Winch Bumper Specs For WD21 Nissan Pathfinder

Winch Bumper Specs from the Pathmaker Rig

I’m not going to go into a step by step on how to build a bumper for your WD21 Nissan Pathfinder. There are many better fabricators out there that can teach you how to cut and weld metal much better than I will ever be able to, so I’d recommend learning from them! What I can share with you is the measurements from the front winch bumper on the Pathmaker Rig, which should help you design and fabricate your own bumper.

First a bit of history, I actually had my bumper made for me from a friends metal fabrication shop, waay back in 2003, before I had my own shop to work in or even owned a welder! The main portion of the bumper was cut out of a piece of 5″ x 7″ square tube 1/4″ wall. The pipe sections are schd40 with weld corners and the D-shackle tabs go through the bumper to tie into the mounts.

Painted and Mounted Up With Measurements


Lower armor added

After a few years of rock crawling, also cutting the stock IFS off and doing the SAS with a D60 (see here for blog post on that!) I added some more steel to the lower section of the bumper to tie it into the frame.

After a more than a decade of hard wheeling I can see my once straight bumper now has a nice curve in it, which I’m not even mad about!


The stock bumper mount is not nearly strong enough for the sort of hard winching we do. You can see how I ran some pipe from the bumper. Attached to the top of the frame rail and then filled it in with 1/4″ plate. The bumper has done HUNDREDS of hard pulls and never had any issues. Cutting it off one day is going to be no fun at all!

If you have any questions or want to know more information leave a comment on the post below and I’ll make sure to fill you in with all the details!

If you’re interested in the rest of the parts on the build make sure to check out my walk around build video and post that you can find HERE

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