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post #1 of 14 Old 11-09-2007, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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My home-made bumper

not too bad for some scrap c-channel and plate destined for the recycliing bin!!












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post #2 of 14 Old 11-09-2007, 08:29 AM
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Sometimes simple is good. Such as this case.

Now how about some pics of how you mounted the plate.

I'm digging your Hawse fairlead.
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post #3 of 14 Old 11-09-2007, 10:32 AM
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I'm curious, is there enough room to mount the remote solenoid box behind the grill shell? Nice looking bumper too. I always like to see the home-made stuff.
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Now how about some pics of how you mounted the plate.

I got in a hurry and didn't get any pics before I mounted it, but it's made of the same 2x6 c-channel that the bumper is. I cut off one side to make it 2x6 angle instead of channel and mounted it upside down on the bottom sideof the frame via brackets and 2 1/2" bolts per side. I also cut off the flimsy crossmember because it was in the way and worthless.
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I'm curious, is there enough room to mount the remote solenoid box behind the grill shell? Nice looking bumper too. I always like to see the home-made stuff.

I plan on trying this, but have to get some longer cables first. It's barely long enough for where it's mounted now.
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post #6 of 14 Old 11-09-2007, 02:41 PM
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I plan on trying this, but have to get some longer cables first. It's barely long enough for where it's mounted now.
Good stuff, I guess great minds think alike. Be sure to post up pictures after you do it.
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post #7 of 14 Old 11-11-2007, 04:37 PM
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Did you make the attachment points/plates for your clevis??? You did a beautiful job, better than some of the bumpers that I have seen on line. I think that is what true jeeping is about right there. Making your jeep with your own sweat and blood. To many people buy into the store bought stuff. It does have its place but a 400 dollar bumper to me is rediculous when you can make a better one for a quarter of the price. Great job!!!
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post #8 of 14 Old 11-12-2007, 04:10 PM
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Looks Good a buddy of mine is coming over this weekend to take a loook at the bumper mounts to see what he could build for me
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post #9 of 14 Old 11-13-2007, 07:01 AM
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Nice looking bumper.

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I'm curious, is there enough room to mount the remote solenoid box behind the grill shell?
FWIW I mounted my solenoid box on top of the winch and it is pretty much out of the way and easily accessible.
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Did you make the attachment points/plates for your clevis??? You did a beautiful job, better than some of the bumpers that I have seen on line.
Yep, I did it myself. Thanks alot!

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Looks Good a buddy of mine is coming over this weekend to take a loook at the bumper mounts to see what he could build for me
Cool! Don't forget to post some pics of whatever he comes up with.

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Nice looking bumper.

FWIW I mounted my solenoid box on top of the winch and it is pretty much out of the way and easily accessible.
Thanks,
I might end up doing this, but I'll have to make another bracket. If I try to mount it the way it's supposed to, it interferes with the grille. It's only attached by one of the two bolts in the pics.
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post #11 of 14 Old 11-13-2007, 03:43 PM
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I also like those d ring mounts. Purejeep wants $100 for a set though and I'd like to find them cheaper than that.
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post #12 of 14 Old 11-13-2007, 03:52 PM
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[QUOTE=2K1TJ;5095]not too bad for some scrap c-channel and plate destined for the recycliing bin!!
Outstanding fab work,(Simplicity) and innovation using something you were going to trash. I think it looks every bit as good as the "Skidrow Offroad" prototype I have installed. Clevis Plates are Spot On..
Now get some great looking lights on that bumper


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more i look at this bumper the more i like it would you mind taking a few detailed pics and maybe some measurments for me.
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How much you want for one of them??
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