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Unread 09-25-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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Swing away bumper i made...not finished

Hello all

Just figured i would post up 2 pics of my swing away bumper i made. I would say im about 80% done in these pics. Im gonna raise the plate that holds the wheel studs up about 1.5" up. If anyone has questions feel free to ask.





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PS. This is my first real welding project.

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Unread 09-25-2010, 10:08 AM   #2
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Looks good!

As long as you're relocating the tire mount, you might consider welding a 2" receiver tube right on the top of that thing, and set up your tire carrier plate to slide in to that receiver.

That will raise it about the amount you're looking for, and make it easy to change things around down the road.

Good work!
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Unread 09-25-2010, 10:52 AM   #3
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Its gonna move up 1.5" but i didnt want to do the reciever method because i wanted to have the least amount of vibes and rattles coming from it. If i go bigger ill just modify the top to fit and weld it solid again.
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Looks good!..now head up to Wopsohonik mountain and hit the trails and quarrys and see how she holds up!..lol
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Its gonna move up 1.5" but i didnt want to do the reciever method because i wanted to have the least amount of vibes and rattles coming from it. If i go bigger ill just modify the top to fit and weld it solid again.
There are plenty of fixes for a rattling receiver, but I won't go on about it... you clearly know what you want, and know what you're doing.

What are you using for a latch? It looks like you've got it set up for a wing-bolt or something, which I always thought would be a simple, and durable way to go.
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Unread 09-25-2010, 05:37 PM   #6
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Yea im using a big allen bolt with a piece of solid bar attached to the end. Read to much about other latch style failures so i went with the stupid proof method. It was part of a to z fabs kit. Came with spindle, wheel studs, the latch pieces.

The final product does not open that far either. I added a stop to it now. That was just my first test fit putting the upper and lower half together. my 4 tacks on the wheel plate are holding up my 33 btw. i was rather impress with that.
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Unread 09-25-2010, 06:17 PM   #7
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Looks great ! Be sure and post more pictures.
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