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Here is my rear bumper that was custom made didn't cost any more then a aftermarket one...had lots of people ask me about it so figured it was worth posting..



Gave my drawing to a local 4x4 shop and they did all the metal work ...there was some trial and error...

I Drilled out the tire carrier to make it part of the air tank. ran the lights etc

bumper was powdercoated... I rattle canned the carrier



delrin bushings used on the hinges are same material as what is used on the joints for my Long arm. very strong. no rattle


bumper was tailored to what I wanted... not the best bumper ...but better then most and it is different...
 

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mcsorley:

That is sweet. It's really good to see someone thinking a little outside of the box. Co-phased CB antennas, hi-lift mount, air tank, nice big reverse lights, fender protection. That's a lot of good planning.

Did you consider mounting the fender protection tubes off the bumper itself rather than the bearing carriers? I would have a concern about smacking the tubes and misaligning the carrier. Of course I don't have any protection for my rear fenders right now, so you're way ahead of me.

Jerry

PS: You Canadians really should invest in some RTI ramps. I don't know how you manage to find all these spare forklifts.....
 

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Wow,

That is really kewl.

Hmm Amazing, all that ingenuity and not one person in your country can build a 30-60-90 triangle????
 

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what is a triangle :D

we have ramps...but if you look at the pictures the forklift in the front is lifting the front tire on the opposite side you can't do that with ramps...this is to scientific test the true measurement of flex...um err ....actually we thought it up while getting drunk one night and thought it would be cool to try

my combined flex on the double wammy (forklift) was 44 inches which doesn't seem much but a stock tj is only 22 inches combined. at TJ with a RE 5.5 flexed out at 40 inches combined here is a video of the shown shine that had the double fork lift and yes the ramp..etc
can't remember if I have posted this one before

http://www.highriders.ca/albums/album61/aat.wmv
 

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Great set up!

Im itching to try and start fabing stuff for my Rubi, however I still have a garage full of old CJ5 parts I either need to reassemble or sell.
 

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DaveFL said:
Great set up!

Im itching to try and start fabing stuff for my Rubi, however I still have a garage full of old CJ5 parts I either need to reassemble or sell.

I know what you mean
 

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Do you have any more pics of that rear bumper? I have been thinking about a system like that for a while now. It is good to see my ideas (apparently unoriginal as they are) really do work. I especially like the tank in the spare idea. How is the spare actually mounted? It looks to me like you have a tube going into the wheel which has an offset plate that the wheel bolts onto welded to the end. I really like the wrap around corner protection too.
 

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I've seen those clips before, everytime I see them smoking their tires it makes me cringe, almost can't watch them wasting their tread. :shock:
 

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I like that... Think I could get some measurement and material listing from you....
 

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triver525 said:
Do you have any more pics of that rear bumper? I have been thinking about a system like that for a while now. It is good to see my ideas (apparently unoriginal as they are) really do work. I especially like the tank in the spare idea. How is the spare actually mounted? It looks to me like you have a tube going into the wheel which has an offset plate that the wheel bolts onto welded to the end. I really like the wrap around corner protection too.
you are correct.
 

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I like that... Think I could get some measurement and material listing from you....
I have no detailed drawings

the tubing is just basic roll bar tubing. every thing was done on a trial and error basis...yep we wasted some tube...the bumper is 2x4 rectangle tubing shaved ... the D rings are water cut as well as the tabs for the lights and antennas ...gotta get that from a shop... the bushings are another item that you gotta go to a shop..it is machined to fit ....

I think the ottawa shop (jensen?) that helped put the first 4.5 RE lift is in your area...silver Rubi..could be yours I don't know.. he Knows the guy who runs the shop in (Mark )Alberta ...... so they should have access to the bushings etc...
 

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You are correct it is Jenson...the silver one is not my JP..
 

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Just bumping this to see if anyone knows where to get the bushings used on this bumper/carrier... I'd love to build something like it. :)
 

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Soundguy said:
Just bumping this to see if anyone knows where to get the bushings used on this bumper/carrier... I'd love to build something like it. :)

http://www.highriders.ca/cgi-bin/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1230

http://www.highriders.ca/albums/album16/aak.jpg[img]
[img]http://www.highriders.ca/albums/album16/aal.jpg[img][/quote]

I saw that but those joints give a certain amount of flex from side to side... I don't see how they used those on a rear carrier. Seems to me that if you started to swing it out the whole thing would flex down towards the ground.
 

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do you have any blueprints for that bumper? i like it really well.
inca gold and boggers :jammin:
I don't have anything more than what's in this thread but I like it also. Building it doesn't look hard but I need to know what kind of hinge joint was used. What he said they used doesn't make much sense...
 

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Soundguy said:
B-MAN said:
Soundguy said:
Just bumping this to see if anyone knows where to get the bushings used on this bumper/carrier... I'd love to build something like it. :)

http://www.highriders.ca/cgi-bin/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1230

http://www.highriders.ca/albums/album16/aak.jpg[img]
[img]http://www.highriders.ca/albums/album16/aal.jpg[img][/quote]

I saw that but those joints give a certain amount of flex from side to side... I don't see how they used those on a rear carrier. Seems to me that if you started to swing it out the whole thing would flex down towards the ground.[/quote]

The bushing hold it in place...
 
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