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Old December 16th, 2012, 03:04 PM   #221
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Hope I'm not over doing it with the holes...





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Old December 16th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #222
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I personally like the holes, so no looks great. Are you able to remove grill if needed, after bumper is installed? Hoop looks pretty tight to header.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 03:36 PM   #223
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I personally like the holes, so no looks great. Are you able to remove grill if needed, after bumper is installed? Hoop looks pretty tight to header.
Thanks! Yes it slides right in, just checked after reading your post.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 05:11 PM   #224
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no plans for a winch?
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Old December 16th, 2012, 05:14 PM   #225
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hes got buddies to pull him out
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Old December 16th, 2012, 06:09 PM   #226
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No winch needed, its an xj.....
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Old December 16th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #227
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no plans for a winch?
This is a winch bumper. Once I get a winch I will cut out the hole for the fair lead and drill mounting holes.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 10:19 PM   #228
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gonna brace the side tubes so it wont fold on impact again??
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Old December 16th, 2012, 11:42 PM   #229
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This is a winch bumper. Once I get a winch I will cut out the hole for the fair lead and drill mounting holes.
ahh gotcha. just doesnt seem like there will be a lot of room for one
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Old December 16th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #230
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ahh gotcha. just doesnt seem like there will be a lot of room for one
XJ had a factory option at one time for a hidden winch I wanna say. Need to redo mine as that was the plan for my rig with it being part of the leaf spring mounts. Any thing you doing to keep water and mud to a minimal from being pack in around the winch mount.?
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Old December 17th, 2012, 05:22 AM   #231
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gonna brace the side tubes so it wont fold on impact again??
Already ran a tube from the outside corner back to the frame mount. No pics though.

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ahh gotcha. just doesnt seem like there will be a lot of room for one
Should be plenty of room.

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XJ had a factory option at one time for a hidden winch I wanna say. Need to redo mine as that was the plan for my rig with it being part of the leaf spring mounts. Any thing you doing to keep water and mud to a minimal from being pack in around the winch mount.?

Right now the whole back side is open, but I think I'm going to enclose it for strength. Once I do that I'll leave some holes for drainage.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 07:17 AM   #232
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Did you by chance intergrate a steering box plate to the bumper? How far back did you tie into chassis on drivers side? The winch mount is 1/4 or 3/16. Sorry if i missed it. Just some thoughts , liking the trimmed doors...
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Old December 17th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #233
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Did you by chance intergrate a steering box plate to the bumper? How far back did you tie into chassis on drivers side? The winch mount is 1/4 or 3/16. Sorry if i missed it. Just some thoughts , liking the trimmed doors...


The outside frame mounts utilize the 3 steering box bolts and one of the original 3 bumper bolts. There will also be plates on the inside of the frame with integrated steering box spacers. The whole bumper is built from 3/16.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #234
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New steering box spacer and pull points.



Looking for insight on where to mount the pull points.

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Option 2.



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Old December 18th, 2012, 07:42 PM   #235
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I like the first mount better, easier to get to.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 07:47 PM   #236
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Old December 18th, 2012, 07:55 PM   #237
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Old December 18th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #238
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definitely #1
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Old December 18th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #239
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Number 1 was my original thought, until I tacked it on. I just thought it looked out of place. I'm open to other options also.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #240
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Option 1 for sure. Also how do you like that Hobart Mig?
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