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Old 07-03-2010, 06:33 PM
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]I started working on my front bumber. Got about 6 hours into it so far and still not done.
But at least now it's on and I don't need to take it off again.
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And then today 1 week later did my frame brackets and spent $200 bucks on a new gear box because the bolts holding it in broke And did some reinforcing. I made sure to use antiseize on the new gear box bolts to.
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Like I said. it's not finnished yet but looking good and strong. Still gotta fill in the corners and deciding on how to mount a winch. behind it and just have a fairlead with a hook sticking out of the middle or just build a mount on the outside..
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looks really good!

what gauge steel is that? i hope it is atleast 3/16" thick....
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Yup 3/16. I went with that because I wanna keep it light. But I was thinking if it's put together right then it shouldint go anyware.
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Great work. I like it
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Nice bumper. I went with 3/16" on mine too. I don't expect it to go anywhere anytime soon OH and nice helmet
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Originally Posted by 96_xj View Post
awesome! i would add some ribs along the entire "inside" between frame mounts atleast. That way when you winch you dont just simply bend the nice new bumper.

Great work tho. I like it
He did...... 3rd post 4th pic from the top.
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He did......
i know. i edited hahha. totally forgot that picture
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i know. i edited hahha. totally forgot that picture
Oh hahaha
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Just checked 96xj's Bumper. Looks really really good man. I don't think u can buy anything better than a home fabbed bumper. That piece of steel cost $130 5X4. shop supplies still pending on another bill.

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Just checked 96xj's Bumper. Looks really really good man. I don't think u can buy anything better than a home fabbed bumper. That piece of steel cost $130 5X4 shop supplies free. But I'll throw my boss $50 anyways since he pays for the wire" gas and electricity.
Not sure I understand what you mean here.
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Not sure I understand what you mean here.
5 ft long by 4 ft wide piece of flat stock steel?
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THat seems really expensive... Altho i have not bought new steel in a long time.... I love the scrap "bins" at the steel yard. $0.30 a pound for whatever is in the area of the yard
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