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Bent & twisted 4x4's new rear bumper progress

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CK5, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. CK5

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    Bent & twisted 4x4\'s new rear bumper progress

    OK, guys, Tim has been hard at work building a rear bumper, this one is going to be a swing out tire carrier design that is so popular, so far he has the bumper done and is now working on the swing out part that should be completed by this weekend.
    It is 6'3" long 8x3x3/16" tube steel with a 4-7/8" taper at the ends for ground clearance (17% angle), the steel at the tapers is 1/4" thick for strength when bashing on the rocks, small cars etc.. The mounting brackets even go all the way through the tube for superior strength, this will also help with vibration from running a heavy tire on the carrier.

    http://coloradok5.com/bentandtwisted/squarerearbumper1.jpg
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    Now is the time for feedback, let us know whay you like, don't like etc..
     
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    Re: Bent & twisted 4x4\'s new rear bumper progress

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    Looks Good. Will we be able to get one with out the swing out tire mount?
     
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    Re: Bent & twisted 4x4\'s new rear bumper progress

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    Will we be able to get one with out the swing out tire mount?

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    For sure.
     
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    Re: Bent & twisted 4x4\'s new rear bumper progress

    Awsome! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif Will they have D-Rings available? Also Hi-Lift points so that the jack doesn't slip as much? And finally how much deneros'?
    Bill C
     
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    Re: Bent & twisted 4x4\'s new rear bumper progress

    Don't get me wrong, it's a sweat bumper, but a stock Gen I rear bumper has quite a bit of shape to it (kinda slants down and covers the butt), I'd like to see a bumper that has more of a contour. Later model Blazers would look great with a rectangular bumper. (I'm trying hard to explain)

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    | | View from end of current bumper
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    where I think the early models would look much better with a pitch to the shape as if to follow the rear frame horns.

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    |/ / the tiangular section top left is the wrap at the
    / / very end on both ends

    See what I mean??

    Not to say you don't have a thing going but I've never really seen a bumper that takes advantage of the natural shape of the early models. Sorry, hard to explain without using pics and since I don't have any...
     
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    Re: Bent & twisted 4x4\'s new rear bumper progress

    Nice /forums/images/icons/grin.gif I would like D rings, receiver hitch, and the tire carrier. Let us know on a price. I also like the idea putting an angle on the back face to match the rear of a first gen. Maybe real narrow on the bottom and full width on the top face.

    I know I don't ask for much but how bout recessed rear license plate area with license plate light. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif and at a great price. God I sound like a progressive commercial. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif Awesome work though!!!
     
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    Re: Bent & twisted 4x4\'s new rear bumper progress

    Can you make one like that, but one that also wraps around and has some rear side and corner protection like the yellow one?
     
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    Re: Bent & twisted 4x4\'s new rear bumper progress

    I am steady working on the swing away. I have my 38 mounted to it so it will work 38 and smaller for sure. By tomorrow I will have a pic of it with a tire/hi lift/CB antenna carrier and a receiver hitch.

    It would be no problem to wrap the sides of this one like the yellow one. I am going to redo it and put less angle on the ends anyway. The more I look at it the more I think 20 degrees it better than the 45 it is on now.

    I will also have my web page up and running by tomorrow although I am sure it will need some refinements.
     
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    Re: Bent & twisted 4x4\'s new rear bumper progress

    What side would the tire be mounted on, the left or right.... I'm trying to find one on the left side as so there's still a bit of the right side of the back window you can see out of when back up... granted the view will be blocked to a point to begin with but it's a bit less obtrusive on the left side, least to me it is...
     

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