Designing a Rear Bumper/Carrier
I was in the market for a rear bumper/tire carrier when ColoradoSkier pointed me to A to Z Fabrication http://www.atozfabrication.com
I'm starting with:
Bumper--2"X5" rectangle tube with 3/16" thick wall, ends cut on angle and capped shut, 2" receiver in center. Tire carrier main tubes 1.75", with 1.5" supports, machined spindle with bronze bushings, T-handle screw-in latch to secure to bumper. Swing-away carrier with a hinge rated at 2000#. It is rattle free with the T-handle screw-in latching mechanism.
I have the option of making any modifications (or changes) I'd like so I'm planning to add mounts for a Hi-Lift to help balance the weight between the front & back once I purchase a winch.
Given the chance, how would you tailor this bumper to your needs? What would you change/add?
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