Moving right along....
Moving right along....
Got the majority of it tacked up so far. Will be working on side supports, and venting in the front for the radiator. Then, it comes off for lots of welding and grinding.
This is where I finished today. Got the side supports on, now I feel much better about Josh rubbing up against a tree.
Josh also stopped by an dropped off his front lights, so I will get them mounted before this thing goes on for the final time.
Until tomorrow...~ Stump
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The lower spring seat is in the way to get any taller of a tire on that Foz.
When we lifted it, it was mainly to get some ground clearnace and thats what we will be after with the springs as well.
More clearnce but not for tires. He also has Primative (I believ is the name) full skids under that rig, front full alum skid and rear Diff rally alum skid and they are very nice.
Stump that looks awesome. I kow thats exactly what Josh had in mind. Way better look than those tube bumpers we have seen. Way to go mayn, great work
2006 Toyota Tacoma Ute.
1994 LandRover D1
2008 KTM 990 ADV-sold
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1992 SWB RR Classic-sold
2006 BMW GS1200-sold
Might as well do the rear bumper too, maybe a swing out spare rack. I mean you already got it in the shop
My lack of articulation is apparent in my suspension as well as my diction.
'12 Unlimited Sport w/ poverty pack
'02 Forester 190k and going
Got the bumper off (surprisingly easy by myself... having the car in the air with the two post lift certainly makes life easier though) and started welding it up. Got a few more touches to add, then some paint.
You know how it is...you get up when the kid gets up. lol.
I'd definitely like to see some tie-ins further back into/onto the car's uniframe if this is going to be a recovery point and later on (as you said) possibly a winch mount. I'd also like to see some vertical gussets connecting the plates on the interior of the bumper for stromph, but man-o-man, that is a NICE bumper, sir.
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1992 XJ:"Daddy's Jeep" - The "Please don't hit my Jeep again!" Edition.
2009 Ford Edge:"Penny"- "Mama's new ride, and our new trip car"
All good points Brian, I will address them if I can below:
There isnt really any physical way to tie into the 'frame' (and still be able to remove the bumper), this isnt like a cherokee where it has even a fake 'frame rail'. I almost 'painted myself into a corner with the side supports with respect to getting the bumper off, but it angles down just enough to allow the supports to clear and the bumper to be removed. Its kinda hard to explain without being here to see how the car is designed.
The recovery points are already mounted on the vehicle, right below the bumper, and Josh intends to continue using those.
A winch would be fairly easy to do, because you could build between the two mounting horns which are pretty stout.
The inside of the bumper is getting gusseted as we speak, I mentioned it in an earlier post. Its gonna be about as strong/light as possible for what we are building off of.
I have to keep reminding myself this isnt a typical overweight truck or SUV I am used to building for. It had a plastic bumper....for example. Thanks!
Got most of the aesthetic grinding done....