perfect welding. On a small project like that even a below average welder can take the time and fill in all the craters in the welds and grind everything smooth enough to have a semi-gloss paint finish.
Better yet maybe I should start making them and selling them myself!


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It would be hard to compete with $199.99 shipped Chinese stamped bumpers. Bend your bumper? Buy another at only $199.99. I would be afraid to hook a tow strap to some of those 5/32" bumpers.
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I can see a bumping going on as the body flexes....
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OP...Post a picture of the back of the bumper. I an sure someone here can come up with a way of mounting it a couple of inches lower.
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It would be hard to compete with $199.99 shipped Chinese stamped bumpers. Bend your bumper? Buy another at only $199.99. I would be afraid to hook a tow strap to some of those 5/32" bumpers.
You can't compete on price. Only quality and service of which the Chicoms are blown away.

But with that being said the chicoms didn't build this for CJ owners. No doubt they were contacted by someone here in the US because they were the cheapest place to get it built. It's apparent that little or no research was done to make sure the bumper worked as expected. It's only purpose is to separate the buyer from their money. End of story.
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OP, what is the gap between the fender tops and the hood? Likely just need to loosen up the bolts for fenders to grill and cheat the fenders up a bit to get the bumper to fit. Likely fit the test Jeep and the fenders may have been adjusted all of the way up when they tried it. But as others have said, a good flex will likely bend the front fender lip when the bumper contacts them.

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I appreciate the feedback. To be honest I bought the bumper more for looks than function. I think the version pictured here would probable work OK but would like to get a measurement from some one who actually has and has installed to verify. I am exploring the body raising options (lifting via taller mounts or shims and raising fenders as suggested). $$ is always a concern as I would have to hire all of the options suggested done or purchase mounts etc.

Body specialist says they think they can address the space issue but cost is unknown. If the bumper pictured here would work I would just send current one back for refund and purchase this one.
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