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sump guard ubs69

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sump guard ubs69

Postby geeves » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:47 pm

My old ubs55 had a nice steel sump guard that ran to the suspension crossmember. The ubs69 I have now came with only the curved front section. I did try and fit the spare ubs55 one I had but it was never a good fit so I need to redo it. First thought "lets go to the wreckers and get one designed for the job" 2 wreckers with Bighorns both had flimsy 2mm alloy guards that could only keep photographers happy but offer no real protection.
Before I take to the 2 sections I have with the grinder drill and welder what have others done?
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: sump guard ubs69

Postby geeves » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:22 pm

In the end this was quite easy. hardest part was de-denting the old guard so it cleared the sump. That was 10 minutes with a 5 pound hammer. Then wedged it in place at the front and bolted in at the back. My front section had 4 holes. The front section had 4 holes. The front holes almost matched the threaded holes in the rear section but as the rear section was wedged against the roll bar when in place this wasnt an option. Marked the back holes onto the rear section and where it hit the roll bar. Took it apart drilled the holes to 10mm and cut the front off the rear section. Bolted the 2 sections together and to the crossmember. Job done.
There were a few other little things on the way like having to buy some new ear muffs and then the grinding sparks on bare arms and legs, and a large quantity of mud and sand falling in my face but nothing serious
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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