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Finished my bumper a while back.
20171021_161359 by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr
Rotated my clutch assembly on my smitty to make it accessible.

20171021_161346 by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr
Installed a new 2x4x3/16 tube crossmember in place of the stock round one, and the angle iron one I installed during the sas originally. This one is frenched into the frame with the winch plate that is 5/16 with 2 1/2x2 1/2x1/4 angle iron bolt flange welded to it. The plate also ties into the bumper.

20171021_162859 by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr
The 12k winch in it's new home.

20171021_161354 by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr
The bumper mid paint job. I used dupli color black bed liner rattle can paint. It's also what I used on my beadlocks. It seems to work well for my purposes.

20171021_184600 by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr
Finished product. I think it looks great. The tow hooks may be a tad low, but they'll work for the time being.

20171021_184612 by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr

20171021_184621 by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr
Side shot to show off the wings I put on it to cover up the fender mounts.
Flame on, it might not be to the standards of some here, but it will work much better than the stocker, and gives about 4" or more of clearance over the stock bumper. I've got to build a rear bumper soon...
 

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I'm going to cut them off, after a little more research I've seen where some off-road parks will turn you away with those on. I surely don't need that headache after a long drive with a trailer lol. I'll have some 1" thick clevis points made for me and weld those on in their place.
 

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Truck looks great.

Whatever you do for the clevis points, try to go way overkill. It is nice when they are sunk through the bumper and welded on both sides...

Another thought is, my buddy has ones somewhat like yours and he gets annoyed by the sound of them rattling while trail riding.
 

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Truck looks great.

Whatever you do for the clevis points, try to go way overkill. It is nice when they are sunk through the bumper and welded on both sides...

Another thought is, my buddy has ones somewhat like yours and he gets annoyed by the sound of them rattling while trail riding.
Thank you!
I really can't access the back of the bumper to weld through if i want to keep them in line with the frame horns. I will make sure they are welded proper though. Looks like on eBay i can get a pair for around 30. I think I'll go that direction.
 

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20180127_135553 by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr
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Rejects run at r+v by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr
Rejects run at r+v by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr
Rejects run at r+v by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr
Rejects run at r+v by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr
Rejects run at r+v by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr
Last pics i have. Pulled the jk out with a snatch block and had myself anchored to a tree.
Was a good time. I'll be back for sure.
 

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Went to the Easter egg hunt at rocks & valleys on Saturday. Had a great time. Met @jfry10 and his family. We all hung out together all day. Our kids got along really well, and our wives did too. At the end of the day he let me ride with him to attempt the slab wall. We were denied, but not without giving it some damn good attempts. Were got very close on the last attempt, but got hooked on the edge of the slab and broke a brake line.
Didn't get very many pics, but here are some of them.

20180421_183939 by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr
All loaded up.

20180421_142331 by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr

20180421_142017 by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr

20180421_134944 by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr

20180421_134411 by Sterlingfire 01, on Flickr

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