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Unread 01-11-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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Need suggestions for rear bumper

I have a CJ3B that needs a rear bumper. Looking around, I find bumpers built for modern jeeps. Though my 3B is modded, I would like to keep a classic look. I would love a bumper that has a swing away tire carrier. I don't have a tailgate but the access to the rear of the jeep would be nice. Can I get any bumper and get it welded to the frame? Does anyone have any suggestions on a classic yet functional bumper?

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Unread 01-11-2014, 07:16 PM   #2
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I have a CJ3B that needs a rear bumper. Looking around, I find bumpers built for modern jeeps. Though my 3B is modded, I would like to keep a classic look. I would love a bumper that has a swing away tire carrier. I don't have a tailgate but the access to the rear of the jeep would be nice. Can I get any bumper and get it welded to the frame? Does anyone have any suggestions on a classic yet functional bumper?
Nice classic. No suggestions on the bumper, but I cringed when you said get one and get it welded to the frame. I have seen several CJ frames mangled by people doing that. If you ever want to remove or change it you have to cut it off and it ends up not being pretty. So my only suggestion is get one that bolts on if you possibly can.
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Unread 01-11-2014, 08:03 PM   #3
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How wide is your Jeep? If its ~60" check out (its pricey)
http://www.rockhard4x4.com/product_p/rh-2001-c.htm

I am in the middle of building my own rear swing out tire carrier, if you want I can post some pictures.

You will need to beef up the cross member and my current bumper is mounted by 4 bolts in each corner, so you could drill holes to mount standard bumpers.
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Unread 01-11-2014, 08:54 PM   #4
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Nice classic. No suggestions on the bumper, but I cringed when you said get one and get it welded to the frame. I have seen several CJ frames mangled by people doing that. If you ever want to remove or change it you have to cut it off and it ends up not being pretty. So my only suggestion is get one that bolts on if you possibly can.
Thanks for the heads up!
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Unread 01-11-2014, 08:58 PM   #5
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How wide is your Jeep? If its ~60" check out (its pricey)
http://www.rockhard4x4.com/product_p/rh-2001-c.htm

I am in the middle of building my own rear swing out tire carrier, if you want I can post some pictures.

You will need to beef up the cross member and my current bumper is mounted by 4 bolts in each corner, so you could drill holes to mount standard bumpers.
Ouch! That will put a dent in the wallet. I like the look. Please post pics!
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Unread 01-11-2014, 09:28 PM   #6
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Autogrills on eBay has some inexpensive ones. I think bumper and swingaway was around 300.00 shipped. It may be ok for light duty,not sure how strong they are.

Dave in Muskegon
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Unread 01-12-2014, 06:24 AM   #7
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Autogrills on eBay has some inexpensive ones. I think bumper and swingaway was around 300.00 shipped. It may be ok for light duty,not sure how strong they are.

Dave in Muskegon
Thanks Dave!
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Unread 01-12-2014, 07:19 AM   #8
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Check out Iron Scorpion, I just finished building my rear bumper with their kit. I added a swingout to it and I love it. Or, you could always just use box 2x4 steel.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 07:46 AM   #9
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Check out Iron Scorpion, I just finished building my rear bumper with their kit. I added a swingout to it and I love it. Or, you could always just use box 2x4 steel.
Mat, can you post a pic? I'd love to see it!
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Unread 01-12-2014, 08:28 AM   #10
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Mat, can you post a pic? I'd love to see it!


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I still have to do a little grinding and I am going to change to a latch to close the swing out. Not really convinced of the screw in handle. I am also adding a Ibex mount to the driver side of the swing out, just waiting on the prototype.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 01:30 PM   #11
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That looks damn nice and much better than I think I can accomplish at my skill level. I may have to bribe a friend with some fine home made drink. Thanks for the ideas!
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Unread 01-12-2014, 01:50 PM   #12
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Contact Eddie (BSERK - Forum Moderator). groundpounderfab@verizon.net.

AMAZING stuff. He built this one for my CJ7. He's building another identical set for my Scrambler.

Can't beat the quality or the price.

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Unread 01-12-2014, 06:03 PM   #13
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Thanks Dylan! I will get a hold of him.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 07:16 PM   #14
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X2 on Ground Pounder Fab. Eddie (BESRK) does great work at a great price. I got front and rear bumpers for my CJ7 and son's TJ.


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Unread 01-13-2014, 10:27 AM   #15
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Ouch! That will put a dent in the wallet. I like the look. Please post pics!
I was going to post some pics, but found the following thread that covers it http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/b...build-1376351/
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