Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/)
-   Builders Corner (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/)
-   -   hi-lift jack mount (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/hi-lift-jack-mount-80931.html)

cpisani89 02-18-2011 07:06 PM

hi-lift jack mount
 
i got a hi lift for xmas and have been stressing out over where to mount it since i got it..i really didnt wanna keep it inside the cab and i have been hearing mount it here mount it there from various friends..

it came down to mounting it on a bumper but i wasnt sure if i wanted to use the front or rear..then i realized i hate the way those dumbass bumperettes look so after pulling them off i decided it was getting mounted on the rear bump...err uh 'frame' whatever it is you want to call that lol..


being that i work on a cnc laser every day i figured i would make my own brackets and have someone weld them or bend them depending on the application..

found some 3/16" thick inconel 600 laying around enough to create a few brackets plus extra so i went to work..

took some measurements on the holes and spacing on the rear bumper and wrote up two programs as i went the welding route.

here is the brackets welded up and sandblasted:
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...9/IMG00162.jpg

when i got home i sprayed them up with some flat black paint and went out and bought new hardware as my old ones were really rusty..
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...9/IMG00163.jpg

since the inner two of the four bolts were so hard to access i didnt finish yet so i dont have it in action yet but im using two ubolts to strap the jack to the brackets and have a bicycle lock im using to deter theives..

davidc128 02-19-2011 10:33 AM

mount it up and put some pics up... ive been tryin to figure out were imma put mine at... im fixin to cut front bumper anf fenders down... but im thinkin imma put it there

cpisani89 02-20-2011 07:59 PM

here it is mounted up..
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...9/IMG00164.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...9/IMG00165.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...9/IMG00167.jpg

questions? comments?

10huey 02-20-2011 09:17 PM

Real nice work. But...... not to rain on your parade. What happens when your out on the trail and you smash the (*&^&^ out of your rear end and the one thing between a big tree or rock and your bumper is your high lift jack?

Sorry man..

cpisani89 02-21-2011 06:11 AM

i feel you, but i left that little bumper part that you can put a trailer ball on..i think that will give me protection..if not i guess that will be the one flaw i suppose..

whamo017 03-02-2011 11:09 PM

Looks good
 
Ive been jeeping for years and have yet to back into anything hard enought to bend my jack. Its one of those times you think before you drive.

shewoolf 03-02-2011 11:12 PM

Looks Good!!!!

tlcarden67 03-19-2011 06:15 PM

Great idea

Red00Tj 03-21-2011 05:04 PM

not bad

cpisani89 03-21-2011 06:13 PM

thanks guys, im happy with it..my next issue is the need for a reciever and i think this will interfere with a trailer ball. but i will have to see when i buy it/mount it


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:33 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.