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Old 01-12-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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Not sure if anyone wants to give away their "secrets", But I'm wanting to build new bumpers for my CJ7 and was thinking that there might be some great guys out there with some really great ideas and pics on what they did or didn't do, or maybe even what the wished they had done or hadn't done. Thanks in advance for any advice.

 

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Old 01-15-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
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I am intrested in this also.
Looking for bumpers and mounts for the front with a 8274.

 

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Old 01-17-2012, 02:56 AM   #3
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I have a bunch of pics in my gallery, CJ5 but what the hey
it is actually easy, just remember to weld in the front and back
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #4
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The first thing I would do is go to a local metal shop and have them cut you anchor points for shackles. make them long enough to bolt to the frame and hang out the other side of your bumper when done. my rear ones will be almost 9" long. 6" will be used to bolt directly to the frame and the other 3 will hang out past the bumper. By doing this if you ever have to get pulled out you will be pulled from the frame not bumper which is usually held on by a hand full of small diameter bolts.

 

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Old 01-18-2012, 11:12 AM   #5
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Here's what I build for the rear:



This was done out of a old forklift extension I had laying around and a 30 year old stick welder. Check out http://www.jeep-cj.com/forums/f49/re...per-info-9082/ for how I did it. I have 6 Grade 8 bolts to inside the frame 1/4" plate with captured nuts. Also there is 2 small grade 8's (1 on each end) with body bushing. I can take my bumper loose in 10 Min or less, but it would take a whole lot to pull it off! I think Post 19 is where I really start going with it. I did need to customize the skid plate as this bumper was "taller" than stock on by a couple of inches. It was not bad at all though... Check out that linked thread, there are a TON of pics of what i did etc.

As for the front, I just customized the one I had for use with my winch, and a shorter width.



For more on that check out my build thread http://www.jeep-cj.com/forums/f98/jr...ld-i-go-11231/ Post # 7.

Let me know if you have any questions in case you like them. I do, but to each their own ya know

There are also places that will make them really nice too, if you prefer that.

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Old 01-20-2012, 08:23 PM   #6
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Here's what I build for the rear:



This was done out of a old forklift extension I had laying around and a 30 year old stick welder. Check out http://www.jeep-cj.com/forums/f49/re...per-info-9082/ for how I did it. I have 6 Grade 8 bolts to inside the frame 1/4" plate with captured nuts. Also there is 2 small grade 8's (1 on each end) with body bushing. I can take my bumper loose in 10 Min or less, but it would take a whole lot to pull it off! I think Post 19 is where I really start going with it. I did need to customize the skid plate as this bumper was "taller" than stock on by a couple of inches. It was not bad at all though... Check out that linked thread, there are a TON of pics of what i did etc.

As for the front, I just customized the one I had for use with my winch, and a shorter width.



For more on that check out my build thread http://www.jeep-cj.com/forums/f98/jr...ld-i-go-11231/ Post # 7.

Let me know if you have any questions in case you like them. I do, but to each their own ya know

There are also places that will make them really nice too, if you prefer that.

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Where did you get the D rings you have on the rear bumper ??

 

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Old 01-20-2012, 10:53 PM   #7
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This is mine that I built.

 

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Old 01-23-2012, 09:11 AM   #8
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Damnitutk I like that front bumper, did you build a rear bumper too? I kinda like my front bumper but the back one I go back and forth on, the spare tire is still mounted on the body and I'm wanting to put it on the bumper to take some stress off the body..

 

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Hey guys this maybe another dumb question but why does it seem that everybody's front bumper just cover the grill and not the entire front of the jeep, every grill gaurd/ bumper that I ever built went the whole way, they were also always for dodge pickups??

 

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wadeo, this is one i helped build but as far as having one on mine right now.... it is in the process...


 

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