How long have you looked for a great looking set of bumpers for your Early Bronco? Try out these bumpers for size. Extreme Duty…rock-bash-able…high-clearance…and allowing you to mount up a winch, these bumpers are exactly what you need to protect the front and rear of your EB from a disaster with a rock or tree. It’s designed with cut outs in the front edge for the use of a HI-Lift jack, to get you out of tight spots and big holes. Handbuilt in Arizona by Protofab, these were CAD designed, are bent out of THICK 1/4″ plate steel and are mounted with a VERY sturdy mounting system. This VERY durable design is also “Tow-hook Ready”.
Also notice the D-ring tabs that are an add-on, and VERY MUCH come in handy if you’re stuck. They include a welded loop through which you can place a threaded and secured D-ring shackle (available on our site under part number KOR-3999), so that the tow rope doesn’t slip off of a hook, or worse, bend the item you looped it around.
**Please Note, due to unusually heavy volume, currently ALL Protofab bumpers are running between 6-8 weeks out between the time you order, and when it is able to ship. Mike’s guys are working as fast they can on filling the orders. What this means is that the sooner you get your order in, the closer to the front of the line you’ll be in by the time you need it. If you wait until the last minute to order, you’re going to be pissed at yourself and at me…let’s not have any of that. Anyway, we’re looking at ways to refine the manufacturing process, but if you need a bumper in less than 2 weeks, ARB is the only bumper I can think of that would be on the shelf, and also not NEARLY as strong or durable.
Also of Note: All Protofab bumpers are shipped BARE STEEL (No paint or powder coating).All bumpers come non-painted, due to past damage to the finish during the motor freight process.
A few notes from Kevin about bumpers design…
When deciding on a bumper for your Jeep, make sure that you take into account some of the unforseen issues that you’ll wish you knew about BEFORE purchasing one.
4) Our bumpers are built with 1/4″ ultra-thick steel plate in the center sections (between the frame mounts for added rigidity) and 3/16″ thick steel plate everywhere else, which is more than 50% thicker than the more well-known brands of bumper. Have you ever seen a (well-known brand) front winch bumper bend in the center from a heavy winch pull? I have, and that’s why we use 1/4″ and 3/16″ steel with fortified 3/8″ thick frame rail mounts. This bumper ain’t going ANYWHERE once you mount it up, winch or no.
5) Our bumpers allow for the best approach angle and departure angle currently available in ANY aftermarket Grand Cherokee bumper manufacturer.
6) Our winch is inserted inside the front bumper, all the way down, so as to not give you overheating problems like some of the other aftermarket bumpers have been known to cause.
Shipping is available via UPS…saving the truck freight charges, which would range from $125 to $250 depending on how close you are to Phoenix, AZ. Click on the images below for a larger photo. EASY BOLT ON INSTALLATION requires 4 holes to be drilled. Comes in Bare STEEL (can be powdercoated for an additional charge if you would like, but finish may get damaged in shipping. E-mail us for prices).