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simply rear bumper?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I have a piece of 4" x 2" x 0.250" wall tube that I want to use for my rear bumper. My rig is a truggy, so I planned on doing the type of bumper that fits inside the channel of the frame (which I have chopped off about 2" past the rear shackle hangers).

    anyway... anyone got pics of something similar that they have done? Pretty simple "design phase" here, but I'd still like to see what others have done before I cut steel. :)


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    Thats how mine are done front and rear.
    Heres some crappy pictures.
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    is that tube 4x2? any brackets going inside the frame rails or did you just weld up the rectangular stuff where ever it was in contact with the frame?

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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Yep its 2"x4"x.25"rect.
    I just cut it to fit and welded it to the frame on all sides.
     
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    Here is what mine is like. I am going to come in about 6-8" and angle it towards the body on the ends and then rework the ends so they are straight and underneath the rear quarter.

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    I used CUCV pull points to mount it and I will weld my receiver from my old hitch to the bottom of this/

    Ira

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    what did you do with the old bumper?
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    sold it... it wouldnt work anyway... Im talking about just a piece that goes frame-rail to frame-rail (inside the two c-channels)... like the truggy one posted above. Thinkin' I might try some speedholes... 1/4" wall tube is a heavy mo-fo...

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    You could cut some holes in it and sleeve the holes with tubing or pipe what ever you wanna call it. I think it would give it a nice clean look.

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    speed holes would help but if water and mud gets in, you have to have a way to get it out. unless you drilled the bottom side as well.
     
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    Dont do speed holes, thats gay:haha:

    WTF you wont pull out your floor to loose weight but you will drill speed holes and loose what 3lbs? Come awn' dude.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yes, speed holes would be lined with tube. I'd prolly go cheap and just find a scrap of pipe or something. Its not like the holes need to be load bearing... they'd just be there to keep water and crap out of the tube.

    As far as not "pulling out your floor" goes... my rig has about 2 square feet of sheetmetal right now... and none of it is "floor". ;) :thumb:

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    Sorry I guess I wouldnt know sine YOU NEVER POST PICTURES!!!!:D

    But from a strength standpoint. I use my rear one all the time to pull people out of tuff spots. Im not sure I would trust speed holes even if they were tubed through.
     

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