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Making a new bumper

Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 9:54 am
by pertneer
I am finally getting around to getting my new bumper for my Jeep fabricated. I will be posting pictures of the build on this one as I get it under way. The steel should be in today or tomorrow. I will try to get pictures of the machine work that I am doing on it too, If I remember to take the camera to work. lol

Re: Making a new bumper

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:08 pm
by pertneer
To start with after I machined the stock to length I bored the hole for the pivot point to be welded into. In this first picture you can see when I was machining the slots for the the d-ring mount to go through the bumper.
bumper_carrier_2.jpg
As a result of a miscalculation when I drew it up over two years ago, I had to make a minor modification to the bumper because the dimension I measured was from outside to outside and I drew it up to centerline. So the slots were way off (rookie). So I made some decrative covers to weld over the offending extra hole.
bumper_carrier_7.jpg

I then had been thinking of getting some bumper stickers made with the site address for this site and did not have the extra cash, so I decided to do one better. I set the bumper back into the CNC mill and engraved the address into the bumper itself. I think it turned out pretty good, but the wife thinks I am a little nuts. :roll:
bumper_carrier_5.jpg
Here are some other shots of the bumper and the tire carrier that I made in another post on this site.
They consist of the hinge, the bumper with tire carrier, and the place where the lock will be located as soon as it gets delivered.
bumper_carrier_4.jpg
bumper_carrier_8.jpg
bumper_carrier_3.jpg
bumper_carrier_6.jpg

I still need to sandblast it, get rid of any splatter, and generally debug any sharp edges, before it goes to be powder coated, then I am going to paint the letter the same color as my Jeep.

Re: Making a new bumper

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:37 pm
by jp_crazy
Looks nice. How did you get the website name on it?
I can't wait to see it painted. 8-)

Re: Making a new bumper

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:19 pm
by pertneer
jp_crazy wrote:Looks nice. How did you get the website name on it?
I can't wait to see it painted. 8-)
I sent it off today to get it powder coated, When It is complete I will post some more pictures.

For now here is the pictures of the clamp that I installed to keep it shut.
tirecarrier_clamp (3).JPG
tirecarrier_clamp (2).JPG
tirecarrier_clamp.JPG

Re: Making a new bumper

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:19 pm
by pertneer
Got it back from being powder coated. It is all masked off to paint the letters, so I will get the pictures when it is done.

Re: Making a new bumper

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:01 am
by pertneer
I got the pictures finally. It took submitting it to the Miller Project challenge to get me to get the pictures of it. (it has been muddy until the other day :D )
tire_carrier.JPG
tire_carrier (3).JPG
tire_carrier (2).JPG

Re: Making a new bumper

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:47 am
by jp_crazy
WOW That turned out really nice!
Does it rattle? I have seen many different types and most of them have a rattle while driving.

Re: Making a new bumper

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:17 am
by CNC_fab
pertneer wrote:To start with after I machined the stock to length I bored the hole for the pivot point to be welded into. In this first picture you can see when I was machining the slots for the the d-ring mount to go through the bumper.
bumper_carrier_2.jpg
Cool Someone else that runs CNC's

Nice work by the way