New rear bumper for the D90 - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Build-up's, Projects & Registry Profiles > Smaller Projects


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old September 25th, 2007, 09:44 AM
pmd's Avatar
pmd
Status: Offline
Paul Dandini
None :-(
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somerville, MA, USA
Posts: 747
New rear bumper for the D90

After researching bumperette and hitch options I decided to to have my own rear bumper made.
Thought I'd share pictures..
Paul
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	rear bumper2 xsm.jpg
Views:	957
Size:	108.7 KB
ID:	10585   Click image for larger version

Name:	rear bumper3 xsm.jpg
Views:	780
Size:	89.0 KB
ID:	10586  

__________________
_____________________
97 NAS sold
EX-MOD sold
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old September 25th, 2007, 10:42 AM
GaryBaxter's Avatar
GaryBaxter
Status: Offline
Gary Baxter
None
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: York, ME
Posts: 1,003
I like it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old September 25th, 2007, 10:54 AM
chrisvonc's Avatar
chrisvonc
Status: Offline
Chris von C
No Defender at this time
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Va
Posts: 4,135
Looks real nice. Post up some more pictures if you can.
__________________
Chris von C

Please email one of the current MODs if you need assistance.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lriwater: As you know, most wives don't like Series trucks due to the ride and lack of creature comforts. Girlfriends seem to like those, but some sort of magic happens during the wedding ceremony.
[/size]
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old September 25th, 2007, 10:55 AM
cellulararrest's Avatar
cellulararrest
Status: Offline
Chris Snyder
1994 D90 #614 | '07 L322 SC
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Newburyport, MA
Posts: 1,544
Nice! Truck is looking great! 255/85 tires?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old September 25th, 2007, 02:42 PM
themaxx's Avatar
themaxx
Status: Offline
Ade
94 ST
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 1,835
Registry
That's a sexy looking rear end! Who fabbed it?
__________________
"It insists upon itself" Family Guy
"Your Defender insists upon itself" Dave Parker
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old September 25th, 2007, 04:30 PM
pmd's Avatar
pmd
Status: Offline
Paul Dandini
None :-(
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somerville, MA, USA
Posts: 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by cellulararrest
Nice! Truck is looking great! 255/85 tires?
Chris I went with the BFG MTs 285/75/16

Follow-up Post:

Quote:
Originally Posted by themaxx
That's a sexy looking rear end! Who fabbed it?
A local shop - as referred by Ron (Ron - thanks for the help!)
I made a mock-up out of wood and they fabricated it to match.


Follow-up Post:
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisvonc
Looks real nice. Post up some more pictures if you can.
As requested..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	rear bumper4 xsm.jpg
Views:	631
Size:	83.9 KB
ID:	10587   Click image for larger version

Name:	rear bumper5 xsm.jpg
Views:	755
Size:	105.8 KB
ID:	10588  

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old September 25th, 2007, 04:39 PM
cellulararrest's Avatar
cellulararrest
Status: Offline
Chris Snyder
1994 D90 #614 | '07 L322 SC
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Newburyport, MA
Posts: 1,544
How much did it end up running you? When I get the cash, that looks like the route I was planning on going.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old September 25th, 2007, 11:25 PM
revtor's Avatar
revtor
Status: Offline
Steve Maietta
1969 IIA 88" Bugeye
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northern NJ, USA
Posts: 817
Registry
Looks great, I'd love something like that with a pivot built in for the spare carrier.
Is it made of 2x4 tube? Powdercoated? How much does a typical fab welder charge per hour?

They must have liked the wood proto instead of trying to work from some guy's scratched out drawings!!

Nice work.. tell the guy to make 5 more and sell them here
~Steve
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old September 26th, 2007, 07:12 AM
pmd's Avatar
pmd
Status: Offline
Paul Dandini
None :-(
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somerville, MA, USA
Posts: 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by revtor
Looks great, I'd love something like that with a pivot built in for the spare carrier.
Is it made of 2x4 tube? Powdercoated? How much does a typical fab welder charge per hour?

They must have liked the wood proto instead of trying to work from some guy's scratched out drawings!!

Nice work.. tell the guy to make 5 more and sell them here
~Steve

revtor,
The tube is 1/4" 2x5 - I used a Rubberized Undercoating by Evercoat for the finish. I also used this on my sliders and it has held up really well.

I will be adding a spare tire carrier next - I've done a little research and contacted a couple guys that make quality/affordable tire carriers for Jeeps and I am pretty sure it'll work with this bumper design - I'll keep you posted.

Talk of making several and selling has come up - another bumper "prototype" will be made soon.

Paul
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old September 26th, 2007, 09:41 AM
ini88's Avatar
ini88
Status: Offline
Daniel Marcello
Alloy+Grit Creative Director
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,816
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmd
After researching bumperette and hitch options I decided to to have my own rear bumper made.
Thought I'd share pictures..
Paul
Paul that is a great looking bumper. looks strong as hell. do you think you will come up with a ST design? one that has a swing away tire carrier attached to the bumper?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old September 26th, 2007, 10:06 AM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,625
Registry
Paul, looks good. Can you take some shots of where it mounts to the frame?

