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New Rear Bumper

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chrisb420, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. chrisb420

    chrisb420 1/2 ton status

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    Just got done with my new rear bumper. 3/16" 2x8 tubing with 3/16 2x2 for the spare tire carrier. I don't run a tailgate so thats why i built it not to swing open. let me know what you think.

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    by the way forgot to mention the spare tire was built to handle 39.5" tire without covering the liscence plate.
     
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    looks nice, but your shackles are tiny, i hope you dont plan to use those as recovery points
     
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    Looks nice. Im building mine almost done. Well was almost i think im going to redesing alil bit. How long is it? I mocked mine up yesterday and it looks like it might be alil bit too long.
     
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    had these laying around so i put them on. these are only rated for 4000#'s, I plan on getting some larger ones next time i am at tractor supply
     
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    it is 69 1/2" long.
     
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    I like it. The only thing is I would do is switch the taillight's and reverse light locations.
     
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    Hey Chris!

    That is one [​IMG] bumper! I love it! You did an excellent job. I'm not criticizing, just offering two suggestions:

    1. Check your state's inspection laws. You may need to have your rear license plate illuminated so the [​IMG] don't give you a hard time, or the state double dips your [​IMG] on a failed inspection.

    2. Reverse the stop lights and the back up light's. A wider base for the stop lights will not only grab a following drivers' attention when you brake, but someone who is passing you at night, may guage your width as narrower, and could possibly side-swipe you if they are going too fast!

    Good job and fine craftsmanship my friend! [​IMG]

    Manny
     
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    Looks good. I'm building one very similiar to that but mine is made from 1/4" x 3" x 8" rectangal tube and will have a recessed license plate mount with a hidden receiver behind it. I will have a swing out tire carrier with a hi-lift jack mount, jerry gas can mount and a CB antenna mount as well. Someday when i get started on it again and get it finished i'll post some pics.
     
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    Manny,

    thanks for the reply and that licence holder has 3 small led light that illuminate it. i try to not give anybody a reason to pull me over
     
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    i actually had tried it that way but i couldn't see that well so i tried it this way, but i think i am going to take these out and run 4 brake lights. will have to come up with new backup lights
     
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    Cool Beans!

    Just make sure that the plate can be seen at night illuminated for 50 feet. That seems to be the "#" with the [​IMG].

    Other than that, what can I say? Built [​IMG] TOUGH! Right? :haha:


    [​IMG]

    Happy New Year!

    Manny
     
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    Manny,

    thanks again and wanted to say that truck your building looks sweet as well.

    by the way nice smiley collection:D
     
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    Scott

    sounds good, i guess you are not worried about weight with the 1/4" stuff?

    the reason i ask is this thing is heavy enough, i would think 1/4" stuff would be a little overkill.
     
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    Well, considering i got the piece for FREE had alot to do with it. Also it's going to double as an air tank for my OBA. I'm sure i'm going to get all kinds of replys about that now but kill me for it people. It will weigh in about 125 lbs when done. My blazer alread weighs 5,880 lbs. so what's another 125 lbs.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    well free makes the deal alot better. the price of steel around here has been crazy lately.
     
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    Do your bumper brackets go all the way through the bumper? Did you drill mounting holes in the brackets before you welded them to the bumper or are you going to try and drill them after you have it where you want it through some existing holes in the frame?
     
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    Ahhh! [​IMG]

    Don't forget a locking lug nut for the rear to protect that 39 incher of yours! :wink1:

    Manny
     
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    i did go down to autozone to pick some up, but they only had every size except the 9/16"
     

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