4 door Fj45 on 80 series chassis

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Still no welder...... i am loosing patience. While waiting i decided to make the bull bar. ..... oh ! The repair man is here. Let's hope he fixes it ...
Anyway here are some pics of today's work

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Got to the shop late today but still got work done on both the bull bar and the bed. As ypu saw in previous pictures, i had some 1/8 sheet metal folded and shaped to be used as frame around the bed, same as it is around the sides and rear of 40 series trucks.
1/8th is thicker than whatever the factory used and is also stronger. Knowing that i will probably carry some heavy stuff back there, i prefer making it a bit heavier duty .

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Ok. Today, we worked on both the bed and the bull bar. Since other than the bed's upper frame, nothing else is done yet, i am posting pictures of just the front bumper.
As i showed earlier, i made it out of cardboard and tape first, then, once satisfied with the shape, i tranfered all the pieces into 3/16th sheet metal.
For ease of fabrication and for the sake of time, there is no need to cut cardboard for both sides.
I just do the center piece and one side. When cutting the sheet metal, i cut 2 pieces of each template .

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Initially i wanted to install a Warn 8274 on this project but luck dpes not strike twice. I got one years ago for 30 dollars and as hard i looked this time, all the ones i found were between $1500.00 and 2 000.00
Got a new 12,000 lbs winch for $700.00
I jumped on it . Hopefully i'll install it on the bumper tomorrow.
 
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Seems like you already got it ordered, which is great. I have one BB with a split case and one that is attached to an HF2AV, but not run yet. They seem to work fine with either transfer case so it just comes down to wanting AWD or not. I would DEFINITELY add a reservoir and external vent! They get hot and try and blow oil out the seals, so give it more oil and a place up higher to vent so it's happy. Don't be like me and leave it completely sealed!
Hey ,
Do you have any pictures of the BB installed on your 6L90e and Hf2aV ? I'd like to see your installation for future reference. Thanks in advance.
 

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