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Unread 03-22-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
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Weld-Thru Shackle Mounts?

I finally have a good chunk of 2x4x3/16" steel to use as a rear bumper.

While at the metal shop I picked up a piece of 5/8" scrap they had kicking around with the intent of using it as stock for weld-thru shackle mounts.

I see that most of the ones offered online are 3/4" thick.

My question is, will I run into problems if I went ahead and used the 5/8" material for weld-thru shackle mounts? (i'll be using 3/4" shackles)

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Unread 03-22-2011, 10:50 AM   #2
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5/8" seems a little thin. BESRK sells some kick A$$ weld thru shackle mounts on his EBay store. IIRC, they are about $16 or $17 and they are really nice!!! You'd be best off sending him a PM. You would not regret purchasing these.

But yeah, 3/4" is pretty standard, but BESRK's 1" are no joke.
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Unread 03-22-2011, 11:13 AM   #3
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I have the one inch ones from BESRK as well, but I've seen plenty on bumpers that are well under an inch. I don't know all the engineering and technical aspects etc. but I think 5/8's would work fine. I'd bet someone here will be able to tell you for sure one way or the other though.
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Unread 03-22-2011, 01:07 PM   #4
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Look at the recovery points on the ARB TJ bumpers they look quite thin. They look to be less than 5/8" but maybe I am wrong on that.
Personally I'd go with the thickest possible connections that remain functional to eliminate weak points.
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Does anyone have a link to BESRK's eBay store? or maybe his seller name?
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Unread 03-22-2011, 02:25 PM   #6
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Looks to be out right now.
http://stores.ebay.com/Ground-Pounder-Fab

Here are some available now.
Weld in Shackle points.
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Unread 03-22-2011, 02:32 PM   #8
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You would be best off shooting him a PM since they are currently not on his EBay store. He generally has them on there though.
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Here are BESRK's.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/EXTRE...Q5fAccessories
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Probably oughta go ahead and have him ship you a set of frame tie ins too, it would be a shame to need those recovery points and just rip the bumper off the crossmember.
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Not trying to take anything away from Besrk since I used his rear bumper design and purchased one of his slicker than snot fire extinguisher weld up mounts.
Rokmen may be able to help with 3/4" ones.
http://www.rokmen.com/diy-fabricatio...le-mounts.html
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I would feel safe with the 5/8. Look what you are welding them to..... 3/16 tube. If you go all the way through you are still only welding to 3/8. The key is to make sure you leave enough material around the hole to keep the integrity of the steel.
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Unread 03-23-2011, 06:44 AM   #13
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5/8" would probably be okay for most situations.. I'd try to avoid any "side loading" to keep from possibly bending them.

The ones I make are 1"x2" hot rolled.. cut at 4.5" length with a 1" hole and rounded end... $20 for a pair or $35 for 2 pair.. shipped. PM if interested..
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5/8" would probably be okay for most situations.. I'd try to avoid any "side loading" to keep from possibly bending them.

The ones I make are 1"x2" hot rolled.. cut at 4.5" length with a 1" hole and rounded end... $20 for a pair or $35 for 2 pair.. shipped. PM if interested..

That is a good deal. If I hadn't gotten the buddy discount on my 3/4 inc cold rolled bars I would jump on them.

Another note on the 5/8. It is good advice to watch the side load on them. To help overcome this you can weld them in with the hole as close to the bumper as possible. This will lesson the leverage on them. Just make sure to keep them out far enough to make the most function as well.
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Unread 03-23-2011, 08:45 PM   #15
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i just got a set of 1'' thick weld thru mounts off ebay, less than 20$ and they look beefy as hell!
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