KJ and my custom bumper story

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  1. az.esquire

    az.esquire New Member

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    Just want to show off my first experience with custom bumper.
    Everything starts from the moment when i had a little crash in slippery track in this winter. Yeah, shit happens ... but this accident accelerated my long-standing plans to replace the bumper (probably with winch or as minimum with placeholder for a winch).
    Ok.
    photo #1:"Consequences of the accident"
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    The reason to make my own bumper is not just because of price of ARB model (in my country ~ $1.5K) but rather my artistic nature. Running beforehand in the end my price was ~ $500.

    I started browsing in all forums and sites to figure out the best one for pleasing my eyes. Finally the idea was taken from "liberator" jeep (just google if u r interested in).
    So, I designed 3D model (meanwhile learned SolidWorks tool):
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    In two iterations of fitting the model was corrected:
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    The idea for mounting was taken from winch mount here:
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    After laser cutting welding works began:
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    to be continued ...
     
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  2. az.esquire

    az.esquire New Member

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    KJ and my custom bumper story- continuation

    First fitting:
    IMG026.jpg

    and with cover:
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    Then tube fastening, polishing and painting:
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    Then plastic with turn light and fog light mounting:
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    Finally, the result is:
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    P.S. All works took about 4 months.
     
  3. Jo6pak

    Jo6pak Full Access Member

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    Very nice work. That's the coolest Libby bumper I've seen.:worthy:
     
  4. first&lastKJ

    first&lastKJ Full Access Member

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    Looks real good!
     
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    Make me a rear bumper!!
     
  6. yellocoyote

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    I like it! Well done!
     
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    that looks good
     
  8. HoosierJeeper

    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Looks great.
     
  9. LaneKJ

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    Nice! Now you need a lift.. ;)
     
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    That looks really good. I love how it looks like it should have been a factory option. I'd say one of the best made by a member.
     
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    Dave Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Nice work and it blends in with the front of the jeep well.

    Dave
     
  12. az.esquire

    az.esquire New Member

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    I know it. And going to lift by Kingsprings + Koni.
     
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    That is very nice indeed! Sorry that I've only just seen it. What does it weigh?
     
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    Lancer, I doubt the OP is still around, he was last logged in on 10-02-2013, but you never know, sometimes members will set up an email notification when someone replies to a subscribed thread. Now, I also like the bumper, but I'll be critical on one aspect, I would not have the fog light openings like this, I would prefer the fog light cut out to completely encircle the lights, but otherwise, pretty good!

    Bert