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    rear bumper

    Just started my bumper today. Goal was cheap, strong, effective winch bumper. Think I am on the right track. Tried cutting with the plasma but wouldn't go through the 5/16 steel. Ended up doing all the cutting with a 4.5" angle grinder with some cut off discs.

    bumper main piece is 4x6 angle 5/16 thick, D ring mounts each end are 3/4 x 3 flat bar, and then the receiver in the middle. Also going to use the cut off from the angle iron as gussets for the winch.

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    side view


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    just have to do a little more grinding, drill the shackle holes and receiver hole and then weld it together. Might change the gussets around too, they look pretty square

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    Looks good so far. Might recommend some additional gusseting around your receiver too. Those are some hefty gussets you've got on the sides; are those the recovery mountings?
    ....-Noltz
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    your post is named "rear bumper", so your having a winch on the rear as well??? how will you get the tail gate open???
    1999 WJ 4.7v8, np231, hp44/ford9" and some other stuff

    soon to be: hp d60/14 bolt, 231/300 tcase . 39.5x13.5x16 IroKs

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