I finally got around to building a bumper for my JK. A bit of background, we got my wife a 2013 JK, which was handed down when she got a new car. She originally wanted the metal Jeep (MOPAR?) bumper, but it was $1200. So I made a template out of cardboard last year, but never got around to building it. So this week, I set out to build it.
The steel is all 3/16" except the top, which is 1/8". I had the steel sheared to the approximate size, then cut it from there with a cutoff wheel--not fun on the 3/16". I haven't MIGed in 8 or 9 years (be gentle), so I thought about TIGing it. But that would have taken forever. My MIG is just a little 110v machine, so the plan was to weld both sides.