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    DIY winch bumper

    Decided to build my own winch bumper - on the cheap. I was inspired by the Evo 1/4 pounder bumper Eddie installed. I get vertigo when bending over and turning my head up so I wanted a stubby bumper so I could access the quick disconnects without crawling under a full width bumper. I also wanted a recessed winch to keep it low. It started out simple but then wanted a place to put the license plate and fog lights. And figured while I'm at might as well put on a bull bar to protect the winch and then add a small led light bar - why not all the cool kids are doing it.
    Took a bolt on Smittybuilt bull bar and cut off the flanges and light tabs and modified to my bumper. Sprayed it with Raptor Liner bedliner. Topped it off with the flat link - ya know to really make it mall rated. Pretty happy with how it turned out. With the money I saved I got a winch cover, tree saver and a snatch block.
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    Knows a Thing or Two CanadaJeep's Avatar
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    Nice work. looks good
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    Actually looks pretty good


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    Nicely done!

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    Nice work!

    It takes a lot of skill to pull off a good clean look like that.

    It looks very similar to an LoD bumper, but with the pride of doing it yourself.
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    Looks great...

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    lol, you've literally built a bumper im looking for that no one makes...

    1) recessed winch
    2) stubby
    3)OEM fog lamp porovisions
    5) Prerunner bar (bar pointing out)

    Nice work!

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    DIY winch bumper

    Looks a lot like my ACE expedition stubby bumper. Fantastic job!

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    Great work, super clean!

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    Looks good! Kinda reminds me of my old rugged ridge bumper

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