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Offline eaglefreek

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Re: Front winch bumper
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2012, 06:07:14 PM »
Did you take/have detailed measurements you could throw onto a sketch of the bumpers?  That would go a long way to helping someone else fab something up.  Personally, I love both of them (front & back) and would love to have them on my eagle!!

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Sorry. it went together piece by piece. I didn't have the full vision when I started. I figured out the optimum location for the winch and built it up from there.
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Re: Front winch bumper
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2012, 06:26:11 PM »
You could make rough estimates from your finished product no?

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Re: Front winch bumper
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2012, 03:36:19 PM »
That looks factory!
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Re: Front winch bumper
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2012, 03:34:01 PM »
Any chance we can get a profile shot where we can see both front and rear together.... good work! 

Jesse

It's hard to get a good view of both the bumpers in the same shot. I went to my Uncle's place and took a pic from his upper bridge with the Eagle on his lower bridge.




I got a stock wagon with leather seats, wanna trade?   :P
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Re: Front winch bumper
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2012, 02:58:00 PM »
Good Day EagleFreak . . .

I was excited to find your posts on the bumper build.  Looks like you've had tons of requests for drawings.  I just ventured out of the nest and bought my first Eagle . . . been planning/thinking for years. 

I'd like to offer a favor to the group:  I teach a CAD design class here in Washington State (middle- and high- schoolers).  Right now, we are donig 3d design in Sketchup, and some of the kids have been designing/building cab-guards for their pickups.  One of the first items of business I will address on my Eagle ('84 Brown Wagon) is to build front/rear bumpers.  I'd like to model them with my students, in 3d, to scale.  And then, we could provide full 3d model as well as dimensioned plans to the group, maybe even with some options.

It would be super helpful if you could summarize at least your materials, and what you liked/didn't like, etc.

Thanks
Tom

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Re: Front winch bumper
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2012, 03:17:02 PM »
Most of my materials are listed in the first post. As far as the 1/8" steel, if I remember correctly, that  was a piece that was 2'x3' and I had some left over. I can't say that there is anything that I would do different. I like the way it came out. Being a novice welder I don't know how to account for the metal shrinking and moving as I weld, so there were some adjustments to make as I went. I would love to see a cad drawing of something similar. Also, not everyone would want a winch, but may want a steel front bumper, which would be easier to build. Here's a one done on a Subaru. http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/76287-Subaru-Forester-Bumper-Build-for-E-J
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Re: Front winch bumper
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2012, 06:15:18 PM »
Hey thanks . . .

I liked the Forrester bumper.  I think that's kind of the route I'll go for my Eagle.  I will keep you posted.  Probably won't get built until some time this summer, but hopefully designed in Sketchup before school is out June 7.

A couple other questions about your rig:

I'm planning to get some jeep wheels this weekend.  Currently, I'm looking at a set of 25x7 (5 x 4.5) that came off of a 98 Cherokee. 

What size are your wheels and tires.  It looks perfect, I don't want too redneck or too tall for the tranny.

Also, what is your spring setup.  I like the level your rig is sitting at.  I need to at least replace my springs, and I'd like to get about the same look/height you have.

Thanks again in advance for your help.

Tom in WA

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Re: Front winch bumper
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2012, 11:11:51 PM »
That's a nice write up on the Subaru bumper.  Thanks for the link!
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Re: Front winch bumper
« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2012, 08:51:35 AM »
Those wheels are Grizzlies, off a Jeep Wrangler, they are a 15"x7" wheel with a 4.5" backspace, most factory Cherokee/Grand Cherokee/Wrangler 15x7's will work for you, probably best to stay away from the 15x8's though as it doesn't sound like you want to do as much to the suspension as it would take to make them work.  I'm running 15x7 ecco's from a cherokee on my SX4



My wagon is currently on a set of oem Eagle Rally Aluminum wheels, at least until I get around to selling them as I have another style jeep wheels I like better.

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Re: Front winch bumper
« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2012, 08:57:06 PM »
I've got new Espo front coil springs with 1/2" spacers and added 3 leaves each side from a front Grand Wagoneer leaf packs. You can either pruchase new custom leaf springs or add a couple leafs from about any 2.5" leaf spring pack like  a Cherokee or Chevy S10. As Doc explained those are Grizzlies with 215/75/15's. I had to do a cutting up front to keep them from rubbing. i've since switched the wheels to 10 spoke Cherokee wheels with 225/75/15's.
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Re: Front winch bumper
« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2012, 12:27:25 PM »
Thanks for the info.  That sounds like just the ticket for me.  I'm going to order up some ESPos for the front, and check local junk yard options for the rear pack.  I'm surprised to hear that you had to do some cutting to fit up 215/75s.  I've currently got 205/70s that have some life left, so will probably run them for a while.  

Thanks for the help.

 . . . here's my new ride: (just because I know everyone loves to see photos)


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Re: Front winch bumper
« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2012, 02:04:51 PM »
Looks just like Bess, except she has power windows, and your interior is nicer :(

 

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