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post #1 of 4 Old 01-23-2014, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Bumper tie in metal thickness

I have some 3/16" plate steel left over from a tire carrier/bumper project that i just finished and was wondering if you guys thought it would be thick enough to use as a tie in for the bumper? I just plan on welding 2 pieces at a 90 degree angle with a little gusset in there somewhere. I would like to use the receiver that is built into the bumper as a recovery point.



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post #2 of 4 Old 01-23-2014, 05:28 PM
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I've seen some Tie Ins made from as thin as 1/8" material. 3/16" will probably be fine. Just inspect it periodically.. especially after a hard tug or towing.

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post #3 of 4 Old 01-23-2014, 10:07 PM
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Yea, 3/16" is thicker than your frame. Should be alright.
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-23-2014, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Shadownwpa View Post
Yea, 3/16" is thicker than your frame. Should be alright.
That is what I was thinking, should be fine if you do it right - gussets and good welds.
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