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Home made rear bumpers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BLZN4FN, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    Looking for pics or some kinda of design of your home made rear bumpers that will fit a K5.

    I just cant bring myself to pay 350-450 for a rear bumper
     
  2. OffRoad

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    imagine anything.
    draw it.
    build it.

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    i like simple stuff built out of square or rectangle tube, but some guys like to go all fancy-fanse with round tube. that's too much work for me.

    do what you want.
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hey Bo,

    there was a kid on the board that mocked his bumpers up using cardboard first then laid out the pattern and built from there. I thought it was a great idea, might try that.
     
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    Hey, here is a picture of the bumper that I am working on right now. Hope this works(the picture). I still have to figure out a latch system of some sort. I hope the grade 8 bolt will hold too.

    DSCN1759.JPG
     
  6. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Is the grade 8 bolt your hinge? :eek1: Might need to rethink that.....


    Not sure that will hold up, what size tire you planning to run?
     
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    I really like that style of tire rack. Would like to build something similar for my rig. Needs to accomodate a 37 inch tall spare though...
     
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    That grade 8 won't hold. You need something meant to be a hinge and heavy duty.
     
  9. sganje

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    This is a fellow CK5er that is on this website, this is his write up.

    The rear is 2x4 and 2x2 3/16 with 10 guage sheet metal. The tire carrier is 2x4 3/16 held on with a 1" x 10" grade 8. The bolt has 2 contact points and passes through 4 sections of the 3/16. There is a grade 8 nut welded in near the bottom. I also ran a seam down the path so that the bolt threads all the way down and used flanged bronze bushings to keep things smooth. The other side is a 9/16 grade 8 and another nut welded in.

    I was just going off of this, so I don't know what to do if you guys say it won't work.:doah:

    grade 8 bolt.jpg
     
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    That's mine. There are 2 contact points for the bolt and it works great. I have a 37 inch spare and 10 gallons of gas back there 24/7.
     
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    Big 3/8 inch think diamond plate all arc welded together and ground smooth on the edges modeled after a regular chevy bumper with the big notch out in the center for the licence plate and it has a big pintle hitch used to pull dozers.
     
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    Here is the full writeup with the pics.
     

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