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post #1 of 18 Old 09-05-2010, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Nice looking stock stubby for 6 dollars...

Well I got bored and had a extra bumper laying around and got the idea to make a nice stuby out of a factory front... (pics to follow soon)

Started by removing the factory steel inner core and cut it down at the first crimp marks...

Did the same with the factory plastic, I cut it with a jigsaw even with the mold lines along the lower edge where the metal core peices stick into the bumper and support the tow hooks....

Once I was done doing all that I took both of the plactic ends that I cut off and trimmed them down shorter so they would sleeve into the center peice (acting as caps)... once I had them trimmed like I wanted it was time to go to the final steps...

With black door edge trim I lined the cut edge on the center peice of the bumper and slid the cap sleeve into place and with three black screws finshed it off.

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Here ya go, not bad for 6 bucks!!!!
It would not have had any scratches on it from the jigsaw if I would had used tape to protect it ...







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That's nice work there...

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Pics of it installed?
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looks great! now when is the install pics!
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nice I like it and I may even do this to mine, I was going to buy a set of end caps but thought I could find some thing on here thanks.


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Now thats cool..Using the fender trim to dress up the edges...

I've got two of these front bumpers if anyone wants to try there luck

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nice, btw thats a pretty sweet stone grey color on your jeep
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How did you attach the steel case to the plastic after cutting out the original mount location? (they would have been cut off when you cut the steelcase at the first crimp)
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How did you attach the steel case to the plastic after cutting out the original mount location? (they would have been cut off when you cut the steelcase at the first crimp)
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bump for more picts

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+1 for the pics of it installed! Looks great so far!

Anything you would have done differently now that it's on? Would it have been possible to reweld the steel inner portion? I haven't removed mine yet to see what's going on in there.
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+1 for the pics of it installed! Looks great so far!

Anything you would have done differently now that it's on? Would it have been possible to reweld the steel inner portion? I haven't removed mine yet to see what's going on in there.
Nice job. Looks better than mine. I hated my "longhorns" lol so much I just hacked them off the best I could, lol.

Thanks for sharing. How did you do your rear?
I'd post mine here but don't want to hijack.

Great Job!!!

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What I did after cutting the steel inner to length was tap some small holes into the steel piece, then I used some beefy 12mm screws to attach it to the plactic outer bumper. Just need to be careful not to over torque them or strip them...

Thinking about doing another one today....

Here is a pic of it mounted up..




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looks sweet

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"Plastic welding" - Sort of

I have heard some people on here referencing a way to "plastic weld" stuff like that. Anyone know of a way to do this?
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I have heard some people on here referencing a way to "plastic weld" stuff like that. Anyone know of a way to do this?
I use a butane soldering iron with a flat blade tip.......... it heats up the plastic to a point were I can melt the two pieces together......

The Project is moving forward.

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Where did you get the door trim?

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who wants to make mine to a stubby in florida! I want to do this for the time being!

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