||11-21-2013 11:40 PM
Project: running water YJ
I saw a fancy JK trick where the guy turned his stock rear bumper into a water tank that held a few gallons of water for a quick hose off on the trails before hitting the pavement and many other reasons. I want to do the same for my YJ! Problem is, I hate plastic and currently have badly misshapen bumpettes so looks like a build will come of this! I will admit, I dont have the expertise to weld this masterpiece on my own so I will need help for it but the idea is rather original so here goes.
The bumper will be a 4" by 4" square tube that tapers at the ends to match the look of the stock front bumper. From there, two D rings will be welded onto each end for recovery points and mounting plates will be welded on the opposite side to be able to bolt on stock. The top will have a hole with sealed screw cap for filling and similar on the bottom for drainage. The top center on the side facing the jeep will have a small hole for an air hookup line from my on-board air system. Next to the air pickup line will be a hose hose connection with internal rubber tube reaching to the bottom of the bumper. This hose connection will be for easy hook up of a marine coil hose line and sprayer. To have pressurized water, I will flip on my air compressor to compress the bumper allowing the water to come out at a force yet to be determined. If all else fails, ill hide a water pump under there somewhere and ditch the on-board air compression idea if the pressurized water flow is unstable or unsustainable.
Thoughts? Hope to have it all done just after christmas!