Putting Lipstick on a Pig... (1 Viewer)

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SeldomSeen got a much needed face lift this week.
Sorry I didn't get many "in process" pics.

I beveled and capped the ends, then used the scrap pieces to build a couple of light mounting tabs (yeah, I know WAY overkill).

Anyhow, I have a few pics of 'The Process' and a final pic.

Before:
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Here is a pic after I pulled the old front bumper off

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close up of the boxing process
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Light tabs:
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Clearance between the bumper and the steering box.
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Josie'sLandCruiser

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Hi All:

At first I thought this thread was about a FJ55 wagon! ;)

The new front bumper looks great James! Not unlike the front bumper a friend & I fabbed-up for my FJ40 a few years ago.

Have a great time at Cruise Moab! :beer:

Regards,

Alan
 

Colorado Boy-74-FJ40

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Nice sturdy job! Plan to put a winch on it? I presume that's what the back side brackets are for.
 
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Nice sturdy job! Plan to put a winch on it? I presume that's what the back side brackets are for.

I will put a winch on it eventually.
The back side brackets are for my lights...
I had just a couple of tabs on my old bumper, and the lights would bounce around ALOT.

Yeah, the bumper is built like a brick $hithouse.
:grinpimp:

Here is the final product,
SeldomSeen all dressed up with nowhere to go.

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Yep, in the LandCruiser world the nickname "Pig" refers to the FJ55 exclusively.
 

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