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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-07-2001, 02:48 PM
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Are the bulletproof front and rear bumpers bolt on, or do they need to be welded? Thanks guys

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I know there are people here using bulletproof bumpers! Help!

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I don't know either but here's a link to bullet proof bumpers there is an e-mail link there and you can contact them directlyhttp://www.bulletproofmfg.com/

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Sorry, don't use those bumpers but Here's something to think about, If you use a bumper thats as strong as or stronger then your frame, whats going to happen when the bumper hits something? Anwser, you may/will be replacing the frame. I've always used weak bumper that can be easily(and cheaply) be replaced. I would suggest using common small dia. bolts to mount your bumper, they will break before the frame does. If you plan on a winch, keep the bumper and winch plate seperate.

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They bolt on, but for what they cost they should come with a Jeep already attached. For the price of their front and rear bumpers plus a tire rack with acc. you could actually buy a bender, a fair welder, and a hell of a lot of steel.

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Yeah I know, they must make a fortune. If I could only learn how to make them that well, I could go into business. lol

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If they can do it, so can you. That's the attitude I take when looking at a project. It may take me a little more time, but I've never been disappointed and picked up some skills you just can't put a price tag on.

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That's a fact Jeep'n.
Bullet Proof MFG makes a hell of a high quality bumper system, but it costs like $1300 for front and rear, with tire carriers and racks. Geeeeze, and when its all said and done, and your out on the trail, its still,..well just another high quality bumper. Once evryone climbs into there rigs and starts heading up the trail, no one even notices who has the most beatiful bumpers. No, Actually the guy with spare axles clamped to his home made bumper, and is able to repair a broken axle assembly within a 1/2 hour after he breaks one, still gets plenty of recognition for his choice of bumper configuration.
Learn to build what you want/need, and you will start to see why, guys who wheel hard trails with no problems, have set up there rigs the way they have.
Get out and wheel with a club, or group of guys who like to wheel, and you will meet guys who will help fabricate for you and teach you also.


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Are you an insomniac or what? I'm on the EAST coast, WAAAAAY on the east, so it's almost light here (sun coming up and Lobstah boats headin' out), and I went to bed early so I couldn't sleep. It's actually the time posted on the thread there as ORC is west coast based. Knowing you are married with at least one daughter, and knowing what you do for a living, what in sam hill are you doing awake?

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Ive been sleeping durring the day for the last week so I can be on site for some traffic/Road work that has to be done in the evenings. It throws my internal clock into a funk. I pulled all of my drive train out of the rig last night, to replace the busted housing on my NP435. I climbed into the sack for about an hour, then the next thing I knew I had the NP435 in here, on the dining room table, and started tearing it apart.
I hate night work, it throws me for a loop, I only sleep about 5-6 hours a day anyway. I hope I dont fall behind on my beauty sleep,...ah, what the hell, Ive got plenty to lose. Hahaha

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