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Stinger update......

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dontoe, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well, I had to move the center attachment point to the top of the bumper instead of the edge. Was only maybe 4 inches difference, but it reduced the play from 10-12 inches at the highest point, to practically nil. Raising or lowering is a breeze by myself, as it almost balances in the upright position. I just hold it upright with my shoulder/head or one hand and install the center (top link) pin. I like it!!!

    Latest pic..............
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    Looks great!!:bow:
    Did you fab it yourself or did you get it from Poison Spyder? Can you get more pics of the three attachment points?:D
     
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    looks good man
     
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    Looks Dontoe, got a side pic?
     
  5. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    You ask that of a pic whore like me? :haha::haha::haha:

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    Only real good side view is the original mount point of the center mount and before I painted it, also the old machined hinges that broke the first time I pivoted them. Oh, that's a 33X12.5X15 in this pic. 35X12.5X15 in the finished pic.

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    Lowered position.......

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    I'll get better pics tomorrow of the attachment points.............unable to today.




    I had a semi-local guy bend it for me as I had no way to do that as yet. He also made the pivots but not like I asked him to. They broke, so I had a machine shop just up the road make them for me. The tire mount is a 12 bolt axle end I braced and welded onto some flat stock.
     
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    who builds the bumper and stinger?
     
  7. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I built the bumper from a kit from 4X4 Iron,and I expanded on an idea of DPI's of a "Stinger Tire Carrier" and got the clevis' off the internet and had the other tubing bent and pivots machined to my specs so I could assemble them.
     
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    thanks I like that set up. I might steal some of yo Ideas.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I thought it was Stomper, but I may be wrong...

    Definitely the way I want to go with mine, as opposed to the swing out style..

    Don, not sure I understood the first post... What did you have to change?
     
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    nevermind, I figured out what you did....
     
  11. dontoe

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    79Stomper bought a similar one from DPI, IIRC
    The center link, where it mounts to the bumper, was mounted to low in the unpainted (side pic) photo. I'll do some better mount/hinge pics tomorrow. Sorry.
     
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    [​IMG]


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    Original ideas I started with.







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    The first pivots/hinges I had machined, he made them way to thin!!!



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    The first mount position, I turned it around so the links eye is on top of the bumper now.

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    New/better position.........no, the tailgate doesn't hit it when lowered.



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    Kinda see the tire mount........
     
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    best bumper hands down:waytogo:


















    p.s. Im going to steal your idea:D
     
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    "DPI" is the original bumper builder. :wink1:
     
  15. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks, I wanted to give credit where it was due!!! I'll go edit my posts to reflect the correct fabricator. Thanks again! :D



    DPI bumpers/tire carriers and more.





    Nice stuff!
    Thanks for the inspiration[​IMG]
     
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    I have to admit it looks just like Poison Spyders' Stinger tire carrier I first saw years ogo. I wonder who came up with the idea first?:confused: Either way it looks damn awesome!! :saweet:
     
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    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Looked up Poison Spyder customs rear Stinger bumper..........I like mine better! :D
    Plus, theirs is fer Heeps! :rolleyes:

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