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06TJWRANGLER
09-13-2007, 06:22 AM
Well I finally step up to a ZJ, Tywilson88 brought his ZJ over and we got the factory bumper off. After fitting pieces like I use on the TJ bumpers we finally decided to just prefab a new custom rear bumper. So here are some pics of what we got done, 9 hours of prefabbing. It all paid off though so far this bumper is looking even cooler by the hour. Hope you guys enjoy!! I will post up pics tomorrow night of the rest should have it finished.



The start plastic bumpers yuck!! lol
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r67/Oldschool68/custombumpers009.jpg
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r67/Oldschool68/custombumpers010.jpg

Got her empty in the back!!
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r67/Oldschool68/custombumpers011.jpg

2"x3" is are starting point
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r67/Oldschool68/custombumpers012.jpg
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r67/Oldschool68/custombumpers013.jpg

Yeah so I didnt get in detail when making these sides, trying to save the time and get em done. Just got done tacting them makin sure everything fits good.
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r67/Oldschool68/custombumpers014.jpg
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r67/Oldschool68/custombumpers015.jpg
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r67/Oldschool68/custombumpers016.jpg

Just weld them and grind them smooth!!
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r67/Oldschool68/custombumpers017.jpg
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r67/Oldschool68/custombumpers018.jpg

06TJWRANGLER
09-13-2007, 06:25 AM
Again make sure everything fits good after welding and grinding them. Perfect!! Now the next side!!
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r67/Oldschool68/custombumpers019.jpg
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r67/Oldschool68/custombumpers020.jpg

A picture of me flipping this big beast over welding everything on up.
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r67/Oldschool68/custombumpers021.jpg

Ok I know you dont do this, but I been welding for 8+ years so I can weld with my eyes shut or use the tip of the nozzle to block the weld. Besides im just filling and grinding.
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r67/Oldschool68/custombumpers022.jpg

More pics soon, I need to go to bed and get some sleep.

Rogue XJ
09-13-2007, 08:10 AM
looking great so far! I know how long the process can take, having built my own from scraps for my XJ.... even a simple idea can take hours if you want a well done/clean job. keep up the good work :)

Papa Mo
09-13-2007, 08:35 AM
Looking good!! Waiting on the day I'll get mine done...ahhh sooo many mods ..so little money:(

Kelly P
09-13-2007, 09:10 AM
So far its looking great, good work!

06TJWRANGLER
09-13-2007, 01:44 PM
Thanks, I just got a weak 6 hours of sleep lol! Lots of Pepsi, should keep me wired like it did lastnight.

Hivemind
09-13-2007, 01:53 PM
Lookin good there DB, can't wait to see it in person

tywilson88
09-13-2007, 04:14 PM
it is sick, to bad we didn't get a pic of it to the stage it is at now

Wayco
09-13-2007, 06:29 PM
Did you check clearance when you stuff that tire? It looks like it needs to be cut back a little, or maybe concave...
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r67/Oldschool68/custombumpers015.jpg

Wzzl13
09-13-2007, 06:32 PM
Nice work. Now all ya got to do is teach me to weld :D..... How heavy would ya say that beast is?

tywilson88
09-13-2007, 06:39 PM
Did you check clearance when you stuff that tire? It looks like it needs to be cut back a little, or maybe concave...

yeah, i think before we put it on we are going to cut it more. the tire will definately get into it.