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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-01-2000, 11:49 PM
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CJ Bumper Check

I finished building my tow bar for my CJ5 and when mounting the brackets on the front bumper, I ran into a "bind" because the the portion of the bumper which extends past the frame bends slightly (maybe 3/8" total) back toward the front tires. Is that bumper suppose to be flat?? Or is this how they are?? Its so even on both sides it looks factory???

I did get the brackets and bar mounted, but this got me wondering.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-01-2000, 11:57 PM
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Re: CJ Bumper Check

Well, the bumper on my '83 '7 was straight. Then I took down a tree that cracked the Bondo on my fender. The net result was one ugly paint chip and a slight bend toward the tire. So one side is straight and the other flat.


post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2000, 04:13 AM
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Hah! Its funny isn't it. When I got my 84 cj-7 I wondered the same thing. Mine bend back about 2 inches evenly on each side. How do they do that??? Other than a little ripple in the steel it looks perfect.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2000, 10:46 AM
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Re: CJ Bumper Check

My CJ-7 bumper was straight, but I chpped off the ends, about 5 1/2 inches each end. If you chop the ends off you improve your approach angle a LOT. nothing to interfere with the tires. I just used a metal cutting blade on a circular saw. Here's a pic of the cut bumper, I posted it a long time ago, but here it is again.

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