I then finished it off with a coat of flat black and called it done.
I think it came out pretty good.
The front was a different story. More in a moment.
Ok so I took the Jeep out into the ditch in the back yard and flexed it up after I clearanced the rear fender wells. This way I could see where the 37's will hit.
Cool not hitting in the back, except a little contact on the frame and there isn't much I can do about that. Fortunately is a a slight contact and I will know when I'm rubbing.
The front is an entirely different story.
Holy Moley even with the Shrockworks stubby winch bumper I was hitting the 37 on it!
Here you can see my red mark of how much will need to be removed at a minimum to not get into the tire. When I made this mark the Jeep wasn't going anywhere unless I decided to rip the tire off the wheel.
And it's not just the bumper either. Part of the inside fender is in contact by just a smidge and the worst is a hit on the plastic grill. I smacked the metal fender piece up a little to make it deflect a little when the tire hits it but I am unsure what I'm going to do with the grill. I may grind off part of it where it turns down but as long as I'm going forward when it hits the plastic will just flop against the tire.
I have elected to just cut off the bumper parts for now. I don't have pictures for my cuts as I hurried up so I could go out to dinner. I'll snap a few tomorrow.
Oh and the rear tire in the ditch under compression looks like this.