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Bolting on front bumper?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by steedalx, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. steedalx

    steedalx 1/2 ton status

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    I just picked up a cool winch bumper for my 71 Jimmy. How many bolts do I need to put in each side to ensure it will have the needed strenght? My buddy told me 4 on each side but wanted some more opinions. I don't really want to weld it on. Thanks
     
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    bigyellowjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Doesnt it already have mounting holes?
     
  3. steedalx

    steedalx 1/2 ton status

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    Yes but they do not line up. I think this bumer might of been pulled off of a '73 and later truck. Therefore I will need to drill some holes.

    Also what size bolts should I use?
     
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    Use 20 grade 8 bolts on each side, then your for sure going to keep that in place /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    I'd say use 3 or 4 1/2inch grade 8s on each side. I used 3 grade 8s on each side for my rear bumper. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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