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Unread 03-30-2013, 12:05 AM   #1936
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Couple steps closer to the tow bar being usable. I am using H-3 pins(7/8" dia.). they are a bit long, so I will cut, re-taper and re-drill for the hitch pin clip. Should make it a "no-tool" tow bar.

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Unread 04-02-2013, 05:10 AM   #1937
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1" trailer spindle rated for 1000lbs (Spindle
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Besrk,

Your description calls for this 1" trailer spindle. However, the description in the link you provide at etrailer.com says this is a 1 1/4" spindle.

Is this the correct spindle to order?

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Unread 04-02-2013, 05:05 PM   #1938
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Rob.. the diameter of the spindle where the seal rides, is 1 1/4" dia. However, the part that the bearings ride on, is 1" dia.

I stopped using those small spindles a short time after this thread was started. I purchased a lathe so I could make my own spindle tubes, and stepped up to the 1.375"dia (at the lower bearing) spindles (1.75" dia at the seal portion).
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Unread 04-09-2013, 09:19 PM   #1939
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Couple steps closer to the tow bar being usable. I am using H-3 pins(7/8" dia.). they are a bit long, so I will cut, re-taper and re-drill for the hitch pin clip. Should make it a "no-tool" tow bar.

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So I used a 1"x3" clevis, a couple 1" washers and a hitch pin. May not look as fancy as that nice red paint job but it certainly did the trick.

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Unread 04-09-2013, 09:36 PM   #1940
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Slightly different tow bar setup on mine, but same clevis mounts, I believe (unless changed in last year?), but I used 7/8" shackles that fit very tight in there (actually had to clearance a couple thousandths to fit) so I can leave all the time as shackles, and use to hold tow system.

I always like dual use utilitarianism, and also occasionally use my GPF bumper(s) as a work surface or anvil.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 11:44 PM   #1941
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So I used a 1"x3" clevis, a couple 1" washers and a hitch pin. May not look as fancy as that nice red paint job but it certainly did the trick.

Paint is just a color! Function is where it's at. You got it. I like the compact pins. Did you drill or cut the holes?
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Unread 04-10-2013, 09:59 AM   #1942
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Paint is just a color! Function is where it's at. You got it. I like the compact pins. Did you drill or cut the holes?
I did neither

Eddie made these for me (THANKS EDDIE !!) & I suspect he cut them out.

I also have 7/8 shackles and tried the screw pin idea. It worked but there was just a little play. The 1" clevis pin is nice and snug but allows smooth pivot with little play.
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I did neither

Eddie made these for me (THANKS EDDIE !!) & I suspect he cut them out.

I also have 7/8 shackles and tried the screw pin idea. It worked but there was just a little play. The 1" clevis pin is nice and snug but allows smooth pivot with little play.
I think Eddie is on to something here. I'll post some progress pics a little later today of the rest of the set-up. I realize with these mounts, width (were the shackles are mounted) is not as important as it was with my last towbar. Truly universal, I could hook it up to many Jeeps with shackle mounts.

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Unread 04-10-2013, 11:12 AM   #1944
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So I've probably received the best email from my wife today in quite a while... (normally emails consist of the typical "honey do" type list)

"Fedex stopped by today and left 2 ridiculously awkward and heavy pieces of metal sitting on the front step. WTF?"

In other words, that must mean the bumper and tire swing has arrived!! I can't wait to get home today and check it out then start prepping/painting to install it this weekend and grab a few pics of it all. I'll be sure to share some BESRK/Ground Pounder pictorial results as well as a little review.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 01:08 AM   #1945
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More towbar stuff..........

Getting ready for a shake down trip this weekend.

More towbar details on my build thread.

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Hey Eddie,

What is the length of this front bumper? I think this is the perfect length and I would like to duplicate.

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Unread 04-24-2013, 05:11 PM   #1947
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Rob.. I think that one was 42" long. That one was a looooong time ago.
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Way over due pictures of My bumpers from Eddie!

Eddie,

I owe you an apology, because I waited so long to post my pictures. The truth is i got busy with life and haven't had a chance to post.


As a testimony to Eddie's bumpers, everything fit like a glove! Couldn't ask for a better fit or better durability. These are HEAVY and I wouldn't be afraid to hit a brick wall with these.

The only change I would make is that I would have them powder coated instead of painting them. Maybe in the fall, I'll pull them and have them blasted and powder coated.... Maybe..lol

Lastly, Eddie made me a skid plate for the steering box, but it hasn't made it's way on the Jeep yet, nor have the Rotopax holder, nor the Hi-Lift jack holders, but these two are because I haven't bought the rotopax can or the jack.













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Unread 04-25-2013, 04:14 PM   #1949
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Shannon.. thanks for posting those pics!!! Jeep's looking great!
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Hey Eddie,
This is my first post since joining and finally made my way through all 130 pages. Your rear bumper and swing out has inspired me, now I have 20 feet of 2x4 tubing in the shop. You do great work. I was also impressed with the rear disc brackets I got feom you a few weeks ago.
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