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building a rear bumper,, plans needed

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Todd78/87, Mar 10, 2000.

  1. Todd78/87

    Todd78/87 1/2 ton status

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    I've just ordered my new welder and have access to lots of iron when I get to my parents house in Montana during my move back to Alaska... anyway, my Dad and I are going to build a kick a$$ rear bumper for the 'ole 78.
    I want to build the spare tire carrier, a hi-lift jack carrier and some gas can holders on it. Has anyone done this and have a set of plans they would share with me?
    Thanks,

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  2. Thumper

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    Well, I had mine built from a pic in a magazine. Its modified a bit from the pic and is very functional. I dont have any plans for it but anyone should be able to fab a match to it. Check out my page at the link below. Since then I have added a dual jerry can holder, and a Hilift mount but havent got the pics up yet. When I get back from my next trip I will be posting some (in about a week or so).

    Good Luck
    Mike


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  3. Corey-88K5

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    Here are a few links to places with bumpers. Some may be reviews, but you should beable to get a idea from some of these. I didn't sort through them, so there may be some crap & bumpers not on K5s.

    http://www.off-road.com/toyota/reviews/stoutbumper/
    http://www.bulletproofmfg.com/
    http://members.tripod.com/~foxden1/review.htm
    http://reality.sgi.com/rogerb/4x4/4R_bumpers.html
    http://www.tjmproducts.com.au/default.htm
    http://www.warn.com/

    Corey

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  4. Todd78/87

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    Thanks Guys[​IMG]

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  5. kim tate

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    I was hoping that Todd's question would have produced more responses, as I am also interested in building a rear bumper (one that I can stand on!). Looking forward to seeing Thumper's pics. Any additional designs available?
     
  6. 79Cheyenne

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    I have a platform that hangs on the bumper. I use it to work on the truck instead of the usual 42qt cooler to stand on. It is real easy to make and store when not in use and you can walk around on it. I'll get some pictures soon

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  7. Waxer

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    Take a look at my bumpers, they are tubed with 4" Tubes and have a grilled platform on the top. I stand on em all the time.

    <img src="http://www.geocities.com/waxerk5/waxk5.jpg"
     
  8. Cmoe

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    Todd, Do you know what you want in the bumper. Pre-runner or something else? I have some picks of my pre-runner bumpers. The spare tire carrier is on and I'm going to do the same thing on the other side for a pair of Jerry cans and my hi-lift jack. If you want some more information let me know. you can see it at <font color=blue>http://coloradok5.com/craigmoe.htm</font color=blue>

    C'moe

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