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Disco 1 tube bumper build

- - - - - discovery bumper winch

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seldomwright

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I recently made a winch bumper for my Disco 1. I used 2" tubing, 1/8" plate for the chassis brackets, and 3/16" plate for the winch tray.  It's a little Mad Max, but I dig it.  I had to chop up the grille a bit but it works.  Total cost was around $250 in materials, with left overs, minus the winch.

 
I lost a bit of approach angle due to the transmission fluid cooler tubing being totally in the way of this process.  You lose about 4 inches because of that damn tube being in the way.  In hind sight I should have made a custom more tucked in cooling tube.  Anyone have experience with this?  
 
Winch is a Smittybilt 9500#, finish is rubberized truck bed liner spray.  Cons are the lines look a little weird at certain angles, and it doesn't have any crumple zones, so I might be in for an air bag surprise at some point.  
 
Here are some pics, hopefully
 
 
https://23842738338_613b4740cc_b.jpgIMG_0773 by seldom wright, on Flickr
 
https://37663547032_56d908644a_b.jpgIMG_0768 by seldom wright, on Flickr
 
https://23842734218_e02e1b0fb6_b.jpgIMG_0767 by seldom wright, on Flickr
 
https://23842741028_ff1b63bb9b_b.jpgIMG_0776 by seldom wright, on Flickr
 
https://23842739618_6157f1dd93_b.jpgIMG_0774 by seldom wright, on Flickr
 
https://37025218673_8cf37b37af_b.jpgIMG_0754 by seldom wright, on Flickr
 
https://https://farm5.static...efd32825e_b.jpgIMG_0752 by seldom wright, on Flickr
 
https://https://farm5.static...fe65713c2_b.jpgIMG_0742 by seldom wright, on Flickr
 
https://https://farm5.static...70e7010c9_b.jpgIMG_0738 by seldom wright, on Flickr
 
https://https://farm5.static...c695fb4ab_b.jpgIMG_0823 by seldom wright, on Flickr


Edited by seldomwright, 15 October 2017 - 01:53 PM.


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Hmmm....I'd have to look at them side by side to see about how you might have brought it in tighter.  I'll take some pics of my RTE later, but it is a bit tighter.  I do have my grill cut away significantly more than you.

 

Nice work though!  I haven't built any bumpers myself (I did some of the work on my rear LR3 bumper but most of that was Pedram) but I've had an interest in trying it.  I was planning to give it a go on my RRC build but that morphed into this D1 instead so I'll have to look for another excuse to bend some tube.  :)


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A few quick pics of my RTE.  One big difference is the winch plate on the RTE is basically at the top of the frame rails where yours is at the bottom.  You can see the RTE is tighter to the body than yours but that also puts the winch much higher into the grill.  

 

https://photos.app.g...UPSwafqpzNl2Y73


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Wow thanks for those pics DHappel... yeah it seems putting the winch tray higher would have tightened things up considerably.  Makes me want to consider this bumper a prototype.  







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