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Custom rear bumper mounting brackets

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88K5Jimmy, Aug 29, 2001.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I am in the process of designing a custom rear bumper but am concerned about how to deal with the torque rod. It is the rod that runs into the tailgate and then hooks onto a torx bolt underneath the bumper on the bumper bracket. There are two, one on each side. If I mount the bumper beyond the torx bolt, the bumper will stick out farther than I wanted. how have you guys dealt with this? I was planning on using 3x5" 1/4" wall tubing for the bumper. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    88K5Jimmy
     
  2. DuneRunner

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    Fill out your specs sheet and I can email you a picture of what I did. Its not that far out if you leave the frame the way it is.

    KEN

    DANGIT it's not a bronco!
     
  3. 88K5Jimmy

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    I updated my profile. Thanks in advance for the pics.
    88K5Jimmy
     
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    anybody??
     
  5. Pugsley

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    Here's pics of my brackets - just simple, unimpressive angle iron. http://wsphotofews.excite.com/035/GU/ZL/pq/Ad98137.jpg

    If the shoe fits, get another one just like it
    <a target="_blank" href=http://pugsley.alloffroad.com>pugsley.alloffroad.com</a>
     
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    Will u e-mail me the pics too. dawson444@aol.com. Thanks!

    Dawson
    Raleigh, NC

    88 K5, 6" lift, 36" TSL Radials, 14 Bolt, Rancho 9012s
     

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