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how bout a 2x8 bumper ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by scrappyk5, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. scrappyk5

    scrappyk5 1/2 ton status

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    ran across a piece of 2" x 8" piece of rectangular steel
    tube about 6'8" long . how does that sound for a rear bumper ? /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Depends on the wall thickness. That is the exact size box tube my rear bumper is made of though...

    Rene
     
  3. cj7jeep81

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    I'm planning on making mine out of that as well.
     
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    I made a temporary one out of a piece of 6x2 1/8th wall (mainly for practice). My next one will be 8" x 2.5" -3/16wall, with some HUGE shackle mounts that go threw the bumper and bolt directly to the frame /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    here
     
  5. scrappyk5

    scrappyk5 1/2 ton status

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    this piece happens to be 1/4" wall /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    do you have a pic of yours trustyk5?
     
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    Fubeca 1/2 ton status

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    Here is one I made out of 3"x8", I think I could have made if from 2x8 with very few changes.
    [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] This is one that I made from 2x10 3/16th's the shackle mounts go through to the frame. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Here is one I made out of 3"x8", I think I could have made if from 2x8 with very few changes.
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    Is that 1" plate you used for your recovery points? I was thinking of using 2 pieces of 3/8" but if 1 piece of 1" will work that would be great as I have a 8"x30" bar of 1" thick steel in my scrap bin.
     
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    Fubeca 1/2 ton status

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    Yep, 1" plate.
     
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    k2-k5 1/2 ton status

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    I made mine from 2 x 8 x 3/16" wall. Next time I would use 3 x 8
     
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    That bumper sure looks familiar /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Probably because you make the best looking rectangular tube bumper out there!
     
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    i need to learn how to weld. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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