the Autumn of 2001, I came across a factory
FSJ brush guard for 79 and newer style one piece bumpers
down in Farmington, NM and bought it for $25. My goal was to put
this on Phoebe for Krista, but it would need to be modified first.
The mounting tabs for the bumper attaching points needed to be
moved for the 3 piece bumper. This project sat waiting patiently
for almost 3 tears. We got a friend to move and weld up the tabs
for us. The eggcrate grille was removed, stipped, polished and
black trim re-apllied. The grille insert had a few cracks too,
so they were repaired with JB Weld and the insert was painted
gloss black. The parking lights were refurbished and the grille
installed back on the Wagoneer. The brush guard was then stripped,
sanded, primed and painted Krista's favorite color before it was
that needs to be moved on each side.
is what it looks like attached to the 1 piece bumper. The tabs
mount to existing bumper bolts. These bolts are under the rubber
bumper guard if so equipped.
you can see where the tab is moved to backside of verticle strut
so it can be attached to the 3 piece bumper bolt.
look at the moved tab.
point on the frame is the same as the aft bumper mount bolt.