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My new tire carrier bumper

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Blue85, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. Blue85

    Blue85 Troll Premium Member

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    Check out my new steel!

    Big83Chevy4x4 built this for me. Everything is 3/16 steel and it bolts to the frame in all of the same places the stock bumper brackets bolted on. As you can see, I need to get my spare tire on now. The clevis mounts are 1x2 solid steel, welded on both sides of the bumper, plus to the mounting brackets so the load is basically transferred directly to the frame. About 10" on each end is completely boxed in. The D-rings are on their way. I will probably have to get about a 12" drop hitch now.
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  2. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Look's good...I like the rocker armor :laugh:


    Almost time for some new treads :xmas:
     
  3. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That's really nice!!!

    Like the bumper better than mine.................wanna trade?
     
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    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    thats awesome!!!


    nice!! work
     
  5. blazerpro79

    blazerpro79 1/2 ton status

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    looks great!! damn man i want one... how much did it set you back if you dont mind me asking :grin: :grin: :grin:
     
  6. Blue85

    Blue85 Troll Premium Member

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    If you want to talk about $$, PM Big83Chevy4x4.

    The rocker protection is the prototype echobit rock sliders; the same pair that you see pictured on his website.

    Yes, it's about time for new tires. I will be getting a matching set of 5. I already have the 5th M/T wheel.

    BTW, the finish is POR-15 w/blackcote.
     
  7. 79Stomper

    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    That is a nice looking bumper, Sliders too.

    I have a question for you and anyone running that type of tire carrier. How much of a PITA is it to mount that spare tire up there?

    I thought about that kind of bumper before I have the one I have now but never really thought about mounting the tire until I just seen your bumper with no tire on there.
     
  8. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Sweet bumper! I might need to get one of those.

    mike
     
  9. smokkey1

    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    I'm curious, how much does that weigh?
     
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    mtn. burb 1/2 ton status

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    Very nice :waytogo:

    Looks awesome!
     
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    mini_mull 1/2 ton status

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  12. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Freaking sweet, I'm stealin TJ's design when I start mine :)
     
  13. 81jimmyslt

    81jimmyslt 1/2 ton status

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    Sweet Armor!

    Whats the max tire size it can handle, 35"?


    Jesse
     
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    What website? I want a link please. I want some sliders but I dont want them to mount to the body.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That is one of the nicest that I have seen yet.
     
  16. Blue85

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    Feel free to steal the design, we stole it from 4WDmetalworks:
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    As for max tire size, I don't know. All of the weight is supported by the hinge, which is a 1000lb trailer spindle (dual-taper bearing design), similar to what Rockstomper sells. Kennesaw Mountain offers a "heavy-duty" hinge option on their multi-carrier, which is also similar to this. The latch on mine is just a vertical pin that keeps the carrier from swinging. If it was a horizontal pin, it could be used as a support at the other end of the carrier. This would relieve stress from the hinge and the welds at that end. I think this is how the bumper on the red truck (above) works.

    Here's the email I got from them:
    Oh yeah, sorry, www.echobit.com is down now. Here's the pics he used to have on the website:
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    They do mount to the body, like this, with braces back to frame.:
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    Mounting just to the frame is a seriously long lever arm and you would have to space them out from the body to keep the body and sliders from hitting when you get frame/body flex. Echobit says he used to jack up the side of his truck with these. His were different, though, straighter instead of bowed down. This is a design that he and I worked on together. It offers a little less clearance, but is more affording to passengers.
     
  17. big83chevy4x4

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    it looks great on there, alot better than sitting in my garage unpainted. the tire carrier should hold a 38.5, any bigger than that, the latch should be changed to a front mounting like Luke said to help support the weight also. i never weighed it, but it was quite heavy. enough that it was a struggle to carry it by myself.

    btw, how does that tank tube sit? looks plenty low enough and gives enough clearance
     
  18. RodsRVF

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    Since www.echobit.com does not work are they still in business? Is do you have a contact for them? Prices? Any chance of seeing a picture from the side to see them mounted better?

    Do you have a picture or your bumper with the tire mounted yet?

    Thanks,
    Rod
     
  19. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Warning: Echobit went down in flames with a lot of people's money. :deal:
     
  20. mtrdrms

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    What a beautiful Jimmy! Put a tire on there and post some pics of the whole thing!
     

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