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I think you're right. Maybe I'll figure out how to put "Iconic_" on it. And add a touch of blue at the same time...



Yes "undercoat". :rofl: Big compliment! Thanks!

I just wanted it to be a bumper that Toyota "should have done". The end result is actually really simple.
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Smurf cant help it !!!!! :rofl:
so maybe the wings need to go black too ?

Iconic Empire ....growing !!!
i think you should badge it .... one day !! :rofl:

cheers
Baz
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I got to see it in it's raw state - looks even better finished with lights mounted
good thing it was warm this past weekend and you got it done before the snow hit
Good meeting you and your brother the other night.
 

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You mean no more hanging tail? :surprise
I trimmed its butt. Now I have no excuse but to take the hard line.

I got to see it in it's raw state - looks even better finished with lights mounted
good thing it was warm this past weekend and you got it done before the snow hit
Good meeting you and your brother the other night.
Too bad I spent all of Sat in the shop! I heard it was nice out. :lol: And likewise, let us know if you want to meet again while you're here.
 

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The rear bumper does look great and I'm amazed you didn't add wings on it.
*Yet*

It's always a work in progress, if I want to add wings later I can very easily do so. Don't you know its hard to knock those wings off in the mall parking lot? Still have mud flaps too. :D
 

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Here is the beginnings of @debFJVT's bumper. She stopped in Kansas for the procedure. 3/16 steel so approx 65 lbs of tubing, but once you factor in cutting off the stock crossmember, the weight gain is minimal. I'm sure you have a bunch of pics of us working on it! Took us about 7 hours start to finish with her FJ at hand and all necessary prep work complete which is why this is never gonna be a real product yet... way too many hours to finish one of these. I'm gonna try and re-design it to be more simple and bolt-on. We did find out fitment is perfect on an FJ without a body lift. Mine was a bit trickier. We've added badges to both of our bumpers as well.

The pieces required. 3/16" is the way to go for sure. My 1/4" was unecessary weight.
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Tac'd
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Caterpillars?
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Getting close to fully welded. Takes forever.

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Weld the top some more and grind back smooth.
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Weld in the hitch tube
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Primer
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Cap the ends and paint on the vehicle
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Backup sensor wiring. We were able to keep the sensors and still seal the tube! One of Deb's requests for living in VT.
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My badge :cool:
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So glad you got those posted! I have many pics to add about the process but still in Ouray and in wheelin mode lol Will get to it soon - have had MANY people stop and ask me about my Iconic Fab bumper and wanting more info so I direct them to this Forum :rocker:
Knew you were busy! Whenever you get a chance!
 

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Knew you were busy! Whenever you get a chance!
Yes soooo busy exercising my new bumper (no hits :rofl:) :grin This morning on Yankee Boy and Governors...
 

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I just measured the departure angle on mine. Using basic Trig, I came up with 41 degrees to the bumper tube, not the receiver hitch (which appears to be the same angle anyway). That's on 34's with a 2" (or probably less) rear lift. Stock FJ is supposed to be 30 degrees departure. Once I get 35's and a full 3" lift it will be fun to measure....

What Deb and I have found wheeling some of the toughest trails in Moab (trying on purpose to hit the rear bumper) is that the recovery points I've made on the frame always hit first. Both of us have been able to lightly hit the bumper corners (enough to show a little rock dust). But so far very happy with the setup.

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Here is me backing up in an attempt to try and hit something.
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That’s awesome....I actually was guesstimating like 45deg for my departure angle, especially given you mounted my tube a bit closer to the body and I’m on 35s. I really couldn’t get rocks to hit, and sure was fun trying >:D

Next up, more pics of the Amazing Iconic Rear Bumper Install :redblob::blueblob:
 
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