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Is 3/16 steel enough....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cbbr, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    for a rear bumper/w tire carrier and sliders. Or should I get 1/4?
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    3/16 is plenty, build it with a good design and it will be stout.
     
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    I think 3/16" should be enough.. You're only missing 1/16" difference... :D

    My sliders are 1/8" and have taken some good/solid/hard hits! And without denting.
     
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    Mines 3/16 thick, with 1/4" on the bottom angles and sides. Will know how it fares after July 13th, going to Tellico.:D Should do great.

    Clay

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    The bumper I built for my k30 is made from 3/16"....
    I did use 1/2 and 1" for the clevis mounts and secured them to the frame.
     
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    Same bumper Clay is running. I slammed it hard on a rock ledge drop off. :doah: Missing paint and a few shallow gouges and thats it.
    He's hanging the tire carrier on it, like a lot of People do! Tuff enuff! :wink1:
     
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    I thought it would be ok, but its nice to hear from folks that know. Thanks.
     
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    3/16 is plenty

    i built mine from 3/16" 2"x8" it is similar to the picture bushwacker put up and it seems plenty strong. i didnt want to go with 1/4" due to trying to keep weight down. pics are in the link in my sig if you want to check it out
     

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