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post #136 of 487 Old 11-16-2009, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Brackets are 2 x 1/4 square tubing cut in half with a 1/2" grade 8 bolt





Just tacked on, need to burn all the brackets on.



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post #137 of 487 Old 11-16-2009, 07:38 PM
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Ambitious build, looking good. I can't wait to see how this thing turns out
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post #138 of 487 Old 11-17-2009, 06:03 AM
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i didnt see a thing wrong with those welds when were in a hurry we always seem to go a little faster to get the job done..it looks great.

im wondering about the 2 ft lenghts of landing mat im gonna cut you?
looks like the rockers are really long,you must be gonna piece it together and wanted 2 ft pieces so it will fit in your jeep

im going today to pick it up..hope we can both get some use from it lol..

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post #139 of 487 Old 11-17-2009, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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im wondering about the 2 ft lenghts of landing mat im gonna cut you?
looks like the rockers are really long,you must be gonna piece it together and wanted 2 ft pieces so it will fit in your jeep
Don't plan on running them full length. If I remember right they should end up about this long
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post #140 of 487 Old 11-18-2009, 05:39 AM
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post #141 of 487 Old 11-18-2009, 01:34 PM
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You wanna build me a rear bumper/carrier like on your LJ? :look:

Over the mountains and through the woods, across the stream and up the slickrock, down the canyon and over the rocks to nobody's house I go.
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jkl...is your rear bumper upper part 3/16ths thick?and the lower bumper part also?
im half done w/mine and man is it heavy...40 lbs for the upper and 4o lbs for the lower,but the lower is 1/4 inch since i couldnt find 3/16ths..
im thinking of getting it done and not useing it cause it seems like it will be a lot of weight on the rear..i removed the rear seat and my tools it would eqaul the weight of the bumper but the tools are more important lol..
im thinking i may remove the seat and make a angled bed mount and just take the tire out if i need the seat back in because of the weight..i figure when done it will be like 180 lbs with a 35?
i dont wanna flip it backwards lol..but i guess everyones bumper has gotta be close to this weight if they use 3/16ths thick material?
im at a hold for now..
HEY NOT TRYING TO HIGH JACKING YOUR QUESTION NOW POLECAT

if kevin dont wanna build you a bumper i may sell the one im makeing just like it in the future..just not sure what i wanna do yet

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You wanna build me a rear bumper/carrier like on your LJ? :look:
Sure. Don't know if you want to use your own materials, but I have enough to do one more bumper. We'll talk Sat.
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post #144 of 487 Old 11-18-2009, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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jkl...is your rear bumper upper part 3/16ths thick?and the lower bumper part also?
im half done w/mine and man is it heavy...40 lbs for the upper and 4o lbs for the lower,but the lower is 1/4 inch since i couldnt find 3/16ths..
I'm assuming your talking about the one on my LJ.

I used 1/8" except for the bottom piece on the tire carrier that is attached to the swing is 1/4". Saved weight and I believe it is strong enough. I would rather bend the bumper than bend the frame.
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thanks,,so your bumper tire carrier on the lj is still probally like at least 150 lbs with the tire on it ya think..
i gotta check it out sat

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Bumper approx 21 lbs.
Carrier approx 30 lbs. + tire
plus the mounting brackets, latch and hinge


Weight differences

2" x 4" x 1/8" = 4.7 lbs per ft
2" x 4" x 3/16" = 6.86 lbs per ft

2" x 2" x 1/8" = 3.24 lbs per ft
2" x 2" x 3/16" = 4.31 lbs per ft
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thanks for the info..im still in the ball park with the weight then so now i will have to make up my mind..

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Transmission mounts arrived yesterday. Another project for next week!

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post #149 of 487 Old 11-25-2009, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Finished one of the sliders today. Thanks to Johnny9 for donating the landing mats




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And next time maybe I'll keep the grinder on the metal

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