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  1. #1
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    Default grille guard ideas

    Hey guys,
    I recently purchased a Jeep CJ7 for runnin around town and goin muddin in. It has the original AMC 304 V8 from 1976 mated to the original automatic transmission. It's full time 4x4 so very slow and awkward to drive. My question is does anybody have any ideas on how to build a grille guard for this thing that will be heavy duty enough for use on the trail. I would like to incorporate a winch in it somehow. Also would like to know if anyone has any ideas for a cargo carrier to haul stuff on when we take it to the lake this summer.
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    Built a couple when i was a teenager. Kinda hard to describe. I used 10 gauge for the plates that mounted to the frame, vertically. then welded pipe inbetween the side plates. Bent 2 pieces of pipe for the outer pieces. If I remember it was 1" pipe on the outside pcs and 1-1/2" for the inside. Just use your imagination. They actually turned out pretty good.

    Wow, that was along time ago
    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

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    how can i post pics on here?
    i got a bunch of crazy YJ and CJ fabrication photos i just have to shrink em or sumthin to post em.
    Jorgensen MFG.
    Custom trailers:from utility to semi trailers i make em all.
    argonweld_bjorn@hotmail.com
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    Bmxin^Bjorn
    if you have windows XP you can download there resizer from microsoft its realy a cool program, easy to use and fast to download even with dial up.
    go here
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx
    its about 2/3 of the way down the page. i been using it for quite a wile now and have had no problems with it. its the only part of win.XP i like.

    burden1990
    i would just get some steel and start putting it togather and see what you end up with. looks like you have a good solid bumper with a wench guide already on it so just add to and rearange as needed. i used 2"X2"X1/8" to make this one and 3/16" plate to make the teeth so they would be strong enough to push with and not get bent. i also back lit the skull so it shows up at night. mine was all for fun but its up to you to decide what direction you want to go and then just start building.3/16" plate works realy well for making shapes weather it be teeth or a fancy bumper front, its good and solid but can get heavy if you use too much.
    be shore to show us the progress when you get it going.
    my 7 year old son had a big part in designing mine but it realy is all for show, i just built it because i was bored.
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    ......or..........
    hope i helped

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    Default OT Jeep Question

    I have a 91 Wrangler and some 83 to 87 Rancho 3" lift springs I will be putting on. I noticed my Rancho springs are different widths front & back and the stock 91 Wrangler springs are the same. My question is Which ones are the front and back. Wide back, narrow front? Any ideas?

    Thanks
    Mike
    MD Welding & Fabricating L.L.C.

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    i'm pretty shure the bigger ones go on the front, most of the waight in a jeep is in the front if i'm not mistaken, unless your towing a trailer witch jeeps wernt made for but i am pretty shure.
    Jorgensen MFG.
    Custom trailers:from utility to semi trailers i make em all.
    argonweld_bjorn@hotmail.com
    www.ehhitch.com

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    Is the wire diameter the same on both sets of springs, If the wire diameter is larger on one set that would be the fronts. If the wire diameter is the same on both sets then the larger width coil should be for the rear. The tighter the coil the higher the rating, the larger the coil the lower the spring rate, at least it works that way with the racing springs we use. Dave
    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

    John Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
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    Here is a rough sketch of a type of grill guard that I have made in the past. I have 4 bars in this one, but three actually looks better.
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    They are leaf springs.

    My guess is the wider up front also. I,ll see when I finally get them on how it sits. I can always switch them around.

    Thanks
    Mike
    MD Welding & Fabricating

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    I'm sorry, for some reason I was thinking coils. Yes you are right the thicker springs should go for the front. Dave
    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

    John Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
    Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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