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05-16-2010 02:13 AM
foxinthemudd in the process of getting all the parts for my rear bumper/tire carrier build, just about done now gonna start drilling, hacking and welding either monday or tuesday... I'm building mine based off of the Rock Hard carrier. Rock Hard Rear Bumper Tire Carrier - Jeep Wrangler TJ, YJ, CJ7 pretty excited to start this cause I've noticed my rear tailgate door starting to droop... I'll post some build pics when I start.
05-14-2010 09:19 AM
Lowrollin12 Lol.... going to beststop.com now but ill prob welb my own...

thanks for the advice!
05-12-2010 08:58 PM
Geoff@Bestop
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I know the front bumper is a soda can and I am going to build my own bumper... and now that I am on this topic I was looking at my back bumper and it has a tow hitch bolted to it. Is the back bumper strong enough to tow off of. or #1 is the previous owner a moron or #2 could they have added something to make it work?

With all that said can i make the bumper stronger to bolt tow points from?

Thanks for ur help.
Depends what you mean by "tow." Motorcycle/Jet boat trailer? Sure.
And you can do a lot more than trailers with a receiver hitch - bike racks, storage trays, hooks. They're very useful.

If it's one of those walmart special hitches just bolted on to the bumper, it's good for plowing up trails, but not a lot more.

There are a LOT of bumper options out there, and rear bumpers are not too expensive. A nice one with strongly integrated/welded receiver hitch is a very nice upgrade.

EDIT: oops. Suppose to do some marketing. Bestop makes some nice front and rear bumpers. They are the greatest thing EVAH! (too much? yeah, I thought so to. But you know, bestop.com, check 'em out).
05-12-2010 08:53 PM
Geoff@Bestop
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Did it work worth a chit? I mean, can you air up 4 big tires with it after wheeling?
I almost bought one when I first got my jeep, they were only $65, but I needed a tire carrier. I wondered about them though.
Well, mine didn't work. But that's a really bad example. Very little did work on that particular Jeep. Strangely enough, the fuel gauge was perfect though. It was like that CJ was built in bizarro land.

A guy at work has built his roll bars into air storage. But it's a HUGE roll bar. Looks like sewer pipes in that thing.
05-12-2010 08:24 PM
Dirt
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Or turn it into an air tank. I had that on a CJ once.
Did it work worth a chit? I mean, can you air up 4 big tires with it after wheeling?
I almost bought one when I first got my jeep, they were only $65, but I needed a tire carrier. I wondered about them though.
05-12-2010 09:46 AM
Lowrollin12 I know the front bumper is a soda can and I am going to build my own bumper... and now that I am on this topic I was looking at my back bumper and it has a tow hitch bolted to it. Is the back bumper strong enough to tow off of. or #1 is the previous owner a moron or #2 could they have added something to make it work?

With all that said can i make the bumper stronger to bolt tow points from?

Thanks for ur help.
05-12-2010 09:29 AM
Geoff@Bestop
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if I were making one, I would close it off completely to keep the mud out.
Or turn it into an air tank. I had that on a CJ once.
05-11-2010 10:22 PM
Dirt if I were making one, I would close it off completely to keep the mud out.
05-11-2010 06:26 PM
Geoff@Bestop
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or are they more like a three sided box with the mounts attaching to the rear of the front piece of steel?
They are more like this NOW. The fashion these days is more complicated angles and turns and dimensions. Do a search for ROKMEN and look thru some of Dave's photos.

They USED to be either tubes with mounting points, or square tubing with mounting points. These are still perfectly acceptable, but perhaps less fashionable.


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Any thoughts?
Yes. Several that keep me awake at night with the dread fear that eventually the truth wil come out. But no thoughts I want to share here.
05-11-2010 03:00 PM
nyvulcanman It isusually a 2x4 quarter in wall box at least that's what I'm goin to use for mine
05-11-2010 02:39 PM
TDCoffee
Back of a fabricated bumper

So this may sound like a silly question, but what do the backs (where they mount to the jeep) of custom bumpers look like? Specifically, are the bumpers a solid box with a back where the mounts attach? or are they more like a three sided box with the mounts attaching to the rear of the front piece of steel?
I am planning on building one, and had simply assumed I would create basically a long rectangular box and attach the mounts to the back side. But then I wondered if the custom bumpers people are buying are more like steel versions of the plastic that came with the jeep- Three sided boxes.

Any thoughts?

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