Bumper/Rocker panel plans? - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Bumper/Rocker panel plans?

I'm going to take the advice of some fellow board members and starting welding. I'm enrolling in some college courses (besides my full nursing load) and i'm gonna weld my own bumpers, tire carrier and rocker panels.

I just need to know if there are specs, cads, plans or anything that I can use to take most of the guess-work out of the fit and things...

also, what specs on the metals should I use. i hope to get it right the first time, but I'm not that naive...

Thanks!
danegerous is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 11:05 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Rio_Grande's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Southeastern Indiana
Posts: 4,767
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
 
What jeep did you end up with?

Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.
Rio_Grande is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 11:05 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
JeepnGreg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Eureka IL
Posts: 4,676
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
to make bumpers and rocker skids i would favor 3/16" steel.....it seems like a good all around thickness for jeep armor.....and its a good balance between weight and beef.


a lot of people have had really good results making front bumpers from a steel 2x4 with tabs welded on to mount to the frame. usually they chop off the ends at angles and weld on a cap.

heres a few rear bumpers

Jeep spare tire carrier fabrication

Home made bumper and tire carrier





you'd prolly have a lot of luck jsut looking through catalogs and seeing how they look in the pics.....then measure on your jeep....and go!

-----------
Doesn't-have-a-Jeep'n Greg
VISIT MY GUN STORE: http://www.AmericasBasement.com
JeepnGreg is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 01:57 PM
Enthusiast
 
MarineJeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Carthage Miz-ur-ah
Posts: 249
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
I made my rock sliders, and I am going to rebuild my bumper. I did exactly what was said earlier, I looked through magazines for the style I wanted. It helps to have the tools, or have friends that have the tools needed for the build. tube benders are a staple tool for the garage.

74 CJ-5 401tbi, T176,dana 300, 35 pitbull rockers,8274 warn winch, Trailer Queen.
MarineJeeper is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 06:44 PM
Moderator
 
Jim_Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
Posts: 11,487
Thanks: 15
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
         
Detailed plans really aren't worth much when you're dealing with older Jeeps. Dimensions and things have a way of not being what they're supposed to be. Your usually best off to make your own designs using measurements off your Jeep.

EVERYTHING's easy for the guy who doesn't have to do it.
B. Dash Fabrication
Jim_Lou is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Rio, I ended up with the '02 wrangler.

I found a sweet steel shop like 5 minutes from my house. I'm stopping there monday. I also found an awesome custom fab shop like 15 mins away. My uncle owns a shop, so all the bumpers will be made there. I'm gonna have the other shop do my roll cage...unless i make it, haha.
danegerous is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 07-21-2007, 12:24 AM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Rio_Grande's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Southeastern Indiana
Posts: 4,767
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
 
I have plans that have the measurements on them, but I can tell you EVERY jeep regardless of model is a bit diffrent. I will try to find the plans, I havent built one in months, but I will look.

Jeff

Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.
Rio_Grande is offline  
post #8 of (permalink) Old 07-21-2007, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rio_Grande View Post
I have plans that have the measurements on them, but I can tell you EVERY jeep regardless of model is a bit diffrent. I will try to find the plans, I havent built one in months, but I will look.

Jeff
thanks a truckload! That will be helpful. I found some nice bumpers I'm gonna try to model 'em after...
danegerous is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome