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Unread 08-16-2009, 12:50 PM   #751
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I thought that the big black louvered square thing on the tailgate was vent, since moisture entering the tailgate was inevitable a;eady.
I was just tryin' to help you out with the holes and water/rust/dirt issues inside that tailgate. Besides, the black plastic holes plugs would probably cost you around $2 to $3 total and clean up the look a bit. As for the wires, it would leave one black wire loom showing versus a bunch of loose wires.

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Unread 08-16-2009, 03:38 PM   #752
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That louver is what equalizes the pressure inside the vehicle to help keep fumes out when the top is on.

Some of the older models had them on the hard top right behind the side glass. The later model TJ's went ot the vent on the gate.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 04:10 PM   #753
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Cool.

Yes, the wires are going to get put through some conduit. That's going to wait until the tank gets dropped when we install the Savvy gas tank skid. The plugs I'll see about getting around to
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Unread 08-28-2009, 09:28 PM   #754
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I just got done installing the front and rear bumpers from Besrk. Thought I would share a couple pictures.



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Unread 08-29-2009, 07:18 PM   #755
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Wow! That's a really nice CJ5! I'm really digging the color!

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Unread 08-31-2009, 12:12 AM   #756
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OK so I've been keeping up with this thread a little and I really like the craftsmanship of your rear bumper system. There are 26 pages and I'm sure some where in there you've listed a price, but I'm going to ask the question here. How much, and how long is the line?
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Unread 08-31-2009, 06:08 AM   #757
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The price depends on what you want. Some want just the bumper, some want the combo, and some want some extra fab like Firekite. I am sure he will try to do whatever you ask if it’s within the scope of work as far as mounting. You should send him a PM. Now as for the line, it is definitely worth the wait. I just got mine this past week and sent it to Power Coating. I was proud of the product and was glad I waited. I am very impatient too! However, I wanted something that would look good, last, and was HD. I think the way it is fabbed, and mounted to the jeep, if it comes off the frame is going with it! Good luck and I will post up pictures just as soon as I get it back!
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Unread 08-31-2009, 08:09 AM   #758
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I wanna give Eddie another 2 thumbs up. I picked my bumper up locally from him a few weeks ago. The quality is top notch, and he was extremely easy to work with. I changed my pick up time/date at least 3 times and he was more thank happy to accomodate me and my terrible work schedule. Thanks again Eddie. I'll get some pictures up here soon.
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Unread 09-07-2009, 01:01 AM   #759
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Hey Besrk, Was watching your youtube videos and it reminded me..so I shot you a PM
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Unread 10-02-2009, 12:45 PM   #760
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Please dont flame me for asking a silly question but... Have you considered aluminum for a bumper. I dont have any idea how it would hold up I was asking only from a weight aspect and I know lb for lb al is stronger. I was curious mostly if it would work and be durable.
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Unread 10-02-2009, 04:05 PM   #761
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Strength of rear cross member

Hey Besrk,

Been a while since I've posted here. The bumper that I fabed up from mostly your design is doing fine but I have a question about how to strengthen up the rear cross member. I recently tried to use a hitch mount dirt bike carrier on my bumper. After putting the dirt bike up on the carrier I decided to jump up and down on the carrier a little bit. Boy, I found out that this ***** is not strong enough to use a carrier on. The bumper mount looks plenty strong but the rear cross member is not going to cut it. What do you think?

PS - I do have corner braces on it but it seems as though the gauge metal used for the cross member just isn't good.
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Unread 10-02-2009, 07:54 PM   #762
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Might look into those rear crossmembers laser cut out of 3/16" from that guy over on the Scrambler forum. CV REAR CROSSMEMBER. One of those crossmembers and the frame tie-ins should be pretty strong. The other option is to use something like 2"x4" welded between the frame rails in place of the stock crossmember.




wanabejeeper, good question. While aluminum is strong and lightweight, it's kind of expensive and I suspect it would get chewed up pretty quick on the trail. The 3/16" wall steel shrugs off almost anything you can throw at it within the realm of reason. Plus, it's cheap and easy to work with. Also, there are certain parts that simple need to be made of steel (like the pivot spindle). Combining aluminum and steel parts together would increase the complexity of the construction.. basically it boils down to "bang for the buck"... you'll get more with steel I think.
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Unread 10-02-2009, 08:02 PM   #763
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Cut it out and make your own crossmember, then.
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Unread 10-06-2009, 11:39 PM   #764
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Ok... so I asked you before about getting a bumper Eddie. Well... I got the smittybuilt classic rock crawler bumper w/o the tire carrier. Held up pretty well after getting hit, but I got rearended last week, and I now need a new bumper.

I was wonder the price for the plain bumper with the recessed hitch, clevises, but no d-rings, and the tire carrier without the d-rings, but will clevises, and no swing latch (I want to add one of those gate pistons so that it opens with the rear gate).

I love your work, and really wish I went that route the first time around. Maybe the insurance money will be enough to make the switch. The other custom question I have is about the rear crossmember that connects the two frame rails. Because the hit jacked the bumper up and in, it bent that crossmember, and I was wondering if the bumper could be built without the need for that pience, or if a section of steel to fit could be sent with it. Prices shipped to 12550 please. Once again, thanks Eddie, it is nice to see such great work, and Think Local First (local chamber of commerce commercial on my radio station)
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Unread 10-07-2009, 06:29 AM   #765
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Ok... so I asked you before about getting a bumper Eddie. Well... I got the smittybuilt classic rock crawler bumper w/o the tire carrier. Held up pretty well after getting hit, but I got rearended last week, and I now need a new bumper.

I was wonder the price for the plain bumper with the recessed hitch, clevises, but no d-rings, and the tire carrier without the d-rings, but will clevises, and no swing latch (I want to add one of those gate pistons so that it opens with the rear gate).

I love your work, and really wish I went that route the first time around. Maybe the insurance money will be enough to make the switch. The other custom question I have is about the rear crossmember that connects the two frame rails. Because the hit jacked the bumper up and in, it bent that crossmember, and I was wondering if the bumper could be built without the need for that pience, or if a section of steel to fit could be sent with it. Prices shipped to 12550 please. Once again, thanks Eddie, it is nice to see such great work, and Think Local First (local chamber of commerce commercial on my radio station)
Sorry to hear about the accident. I just shot you a PM.
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