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Old 10-18-2010, 08:22 AM
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now for the bumper to finish, so i though the half inch mounts were too much, so i got a 8" by like 20' plate of what i thought was qaurter inch but really was 3/8th i think, so i made new bumper mounts and torched the holes out, also to add my old torch was messing up so i bought a new harbor freight one, i got it that morning and turns out it was broken and so i went back exchanged it and wow this torch is sooo much better than my last one, i thought it was me sucking on the cutting but really i just had a bad torch so here are the pics now





i replaced the two front bolts with 1/2inch grade 8 and left the rest the same for now



this is the plate i used, half of it and the other half



torch box, this torch really made me happy, i was even telling my girlfriend all about it



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the front bar is 2x4 .25 wall, i wanted to be able to hit something and destroy what i hit



the sides were tricky so i just cut out three different pieces, by this time came around i was sooooo tired, i had been working on this bumper for four or five hours straight, it takes a whole day to do, so here are some pics of what i got im sorry for not taking enough pics



shackle mounts!! these are half way welded in and look they hold up the whole front end!!



yes the tire is off the ground



here it is before bondo and paint, the welds sucked cus of rusty metal so i used some bondo which i need to redo





yep finsihed it at like ten at night, started at nine in the morning went till about nine at night

also i took out two leafs from my leaf packs and added a main leaf and second leaf from an 80's ford ranger pack, i would def recommend getting leafs from these, only two leafs and this is what i got
from this(look at the lift in the rear


to this!!! what a big improvement, i didnt think it would lift it that much


also i painted my bulbs, do you think pink and yellow turnsignals are legal?!?!



also finished a crappy roof rack to sell for some quick cash


and some parking lot flex!! i didnt mean to do this but oh well i like it
thats how it is now





idk y i dont have pics of the bumper finished on the camera but i will get some, i put in those baja lights with some tabs on the bumper, they look great, but i cant figure out the wiring on them and y i keep blowing fuses

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you're probably pulling to much power through the fuse.


the wiring on those baja's is insanely simple
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i know but im using a relay for it tho, i had roof bajas and wired the way they said and they worked fine but i wanted to try and use a relay for them
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:34 PM
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no one likes my thread
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Don't get discouraged, Some people just like to look and leave no comments.I think your doing good on your jeep.Keep posting pics and mods and sooner or later people will give you some feedback..
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thanks man yea but its taking too much time!!!
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Nice built so far! Not so sure about those turn signals though
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Nice built so far! Not so sure about those turn signals though
thanks man, yea i like the signals so far, i know your not suppose to have clear bulbs so i fixed it, im gonna change them soon when i get some money, they work for now, idk if they are illegal tho
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diggin the jeep so far, wish i wasn't moving to england, so i could put some more blood, sweat, and tears, and money (can't for get the Benjamins we put into our rigs)into my jeep. Jeeps like yours and the work YOU put into things like your bumper really inspire me..maybe when i get back in four years i will start over with a newer jeep. Anyways sorry about the rant about me, jeep is awesome keep up the good work.
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diggin the jeep so far, wish i wasn't moving to england, so i could put some more blood, sweat, and tears, and money (can't for get the Benjamins we put into our rigs)into my jeep. Jeeps like yours and the work YOU put into things like your bumper really inspire me..maybe when i get back in four years i will start over with a newer jeep. Anyways sorry about the rant about me, jeep is awesome keep up the good work.
i know what ya mean about the money, everything ive done is on a tight budget, i mean tight, ive done everything myself, im in college and whatever i have to do to the jeep ive done it myself, cant afford a garage, all the tools ive used ive bought iwth my own money, my parents dont help out at all with it which i like cus its all mine! also thanks man for the reply. end rant
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looking good im going to keep an eye on this forum
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looking good im going to keep an eye on this forum
you should!!

if anyone has any questions or comments to what ive done feel free to say so, if you need more info on something i will provide it!
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made some a-pillar light mounts today, now forsale in the forsale section



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try running bigger wire for the lights. 100 watts per light is a lot of juice to be pulling. Thats 200 watts through a small wire. You need a 17amp fuse, the closest your going to find to that is a 20 amp. that 20 amp fuse is the inline with the 12v wire running to the relay. Because of that, I would run a thicker wire, probably 14 guage.
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