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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cbbr, Jun 27, 2006.
for a rear bumper/w tire carrier and sliders. Or should I get 1/4?
3/16 is plenty, build it with a good design and it will be stout.
I think 3/16" should be enough.. You're only missing 1/16" difference...
My sliders are 1/8" and have taken some good/solid/hard hits! And without denting.
Mines 3/16 thick, with 1/4" on the bottom angles and sides. Will know how it fares after July 13th, going to Tellico. Should do great.
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.
Same bumper Clay is running. I slammed it hard on a rock ledge drop off. 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!
I thought it would be ok, but its nice to hear from folks that know. Thanks.
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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