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Re: fabricating front skid/bumper mount winch

When you're done with yours, come to MI and weld up an integrated winch mount for my OEM bumper
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:21 PM
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And after that, come to Cali for my fabrication. K thanks haha
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:23 PM
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Re: fabricating front skid/bumper mount winch

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When you're done with yours, come to MI and weld up an integrated winch mount for my OEM bumper
Well while you are in Town you might as well just double the order.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:50 PM
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Lol, you might all change your mind by the time I'm finished with this, it could turn out looking like a sh!t sammich!
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:37 PM
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Re: fabricating front skid/bumper mount winch

That looks pretty sweet! You can do something like this for your shackle mounts:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Through-bump...009#vi-content

That is what I was planning on doing if I didn't keep the Matrix. Also, don't forget that the shackles will have to be far enough out or have enough room to take the bolts out.


BigTicket13 yellow (3000K HID) fogs is where its at!!!
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BigTicket13 yellow (3000K HID) fogs is where its at!!!
That is what I am hearing. I think that is what I am going to do. I figure its better light output, ideal for fogs, and you really don't see anyone with them. Why not be unique....
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Re: fabricating front skid/bumper mount winch

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Lol, you might all change your mind by the time I'm finished with this, it could turn out looking like a sh!t sammich!
I don't know who you are trying to kid here look at your jeep I know it won't be that because it will never make it on the jeep if it is. I firmly believe that...

So anyways we can get you and omlete up here and get to some fabricating
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:57 AM
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LOL you have a good point there BigTicket! Oh and my fogs aren't really yellow (yet). I just did that on the computer. I am ordering 3000k HID fogs for sure though.
Omelet, GREAT call on those weld on shackle mounts! I'm ordering some today.
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Are you cutting the underside of the bumper cover or just painting black? If cutting, how will you finish and what will you do about the windshield washer reservoir that's behind the bumper cover on the driver's side?
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:30 AM
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I've already cut the bumper cover with the exception of the very center section, which will also be cut off.

For now I have the reservoir painted black. I'm going to leave it where it is as it seems to be out of the way by enough and hopefully the skid will protect it more.
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Re: fabricating front skid/bumper mount winch

are you making through holes to the front cross member through the bumper to mount?? is the skid going to wrap all the way below as well.
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:18 PM
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Re: fabricating front skid/bumper mount winch

I'm going to weld tabs to the crossmember that the skid will bolt to, that way it will be removable. Right now the plan is that is will wrap all the way down below the raditaor support and bolt into brackets that will probably come off of the sway bar bolts.
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