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Old 07-04-2009, 10:41 AM   #1
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Home made rear bumper?

Looking for ideas on building a rear bumper for a TJ. simple rectangular with a 2" reciever in it. how are the frame brackets to build? is 1/8" ok for main tube or should it be 3/16" wall (1/4" would be over kill but I could get that cheap or free! Also could get a peice of 2" x 4" X 1/8" wall free. I'm thinking of putting the bottom of the reciever flush with the bottom of the bumper. a couple of tabs for clevises like the advertised ones. Anyone have pictures of their home made simple bumpers? Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-04-2009, 10:50 AM   #2
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i saw this thread a while back. it is a very good write up w/ lots of pics.

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Old 07-04-2009, 11:51 AM   #3
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Thanks, that is just what I was thinking of. I question the use of 1/4" only because years ago a friend of mine had a peice of I beam as a front bumper on a CJ when he hit something on one corner and Z'd the whole frame. I think it would be better to damage your bumper and save the frame. But I think things have improved since then with jeep frames. I actually had toyed with the idea of a aluminum bumper (good friend is a master tig welder) Thanks for the link. they really did a nice job on their bumper!
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Flatbar clevis attachments should extend through the tube & be welded on the back side as well.

You might consider making this into an air tank, while your still designing it.
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:19 AM   #5
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A while ago I heard of a rear custom bumper that was fabricated to carry 2 to 5 extra gallons of fuel instead of the gas cans that you see people tote around. Same with compressed air for flats... Or to rid the compressors with the wenches...

Have you seen or heard of this???
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:17 PM   #6
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I think an air tank would be a good idea. I would question filling it with gasoline for daily highway use (can you say Pinto?) but many carry gas cans mounted on rear bumpers. I'm also going to check out the guy on Ebay in Shomoken Pa. I'm probably going to have to buy most of the materials new retail and it may not be cost effective to build one that way.
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:24 PM   #7
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Gasoline inside of the first thing to be impacted, in a rear end collision.

Not for me Kthanks!


Even air compressed to 80 psi can be explosive, & when I get my rear bumper air tank together, it will be deflated for DD & on road use. I have done the york compressor mod & could fill it back up in a few minutes anyway. It would be used for an air tool reservoir mainly.
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good idea on the air tank u know buck shot pretty soon ur going to have to install the kitchen sink in that thing its about the only thing left

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