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#680853 - 12/29/05 06:39 PM DIY brush guard  

I work at a college and have access to welding shops and pipe bending facilities. I am contemplating building my own brush guard. Anyone have plans or suggestions? I would like to build one to bolt onto the stock bumper.

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#680854 - 12/29/05 09:27 PM Re: DIY brush guard  

I have also contemplated this and for prices sake am going to do it. From talking with people in my club the easiest way to design it is to get those foam fun noodles(pool toys)dollar store. stuff metal hangers in them and start shaping.For me I will do this and go to a machine shop for them to make the bends(no bender). After you acheive the shape you want just go over to the bender and make the matching bends. make sure to add gussets at any sharp corners and even at the smooth bends. As for bolting to the stock bumper why not just build your front bumper into the gaurd and bolt it right to the frame. Brushgaurds bolted to the bumpers are not that stong and can rip right out. WHereas if you make your own bumper you can add winchmounts, lighttabs, reciever,and even d rings right on to it . But one word of caution, if you do bolt one directly to the bumper you should reinforce the bumbers attachment at the frame and possibly gusset the s*** out of it to add security

P.S. I wanna be able to take trees down with mine so im gonna build it strong <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

#680855 - 12/29/05 11:54 PM Re: DIY brush guard  
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you'll need something bigger than a jeep to take trees down! about 4" is all you'll push over before you wakl right up it! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

you're my kind of wheeler! purpose built!

94 yj 456gears, detroit locker and 30 spline axles out back, 33" bfgs

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