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Old 11-05-2013, 08:25 PM
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So I know this has been covered over and over again but for a guy like myself that does nothing but paint cars all day long this is a big thing for me :-) my first try at some real fab work so bare with me here I should have it done by Saturday here is what I have so far please feel free to critique and assist in ideas


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Made cardboard cutouts first then cut them out of steel 3/16 plate


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I'm sure everyone has ran into this well thought out plan from mopar! I bought one from jcr offroad should be here Thursday


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Had to reem the holes a little just so I could get so adjustment out of them have all grade 8 hardware


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Tied the steering box in and the one open spot all the way out back as well as the original bumper mounts have the box tubing cut and ready to start welding in tomorrow still hve a long way to go but enjoying it so far more to come throughout the week
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:48 AM
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Not a bad start. Make sure you prep your material before you weld it. Have you considered recessing your winch? I've noticed you aren't lifted very high, so your approach angle is going to suffer if you have it stick out a bunch.
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Not a bad start. Make sure you prep your material before you weld it. Have you considered recessing your winch? I've noticed you aren't lifted very high, so your approach angle is going to suffer if you have it stick out a bunch.
I bought a 4" grinder and I have flapper disks to clean all the scale off and I do have the winch recessed a little not much though I'm trying to avoid cutting my grill but I will if I have to :-) if all goes well my friend is moving on to 6.5 long arm kit and he said I could have his 4.5 short arm if I do a little paint work for him so I'm keeping my fingers crossed
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2 things.

1. I believe that he meant recessed as in completely behind behind the bumper. I'm not quite finished with my bumper yet but you can see where the fairlead will be mounted and I plan to install the winch on the back side of the bumper. You have to remove the factory crossmember where your tag is mounted to have enough room.




2. Please replace your headlights. "Angry Eyes" are so 1997.
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2 things. 1. I believe that he meant recessed as in completely behind behind the bumper. I'm not quite finished with my bumper yet but you can see where the fairlead will be mounted and I plan to install the winch on the back side of the bumper. You have to remove the factory crossmember where your tag is mounted to have enough room. 2. Please replace your headlights. "Angry Eyes" are so 1997.
Haha ya the headlights will be gone soon I will be getting some crystal clear lens lights after this bumper is done and I really like how you did yours good Idea for the future possibly
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im getting ready to start my front.im watching for ideas.good start.
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im getting ready to start my front.im watching for ideas.good start.
Thanx man also I forgot to list my materials what I was using for steel I bought and 8' section of 2x6x3/16" wall box tubing a 3' section of 2x2x3/16" wall square tubing and 2'x4' section of 3/16" plate and because I'm incorporating my steering box bolts I bought a jcr steering box spacer which is 3/16" plate also so it should be nice and rugged
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This is what the winch will be sitting on tacked it in


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Took another piece of the 2x6 cut that section out for the winch area just have to box that in now and tack that in then tomorrow build my side pieces and plate everything in then Saturday I will buzz the whole thing together
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I might be doing something similar to this in a few months.

Keep this thread updated!
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I might be doing something similar to this in a few months. Keep this thread updated!
Will do man I will be lad to give all the measurements I have done
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Will do man I will be lad to give all the measurements I have done
i would like measurements as you go along if you dont mind.i know once you start rolling its hard to note everything and snap pics.i built my rear bumper a couple months ago and i never welded before...now i love it..the front seems its going to be alittle more complicated.
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i would like measurements as you go along if you dont mind.i know once you start rolling its hard to note everything and snap pics.i built my rear bumper a couple months ago and i never welded before...now i love it..the front seems its going to be alittle more complicated.
That will be no problem I've been writing everything down as I go and taking pictures also which I have been posting so whatever you need to know just ask I will let you know
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That will be no problem I've been writing everything down as I go and taking pictures also which I have been posting so whatever you need to know just ask I will let you know
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What winch are you planning on using?
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What winch are you planning on using?
Well there is a lot if options I would like to get the most bang for my buck for now so I was thinking of buying on off of ruff stuff they sell mostly on eBay and they come with a 3 year warranty probably do there 9500lbs winch
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