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RIPBiker13 09-02-2007 12:01 PM

building a bumper
 
I need to know if there are specific dimensions I should know about when building a bumper w/ tire carrier for 35in tire.

I am currently building a front bumper and I used 1/4in flat stock. It's gonna be a tank as far as strength is concerned. I'm looking at using the same material for the back. And also 2in square tube for the carrier.

Any ideas on latching systems and hinges?

Triple88a 09-02-2007 02:46 PM

Man i remember seing a blueprint somewhere on another forum but i cant find it :(

here is what i've found so far that might give you some heads up.

http://www.4x4rockshop.com/ProdImage...ad/rb-tytc.jpg

http://www.stevesjeepfab.com/images/jeep/cstmJP651.JPG

http://www.links4jeeps.com/writeups/...eepfabcarrier/

jjseel 09-02-2007 05:01 PM

http://wrangler.kicks-ass.net/index.htm.


This has some good ideas, mix and match with others for parts, etc.

I could not believe the price was correct on the "Steves" bumper w/tire carrier, 600 buck more than just the bumper? Has got to be a typo...

debruins 09-02-2007 06:02 PM

the site jjseel put up there is for a yj, so i think the measurement s for the mounts will be off , but everything else will be good

RIPBiker13 09-02-2007 10:20 PM

That info is PERFECT! Thank you! I just finished my front bumper a little while ago. I'll put it on tomorrow.

sgnellett 09-02-2007 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ripbiker13 (Post 130794)
That info is PERFECT! Thank you! I just finished my front bumper a little while ago. I'll put it on tomorrow.

Don't forget the pictures!

RIPBiker13 09-03-2007 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by sgnellett (Post 130804)
Don't forget the pictures!

I would Never sir! I know you admire my work. You're my greatest fan! :punk:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...install001.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...install003.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...install006.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...install009.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...install011.jpg

Scout 09-03-2007 10:34 PM

Damn bro that looks good!

RIPBiker13 09-03-2007 10:37 PM

Wow. Scout being nice to me again!? Thank you. I'm working on a desing for the trie carrier next. That bumper cost me... $30 and 3 days work. And I burned my thumb while welding.:rofl:

Scout 09-03-2007 10:39 PM

It doesn't happen often. Soak it up. :D

RIPBiker13 09-03-2007 10:40 PM

I Am I Am! I relish in the glory of the Scout!:punk:

sgnellett 09-03-2007 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ripbiker13 (Post 131115)
Wow. Scout being nice to me again!? Thank you. I'm working on a desing for the trie carrier next. That bumper cost me... $30 and 3 days work. And I burned my thumb while welding.:rofl:

Hmm, keep notes when you make the rear, maybe I have you make 2? I'm sure I'd burn more than my thumb!:eek:
:rofl:

RIPBiker13 09-03-2007 10:46 PM

Make 2? What would that front bumper be worth to buy on similar to it online? Honestly?

George T. 09-03-2007 10:53 PM

you fab'd that yourself?

and something about that first pic makes your jeep look silly. i cant tell what it is.

I think its the angle. it makes it look like the bumper is lower than the grille by like 6 inches.

GrnTJ 09-03-2007 10:56 PM

Maybe $100? Tops. It looks sweet though! Nice fab work man. I love doin my own stuff.

Scout 09-03-2007 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by George T. (Post 131127)
you fab'd that yourself?

and something about that first pic makes your jeep look silly. i cant tell what it is.

I think its the angle. it makes it look like the bumper is lower than the grille by like 6 inches.

It's the OEM sway bar cover and the angle of the pic. It's mounted to the frame just like very other front bumper I've seen.

Levinoss 09-03-2007 11:08 PM

Ima call you stubs for now on RIP.

Looks real solid, grats.

~Lev

RIPBiker13 09-03-2007 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by George T. (Post 131127)
you fab'd that yourself?

and something about that first pic makes your jeep look silly. i cant tell what it is.

I think its the angle. it makes it look like the bumper is lower than the grille by like 6 inches.

I fab'd it myself yes. And the bumper is mounted to the frame, where it should be.

AzTJ 09-03-2007 11:25 PM

Whats the measurements on that hoop? It looks awfully tall. Are those tabs just welded on the front? Is it a rattle can pain job? Looks good though! :punk:

RIPBiker13 09-03-2007 11:31 PM

I don't know the measurements on the hoop, I did what I thought looked good. The tabs go through, not just welded on. And Rustoleum Hammer Finish Black. :D

AzTJ 09-03-2007 11:33 PM

Very cool - if you were to make another, I'm sure you could sell it for like $200 or more. I've seen bumpers that look like $10 was spent, and people trying to sell them for $150+. You at least put some good effort into it with the double welded tabs and hoop. Most people wont even put on a loop.

RIPBiker13 09-03-2007 11:38 PM

I've thought about trying to make more, but it's not easy work. The profit margin is huge though. I made the D-ring tabs myself too. Nothing on that bumper was purchased.

jjseel 09-04-2007 03:38 AM

Good job! I hope mine turns out half as good! (I could sell it!)

foxinthemudd 09-04-2007 05:10 AM

RIP nice work. LET'S SEE THE REAR ONE! and as far as profit margin looks, just take a glance at that stubby bumper that was posted on an earlier thread and how much they're selling it for. cant wait to see how the rear turns out. just make sure you get pics of the process and dimentions. :D

benjamin24 09-04-2007 07:36 AM

bumper looks awesome, I think its the little tires and the fog lights that makes it look kinda funny. Looks like 8" lights on the tube. When you get some bigger tires it's gonna fill in nicely I bet :)

RIPBiker13 09-04-2007 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foxinthemudd (Post 131209)
RIP nice work. LET'S SEE THE REAR ONE! and as far as profit margin looks, just take a glance at that stubby bumper that was posted on an earlier thread and how much they're selling it for. cant wait to see how the rear turns out. just make sure you get pics of the process and dimentions. :D

I'll be sure to get pics and dimensions but that project isn't gonna start for a little while. I'm also gonna do some armor for my rockers/body mounts too.

Quote:

Originally Posted by benjamin24 (Post 131226)
bumper looks awesome, I think its the little tires and the fog lights that makes it look kinda funny. Looks like 8" lights on the tube. When you get some bigger tires it's gonna fill in nicely I bet :)

I'm going to be getting my 5.5in RK LA kit at the end of this month. As far as bigger tires, I'll be running 35in when all is said and done. :D I always plan ahead.

kg4kpg 09-04-2007 09:01 PM

:punk: Looks great!

foxinthemudd 09-04-2007 11:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ripbiker13 (Post 131386)
I'll be sure to get pics and dimensions but that project isn't gonna start for a little while. I'm also gonna do some armor for my rockers/body mounts too.

good let me know maybe I'll buy somethin from ya. :D


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