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Front Bumper

Post by pertneer » Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:56 pm

I started on my front bumper today. I have been searching the internet for an example of what I want to do, but I cannot seem to find exactly what I want to do. I started out with drilling holes in the front cross member on the Jeep. I welded a piece of angle to the front a long time ago, because it was all messed up on the ends of the frame. I usually start with a smaller hole before I drill the bigger holes so that I do not have as much trouble with drilling with a hand drill.
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After I get the holes in the frame I then clamped the bumper to the frame in the location that it will be and transfer the hole locations to the bumper. For this I am going to put in four holes, because it will have to hold a lot of load when I end up on the stinger. I just use a marker to transfer the hole location.
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I then used a hole saw to put in holes big enough to weld nuts into the bumper. After I got the holes in I then held a nut threaded onto a bolt to hold it in location.
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Once they are tacked into place I placed it back on the front of the Jeep to make sure the locations were correct.

After welding I ground it smooth to make sure that it sits flat against the frame. Then I ran a tap through the hole to make sure that there was no weld splatter in the threads.
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This is all that I have done so far and need to get the material for the stinger before I can proceed.
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Re: Front Bumper

Post by pertneer » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:26 pm

I got my new d-ring mounts made yesterday and have them temporarily attached for a picture.

In the first picture you will see the angle that was previously added to the frame that I bolted the bumper too.
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The next two are just an overall shot and a second at a different angle.
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Now I need to get the stinger made and tied into the fenders. :mrgreen:
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Re: Front Bumper

Post by jp_crazy » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:46 am

Looks good so far. What are you going to do for a stinger? You got me interested.

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Re: Front Bumper

Post by pertneer » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:57 pm

I made a little something for the bumper tonight, but I will not let the cat out of the bag until I can get some pictures of it first.

I will give you a hint...
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Re: Front Bumper

Post by pertneer » Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:21 pm

Ok o iut looks a little big for a Jeep, but a smaller looks just fine.
I m getting ready to send it to get powder coated on Tuesday, so I need to get it finished. I have since decided not to put stinger until later. (I really only have needed once in 8 years)
Here re some shots so far.
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All the material was recycled from stuff that I had laying round. If you notice the mounts for the roller are the old d-ring mounts from my previous front bumper. :)

I still need to make the ends of the bumper a little prettier and then take them to work to sand blast off the surface rust.

When I first start blending the ends in I Start by roughing the high spots out with my angle grinder until they look like this.
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Then I run a flap wheel on a die grinder until they look smooth.
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Re: Front Bumper

Post by jp_crazy » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:10 pm

So just what is this roll supposed to do for you? Won't it just get in the way? Don't get me wrong it looks nice and may be functional, but I still would need to see proof before I put one on my rig.

Oh ya, Why are you not putting on the stinger?

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Re: Front Bumper

Post by pertneer » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:28 pm

jp_crazy wrote:So just what is this roll supposed to do for you? Won't it just get in the way? Don't get me wrong it looks nice and may be functional, but I still would need to see proof before I put one on my rig.

Oh ya, Why are you not putting on the stinger?
I am hoping it will keep my front bumper from getting embedded into the side of a steep ditch.

The stinger is on hold until I get some more money for a new Die for the bender. :mrgreen:

Here are the pictures after it was powder coated.
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The d-ring mounts did not get back until late this evening, so they will get put on in the morning.
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