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Old 01-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm thinking about making a rear bumper for the, well rear, and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for the build. I'm planning on putting two anchor shackles on it but I don't know what to make bumper itself out of. I'm thinking about 2x4 but should I got with 1/8 or 1/4 and should I really be concerned with the weight of it? I have access to steel so getting the material isn't really going to be an issue. Also, I'm going to have to weld my hitch receiver in there somewhere to. All ideas, suggestions, things to keep in mind, fears, and recommendations are welcome!

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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How about taking off factory bumper and installing EVO Dring brackets in the horns. Then you could still have your factory hitch attached to the factory holes on your frame. Easy Peasy! Least that's what I'm gonna do!

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:06 PM   #3
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I think I want something a little more substantial...I like the dring idea though...


Any others?
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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Install the hitch up high. Put an aggressive taper on the bottom so you can slide off rocks. If possible try to match your departure angle (stick a sheet of plywood under the back tires and lift it up to see what it hits first) Put in flush mounted reverse lights. Make it full length but up near the tub to protect the back corners. Make a small hatch to hold your tow strap. Make a carrier that holds the tire from the outside so you can keep the tire as close to the body as possible, and it would allow easy attachments for stuff like gas cans, flip out table, etc. (I've thought about this a bit)
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Made from 3x4x.25" box tubing.... protrudes 1/2" on each side from the body..... 1.25" 4x4 box tubing for standoffs from frame mounts which are .25" x4" flat stock.

anchor points are 1" steel ( drilled 1" hole for 7/8" shackle pins ) that protrude through the entire bumper... welded front and back, aligned with frame mounts for maximum strength.







Then make your swing-away...













If you are wondering why I fabbed a receiver mount to the top of my swing-way.... it has a few possibilities... and this is one that I use a lot....

I used a HF cargo carrier and modified it.... LOVE IT!!!



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Made from 3x4x.25" box tubing.... protrudes 1/2" on each side from the body..... 1.25" 4x4 box tubing for standoffs from frame mounts which are .25" x4" flat stock.

anchor points are 1" steel ( drilled 1" hole for 7/8" shackle pins ) that protrude through the entire bumper... welded front and back, aligned with frame mounts for maximum strength.

Then make your swing-away...

If you are wondering why I fabbed a receiver mount to the top of my swing-way.... it has a few possibilities... and this is one that I use a lot....

I used a HF cargo carrier and modified it.... LOVE IT!!!
Nice job on that bumper. Definatly gonna have to look into that. Do you remember about how much just the bumper cost?
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:41 PM   #7
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Considering I built everything.... Less than $100 to include the swing-away
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:50 PM   #8
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Install the hitch up high. Put an aggressive taper on the bottom so you can slide off rocks. If possible try to match your departure angle (stick a sheet of plywood under the back tires and lift it up to see what it hits first) Put in flush mounted reverse lights. Make it full length but up near the tub to protect the back corners. Make a small hatch to hold your tow strap. Make a carrier that holds the tire from the outside so you can keep the tire as close to the body as possible, and it would allow easy attachments for stuff like gas cans, flip out table, etc. (I've thought about this a bit)
Did you actually build this? I'd like to see this!

Keep the ideas coming!
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Made from 3x4x.25" box tubing.... protrudes 1/2" on each side from the body..... 1.25" 4x4 box tubing for standoffs from frame mounts which are .25" x4" flat stock.

anchor points are 1" steel ( drilled 1" hole for 7/8" shackle pins ) that protrude through the entire bumper... welded front and back, aligned with frame mounts for maximum strength.


Then make your swing-away...


If you are wondering why I fabbed a receiver mount to the top of my swing-way.... it has a few possibilities... and this is one that I use a lot....

I used a HF cargo carrier and modified it.... LOVE IT!!!
Damn, I wish I had been born with fab / welding skills instead of being born good looking.

That's an awesome bumper. I'd give you $500 for an unfinished copy for my TJ.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:27 PM   #10
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Damn, I wish I had been born with fab / welding skills instead of being born good looking.

That's an awesome bumper. I'd give you $500 for an unfinished copy for my TJ.
Thanks..... built my front, too...


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