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New front bumper and winch.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Ab, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Jul 31, 2007
    Ab

    Ab Member

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    Bought a 10.000lbs winch recently. A bit heavy, so time for some ironwork.

    This is how it looked before.....
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    Removed the old bend bumper, thinking how to attach anything on this....
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    Used 100x50 mm square tube, cut out a piece on the front and rear off it, putting the 40x10 mm flat iron straight through, add a extra piece for thickness on the front side.
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    Used a piece off heavy truck chassis (Paccar) to make the winchplate, filled the difference in height off the chassis with a 40x15 mm flat iron. Reinforced it with a 60x35x4 mm angle iron on the inside of the chassis, to add some strenght and connect the winchplate to the bumper/towhooks. Used all the existing holes in the chassis....
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    Disassambled the whole thing, painted an reassambled......
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    Ready to do some serious offroading this weekend in Belgium.
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  2. Jul 31, 2007
    1970CJ6

    1970CJ6 new mexico air

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    Great job of fab for winch.

    Andrew
    Rio Rancho New Mexico USA
     
  3. Jul 31, 2007
    Don X

    Don X President for Life Staff Member 2020 Sponsor

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    Very nice! Thanks for posting this.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2007
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member

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    Looks good! Now we're waiting for some pics of your offroading adventure! :)
     
  5. Jul 31, 2007
    panzer

    panzer Super Mod Staff Member

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    Looks great!! Good job... :stout::stout:
     
  6. Jul 31, 2007
    dharmabum

    dharmabum Member

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    Looks really nice, I really like the way you did the angle cuts and fairlead cutout on the winch plate, very clean!!!
     
  7. Jul 31, 2007
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    very nice
    I approve Ab !
     
  8. Jul 31, 2007
    jd7

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    a job well done...
     
  9. Jul 31, 2007
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    very cool...love the color of your jeep as well:)
    Jim S.
     
  10. Jul 31, 2007
    Sledgehammer

    Sledgehammer Sure, I'll try it

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    That looks great. Thanks for the pics.
     
  11. Aug 1, 2007
    willysnut

    willysnut Banned

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    Nice looking bumper!!
     
  12. Aug 1, 2007
    Rmeak

    Rmeak 2 mile hi member

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    nice work.
     
  13. Aug 1, 2007
    Ab

    Ab Member

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    Thank you all :)

    I'll post some when we're back....

    Indeed, did it on purpose, I like the "slim" design, also didn't want the fairlead stickin' out that much.......
     
  14. Aug 21, 2007
    mystsoftyme

    mystsoftyme Lash Larue

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    Wish mine had that!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Aug 22, 2007
    JeepTherapy

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    very nice looking setup. I think I would have went for just a tad more heft on the bumper mount bolts and the shackles? But I guess if you rip two of them apart you will probably rip the frame apart too.... Again, very nice looking.
     
  16. Aug 23, 2007
    willys59cj5

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    Nice work on the bumper, I just installed a winch and did it in a similar manner. I like the idea of the frame and shackle mount being one in the same. Thanks for sharing.
     

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