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2001 Wrangler Bumper Build
« on: 02/27/10, 08:24PM »

Offline Fred

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Well I didn't get any pictures prior to this but I will post what I have. the Owner wanted something beside the CRAPPY jeep tube style bumper he had. He wanted something simple yet a little different. The below is what we came up with. He came up with the angles he wanted and cut them I modded the winch plate and all the welding, and some fabbing work.

It started with 2 2x3 tubes. I welded them together and then he cut his angles. It started life 59" wide but I talked him into shortening it. It is now 54" wide. We figured sinking the windh mount into the bumper would be something different and would really look cool. Because of sinking it we will have to cut two small access holes to be able to get bolts in for a winch. As you can see I tacked the front of the 2 pieces and fully welded the back. I will weld the front and he will grind it then I will reweld and regrind to give it a Smooth look when painted. In the near furure we will add weld thru shackle mounts and maybe a receiver. For the top the winch mount is the bumper mount for the bottom the mounts will be 2 pieces of 2x2 Angle Iron cut a little to fit.

I know this is a basic bumper and maybe welds are not impressive to some but this is my first build and I think I did OK, I can guaruntee they are strong. You will see pix of two welds one not as nice as the other. The not so nice one I tried pushing the weld then I pulled the weld and it looked alot nicer. The welding was donr with a Lincoln 100 (110V Welder) with .35 wire and Argon Gas

The space where the plate is welded to the bumper I had to fill about a 1/4" in places. I cut it with a plasma cutter and I should have used a guide to cut straight but oh well live and learn
pushed weld

pulled weld

the bumper





Re: 2001 Wrangler Bumper Build
« Reply #1 on: 02/28/10, 10:42AM »

Offline LoneWolf

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Looks good Fred, I wouldn't worry too much about how your welds look, there's only a select few people who can actually call themselves professional welders on this site and have a degree to back it up. I'm not one of them by the way! For using a 110 welder they look great! I battled with my 110 for about a year before I stepped up to a 220 welder... doing that made my welds look much much better. Anyway, looks good, wish more people would start posting up some of the stuff they build. I should probably listen to myself and do the same. ::)
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Re: 2001 Wrangler Bumper Build
« Reply #2 on: 03/12/10, 11:01PM »

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OK these are a week or so late and since these PIX were taked I have finished the rear bumper minus mounts because I need his jeep in order to correctly do mounts and I finished the front except for boxing the ends in and I will do that tomorrow or Sunday






Re: 2001 Wrangler Bumper Build
« Reply #3 on: 03/12/10, 11:02PM »

Offline Fred

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and the rear






Re: 2001 Wrangler Bumper Build
« Reply #4 on: 03/12/10, 11:21PM »

Offline Iceman

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The most beautiful weld is one that doesn't break. Good work I probably would have thrown on a D ring instead of the stock tow hooks.

Re: 2001 Wrangler Bumper Build
« Reply #5 on: 03/14/10, 07:37PM »

Offline Fred

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I can say I will NEVER do this much work for someone else with being payed 

Updated PICs, both bumpers are 95% done.

The front just needs some grinding work, a weld across the front, some touch up welds, and of course primer/paint.

The rear just needs the same as the front and the center mounts need to be welded.

 Although not forever both bumper are on the jeep until the owner takes them off to work on them







Re: 2001 Wrangler Bumper Build
« Reply #6 on: 04/08/10, 11:45AM »

Offline Fred

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Forgot to post finished pix of these.

Here they are done, primed, and painted (bed liner)