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post #1 of 35 Old 11-21-2012, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 35 Old 11-22-2012, 08:39 AM
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That is just all kinds of SWEET!!!! But, I wonder about the weight, the KK is pretty limited as to what it will hold with out sagging in the tailend.

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post #3 of 35 Old 11-22-2012, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Ome 731s and it'll be fine. Between removing my hitch and plastic bumper I'm only adding about 50lbs.
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post #4 of 35 Old 11-28-2012, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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]All finished.




I used Duplicolor's "truck bed coating" on my front and rear bumpers and like it a lot. If you do many light coats with the can at about 18" away you get a good sturdy finish with good texture. Their other product "bed armor" sucks though, I can't believe they havn't discontinued it.
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post #5 of 35 Old 12-01-2012, 08:10 PM
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That is an AWESOME bumper. Did you build it or is somebody out there fabbing these? I saw one in progress a couple of years ago but was concerned what the weight would be. At only 50lbs. net increase, that is impressive. Is the Receiver rated for towing, or just for accessories?
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post #6 of 35 Old 12-01-2012, 08:16 PM
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That is a work of art. Looks like it greatly changed the departure angle from the rear end. NICE!!!!

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post #7 of 35 Old 12-01-2012, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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That is an AWESOME bumper. Did you build it or is somebody out there fabbing these? I saw one in progress a couple of years ago but was concerned what the weight would be. At only 50lbs. net increase, that is impressive. Is the Receiver rated for towing, or just for accessories?
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Yes I'm making these myself. The extra weight really isn't much of an issue, between the front and rear bumpers i just think of it as having another passenger on board. I'll def need to get ome 731 rear springs though. I braced up that receiver pretty good, I need to test it with a fork lift before I tow anything on a public road, but i'm confident it'll be strong enough to tow what the liberty is capable of.
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post #8 of 35 Old 12-01-2012, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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If anybody wants one of these let me know. I have enough steel right now to make two bumpers, front or rear. I was going to make a couple of front bumpers soon but I can do rear instead. Figured someone may want one around tax return time. Pm me if interested.
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post #9 of 35 Old 12-01-2012, 09:30 PM
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OK, time to slap up some front bumper photos here also.

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post #10 of 35 Old 12-01-2012, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Here ya go






This is my prototype bumper that is on my Jeep now, which is a little different than the one i have templated for production.

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post #11 of 35 Old 12-02-2012, 06:39 AM
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Looks great as a matched set. ya done good my friend !!!!

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post #12 of 35 Old 12-02-2012, 11:34 AM
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Very nice!

I notice that both your front and rear bumpers are shorter (narrower) than the stock bumpers, particularly towards the outer edges. Was this for a specific reason or just to your taste?
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post #13 of 35 Old 12-02-2012, 12:06 PM
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I would venture a guess to improve approach and departure angle allowing larger obsticles to be overcome if approached properly.

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post #14 of 35 Old 12-02-2012, 01:10 PM
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Not going to lie, that's pretty bad ***.

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post #15 of 35 Old 04-24-2013, 01:59 PM
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I'm buying a KK this weekend. Love the bumper. Having you build one and ship it from CA would be crazy expensive. Possible to get plans from you? How strong is the hitch at that point? How much could I tow?
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