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Bumper time!

Post by Hellbilly on 12/1/2011, 8:26 pm

I walked out of work with 10 tons of cardboard today.. time to sit down and start mocking up bumpers and armor. Hopefully next weekend i can go buy some steel and start cutting.

Only thing im not 100% on right now is whether or not i want to incorporate a winch into my bumper. I really have no plans of buying one anytime soon, but knowing my luck ill find a sweet deal on one right after i finish building the bumper without a winch plate..
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Re: Bumper time!

Post by chope045 on 12/1/2011, 8:30 pm

what kind of bumper do you plan on building im looking to make a pipe bumper for my jeep but have no clue where to start

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Re: Bumper time!

Post by MudRaider on 12/1/2011, 8:40 pm

Harley, just make sure it bolts on and if you go with a winch, unbolt it and sell it and make a new one to fit the winch. Problem solved.
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Post by piratex on 12/1/2011, 10:12 pm

im sure you could probably find some good ideas online to help start ya out. im sure you probably want something unique and not mass produced. Good Luck
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Post by DIRTY on 12/1/2011, 10:45 pm

you coming over to let me weld your gears??????///
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Post by piratex on 12/1/2011, 10:49 pm

whos gears? spider gears? i had that done on a old s10 one time, they blew up a week later but may have been the welders fault for gettin them too hot and weak
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Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 12/1/2011, 11:08 pm

piratex wrote:whos gears? spider gears? i had that done on a old s10 one time, they blew up a week later but may have been the welders fault for gettin them too hot and weak



welders fault if the spiders blew up. but if the axle shaft broke then thats just a weak axle and shouldnt have been welded
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Post by DIRTY on 12/1/2011, 11:13 pm

lol definetly welders fault !!!! i had welders look at mine and say [ those won't break lol ] plus haven't broke a weld yet . i just picked up a lincoln 175pro mig today 220v can't wait to burn somethin!!!!!! Cool
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Post by piratex on 12/1/2011, 11:15 pm

hey with welded gears who needs a locker Cool
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Post by MudRaider on 12/1/2011, 11:42 pm

piratex wrote:hey with welded gears who needs a locker Cool

If you let Dirty weld it you'll have a locker. A Lincoln locker.
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Post by Pitbullguiller on 12/2/2011, 12:03 am

MudRaider wrote:
piratex wrote:hey with welded gears who needs a locker Cool

If you let Dirty weld it you'll have a locker. A Lincoln locker.

LOL

I wanted weld the rear but my yj is both a DD and for recreational offroad use plus I still have the weak D35 rear. From what I understand sometimes its tricky going at highway speeds with a welded rear... but thats just what I've read in other forums.
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Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 12/2/2011, 12:09 am

nothing tricky on the highway with a lincoln locker
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Re: Bumper time!

Post by MudRaider on 12/2/2011, 12:11 am

I have the factory air-locker in mine and they highly recommend NOT to do highway speeds with the locker engaged. I heard the same things about highway driving, but drag racers do it all the time. We used to do it in the VW's all the time and never had any issues.
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Post by Pitbullguiller on 12/2/2011, 12:14 am

Hellbilly wrote:I walked out of work with 10 tons of cardboard today.. time to sit down and start mocking up bumpers and armor. Hopefully next weekend i can go buy some steel and start cutting.

Only thing im not 100% on right now is whether or not i want to incorporate a winch into my bumper. I really have no plans of buying one anytime soon, but knowing my luck ill find a sweet deal on one right after i finish building the bumper without a winch plate..


I think you should build it to fit a winch... this way you can continue to build on it and wont have to creat a another bumper which will cost more. You could always get a Harbor Freight winch w/ their 20% coupon that they sometimes have for 220.00 bucks. Their winches are made in the same china factory as the Miles Markers. Theyare just slower but on the plus side draw less amps. Check this out: http://www.moabjeeper.com/articles/general/listing.cfm?articleID=353
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Re: Bumper time!

Post by MudRaider on 12/2/2011, 12:18 am

And if you make it for the winch, but don't put it on right away, you have a nice flat spot to set your drink on between obstacles while we're BS'ing. Hey, it's an idea! Rolling Eyes
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