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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2004, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pics of my new custom bumper....

Well, I wanted to depart from the norm of front bumpers. When I was at the NE zookin event last fall I saw a bumper I liked on WSB's (Wayne from this board) rig. I finally ponied up some cake and he and a friend built me a a front bumper with a winch plate. Overall I'm very pleased with the bumper. I have worries that it may stick out too far though and need to get about 6 inches chopped off. I'm not too sure yet, as I don't have a winch to see how it all fits. To keep in mind I'm moving on to YJ's very soon. Shackle reversal of M/L is still the question. Comments and suggestions welcome.






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Re: Pics of my new custom bumper....

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it may stick out too far though and need to get about 6 inches chopped off.

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Looks good but I think I agree with your assement Chop it and slide it back !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Pics of my new custom bumper....

You have good taste [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] I think I just found my new front bumper. I agree on the moving it back. For me however, with my almost eight inches of frame extension in the front, that will be about perfecto.

Very nice rig BTW. I am jealous [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Pics of my new custom bumper....

That looks good I think once you get a winch in there it will look different + if you are going S/R it should be perfect.
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Re: Pics of my new custom bumper....

Tusker, I like the look of the bumper as well. It definately needs a winch sitting in there.

Rockrat,
I want to go the shackle reversal way, but have a few unanswered questions.


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Re: Pics of my new custom bumper....

I think it looks pretty cool... Looks toyota aftermarket inspired. I'd love to see a better daylight pic because I'd like to see more detail. What a whiner I am huh?
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Re: Pics of my new custom bumper....

So needy Brent...jeez... just kidding. I'll snap some better pics in the daylight some time this week.

The more I look at it, the less I think I'm going to shorten an instead lengthen the wheelbase to accomodate!

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Re: Pics of my new custom bumper....

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I think it looks pretty cool... Looks toyota aftermarket inspired

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Thanks, I designed it off a picture of a Orange Toyota that was on the cover of 4WDSU somtime last year.

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Re: Pics of my new custom bumper....

I'm guessing this is the bumper Wayne is talking about..



Wayne, I hope you don't think I'm unhappy with my bumper in way. The thing rocks. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]


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Re: Pics of my new custom bumper....

The one on my tracker is alot like that but VERY tight to the body. I went all out for approce angle on the WW3 and didn't want the same problem I had on WW2 (springs and bumper smashing rocks.) I do not like the SR Yj's but some folks swear by them. I guess if you rotated the pumpkin that it would be better than what most folks have with them. (horrible Driveshaft angles.) Like anything Done RIGHT
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