Front frame horn renforcment

mantree Dec 10, 2016

  1. mantree

    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I am looking to build a front bumper with built in winch plate. I have heard that I will need to reinforce the front frame horns. What is the best way to do this

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  2. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    I welded a plate on the inside of the horn, the crumple portion, with a section of one inch square stock running between them. Mine is more of a really big washer to spread the load from the bolts going all of the way through when mounting my shrockworks bumper.

    Are you looking to do more of a hidden winch plate or a boxed in bumper? The hidden plate needs more support because it does not have the rest of the bumper for support.

    If you look through my build thread you will see what I did.

    The link to the thread in in my sig.
     
  3. mantree

    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I am building a high clearance bumper with winch plate

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  4. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Are you planning on putting the winch above the horns and back, like cutting off the front of the horns, and pushing it as far back as you can?

    If you have a quick sketch of what you are thinking of doing, I could give some better thoughts on the bracing side of it.
     
  5. StupidFish

    StupidFish Need Bigger Tires

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    I cut back the frame 3" and welded on a piece of 2x2 square tube on top of the frame then scabbed the front and sides w some 1/8" steel to finish it off. Hold on ill post a pic.
     
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    StupidFish Need Bigger Tires

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    So granted not the most detailed pic. Ill send some close ups in the am.
     
  7. mantree

    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Where did you find the datsun badge?

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    StupidFish Need Bigger Tires

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    StupidFish Need Bigger Tires

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