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I have a 01 TJ and was looking for some bumper build threads. I've looked around a lot and seen a few but cant find any complete ones. Looking for ideas on how everybody mounts them im assuming most just use the stock mounting locations but i would like something stronger than that. I was thinking something like the one at fabwright.com here. Any responses welcome.
 

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This is the inside of my YJ bumper, not much different from a TJ though.

 

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ok so using the stock 3 bolts is whats most common and then the winch plat has frame mounts also or just the bumper mounts? thanks for the quick and informative responses.
 

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Go buy yourself 6 1/2" Grade 8 bolts and throw those torque headed POS's as far away as you can! :flipoff2:
 

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Rox how much steel did that bumper use? like 1 sheet? and what kinda steel 1018 or a-36? im using http://www.speedymetals.com/ for price comparison if he try's charging me too much ill order from them they arent far from me so i do have to pay shipping.
 

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Rox how much steel did that bumper use? like 1 sheet? and what kinda steel 1018 or a-36? im using http://www.speedymetals.com/ for price comparison if he try's charging me too much ill order from them they arent far from me so i do have to pay shipping.
Not near as much as you think. Fully welded its about 75 lbs and its out of 3/16 a-36. I think I can get about 4 bumpers or close to it out of a 4x8 sheet. But you have to fit your pieces wisely to conserve steel (I have templates I lay out and trace).
 

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On the bolts, I reused my torx bolts on the tow hooks because I figured it'd be harder for a tweeker to steal that way. Everyone has a 3/4" wrench of some kind. Winch, bumper, and tow hooks could be gone in a couple of minutes.
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On my bumpers you have to remove the bumper to remove the winch. And unless they have a wratcheting 3/4wrench its gonna take them awhile to remove the bumper. We have tweakers here too...... ;)
 

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This is the inside of my YJ bumper, not much different from a TJ though.



Can you send me these pics? I could see them in the post a couple days ago, but for some reason they are not showing today. [email protected]

Thanks
 
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