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Here is how it looks on a 4X8 trailer. Shrockworks bumper, MM PE8000 Winch and a Remote for said Winch.


Not what you may get but what I ordered. Bumper, Skid, (2 parts) Shackles I ordered extra, and Decals I order extra (2) Bracket next to shackle is to mount Winch. In my case it was useless and I highly suggest a Winch with internal solenoid I had a few hours trouble with my external because the clearance is not too good. And I done some extra cutting.

On to getting the old trash off. These are the only hidden fasteners. This is a shot laying under looking up at front corners. 3 each side.

Onto the grille, You pop up the center of the fasteners on top, get it loose and then the bottom has some clips that clip into the top of bumper. but they are a lot harder to get at. It was the last thing I did. This is a good tip and may even pay for half your bumper. DON'T hack up your bumper! Like directions say. Take the time to copy the top of it using a stretch of 1X1 X 3'L aluminum angle as seen here. Use it NOT your Bumper, sell that on e bay or to some sucker. Notice slots for bottom of grille clips.

This is what it looks like looking up after you have secured top of grille, clipped bottom into Aluminum angle, lined it up with headlamps as guide and drilled holes into angle from bottom up and secured with same fastener that was there to begin with. (See round thing with center that pops up just as on top) Do all 4 this way.

If you have fog lamps Now is the time. On the right you see a factory foglamp. SHROCKWORKS provides the ring on the bottom left and the bolts to secure. You need to remove 4 screws and dump that thingamagig at the top #20 Torx needed. You then put the ring to the bumper surface aligning with the holes THEN install foglamp with the adjustment knob to the bottom of bumper, glass to front, then put bolts in with nuts to the rear, snug up nuts , use Blue threadlocker. I reccomend removing laps with a twisy, DON't Touch the glass but set aside so if you wack em, your lamps don't break. You can easily install lamps after bumper is mounted. DON'T touch the glass!
If you do, clean it with alcohol to remove oil from skin.

Now you loosen front stabilizer bar and put this bracket under it and secure. Real Easy.

Gee I was so busy I forgot to take a picture of how I got bumper on. I used a 2 in ratchet strap, tossed it over a rafter and hooked it to the shackles and lifted bumper (With Winch) into position, a floor jack topped off with an ammo box as a spacer tipped it right into place to loosely bolt up.

Next part is easy, just install the skid, you can't mess it up. Now, using jack, line it all up and crank it all down.
Now you will notice you have some extra inner fender well to get rid of, Mark it off, I used a cutting tool to detach it, the heat keeps it smooth and looking factory, plus it is easy!


Now then, in OHIO you must have a front plate, It looked SICK on top of Roller. So, I used old bracket and this run of metal with holes in, fastened it to bracket with stove bolts and as you can see here, when you draw the winch up it sucks license bracket into place to cover winch roller. Nifty eh? Average crook don't even know it is there! Easy to re attach hook for a pull.

This is what you will have left over. A unmolested bumper ready for local body shop sale or e bay, Interior and exterior, Skid, corner brackets, what you chopped off of inner fenders, old recover hook, and the fasteners.

This is the old way to mount your Shackles, sloppy, noisy, it will do.

This is the quiet no rub MC way! I used 3 glad hand grommets two black and one red for color. Same as my o ring trick, you get the idea! Crank it on and it stays where you put it! No Rattles! And makes it impossible to get off without a tool.

And this is what it looks like after install.

Here it is after I installed a section of a plastic notbook to cover the Cable peep hole. Using some blk plastic fasteners. And with some driving lights, I went with these so as not to block air flow to the radiator. I tow alot.


Shot of oil filter acess with skid installed.

All Done! All lights installed.

Added: Save the bumper 1x1 angle instructions.
The bumper is a real good template, I cut like 3 slots in one side of angle so it makes the bends, (Contour) and then when it sat pretty flat on slots I used a scratch Owl to make preise marks, BUT when you cut, you use the center of the with of the 1" ....that will put you slightly ABOVE the marks you made. (Because something gets in the way when marking.) Use a drill on both ends center, then cut out center with a saw, and then I used a dremel tool and file to polish it up so it don't cut anyone servicing it. To install, you snap it into grille 1st, Install top of grille, have someone line it up to headlamps while you drill new holes for the push pin fasteners from underside going up... using existing holes as a guide. Drill one, install one do ends first, then centers.


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Not done yet at all. I guess I have to get some foglamps, driving lamps, mount my Air horn, you get the idea! As always, I will update as I go! So if you do this install check back just prior to and see if I added anything! At least you know a LOT more than I did before you begin and know what to expect. Not just a "Look at my bumper!" post.
 

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Yea it's an old old thread/post but got lost in how to's. I get a lot of PM's people looking for it so i decided to put it here and bump it eh? Be sure to be ready for the trick that saves your factory bumper from the knife! MC
 

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you are supposed to cut a part out of your stock bumper to re-mount the middle grill. If you do this (like I did) your stock bumper will be garbage (MC is environmentally friendly so the less garbage the better). If you take the time to fab the small piece (instead of cutting it off your stock bumper) you will be able to sell the stock bumper to someone who may need it because it will still be in one piece.

Did this help or confuse you even more?
 
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