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Old November 2nd, 2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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I bought a rear bumper for my yj off a friend and he made it to bolt on with 4 bolts on each side (which I like) My problem is that I need to copy the bolt patter on my plate ( which is off the jeep). the easiest answer would be weld it on. but I want it replaceable. The space between the bumper and the stand off is too short to get a pencil in to trace. If you dont get what Im talking about I will try to get som pics up tomorrow.


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Old November 2nd, 2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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tape measure and sharpie? or you could get all fancy and use some poster board/cardboard and make a transfer template.
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...this isn't a swiss watch. Cardboard template will work just fine.
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...this isn't a swiss watch. Cardboard template will work just fine.
This. A sharpie and a piece of cardboard works wonders. Simple, quick, easy, and accurate.
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If its too tight for a sharpie I take needle nose pliers and pull the felt tip out of the sharpie. Then you have a sharpie that's about 3/4 of a inch long. It works great
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Nope, take accurate measurements, draw it up on CAD so you know exactly what you have and can duplicate it in the future.
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Go old school and Put ur paper board up to the flange and use a ball pined hammer to tap out the holes
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Go old school and Put ur paper board up to the flange and use a ball pined hammer to tap out the holes
Yep, that works well. A piece of white posterboard shows up nicely. Or put grease on the piece with holes, and then press it to the flat piece needed to be drilled. The grease will transfer over, and leave holes that you can mark and drill.

All kinds of things you can do. Clamp it in place, and use white out to mark. Use a metal handled disposable paint/acid brush, bent at a 90 degree angle to get in where you need it. (Or cut the end off a small paint brush and stick it at a right angle into a piece of dowel with a hole drilled in it).
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I dont know what I was thinking. see, stupid people shoulnd't talk
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Nope, take accurate measurements, draw it up on CAD so you know exactly what you have and can duplicate it in the future.
In this case you have to draw up the entire rear section of the jeep in CAD, right Jim?
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