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Old 04-11-2012, 04:33 PM
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Default FZJ80 Gets a new bumper

I'm starting my bumper build today. Rear end is stripped of all the bolt-on OEM components. Next up, the Sawzall.

Hopefully some major progress pics tomorrow but here it is as of this afternoon.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:47 PM
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Sawzall!!!!!


Remember earplugs and gloves, and of course eye protection. Safety is no accident.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:12 PM
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So removing the rear crossmember and Bumper channel was not a bad as I thought it would be.

Pictures of the truck and the scrap pile from today. I still have a little trimming to do on the frame horns. Then assembly of the new bumper may begin.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:32 PM
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whattcha got in the safe...he he he!!!

looking forward to the build up!!


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Old 04-12-2012, 08:48 AM
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Glad to see new bumper is moving forward, the oem reciever served you well as a rear slider, it will be a little quieter on the trail with the gain in clearance.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:29 AM
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:popcorn: Excited to see what you come up with Corbet.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:39 AM
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I managed to destroy a harbor freight sawzall chopping my off. Fortunately I was ~80% done before it died, and I got a full refund. I used a cutoff wheel to finish the job.

You going to do any clearancing of your frame rails for improved departure?

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Old 04-12-2012, 12:54 PM
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Lunch break. Its been hard to keep focused today with the weather. Sunny then snowy, then sunny, then snowy... Had to make a trip to town for some hardware too. So not a lot of progress this morning.

I trimmed about 3.5" inches of the bottom of the frame rail at a diagonal to 1" in from the top. I'm not doing any additional clearancing of the frame beyond what is needed for the kit.

As you can all tell from the pictures its a 4x4 Labs do it yourself kit. I got the bumper with the dual swing arms. I did not buy any of the attachments from Luke as I plan to build those myself.

I won't dwell on too many details here as most of you probably have seen these go together on MUD, but the custom items I do, I'll show in greater detail. Everything is lining up pretty well so far. Time to start burning it together after a snack.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:25 PM
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I do have to say. My Millermatic 211 is a completely different animal on 220v. Bumper shell is tacked and first two real welds are in place. Waiting for the duty cycle to catch up. Close up of the 1/4" wing and 3/16" main shell joint.
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