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Old April 13th, 2008, 09:13 PM   #1
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Let me know what you think. I still have some grinding to do, put the fairlead and lights on, and put bed liner on it. I would really like to sell some of these things though...they're fun to design.

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Old April 13th, 2008, 09:46 PM   #2
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looks good, how does in tie-in? i like that you dropped the whinch down into it
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Old April 13th, 2008, 09:46 PM   #3
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Looks pretty nice, good work. Personally, I'd have pushed it back a few more inches, and cut the grille to fit the winch, but good work regardless.

How does it tie in to the frame rails?
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It ties in with the three stock bolt holes and one more hole about 4 inches back from those. I see some bumpers with about 8 holes on each rail, but when you figure that the shear strength of each bolt is 8,000lbs..... I also got into an accident with my last bumper that just tied in with the 3 stock holes and none of the bolts sheared when it pushed the engine of an f-150 off of the frame rails.
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I see some bumpers with about 8 holes on each rail, but when you figure that the shear strength of each bolt is 8,000lbs..... I also got into an accident with my last bumper that just tied in with the 3 stock holes and none of the bolts sheared when it pushed the engine of an f-150 off of the frame rails.
you need a lot of surface area when bolting things to sheet metal, the bolts are plenty strong but they will pull out of the mating material.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 06:58 AM   #6
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It looks functional, it doesn't look Cobbled.................and you seem to like it.
All I can say is
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you need a lot of surface area when bolting things to sheet metal, the bolts are plenty strong but they will pull out of the mating material.
True, I see what you're saying. If/when I make these to sell I will add more mounting holes just to cover my ass. 6 per side. I could also make the rails solid with a 2" x 6" slot cut out of each one to weld onto the frame (for added welding area) and then bolt the ends of the welded-on mounts onto the bumper. I guess it's just preference with that idea though.
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how much does it weigh??? looks like you made the jeep a foot longer.
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how much does it weigh??? looks like you made the jeep a foot longer.
weighs about 80lbs and sits about 9" away from the grill.
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Looks good.
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great work man, im envious of your mad fab skillz. how bout a wrangler one next? maybe about 50 in wide?
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