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Mounting my GL 4x4 bumper - Now with Photos

So I finally took my stock front bumper off yesterday and got the GL 4x4 bumper mounted, but I ran into a couple of problems and would appreciate hearing from the other who have them to see how they handled them.

I tried to contact Ross directly, but his site is down and his email address at pirate4x4.com (the only one I have) bounced saying the account is inactive.

First off, after getting the bracket mounted to the frame member and getting the top four bolts in, I find that the bottom four bolts are not lined up and the bumper needs to go 'in' on the bottom about another half-inch to get the bolts in. The bumper was very tight sliding on and I donít see how I can get more leverage to get the bottom pushed in a little more.. Did any of you run across this? Iíve got the top four bolts holding it on and Iím confident that theyíll hold for normal driving, but Iím not comfortable leaving it like that and certainly donít want to get pulled out of the mud by using the rings on the front until itís all bolted in correctly..

Now Ė to the wheel well liner; what did you do to the front of that? The stock bumper comes down further and the liner attaches to it with those plastic rivets but the GL bumper ends about 6-8Ē higher than stock and Iíd like to know how the others handled this part.. From some pictures of othersí installation, it looks like you just trimmed the liner, but Iíd really appreciate any better pictures of that area and to hear your experience with it Ė how would you do it differently if you had the chance? Did you secure the front of the liner to anything or is it just floating loose?

I'll take some pictures tonight when I get home; I had company over when I was wrapping things up last night and had to get cleaned up before I could get my camera..

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As you know, I have the stock bumper but I did get the front hitch mount from GL4x4. I'm sure someone will be along that installed his bumper. But regardless, if you want to come to my place, I'll help you with the rest of the install.
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is the website the same as his email? pirate4x4.com works for me.

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As you know, I have the stock bumper but I did get the front hitch mount from GL4x4. I'm sure someone will be along that installed his bumper. But regardless, if you want to come to my place, I'll help you with the rest of the install.
If I'm still struggling with it this weekend (and if you're still available then) I'll take you up on that.. I appreciate it!

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is the website the same as his email? pirate4x4.com works for me.
I'm sure Pirate4x4 is up, it's his email that's not:
The following message to <[email protected]> was undeliverable.
The reason for the problem:
5.1.0 - Unknown address error 550-'Recipient Rejected: Account Inactive'

And his website (http://getlost4x4.com) is suspended, according to 'FatCow' - the ISP.

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I don't know, he was banned from here. I don't know why, but maybe his track record is starting to show.
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I don't know, he was banned from here. I don't know why, but maybe his track record is starting to show.
He was banned from here due to issues with administration, his membership here was always on the up and up. Ross is a great guy who has just changed directions in his personal life. Maybe you should be a member for more than a month before you make a comment like that about a former member who you have had no dealing with.



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Now Ė to the wheel well liner; what did you do to the front of that? The stock bumper comes down further and the liner attaches to it with those plastic rivets but the GL bumper ends about 6-8Ē higher than stock and Iíd like to know how the others handled this part.. From some pictures of othersí installation, it looks like you just trimmed the liner, but Iíd really appreciate any better pictures of that area and to hear your experience with it Ė how would you do it differently if you had the chance? Did you secure the front of the liner to anything or is it just floating loose?
I took an exacto knife and cut off the excess fender area, it was simple to do as the plastic is very soft. You can see photos in my garage of where I cut it and where I cut the flairs too.





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Ross's track record is fine. He went back to get a degree and more education.

When I mounted my bumper I used a tree to push against with the Commander to get it all the way in so that I sould bolt it up. It takes alot of pushing, more than I could, so I use the weight and power of the jeep against a tree.

I just trimmed the liner and did not attach it anywhere.

I never had any problem with Ross and I believe that he did the smart thing in going back to school. He is a smart and capable young man that is preparing for his future.

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Maybe the two will meet up soon edit: they did , I now have 2,now gave 1 away...and got it back again.
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+1 on Ross's character. He was great to deal with over the bumper purchase and I really wish his situation allowed him to create more cool stuff for our XKs. I wouldn't hesitate to buy more stuff he made.

I'm hoping he's OK - I certainly did not mean to imply that he's anything but on the up-and-up. Just unreachable at the moment.. Otherwise, I'd be bugging /him/ with my questions.

It's most likely that he just let the web page lapse because he's busy with classes (been there, done that, got the alumni T-shirt).

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I am sending you a PM with Ross's personal email address.

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