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Thread: My new bumper (work in progress)

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    cool bob, I'd love to have my work displayed on your Fj.

    I was thinking last night that I would mostly what you guys said. I'll probably just make 2 guessets that form around the cross member, and maybe 1 on each far side of the frame rail, then I don't think there will be a need to box in the back at all.

    I don't know if anybody saw the guy at wrangler kicks ass, ran the winch plate across the top of his frame rails as far as it could go, then drilled and tapped 2 new bolt holes on the horizontal outsides of the rails. that would make it real sturdy.

    but, I guess the possibilities are endless.

    I appreciate all the feedback from guys that have done this before me, and look forward to more to come.

    I won't be able to work on the bumper for about 2 weeks, because I have to go out of town for work, but when I get home, that badboys gettin done, cause I want to have everything ready for march. anyways, later
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    also, do you guys think I should cut right through the bumper for welds on both sides of my dring shackle mounts?? I didn't really want to do that, but I guess I could. this is probably the correct way to do this, but jjjust wondering if anybody ever just welds there d rings on the front and that's that? keep in mind this is my first build, so if I had known that, I would have cut the middle part of the bumper into 3 pieces so I don't have to turn around now and hack up what I've already built lol.. ya dig?

    but if this is normal practice, which now that I think about, it probably is, I'll do that from now on.

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    ss,

    yea cut through and weld on both sides for max strength.
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    don't think I ever saw one that wasnt cut through and welded on both sides
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    Nice work, great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CANADIAN ZJ! View Post
    don't think I ever saw one that wasnt cut through and welded on both sides
    I have seen a few, but I wouldnt recomend it at all. Weld both side for that little bit or insurance.
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    Anymore progress on this bumper build??
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