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post #1651 of 2177 Old 02-21-2012, 01:33 PM
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bumper thickness?

Hey, I'm questioning the thickness on the reaer and front bumpers, do I use 1/8 thick or 3/16 or 1/4 inch for the bumpers and 1/8 for the tire mount and is it thick enough and strong enough? I just called my steel warehouse and they have all the stuff I need to get started but I was just wondering is thicker better or is it too heavy? So with that what is the thickness I should use?

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post #1652 of 2177 Old 02-26-2012, 03:08 PM
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BESRK, I was thinking today... several people ask me about my bumpers, especially the custom one you built for the front, and I always tell them where it cam from and try to send them your way. I was thinking that you should have an option for some sort of branding. If mine had a plasma cut plate or at least a sticker I'd proudly rock it. Just a thought.



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post #1653 of 2177 Old 02-26-2012, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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BESRK, I was thinking today... several people ask me about my bumpers, especially the custom one you built for the front, and I always tell them where it cam from and try to send them your way. I was thinking that you should have an option for some sort of branding. If mine had a plasma cut plate or at least a sticker I'd proudly rock it. Just a thought.


I know it goes both ways with the "branding".. some people are turned off by advertising. I actually had someone send me a set of rock sliders (from a very well-known manufacturer) simply to cut out the laser cut logo.. and graft in a piece of plate to erase all signs of the logo.

I just got a new batch of business cards made so I'll probably throw a card into every box that ships out from now on. I will also look into some smallish stickers at some point. If someone wants to slap it on their bumper (or rig), they'll be able to do that. I'd at least like to leave it up to the customer.

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post #1654 of 2177 Old 02-26-2012, 06:05 PM
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Ever see those peel off business cards? You could combine your card with a sticker to put on the bumper ?

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You make a good point. The first week I had my CJ it drove like crap because of the 4" lift on 33's and stock pittman arm. I didn't have a socket or impact at the time and my massive adjustable wrench was going to snap something before the nut gave way... I took it to a local 4WD shop just to get the pittman arm swapped with parts I already had... they actually stuck a decal on my back window. I took it off in their lot while they watched. But I'd love a GPF badge on my bumpers... lol.

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I know it goes both ways with the "branding".. some people are turned off by advertising. I actually had someone send me a set of rock sliders (from a very well-known manufacturer) simply to cut out the laser cut logo.. and graft in a piece of plate to erase all signs of the logo..
I have actually had quite a few requests for the same thing lately!

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Ya. Me too.

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post #1658 of 2177 Old 02-28-2012, 06:32 PM
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I just tell everyone they are Smittybuilt. .

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post #1659 of 2177 Old 03-01-2012, 10:22 AM
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Bumper/carrier for CJ7--Factory unit for sale.

Hey BESRK,

Those are some great looking swing out bumper/carriers. I have the factory unit on my 84 CJ7 that the PO added a trail rack to--good idea but doesn't work with the hard top, can't open it-- which I intend to leave on most of the time.

How much for the rear bumper with swing out shipped to 95124? Thanks for all your service to the country and your design/engineering and hard work to make a great product.

And if anyone is looking for a factory swing out for a CJ7 let me know.
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post #1660 of 2177 Old 03-01-2012, 11:12 AM
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I know it goes both ways with the "branding".. some people are turned off by advertising. I actually had someone send me a set of rock sliders (from a very well-known manufacturer) simply to cut out the laser cut logo.. and graft in a piece of plate to erase all signs of the logo.

I just got a new batch of business cards made so I'll probably throw a card into every box that ships out from now on. I will also look into some smallish stickers at some point. If someone wants to slap it on their bumper (or rig), they'll be able to do that. I'd at least like to leave it up to the customer.
I completely agree. I don't like having the logo of a shop or company all over my jeep.

Now that I am learning how to weld, I'm gonna fill in the M on my metal cloak fenders
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Where did you order the spring loaded pin from?

Looks as if this is the place.

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post #1662 of 2177 Old 03-06-2012, 07:37 AM
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Personally, I think a well cut (plasma cut) logo looks okay to great, depending on placement and how well the work is done. I've got one on one of my Garvin racks and hadn't thought about it until reading this part of the thread. In my opinion, there is absolutely nothing wrong with branding. If a person or company makes a product, its just natural to do a little advertising for their good work.

If branding is in good taste and well done, as with plasma cut metal brands, they are certainly okay with me. If I was building the great bumpers Besrk does, I definitely would be branding them. Why not; that stimulates sales.
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Just picked up my Ground Pounder swingout from Eddie, who hung out late at the shop til I got there...Thanks again! It was great to meet you & check out your operation.

Time for me to get this thing painted. Looking for input on the best way to accomplish (type paint, etc). I know there were several techniques posted, but with such a long thread, it would take some time to locate.

Thanks in advance! Will post pic's on completion.
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Just picked up my Ground Pounder swingout from Eddie, who hung out late at the shop til I got there...Thanks again! It was great to meet you & check out your operation.

Time for me to get this thing painted. Looking for input on the best way to accomplish (type paint, etc). I know there were several techniques posted, but with such a long thread, it would take some time to locate.

Thanks in advance! Will post pic's on completion.
The least I could do for someone flying in and driving down from out of state!!

My take on painting these things.. I normally just shoot my own stuff with Rustoleum.

I go over the welds with a small wire brush to clean them up.. then scuff everything with a 3M Green Pad. Next, I use a Phosphoric Acid Based Product (like Metal Etch, Must for Rust, Ospho..etc.) in a spray bottle and spray everything down.. keeping the acid "wet" (don't let it dry). After a couple minutes, I rinse with water and blow dry with air (hair dryer would probably do). Once everything is dry, I scuff off any powdery residue with a 3M pad and then wipe everything down with degreaser (Acetone, Lacquer Thinner..etc.). I then shoot 2-3 coats of "Self-Etching" primer (following the directions on the can for recoat times). After that, I shoot 2-3 coats of paint and call it good.

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Thanks Eddie...I'm on it.
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