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Posted by MrJim on 25 January 2004 - 07:42 PM
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Posted by hawairish on 02 February 2018 - 01:51 PM
Minor update on this...
So the past two weeks have been pretty lame. I found a few shops around with cutting services and requested quotes for my initial parts, and for a larger follow-up order. It's pretty discouraging that these "no job too small" companies couldn't even reply in a remotely timely fashion. Very disappointing, to say the least.
On the bright side, the company that gave me the most attention—my local steel supply—has also produced the best quotes. And after waiting as long as I could for other companies to reply, I finally put in an order today. So, I'm pretty stoked this finally moving forward. First pass at parts should be ready in a week. More details to follow...
Posted by hawairish on 12 January 2018 - 12:26 PM
I posted a teaser pic about this on the 'What did you do...' thread the other day, but time to shed more light on the project.
Long story short, I'm making a winch bumper for myself, but that idea has evolved into making a builder kit for others to build their own custom bumper around. This is the progress...
I'm still iterating through some small tweaks, but here are the general features:
- Uses an off-the-shelf winch channel, such as the Badlands (Harbor Freight) or GoPlus (Amazon)—inexpensive, universal, and the 36" width is perfect.
- Weld-together kit, but entirely bolt-on to truck; no cutting, no drilling. (Well...maybe a little trimming on the windshield washer bottle's plastic lower mount, but that's it so far.)
- 3/4" shackle mount (eyelet is 1-1/8" thick, or 3 layers of 3/8")
- Retains factory tow hooks
- Attachment plates for building any bumper style
- By itself, a winch mount
- Uses 3/8" steel for the bracket, and 3/16" for all attachment pieces.
- Uses all existing tow hook and bumper attachment points, plus three existing unthreaded chassis holes (blue piece in sketch is a nut-strip that inserts into the chassis); 18 total chassis attachment points using M10 and 1/2" hardware.
- 8" of vertical winch clearance. A side plate (red piece in sketch) provides mounting surfaces for the control box.
- Slotted channel on the main bracket that allows for attaching things. Currently, working on a bracket that allows the 00-04 OE fog lights to be attached.
The bumper attachment plates (green and purple pieces) are what the rest of the bumper is built around. This allows the bumper to be completely removable. The upper plate's shape allows for using up to 1/4" plate on the top and front edges. Of course, the plate can be cut, notched, or bored to use tubing, but is basically intended to be a blank canvas. The lower plates (one inside, one outside the bracket) allow for additional mounting points. The inner plates, in particular, can be used to build a receiver tube attachment, or mounting a skid plate (00-04 models have a power steering return line that is exposed). I may incorporate use of carriage bolts (think single-tool tightening) and make it so the bumper can be rotated up for easy installation, or rotated down for service, winch access, even a step for engine bay access, by pivoting on the lowest attachment bolt.
I'm also designing new skid plates, and once that's done, I will be getting everything plasma cut. Hoping to do all that very soon.
I guess the real question at this point is if anyone would be interested in something like this? We obviously have very little aftermarket options between ARB (is this still even available?) and TAG (I can't stand the mounting setup). There's been a bit more chat about using XJ bumpers lately, but I'm not convinced that's a better option. While this isn't a complete bumper, I think this tackles the toughest problems about starting one. Down the line, I might make some weld-it-yourself kits that use this as the backbone. Even if you can't weld, this would grossly simplify the process for a local shop that could make you one.
Questions and feedback welcome!
Posted by Precise1 on 26 November 2005 - 04:09 PM
I just want to put out a general Thank You to the new members signing up and/or posting an introduction. We are almost up to
1700 4300 9500 11,600 members (although most are not active) and have new members signing up almost every day with newbie's posting intro's in this section several times a week.
Don't be shy !! We have a good community here and like to hear from newcomers. New people and new ideas are what keeps things alive! With input from all around the globe, we get to hear about issues, options and mods that may not be posted if this were just a regional site. Keep in mind though that with world wide members, humor and comments can sometimes be misconstrued, so have patience and be considerate to one another. One of the things that keeps this site so pleasant and friendly is that it is a family oriented site with everyone welcome. Please try to be PC and refrain from overt vulgarities, we are all friends here.
Welcome and enjoy !!!