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Old June 13th, 2011, 15:32
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Rear Bumper Build

The goal was to gain clearance and to be functional.

I had to cut the tube cause my bender wouldn't do an S bend that tight.



Then, to get rid of this.









After adding the bottom tube. I figured, it was in the way too much so it had to go.





3/16 plate was welded to the inside of the frame rail next to the gas tank so the 2" square was sandwiched in between.



Next I moved this up section and boxed it with 3/16












I also opened up the rear wheel well 5" to the rear.


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Old June 13th, 2011, 15:39
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Re: Rear Bumper Build





Later I added a plate here for support like pictured above.







Next will be to cut more off the fenders, add tubing to the sliders then weld tube in around the fenders to make a small fender flare and attach to the bumper.

Im also in the process of making a removable receiver style winch. Shackle mounts will be added later to the bumper when the winch plate is completed and I know where I want them. The winch will be mounted in the receiver and pins through the shackle mounts.

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Old June 13th, 2011, 15:43
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Re: Rear Bumper Build

think it looks stellar. never see a good zj bumper - ever. gonna add any more reinforcement to the sides? or do you think the new boxes you made on the corners will take a good enough beating?

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Old June 13th, 2011, 15:45
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Beautiful work dude! Melikes.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 16:06
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LOVE the smoothed look. beautifull, innovative work man, thanks for posting it.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 16:18
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think it looks stellar. never see a good zj bumper - ever. gonna add any more reinforcement to the sides? or do you think the new boxes you made on the corners will take a good enough beating?

Thanks!
Im sure the boxes will take a beating but hold up as much as needed. Ill also be adding a short tube from the corner (under the light) and mounting it to the new box.
Ill also be adding plate to the rear quarters soon tying it all together.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 17:17
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sounds like you have it all planne dout well. bet you could really turn those things over on nagca like no ones business.....just sayin
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Old June 13th, 2011, 17:53
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that thing is minty
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Old June 13th, 2011, 19:11
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great look and smooth welds 2 thumbs up
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Old June 13th, 2011, 21:00
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Looks great!
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Old June 13th, 2011, 21:12
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Nice work. Where have i seen this before?
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Old June 14th, 2011, 09:23
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Nice work. Where have i seen this before?
This is the closest ive come across,
http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum/sho...Should-I/page2
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Old June 14th, 2011, 13:30
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That's absolutely gorgeous.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 19:49
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Very niceee so clean looking!
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Old June 14th, 2011, 22:12
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Re: Rear Bumper Build

Very nice. How do you get to the pin for the reciever? Are you gonna close the back of the tank skid up? Would make it look even smoother. Usually I dont like bumpers and such painted to match the rig but this looks real sweet. Good job.
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