- Jun 28, 2020
I've been slowly working on a new front bumper. 5" x 1/4" for the center 36" then 3/16" for the ends. My plan is to use the stock mounting locations with 2 grade 8 1/2 bolts. Working load on those bolts is 7500lbs each so it seems like that will be enough for any recovery and winching. I thing the 1/8" steel on the frame will give out first. I have a few more pieces to fit then final welds and finish but it is coming along nicely.
That looks great and gives me a good idea of what I need to do.Finished the bumper, well except for mounting the front license plate. I'm pretty happy how it turned out. Steel, hardware, rods, grinding wheels and paint add up to about $150 so if you don't count labor it is a pretty cheap alternative to the aftermarket stuff and way more functional than the factory piece of tin.
Those bushings are tough or at least mine were I thought I wasn't going to get them out. Looks like they were toast like mine.