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Pizzaman 10-06-2005 03:20 AM

Rear Bumper Alternitive
 
Looking for a rear step style bumper(ette). I saw a rear step bumperette on a local TJ, but have been unable to relocate that TJ or find the item in catalogs. It looked "Factory" billet or dimond plate. I was trying to avoid a full rear bumper. My grade schoolers hate using the doors. They prefer the "over the side" entry method when the top is down or the "thru the back" when the top is up. An "afordable" rear step or foot pad would be ideal. Will trade Pizza for help.

jeeperman 10-06-2005 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Pizzaman
Looking for a rear step style bumper(ette). I saw a rear step bumperette on a local TJ, but have been unable to relocate that TJ or find the item in catalogs. It looked "Factory" billet or dimond plate. I was trying to avoid a full rear bumper. My grade schoolers hate using the doors. They prefer the "over the side" entry method when the top is down or the "thru the back" when the top is up. An "afordable" rear step or foot pad would be ideal. Will trade Pizza for help.

Well, the TJ's never came from the factory with the bumperette style rear bumpers that were used on the CJ's/YJ's... If you are looking for a good step, you could install one of the removable/flip-up steps that they sell for your receiver (if you have one), otherwise you could do some research on an aftermarket rear bumper. Most of the "rock crawler" typ rear bumpers that are available in the mail-order catalogs stick out farther than the factory rear bumper. My dog loves mine, but it was built by a local shop - Koz Offroad- in Midland, Michigan. You can check out his website HERE. Good luck with your search!

Pizzaman 10-06-2005 01:20 PM

Thanks. I have no rear bumper on it now. I've seen the reciever mounted flip-down steps but thought my 32" fattie in the back would block it unless the gate was open. Thought side location of a bumperette would be better. I was trying to avoid getting a pricey full rear bumper. I may have to go see the local welder. He's been wanting to "fix-up" my TJ for awhile. Please pray for me.

Lift it, fat chicks can't jump!.... Now that's Funny. Ha, Ha, Ha!

jeeperman 10-06-2005 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Pizzaman
Thanks. I have no rear bumper on it now. I've seen the reciever mounted flip-down steps but thought my 32" fattie in the back would block it unless the gate was open. Thought side location of a bumperette would be better. I was trying to avoid getting a pricey full rear bumper. I may have to go see the local welder. He's been wanting to "fix-up" my TJ for awhile. Please pray for me.

Lift it, fat chicks can't jump!.... Now that's Funny. Ha, Ha, Ha!

You could easily have a welder fab up a couple of bumperettes for the rear of your TJ using the stock mounting holes and a reinforcing plate on the rear of the crossmember in the center (may require some drilling, I don't remember). If you are going to have something custom made, it might as well be what you want. You should be careful though if you have a safety inspection in your state... if you do, make sure that your bumperettes would be legal before paying for them... Have fun with your welder, and you can PM me to get my adress for Pizza delivery! :cool: :D

Tdad 10-06-2005 08:09 PM

YJ bumperettes fit on a TJ - the mounting holes are there.
I have them on my TJ.

amerijeep 10-11-2005 07:29 PM

I have bumperettes on my YJ. I have often thought that they would make good storage if I were to have them enclosed and have some sort of hinged locking top on them.

Pizzaman 10-13-2005 12:45 AM

Thanks, when I get them done, I will get pictures


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