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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2002, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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New home made front bumper. (image intensive)

Here they are folks, exlusive pics of my new front bumper.

The whole thing.




So, it's 1/8" square tube. 50" long and 2"x4". Welded caps on the end.
The tube is actually "pipe".. exhaust pipe to be exact.
The bottom peice is 2" Outside Diamiter.. or there abouts. with 3/32 wall (All they had.) the top is 1.5 OD same wall..
The tube was galvenised. (UGHH!) so it had to be primed seperately. (Worst painting experiance of my life)
The stuff refused to stick and was very content on running all over the place.

It's finally painted in black rattle can primer. (Went on really nice)

It's dark outside otherwise I'd have some mounted pics for you.

It feels perty sturdy.. even the 3/32 wall.. and it's damn heavy.

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Re: New home made front bumper (pics.)

Nice bumper! Did you weld it yourself?

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Re: New home made front bumper (pics.)

bumpers are for pussys (or is it ies?) and smart people & i'm neither (or is it niether?) just kidding, looks pretty cool

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Re: New home made front bumper (pics.)

Ya, I welded it myself with "El-Ghetto" welder.

It's not mine, and I have free reign over it so I will cease complaining.

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Re: New home made front bumper (pics.)

Did you have a muffler shop bend the tube?



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Re: New home made front bumper (pics.)

looks nice, good job...

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Re: New home made front bumper (pics.)

Lookin good Inferno !! You have a pic of the back ? I want to see how you made your mounting system . Thanks



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Re: New home made front bumper (pics.)

Sweet bumper dude! Now how about making me on?

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Re: New home made front bumper (pics.)

Ya, ozark, the muffler place bent it.
I had two options... Use "pipe" bent by the muffler place, supplied by them but it had a bit of "necking" (you can see the bends go in) and I could use up to Spec-40 with a 2.0" OD. They only had 3/32 that day so I just went with it.
The other option was a machine shop who could do 1.0" 1.5" and 2.0 " OD but with a minimum wall of 1/4" to prevent crimping. They had no tube avaliable and the closes place was an hour and a half away.

Zilla..
Here it is.





It's a peice of 1/8" wall angle iron. (2X2)
welded on the top edge. Then the bottom is two brackets made from 3/16" anlge. They stuck down a little far and kinda looked odd, so that's where the sloped angled cover plates come in..

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Re: New home made front bumper (pics.)

I'm not particularly familiar with the front frame mounting on a YJ, so this may be a dumb question...

Are those upper/lower tabs going to be enough? I know on CJ stuff folks will add in a couple of pieces of angle iron that go parallel to the frame rails and through-bolt it there as well (can also sleeve it if want to be careful).

But the rest looks nice...

'83 CJ-7 nothing original but the tub and axle tubes
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