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Old 06-15-2007, 02:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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zj rear bumper

anyone have any pictures of some zj rear bumpers? im gettin ready to build one and need some ideas
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not great pictures but you get the idea.

The first pic shows the mounts which use the hitch mounting locations.
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This is a close to finished. The "shorty" style bumper. I was going to add corners, but sold the Jeep before I finished.
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The hitch was going to come off and a new one was going to be intergrated for better clearence. And yes, i know the mud flaps are lame, but living in the Pacific Northwest they are a must!

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Old 06-16-2007, 03:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is mine not quite done yet but you get the gist of it. It mounts the same as IV WHLN's. No hitch just some d-rings and soon will have a fold down style tire carrier on it.
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Lots of pictures on there from various levels of ZJ abuse.
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Old 06-16-2007, 11:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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here's my old rig , it has a ZJilla rear bumper on it .
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Old 06-17-2007, 04:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 06-17-2007, 08:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That is what I wanted my finish bumper to look like, but I didn't get to finish it before I sold it. Nice job!
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^ Is that a production bumper, or custom?
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^ Is that a production bumper, or custom?

That's a custom I built at my shop
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That's a custom I built at my shop
I want one
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yes i searched.
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Is there anyone else out there who has some updated pictures or different pictures of a rear bumper. looking for some more inspiration. thanks guys xmattx
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The goal was a simple, functional design. I didn't care about rear quarter protection. I'm not exactly good with the welder, so it was built by a friend. It's sleeved into the frame rail and bolted to the gas tank skid bolts in addition to the back of the unibody. It's taken quite a few hits and held up great.

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This is the best picture I could find
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:25 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:56 AM   #15 (permalink)
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love the tube bumper looks so cool
what size tube is that (ive just started my rear tube bumper using 2" od tube) but i dont think i could get as tighter radius as you on the bits below the lights
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heres mine!!! sorry only pic I got.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i'll get some finished pics if anybody is interested but this is close
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I mounted mine using the hitch mounts. I'm getting ready to re-do the mounts with bigger material for more strength and to allow me to hand D ring shackles off the mount right between the two bolts at the rear of the hitch bracket. I can't think of a heavier duty place to hang them.

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love the tube bumper looks so cool
what size tube is that (ive just started my rear tube bumper using 2" od tube) but i dont think i could get as tighter radius as you on the bits below the lights
1.75 x .120 wall, die is 6" CLR
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:18 PM   #20 (permalink)
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those are some great examples. i really like the build of goldensd from mall crawlin. but i dont want to post any pics of his with out his consent
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Homebuilt job, tank tuck in progress.


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Old 02-03-2009, 09:57 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Lots of protection but crap for departure angle. It's amazing what I once thought was cool...




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JayH, you could very easily take a plasma/torch/grindning wheel, whack a ton of fat out of that. Then piece in chamfer plates which will look better and give you less of the chunky look.
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It doesn't look like that anymore. About 18 months ago that bumper aborbed a 40mph impact from another 5000 lb Grand Cherokee with an ARB bull bumper on it on our way home from a RimRock wheelin trip. To its credit, my dog was in the back cargo area at the time and didn't get a scratch. No matter how it looked, it saved my best friend's life.
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This is what I had on my old ZJ. The pipe strapped inside the bumper was a small reservoir for my on-board air compressor.
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