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Unread 12-17-2014, 06:38 PM   #1
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Another tiregate/bumper build

Im going to start work on a bumper/spare tire carrier for my tj and I wanted to make it an aitrank too. Im going to use 2x4 1/8" wall (in interest of saving weight) square tubing. I know it won't hold a lot of air but I thought it would give my little portable air compressor a head start since it takes a minute to air up at the end of the day. I know I should paint the inside of it to prevent rust from the moisture in the air, but I'm not sure on how to go about that. Are there easier alternatives? rice perhaps? and what kind of pressure would that be safe to hold. I was going to put a shrader valve and an air fitting on it, should i put a pressure release for safety also? thanks for the knowledge.

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Unread 12-17-2014, 07:28 PM   #2
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Instead of making your bumper into an air tank, why not buy a small light weight bumper, and mount an air tank or a higher powered air compressor somewhere on the jeep?

It might just be me, but making a thin gauge bumper to hold air would work great until you use that bumper for what bumpers are made made for.

Another option is a CO2 tank.
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Unread 12-17-2014, 11:03 PM   #3
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No your right. That's also why I'm making it out of 1/8" and not 3/16" so if I need it the bumper takes the impact not the frame. It's gonna have the same general design anyway so I just figured if I could make it double purpose easily I would just make it airtight too.
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Unread 12-17-2014, 11:25 PM   #4
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You could also look at an IAS air system, every review I've read has been positive. Then you could build your bumper with a tad thicker material to withstand hits
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Unread 12-18-2014, 08:58 AM   #5
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If it was just a bumper, 1/8" would work.
With a swing out welded into it, im not sure?
Seems kinda thin to hold the weight of a swing out to me.
My 3/16s" 2x4 bumper will deflect slightly from the force
Of my swing out. 1/8th" might fatigue or crack. Jmho.
I guess if you had a small light weight spare, it might b fine.
I doubt air tanks are much thicker than 1/8th inch.
125 psi would probably be ok if your welds are real good.
one bad weld, and u got a fairly powerful bang!
I still vote co2! It is fast, light, powerful, portable.
Its just stupid easy imho.
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