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  1. Front dumb irons

    Right the time has come to tackle my rather shocking as it turns out dumb irons... Conveniently, as my welding appears to be strong but not pretty, a chappie at work offered to help out (his father also happens to be a welding instructor). I looked at off the shelf prefabbed bits and pieces and decided they were not that economical for what I needed. The bad stuff goes back towards the cross member after some investigation. So some nice sheets of steel ordered (always useful to have) and the aim is to build up replacements. Now as I have a winch bumper (errr...) fitted with built in recovery points and jacking points I don't really see the need for the mud traps (sorry jacking points) that hang below the dumb irons. Unfortunately I do need the holes for the tie down rings as these are used for extra support for the winch (sensibly). So has anyone got and thoughts, or infact done so, on removing the jacking points? The only significant downside I see from my perspective is it could technically be viewed as altering the chassis, however I do have a whopping great big C section style rear cross member now although within the same measurements. And removing them would make it much simpler on the fabrication side of things. One thought I had was simply to make them taller to encompass the tie down bolt but that means the bumper needs modifying as well.

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