It is currently Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:47 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Looking to make bumpers...
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:27 pm 
Offline
LOST Newbie

Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:06 pm
Posts: 21
Hey all,


I'm thinking about designing and welding up some bumpers for my '03 KJ, but It is -15 out right now, and I'm not able to use my garage... I figure I can just draw the parts up now and have my brother do the assembly work. The only problem is that I have no clue about the mounting points used for the front and rear bumpers, and it's too darn cold and snowy (1.5 fee all around the jeep :D) to go out there and measure at the moment.


Does anyone have the measurements off hand for the mounting points? If so, that would be awesome... and I'll make a CAD template for the bumper and make it available to everyone. While I'm at it, if anyone has the dimensions for the mounting holes on the various skid plates, I can also draw up some CAD templates for those.


Thanks,
-Cody


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:42 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 22, 2006 6:28 pm
Posts: 3880
Location: Wichita/ Pittsburg, Kansas
try sending a PM to XC240 he made a front receiver hitch and I bet he has the front measures somewhere.

and for the transmission skid check here in the fab section, someone made one and it has the holes measured on it, and there are a couple other skid plates made.

front hitch:
http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB3/vie ... hp?t=29659

also if you plan on selling a bumper or two I would suggest you make the bumper first and then sell it, dont ask for the money and then make the bumper :roll:

_________________
1980 Jeep CJ7 Buggy
SOA, D44/ FF14B, SBC 350, SM465, NP205, 108" WB, 37" MTs

http://www.dpgoffroad.com/
http://www.ucora.org/
http://www.christianoffroad.com/
http://jeepinbyal.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:46 pm 
Offline
LOST Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:36 pm
Posts: 203
jsc7002 wrote:
also if you plan on selling a bumper or two I would suggest you make the bumper first and then sell it, dont ask for the money and then make the bumper :roll:




Now why would someone go and do something like that?? :lol:

_________________
A Jeep and a couple Fords.


I would wreck Kate Hudson.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:26 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:19 pm
Posts: 4128
Location: Saint Augustine, FL
HoppedUpOnGoofballs wrote:
jsc7002 wrote:
also if you plan on selling a bumper or two I would suggest you make the bumper first and then sell it, dont ask for the money and then make the bumper :roll:




Now why would someone go and do something like that?? :lol:


Hmmmm, I wonder too!

Terry :lol:

_________________
Image2011 Ford F-150 XLT 4X4


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:17 pm 
Offline
LOST Junkie
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:28 am
Posts: 987
Location: York County, PA
LOL...you guys are so funny... :lol: :lol: ...funny like rockstars... 8) 8)

_________________
Brian, Blue KJ in PA
LOST#99, Mid-Atlantic LOST
Blue 2003 KJ Sport

RL Super Skinks


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:00 am 
Offline
LOST Addict
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:08 pm
Posts: 1645
Location: St Charles IL
Blue KJ in PA wrote:
LOL...you guys are so funny... :lol: :lol: ...funny like rockstars... 8) 8)


I see what you did there ;) :P


Back to the OP....


To remove the front bumper you have to remove the grill, pull out the pop rivets in the wheel wells, remove some rivets from the air dam, remove some funky Christmas tree clips near where the grill meets the bumper and finally disconnect the wiring to the headlights ( on drivers side of kj ). Do all that and you can pull the bumper off.
Taking the bumper off should be a 1/2 hour job... best bet to find what works for you is spend a Saturday pulling it off and then take measurements/photos to build off of.

I wouldn't weld to the front cross member... best to fab the bumper with mounts that fit into the uniframe and mount like a front hitch or backbone.
here's the install instructions for the Detours Backbone. Might give you some good ideas for mounting the front bumper...

_________________
2008 Xterra 4x4

1986 CJ7
Lots of custom stuff...

Gone, But not Forgotten...
2003 Sport - 'Fire Engine' Red
Detours KJ Backbone
Skids
Boulder Bars
JBA 4.5 A Arms
245/75/16 Wrangler Duratracs's on Cragar Soft 8’s
Spidertrax 1.25" Spacers
Superwinch LP 8500
Frankenlifted


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group. Color scheme by ColorizeIt!
Logo by pixeldecals.com