As with the front bumper, I wanted something beefy and simple. I am reusing photos from the Jeep YJ Front Bumper Build post as these steps were the same and I did the builds at the same time.
The Jeep came to me with no rear bumper. Unacceptable. So I set out to build my own.
The only good thing about this setup is that I had a clean slate to work with.
I started by cutting the main shape out of square tubing and then capping the ends.
I find it better to tack the welds first all the way around to keep the steel from warping.
Here is the side view of the bumper showing the mounts. Notice the addition of a strap at the bottom. This gives it even more strength and again lines up with the stock holes in the bottom of the Jeep’s frame.
Notice that I wrapped a piece of 1/2″x1/4″ steel strap around the receiver opening. This will keep it from ever tearing open.
Ahhh, D-Ring attachment points!
Grind the paint off, weld them on, repaint.
More grinding, more welding.