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Old December 13th, 2010, 07:59 PM
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Another rear bumper question

Does anyone have detailed pictures of a bumper with side panel protection as well? I am trying to decide how I want to build rear corner protection. Don't know if I want it angled of if I want to cut the rear corner so the "slider" will be flat. Any detailed pictures of rear corner protection would be great. Thanks.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 11:38 PM
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I built my own corner protectors

http://gallery.lhsw.com/view_photo.p...rs&id=IMG_0282

lots of pics here

http://gallery.lhsw.com/d90_rear_corner_protectors
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Old December 14th, 2010, 05:58 AM
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Very Nice! Can you make me a set for a 110?

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Built my own as well: http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...=23181&page=13

I angle mine so I could keep the same body lines.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 07:22 AM
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Thank you guys. It looks like neither of you trimmed your actual body panel. I am not wanting to cut the body, so these look like great ideas. I will probably do something like cgalpin because it will work with my bumper better. Did you use 1/4 plate for the actual corner guards? Does it have any give to it when you hit it on something? I was trying to figure out a way to use rectangle tubing like my sliders for the strength, but it is too bulky and I don't like the way it looks. The plate looks really clean. You both did a great job.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 08:48 AM
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Yes, thanks to both as I am thinking about doing something along these lines also. My factory bumper is pretty rusted out and I want to replace it but I am having a hard time buying one. So have been thinking of making something like Charles and then putting a class three in the middle so that I can put in a removable step. I need the step for my kids to get in and out. But then I could remove it when on the trail.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 08:54 AM
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Martin, 3/8 is plenty and no there is no flex. Trail tested.

Tom, sure. I'll let you know when I'm in a financial position to make $1/hr

Michael if you poke around on my gallery I have pics of a center hitch I made too.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 08:55 AM
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Here is some pictures of a bumperette. It is designed to envelope the aluminum making up the rear quarter panel and attach using the existing bolt holes in the rear crossmember. This is the passenger side one.
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$1 an hour sounds a little rich, my workforce is payed in Pizza!

But seriously, i guess they are a bit labor intensive. They do look well thought out, and very nice!

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Martin, 3/8 is plenty and no there is no flex. Trail tested.

Tom, sure. I'll let you know when I'm in a financial position to make $1/hr

Michael if you poke around on my gallery I have pics of a center hitch I made too.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 09:46 AM
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This was what I came up with. The corner protectors are 1/4" angle iron that goes under the aluminum panel. The rear plate is also 1/4" with a 2" wide piece that covers the underside of the crossmember. The receiver hitch is 3/4" plate and everything is all welded together in one big piece.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 09:56 AM
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Damn, Jeff...looks great!
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Old December 14th, 2010, 10:27 AM
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Thanks Josh. I combined something like Retrofit's rear bumper and a version of cgalpin's bumperettes with the receiver I had previously made.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 10:29 AM
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Yes very clean Jeff. I like the full rear cover plate as well. Are the bumperettes integral or just bolt on as well?
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Old December 14th, 2010, 10:57 AM
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It's all welded together. That makes me kinda nervous because if one corner does get damaged then the whole unit needs to come off. Hopefully is adds a bit of strength being all one piece though.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 11:03 AM
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Yes it should be stronger. I wonder about trapping moisture behind it though.

Just checked out your website - awesome sculpture!
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Old December 14th, 2010, 12:12 PM
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Thanks Charles!!

I was definitely thinking of that rusting out so I put 1/4" spacers between the plate and crossmomber to aid in draining and left a space on the bottom so I can hopefully pressure wash any dirt and debris out of the way to prevent corrosion. That is always a consideration when dealing with steel.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 08:23 AM
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Charles, I looked at the hitch stuff. That is exactly what I have had in mind. I just was going to make a step that fit in the reciever so it could be removed. Buy the way I can offer you more than a dollar an hour. Remember I got quite a bit of my front bumper built for beer.

Jeff, Really like the rear bumber you did, very clean. And the sculptures. Very nice. That rolling ball is amazing and beautiful. Well done!
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Another rear bumper

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I attached a couple of pictures to hopefully show the side/bottom of my bumper with "hoop" style side protection. Rockware proud!

Hope this helps... good luck!

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Old December 16th, 2010, 10:58 AM
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Greetings-
I attached a couple of pictures to hopefully show the side/bottom of my bumper with "hoop" style side protection. Rockware proud!

Hope this helps... good luck!

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I like it, I'm trying to get a buddy of mine to make me a rear bumper/tire carrier/Jerry can/hi-lift jack holder, maybe I'll see if he can integrate something like this too...
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Old December 16th, 2010, 07:38 PM
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I am thinking of putting my gas cans behind my tire like a rockware bumper. I am concerned about how far the tire will be sticking out. Anybody have an opinion on that. I could do it like the old SG bumper, but don't like the exposed gas cans hanging off the back of the truck. Just looking for input. I got the bumper built, and the corner guards, now I need to start on the tire, gas can, and jack holders.

decisions, decisions.......
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