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Old March 9th, 2018, 16:22
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Hidden winch bumper

Just picked up a winch for the MJ and am going to need to fab up a front bumper. Anyone have a hidden winch design they'd like to share? Winch is a Smittybilt 9.5k. As always appreciate the input.
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Old March 9th, 2018, 16:26
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Re: Hidden winch bumper

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http://www.boostwerksengineering.com...ount_p_14.html
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Old March 10th, 2018, 08:40
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Re: Hidden winch bumper

I like it, but was looking to fab something. Just trying to see if anyone has and what they did.
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Old March 10th, 2018, 09:23
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Re: Hidden winch bumper

Did you look at Dutch's bumper? There's a good totm on pirate too that had some good ones
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Old March 10th, 2018, 09:25
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Re: Hidden winch bumper

Lazyxj has done this.

Here is an album he put together: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lwade/...7604557867782/

There may be more details around here if you search.
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Old March 10th, 2018, 19:03
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Re: Hidden winch bumper

Thanks, I did check out Dutch's. I do like his a lot. I'll check out pirate too.
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Old March 11th, 2018, 07:28
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Did you look at Dutch's bumper? There's a good totm on pirate too that had some good ones
You beat me to it lol
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Old March 11th, 2018, 13:27
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You beat me to it lol
Do you have any other pic other than whats in the build thread?
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Old March 11th, 2018, 14:25
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Re: Hidden winch bumper

I made one. My warn had a removable solenoid pack so I relocated it under the hood.

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthrea...1104364&page=5

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Old March 11th, 2018, 19:03
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Re: Hidden winch bumper

Nice, I like the stubby look. Still debating if I want to go stubby or push it out to the edge.
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Old March 12th, 2018, 07:18
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Do you have any other pic other than whats in the build thread?
No, but I could take some.
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Old March 12th, 2018, 08:54
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No, but I could take some.
If you could that would be awesome if not no worries. Just trying to get a better idea of the bracket layout. Did you fab yours or get pre fabbed ones?
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Old March 12th, 2018, 14:12
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Re: Hidden winch bumper

From my thread:








I used Dirtbound tie-in plates and originally had the mounts as part of the main bumper capturing the 3 stock holes and 1 of the steering box bolt holes, then the tube portion had its own mounting plates that captured just the 2 front bumper bolts. This way if the tube part got damaged it was only 4 total bolts to remove it and I could make a new one. I also wanted to be able to remove the main bumper without having to undo the steering box, hence the 4 bolt design. Unfortunately when my buddy bent up the plate for the main bumper (it was all cut out as 1 piece of 3/16 and then bent up) he misread the measurements and the space between the mounts was almost 3/4" too wide. As I was in a hurry to get the Jeep ready for a trip, and not willing to waste that entire piece of plate, I just cut the mounts off of the ends. Being in the hurry I was though I wound up just welding everything together and ended up with 3 layers of 3/16 plate to mount the bumper instead of having either a single side plate that would just be cleaner/more efficient or a multi-piece bumper that would be easier to repair as needed like I had originally intended. If I were to do it again I would stick with the multi-piece design but actually follow through with it. At a minimum I would make it a 2 pieces with the frame tie-in and then just 4 bolts on the bumper itself (tube portion integrated with main bumper). I hate having to unbolt the steering box just to remove/install the bumper.
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Old March 12th, 2018, 15:42
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I see what you are saying. Good idea about the 2 piece.
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Old March 22nd, 2018, 21:27
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Re: Hidden winch bumper

link to the one I did 10 years ago: https://photos.app.goo.gl/qEpracSz3dOP7uds1

skip all the holes and use 1/4 plate for the lower piece. I had a tubed bumper that slipped over the outer rails and bolt on so 3 total pieces.
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