So my bumper, which my paint & body man custom-fabbed just because he wanted to, needs work
. And at quarter inch box steel, it's 31 flavors of awesome... BUT
... as great as it would be, for escaping Pittsburgh during the zombie apocalypse, it drags every rock & stump once you get it offroad.
So I ran it down to our club president's house - he works for Caterpillar, owns a plasma cutter, tube bender, and all sorts of cool toys - and left the bumper with him!
Hung his portable joist from his deck I-beam, hooked it through the pintle, so it wouldn't slip and smash valued extremities, unbolted 'er, and then heaved it over onto his flatbed.
You can practically see the seam lines where we're going to trim it. I also picked up a universal winch plate at Harbor Freight on the way down, and left my Magnum winch with him, so they can mount that up as well.
Probably WON'T be ready for our daytrip to Phoenix Offroad (just west of Steubenville, OH) next Saturday, but it SHOULD be ready for our Spring Thaw weekend at Doe Valley (outside Johnstown, PA) starting May 13!
Never a shortage of things to KEEP meddling with!