Like Steve I want to do something like this, but with a spare tire carrier mount as well.

charles
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old September 26th, 2007, 10:26 AM
chrisvonc's Avatar
chrisvonc
Status: Offline
Chris von C
No Defender at this time
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Va
Posts: 4,135
Quote:
Originally Posted by ini88
Paul that is a great looking bumper. looks strong as hell. do you think you will come up with a ST design? one that has a swing away tire carrier attached to the bumper?
Looks like you could still mount the stock carrier.
__________________
Chris von C

Please email one of the current MODs if you need assistance.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lriwater: As you know, most wives don't like Series trucks due to the ride and lack of creature comforts. Girlfriends seem to like those, but some sort of magic happens during the wedding ceremony.
[/size]
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old September 26th, 2007, 11:16 AM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,625
Registry
Yeah but I want a stronger one with mounts for a hi-lift, jerry cans, tools, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old September 26th, 2007, 11:26 AM
Stmpede's Avatar
Stmpede
Status: Offline
Andrew Najarian
'93 NAS D110 #43
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 2,459
I am not sure who makes it, but one of our customers has a real nice Disco II bumper that he said came from some company in Australia but he couldn't remember the name. Anyway, it has two spindles (one on each end) that basically look like axle stubs. They looked like a great way to mount swing aways and if you just welded one of those onto this bumper you could probably source their spare tire mount &/or Jerry Can mounts to save some design time. Anyone know what I am talking about? The bumper looks kind of like a metal version of the orig. It even has two bumper lights like the orig. but they are slightly smaller and square instead of rounded.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old September 27th, 2007, 10:38 AM
KevinNY's Avatar
KevinNY
Status: Offline
Kevin Buckley
1973 coiler
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guilderland,NY
Posts: 1,460
What the name of the Evercoat product? Looks good.
__________________
'73 SeriesIII coiler,"The Goat", Daihatsu 2.8TD,Santana,Ashcroft,ARB's,etc., now SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old September 27th, 2007, 11:43 AM
pmd's Avatar
pmd
Status: Offline
Paul Dandini
None :-(
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somerville, MA, USA
Posts: 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinNY
What the name of the Evercoat product? Looks good.
Kevin,
Product is called "Automotive Premium Rubberized Undercoating and Sound Deadener"
Evercoat 100348

I'll be at the Fall Heritage if you want to check it out..

Paul
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old September 27th, 2007, 12:04 PM
KevinNY's Avatar
KevinNY
Status: Offline
Kevin Buckley
1973 coiler
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guilderland,NY
Posts: 1,460
Thanks, I won't make it there though.
__________________
'73 SeriesIII coiler,"The Goat", Daihatsu 2.8TD,Santana,Ashcroft,ARB's,etc., now SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old October 8th, 2007, 09:21 AM
Doug Crowther
Status: Offline
Doug Crowther
94SW,4.6HSE,93LWB,83 110
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Annapolis, Md.
Posts: 199
Paul,

Good to meet and wheel with you this weekend @ MAR. Going to check Mcmaster Carr for those pipe clamps. Might ask for some help. Loved your rear bumper by the way.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old October 8th, 2007, 11:15 AM
pmd's Avatar
pmd
Status: Offline
Paul Dandini
None :-(
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somerville, MA, USA
Posts: 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug Crowther
Paul,

Good to meet and wheel with you this weekend @ MAR. Going to check Mcmaster Carr for those pipe clamps. Might ask for some help. Loved your rear bumper by the way.
Doug,
Nice to meet you as well..it was fun - We just got back a this morning (insert YAWN).
I'll get the pictures posted soon.
Feel free to send me an e-mail if you need help locating parts.
Paul

pauld@pmdandini.com
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old October 25th, 2007, 06:25 PM
needsaD110's Avatar
needsaD110
Status: Offline
Ben
97 D90 #1345
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Nashville,TN
Posts: 166
I like it, any idea of how much it will run?
__________________
2002 dodge 2500 CTD-blows some smoke
1997 LR D-90 ST
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Build-up's, Projects & Registry Profiles > Smaller Projects

Tags
90, bumper, d90

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
D90 rear step bumper on an '83 110 BEIS Defender Technical Discussions 0 November 26th, 2008 01:02 PM
NAS rear bumper willow Wanted 6 November 18th, 2005 12:26 AM
95 SW D90 Rear Gate Lock Vadim For Sale - Parts 2 August 30th, 2004 04:28 PM
Rear Bumper bolts? Quimbola Defender Technical Discussions 2 July 16th, 2004 11:30 AM
Rear Seating in D90 Convertible/Soft Top JLepes Defender Technical Discussions 2 September 30th, 2003 10:49 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:17 PM.


Copyright