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post #1 of 6 Old 09-06-2010, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Cutting stock bumpers

I am wanting to cut my front bumper and I was wondering what others used to cap the ends to give it a clean look? Is it worth paying $64 to get the stubby end caps that quadratec sells or is there an easy way to cap off the bumper at home?

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-06-2010, 06:37 PM
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I cut the ends off the stocker and riveted them back on.

It's an old pic, but this was my first of many mods.
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There's enough plastic left over to cut out endcaps, either flat or rounded ones. With the flat pieces just to cover the ends you can then just plastic weld them back to the bumper....or the rounded you can rivet back on.
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thanks for the info i think iam going to cut it next weekend when i have time.
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I am doing the same, we will have to compare projects...
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-07-2010, 06:13 PM
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I cut my stock bumper when I first got my jeep. I believe it was the first mod I did to mine... I used the end caps from Rugged Ridge (I believe that's who I got them from) and I don't regret it. I actually love the way it looks. I'm contemplating trying to incorporate a wench into the stock bumper... or just build one.

For now, though... the front bumper looks like it should. It's the rear I'm not wild about... It's actually a very straight forward mod.

My fenders are next!

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