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Finished rear bumper & tire carrier

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mrk5, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    I didn't want a bumper that went straight across.



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    I bought the spindle and crossbar from a guy that was making it for a Jeepster. So I had to add another 18" to make it across the truck.



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    All finished and painted.

    I mounted the bumper by removing the bumper brackets from the end of the frame and making new brackets with c-channel welded to the 2"x6"x3/16" rectangle tube. I also made brackets to bolt to the crossmember that is aft of the gas tank.

    I have cardboard templates made for the mounting brackets if anyone's interested.
     
  2. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That's some fine craftsmanship dude. Nice! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:
     
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    Looking good. :cool1:
     
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    Nice job Scott. I like the looks of that bumper.
     
  5. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Thanks for all the compliments guys. :)
     
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    Nice job. Tire position is great, still allows you to see out the rear glass...I've seensome built where you can't see very well.
     
  7. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Thanks. I mounted the tire like that for 2 reasons. One like you mentioned is visibility, and the other is to keep the cantalever down as much as possible.
     

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