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I know theres alot of bumper posts... how many are highlift capable 2part?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    I see alot of angled sqaure tube bumpers (my rear bumper is this way). How well do they work with highlifts onthe trail, seems like it would slip off. Would a tube bumper be better for using a highlift?

    Second what points on the body could I make to be highlift points?

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    Right now I have a home built rear bumper that was basically practice, but I'm going to build new front and rear bumpers. I really like the square tube look (like 4x4iron stuff), I also want to incorporate a skid plate in the front like the ORD round tube bumpers.


    edit, I just noticed a photochop in another bumper post that I realy like too /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
    But show me some highlift points /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: I know theres alot of bumper posts... how many are highlift capable 2pa

    Hilifts lift anything, I used them on a farm for years.

    They're intrinsicly dangerous, the only way you're getting it stable on the top end is the reciever hitch attatchment and maybe the round tube attatchment with a round tube bumper.

    Tipping it actually can get you out of a lot of bad situations. In ruts and whatnot

    For the bottom make a huge plate to make the contact area bigger
     
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    What I have seen done is to weld two small pieces of round stock on each side of the bumper about an inch or so apart on the bottom enough so that the hi-lift will fit in between them without sliping.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    What I have seen done is to weld two small pieces of round stock on each side of the bumper about an inch or so apart on the bottom enough so that the hi-lift will fit in between them without sliping.

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    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif I like it /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Rock sliders will work great for hitch points.

    My bumpers are non-tapered, I'm thinking that will improve high-liftability. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    There is a guy on Pirate that is advertising a neat/simple attachment for using a HiLift on tube bumpers.

    Vendor Section
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    There is a guy on Pirate that is advertising a neat/simple attachment for using a HiLift on tube bumpers.

    Vendor Section

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    Very intersting... I got something new to tinker with in the garage making! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Could you use clevis shackles as hi-lift jack points? If you have the bigger shackles and lugs I think they would work pretty well.

    Here is a measured drawing /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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