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Overkill Front Winch Bumper

Old 01-17-2014, 12:16 PM
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So I've been running a boa extreme front bumper for the past 2 years or so
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Just got a winch though so its time to fab a new one
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Here's what I want to do:
- Stinger bar
- Use the fog lights from the last bumper
- Accept a winch obviously
- D-ring mounts
- I'm going to try to keep it as low profile as I can

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So here's what I have so far: The winch plate and mounts are 3/8" and the sides are going to be 3/16. Here's a very blury cell picture of one of the mounts
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Here's the winch plate with the winch and one fog light
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And after some cutting and welding last night this is where its at
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Looks good.

Just wondering why a new bumper? Already had a winch bumper on it.
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The first bumper was a wrangle bumper. In order to use a winch with it I would have had to mount the winch behind the x-member and build stronger mounting brackets and besides, I wanted a new one :P
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Well that makes sense! Haha. Just seen it was a winch bumper, so just wondered.
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I got the sides mostly welded on tonight
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Got the rest welded. Hopefully I'll get the metal for the stinger and rest of the winch plate tomorrow. Here it is on the jeep
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it's looking good.
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Thanks man! It'll look better with the stinger
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Picked up the stinger today from a friend who bent it for me. Its 2" tube, 3/16" wall Couldn't weld it on right now but clamped it on to see how it looked
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Looks good im cutting my brakets tomorrow.
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looks nice. What kind of welder did you use?
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Looks great. Question for you and any other bumper gurus on here.

I'm going to build one this year and I've always wondered why winches are always bolted to the bottom plate instead of on the front vertical member?

For example, why not secure the winch to the vertical section of this L instead of the lower section of the L?

Wouldn't the later put more strain on the mounting hardware?
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Originally Posted by hidperf View Post
Looks great. Question for you and any other bumper gurus on here.

I'm going to build one this year and I've always wondered why winches are always bolted to the bottom plate instead of on the front vertical member?

For example, why not secure the winch to the vertical section of this L instead of the lower section of the L?

Wouldn't the later put more strain on the mounting hardware?
when it comes down to it I don't think it really matters. I'm not 100% sure, though. Only real reasons I can think of is looks and closer to the grill area.
Now that I think about it, the closer it is the least amount of strain on the hardware. Think leverage like in a downward pulling situation
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Originally Posted by HS00XJ View Post
Looks good im cutting my brakets tomorrow.
Thanks!

Originally Posted by Tarenrack View Post
looks nice. What kind of welder did you use?
This old thing
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Originally Posted by hidperf View Post
Looks great. Question for you and any other bumper gurus on here.

I'm going to build one this year and I've always wondered why winches are always bolted to the bottom plate instead of on the front vertical member?

For example, why not secure the winch to the vertical section of this L instead of the lower section of the L?

Wouldn't the later put more strain on the mounting hardware?
Umm, Id pretty much agree with Michael.
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