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Kinda, New Front bumper

mcpherson

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I have a new front bumper finally. Well, its not exactly new to the forums but it is new to me. It use to belong to user JoshC. I removed 2 of the light tabs, sanded off any of the rust and added a new coat of black paint. I hope to have a new winch when tax time comes around.

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JoshC

Only rolled it once honey
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Looks good dude! How hard was it to get put on? I know it was a chore at times since it was bulky and heavy.
 






mcpherson

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It wasn't as bad as I thought for it was going to be. But the worse part of it was drilling the new holes through both the bumper and chassis (went through a few drill bits and about melted my drill). I ended up using a floor jack and small ratchet straps to get it in place. I was amazed how heavy it truly was, and I can only imagine what the total weight will be once i get that Warn Powerhouse in the front. Thanks again for your help with getting the bumper to me.
 






JoshC

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Not a problem. Why did you have to drill new holes, the ones i had wouldn't line up with the frame? I figured you'd just drill new frame holes where my holes were.
 






mounty71

It's green, not gray.
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That looks great on your truck! Nice looking bumper. And i like the Rubicon wheels.
 






mcpherson

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Not a problem. Why did you have to drill new holes, the ones i had wouldn't line up with the frame? I figured you'd just drill new frame holes where my holes were.

I have a 3" body lift, had to accommodate for that. But it worked out great!

That looks great on your truck! Nice looking bumper. And i like the Rubicon wheels.

I feel the Rubicon Wheels adds a touch of class, I have had some negative comments about them from some jeep owners, but they get me to where I need to go. They originally came off my buddies jeep pictured below.

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mounty71

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That's a sweet jeep too.
 






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