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Attila Okner
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Can anyone steer me in the right direction on to building one of these.

I dont want to spend lots of money..just a simple 2x4 steel bumper with d ring mounts and cut at an angle at the ends

May 11, 2011 at 10:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

SuperD
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what do you need to know

 

May 12, 2011 at 11:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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Yeah question is confusing.  Do you want some one to custom build it?   If so I would be glad to give you a price

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May 12, 2011 at 4:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Attila Okner
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yeah shot me a price...but also where i could source the material 

May 12, 2011 at 9:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

arjeepin
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Wheeler Metals in Rogers for the steel. you can get weld on D rings at Tractor Supply.

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May 14, 2011 at 4:55 PM Flag Quote & Reply

SuperD
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I strongly advise against using weld on D rings for recovery points, they are designed to secure static loads, not the stress or shock loads encountered during recovery, your clevis points should be welded thru both sides of your bumper, preferably in line with the frame mounts for maximum strength and safety. Also if you don't trust your life or others lives on your welding skills get someone else to burn it together for you.
May 15, 2011 at 11:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

arjeepin
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excuse me for trying to help

 

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May 15, 2011 at 12:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Trailfrog
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So when you say "should be welded thru both sides of your bumper" what does that mean? 

May 15, 2011 at 4:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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x2 on what SuperD said.  I have those weld on D-rings from TSC on my trailer to hold my Jeep down but I would not put them on a bumper.   You can get shackle mounts that are made to go thru and 2 thick bumper and that is what I use on all my bumper builds and like David said put them in line with the frame.

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May 15, 2011 at 6:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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Here's a pic of some bumpers I'm building right now.  The shackle mount goes all the way through the bumper and is welded to both sides.   They are 1" thick and 2" tall with a 1" hole for a shackle.

 

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May 15, 2011 at 6:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

collinsbronco
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VBTJ, can you show them a picture of the other side of the bumper where it is welded?

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May 15, 2011 at 8:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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I'll get some better pics up tomorrow, but it sticks out the back about 1/4" - 3/8" and is fully welded on both sides.   

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May 15, 2011 at 9:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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I use these same mounts on plate bumpers too.   On those though, it goes thru the bumper and then on the backside I weld another piece of 1/4" plate to help spread the load across the front of the bumper.  The shackle mount then gets fully welded front and rear.

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May 15, 2011 at 9:14 PM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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Here some pics of how I do it.   First pic shows how far out the back it sticks out.  Notice to in the second pic the seem is in the back.

 

 

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May 16, 2011 at 9:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

SuperD
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arjeepin at May 15, 2011 at 12:23 PM

excuse me for trying to help

 

I meant no offense, people use those all the time, some with good results, some with catastropic failures.

just wanted to help him avoid the latter, some parks wont even allow those d-rings on the trails.

what Justin and I were talking about will not fail, you will pull the bumper off before it breaks

May 16, 2011 at 3:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

arjeepin
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no problem.... just depends on how good you weld I guess... I've got them on my trailer also for tiedowns. 

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May 16, 2011 at 5:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Attila Okner
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That is exactly what I am talking about...I should have said shackle points instead of d ring mount...my bad....thanks for all the replys

May 27, 2011 at 8:45 AM Flag Quote & Reply

BONE
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Justin knows his stuff.  He built my front bumper.  I've been amazed at the strength of the d-ring mounts and winch mount.  I honestly think my winch cable would snap before the winch would move.  If you're going to have a bumper built, call Rock Solid Fab.

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June 1, 2011 at 12:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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Thanks Branson for the good word.

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June 1, 2011 at 3:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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