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Author Topic: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper  (Read 10004 times)

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KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« on: February 11, 2013, 08:34:31 PM »

We are developing some new affordable bumpers here at KMD Garage.

Here is a front bumper for an XJ being built. We will also be selling the cnc cut brackets for the DIY crowd.

Brackets before welding



Brackets welded in


Simple Bumper design 3/16" box tubing main body. 3/16 or 10 ga end caps.



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Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 08:46:53 PM »

Wheres the rear haha
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1989 xj d30 spartan d44  lsd 4.88 gr johnson built long/mid arms johnson built stiffeners, Trans mount n sliders hd shackle relocation boxes beefy shackles 7 in front coils re adjustable track bar oba dirt bound front bumper home made rear bumper

1995 xj np231 w jb sye 6 in lift  re uca/lca johnson built  winch bumper an sliders xrc8 winch hl 60 s 33s km2/km hp30 sparten btf hd diff cover/8.25 3.55 gr cb re brake lines jks discos hid lights in cab winch control Johnson bilt motor mounts dual e fan conversion

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Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 08:49:26 PM »

Not enough hours in the day. will be coming soon along with a winch front bumper,Sub frame reinforcements and what ever else you guys may need.
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Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 08:51:57 PM »

how much?
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Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 09:01:45 PM »

Trying to come in around $239 be a little more with d-ring mounts/or a receiver hitch. Also may offer a stinger option as well.
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Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 10:05:32 PM »

230 for rear??
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1989 xj d30 spartan d44  lsd 4.88 gr johnson built long/mid arms johnson built stiffeners, Trans mount n sliders hd shackle relocation boxes beefy shackles 7 in front coils re adjustable track bar oba dirt bound front bumper home made rear bumper

1995 xj np231 w jb sye 6 in lift  re uca/lca johnson built  winch bumper an sliders xrc8 winch hl 60 s 33s km2/km hp30 sparten btf hd diff cover/8.25 3.55 gr cb re brake lines jks discos hid lights in cab winch control Johnson bilt motor mounts dual e fan conversion

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KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 10:14:37 PM »

You should make a selection of tube bumpers! Mimic this and you would be my hero!
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Re: Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 11:01:39 PM »

230 for rear??
Dan asked about the front so I assume front.

You should make a selection of tube bumpers! Mimic this and you would be my hero!
Your front wouldnt be bad if it added the bull bar stinger to his current one, I think the tube look alone is kinda ugly, and imo doesnt provide a lot of protection.
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Re: Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2013, 11:16:18 PM »

Trying to come in around $239 be a little more with d-ring mounts/or a receiver hitch. Also may offer a stinger option as well.

I didnt know receivers were in the front hmmm
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1989 xj d30 spartan d44  lsd 4.88 gr johnson built long/mid arms johnson built stiffeners, Trans mount n sliders hd shackle relocation boxes beefy shackles 7 in front coils re adjustable track bar oba dirt bound front bumper home made rear bumper

1995 xj np231 w jb sye 6 in lift  re uca/lca johnson built  winch bumper an sliders xrc8 winch hl 60 s 33s km2/km hp30 sparten btf hd diff cover/8.25 3.55 gr cb re brake lines jks discos hid lights in cab winch control Johnson bilt motor mounts dual e fan conversion

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Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 11:43:38 PM »

Yea ive seen a lot like that, it allows you to just put a d ring hitch in there. So you have one recovery point at least.
http://www.topguncustomz.com/p-6566-fabfours-bolt-in-front-bumper-2-receiver-hitch.aspx
Just one example
« Last Edit: February 12, 2013, 12:03:12 AM by Jam86 »
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Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2013, 12:22:42 AM »

i would like a nice cnced truss kit for the 30  :thumbsup:
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1989 xj d30 spartan d44  lsd 4.88 gr johnson built long/mid arms johnson built stiffeners, Trans mount n sliders hd shackle relocation boxes beefy shackles 7 in front coils re adjustable track bar oba dirt bound front bumper home made rear bumper

1995 xj np231 w jb sye 6 in lift  re uca/lca johnson built  winch bumper an sliders xrc8 winch hl 60 s 33s km2/km hp30 sparten btf hd diff cover/8.25 3.55 gr cb re brake lines jks discos hid lights in cab winch control Johnson bilt motor mounts dual e fan conversion

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KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2013, 12:46:22 AM »

230 for rear??
Dan asked about the front so I assume front.

You should make a selection of tube bumpers! Mimic this and you would be my hero!
Your front wouldnt be bad if it added the bull bar stinger to his current one, I think the tube look alone is kinda ugly, and imo doesnt provide a lot of protection.

I like the design and look of tube bumpers. I'm not a big fan of thick heavy metal ones. I'm guessing tube bumpers are cheaper too?
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Re: Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2013, 08:02:25 AM »

230 for rear??
Dan asked about the front so I assume front.

You should make a selection of tube bumpers! Mimic this and you would be my hero!
Your front wouldnt be bad if it added the bull bar stinger to his current one, I think the tube look alone is kinda ugly, and imo doesnt provide a lot of protection.

I like the design and look of tube bumpers. I'm not a big fan of thick heavy metal ones. I'm guessing tube bumpers are cheaper too?
should be les material,  less time to make.
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Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2013, 12:10:15 PM »

Actually tube takes a little longer to make. Have to cut,bend and cope the tube. I can make some tube bumpers for sure. But I am with Jam and like the tube added to the steel plate bumpers. Which this one will be getting as an option.

I have a lot of stuff coming out for the XJ's Soon. Sub frame reinforcements,rear bumpers/tire carriers,I can and will do a truss kit and maybe some motor mounts as well.
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Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2013, 12:25:36 PM »

Hurry i need all that haha let me know when you do a bully bar for the bumper i need one still
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1989 xj d30 spartan d44  lsd 4.88 gr johnson built long/mid arms johnson built stiffeners, Trans mount n sliders hd shackle relocation boxes beefy shackles 7 in front coils re adjustable track bar oba dirt bound front bumper home made rear bumper

1995 xj np231 w jb sye 6 in lift  re uca/lca johnson built  winch bumper an sliders xrc8 winch hl 60 s 33s km2/km hp30 sparten btf hd diff cover/8.25 3.55 gr cb re brake lines jks discos hid lights in cab winch control Johnson bilt motor mounts dual e fan conversion

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Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2013, 02:30:33 PM »

so for the bumper brackets why didn't you make them stretch further back and utilize all the bolt holes available? like these
http://www.liquidironindustries.com/product.php?productid=17856
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Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2013, 03:03:11 PM »

I am thinking of adding those as well.Half of the cad work is done all ready. If it was my rig I would not want to deal with all the added bolts though.
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Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2013, 09:07:47 PM »

I'd definitely be willing to deal with it. I wanna tie into this unibody as securely as possible. what price will the extended brackets be? I'll need a pair for my bumper
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Re: KMD Garage Building an Affordable Tough XJ Bumper
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2013, 09:40:46 PM »

Around $40. I will try and get to them real soon. Been swamped lately.
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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2013, 09:48:29 PM »

Around $40. I will try and get to them real soon. Been swamped lately.
If I had a jeep/vehicle to get there id offer help...*new jeep problems*
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