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Unread 05-03-2012, 09:05 AM   #106
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I didn't like the red at first but it grew on me.

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Unread 05-03-2012, 10:59 AM   #107
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As an owner of a black WJ, I've gotta say I'm incredibly jealous of those of you who have Inferno Red Limited's.
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Unread 05-03-2012, 12:00 PM   #108
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alright alright, tomorrow afternoon ill post of a bill of materials
thanks for the support and compliments but most importantly thank you JCdriller for your innovative design


there really is minimal welding and i would think could be done for cheap even if you had to go to a shop to have the welding done

I thank you BOTH! Watching for your Bill of Materials.
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Unread 05-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #109
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materials used

2 - 2x2x3/8 17" length - drilled 1/2" holes and beveled edges to mount in the stock hitch - 25$
2- 2x4x3/16 54" length one placed flat as bottom bar, as for swing arm i cut slits with band saw up to the face of steel ( 1 foot from each end) bend and weld - 100$
AtoZ hinge - 40$
2x2x3/16 one 15" piece vertical to hold tire, another piece to brace with - 23$
got a free 7" piece box steel 3/16" with inner diameter being 2x2 that i cut and slide over vertical mount to place the 3/8s plate steel onto to hold the tire ~ 10$?
latch is 1/2" rod rounded tip and bent got for free for my latch ~ 5$?
3 -lugs and studs - 15$
license plate mount is a jerry can holder (12$) and a light from napa (6$)
total price came in under 250$ with paint, angle grinder from HF and discs
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Unread 05-12-2012, 07:47 PM   #110
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materials used

2 - 2x2x3/8 17" length - drilled 1/2" holes and beveled edges to mount in the stock hitch - 25$
2- 2x4x3/16 54" length one placed flat as bottom bar, as for swing arm i cut slits with band saw up to the face of steel ( 1 foot from each end) bend and weld - 100$
AtoZ hinge - 40$
2x2x3/16 one 15" piece vertical to hold tire, another piece to brace with - 23$
got a free 7" piece box steel 3/16" with inner diameter being 2x2 that i cut and slide over vertical mount to place the 3/8s plate steel onto to hold the tire ~ 10$?
latch is 1/2" rod rounded tip and bent got for free for my latch ~ 5$?
3 -lugs and studs - 15$
license plate mount is a jerry can holder (12$) and a light from napa (6$)
total price came in under 250$ with paint, angle grinder from HF and discs


thanks man!!! I can't wait till I start on mine and once again, awesome job!!!
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Unread 05-12-2012, 10:08 PM   #111
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just gotta make sure you tuck the bottom bar close enough to the body so you can slip the bumper cover on
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Unread 05-13-2012, 10:38 AM   #112
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Very nice work man, you have something to be proud of.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 11:58 AM   #113
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I hate all of you with access to welders and extra cash. You all suck.

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Unread 05-19-2012, 01:05 PM   #114
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I hate all of you with access to welders and extra cash. You all suck.

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Second that!
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Unread 01-12-2013, 07:57 AM   #115
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First off.. great job and looks good!!

Rather than the 2x4 across the back and cutting the bumper so much, would it be strong enough to use round tube, across the high points of the bumper? Just two holes that way, one on each side. Main strength issue I would see is when it is open; closed the weight would be on each end...?

And last maybe dumb question, is the main support beam just welded to the hitch, nothing welded to the body/bumper?
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Unread 01-13-2013, 03:47 AM   #116
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Here is what I plan to "attempt"

Round tube, 4130 to save weight
Hinge on the left side, double up the 2x4 under the bumper and use a 8.5" tall sleeve for the spindle. May anchor to the subframe as well
I want the tire to be equal distance from the round, inner edge of the tail light, and the top step edge of the bumper (more pleasing to my eye)
Tire on left side to add visibility out the back, closer to the hinge to cut down on side loading
Tire will be tight against the frame of tubing, to keep it snug
Probably add a jerry can to the right side

Dunno, just playing with ideas.. this way you only have to cut two small, round holes in the bumper cover. Round tube looks better to me than the square box bar.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 10:34 PM   #117
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dang that tire carrier is sexy!! Just seeing you build it makes me all of a sudden want to build one exactly like it lol whats your tire and lift size? that rig is beautiful!
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Unread 03-27-2013, 02:02 PM   #118
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My apologies for hijacking. I'm looking to have this done to my WJ and noticed that quite a few of the posters in this thread are from Colorado.

Could you guys help me with a fabrication shop that can pull this off in Colorado without cleaning out my bank account? One shop in the Springs quoted me at $2000. That's entirely too much.

The hard part is that I'm deployed right now. I want this done while I'm out here though but can't find a shop to do it.

Any information is appreciated.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 05:26 PM   #119
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My apologies for hijacking. I'm looking to have this done to my WJ and noticed that quite a few of the posters in this thread are from Colorado.

Could you guys help me with a fabrication shop that can pull this off in Colorado without cleaning out my bank account? One shop in the Springs quoted me at $2000. That's entirely too much.

The hard part is that I'm deployed right now. I want this done while I'm out here though but can't find a shop to do it.

Any information is appreciated.
Yea that shop is trying to rip you off completel.
I got my steel bumper for only $300 and new it was maybe $750

If you have anyone back home that can shop around with fab shops or 4x4 shops, then do that and see who can get you the best price !
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Unread 03-27-2013, 07:02 PM   #120
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If I can't find any shops that can do it without robbing me I'll end up trying it myself when I get back. It'd be a good learning experience but I'd much prefer a professional do this one. I did the rock sliders myself but they are aligator welds. I wasn't too concerned about the precise look of the sliders though because they're intended to take a beating. The carrier isn't meant to and it's extremely visable. I'd rather it not only functioned but looked proper.

Here's hoping.
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