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FrEaKy FrIdAy SaLe!!!!NEW!! HMF 50"-52" light bar mounting brackets!! The ULTIMATE "Selectable" Locker System! Brough

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Unread 10-11-2007, 06:16 PM   #271
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I built a hitch hauler for mine.
That looks saweet. All that storage space....would be nice. And nice departure angle.

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Unread 10-11-2007, 06:34 PM   #272
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That looks saweet. All that storage space....would be nice. And nice departure angle.
Yeah , best one I have ever seen. All of the others I've seen are straight out, hitch level and always dragging on everything. Does it also secure to the spare for stability?
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Unread 10-11-2007, 07:10 PM   #273
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Yeah , best one I have ever seen. All of the others I've seen are straight out, hitch level and always dragging on everything. Does it also secure to the spare for stability?
No, it barely touches the spare. The spare was a 31/10.50 when I built it, when I up'd it to a 33" I had to slide it out and redrill the pin hole. When I mount the box on it, I secure it to the bumper with ratchet straps to stabilize it a little more. It fits pretty tight anyway, I ran beads of weld down the side of the tubing and ground down to a tight fit in the receiver. Four of us have traveled to Camp Jeep 02 in Branson, and CJ 03 in Virginia and on to Va Beach for a week in it. Told the kids to pack light, but we had room for all our luggage. Had to buy the large duffel, to lash to the top, at CJ 03 to get all our souvenirs home. Couldn't drive at night, the lights pointed too high.
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Unread 10-11-2007, 08:56 PM   #274
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wow

Man i gotta practice my welding
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Unread 10-11-2007, 10:02 PM   #275
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for sure keep em comin!
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Unread 10-13-2007, 11:23 AM   #276
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this is one of the best threads, bump
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Unread 10-16-2007, 06:53 PM   #277
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This thread needs to be made permanent! BUMP!!
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Unread 10-16-2007, 07:37 PM   #278
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What a bunch of really great ideas!@! I am impressed with some of the inginuity on this thread. I want to see more!
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Unread 10-16-2007, 08:03 PM   #279
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I modified my trans skid's crossmember so it would not rub my driveline. I welded a 3/16 strap to the bottom of the crossmember under the area I wanted to cut out. Then I cut out the front of the crossmember and removed it. Then I made two cuts on top perallel to my front cuts. Next I bent the top down and welded it to the strap I welded in previousley. It is harder to try to explain what I did than it was to do it.


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Unread 10-16-2007, 08:23 PM   #280
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check out my gallery for some pix of my back bumper I built......I can not figure out how to post them here
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Unread 10-16-2007, 09:07 PM   #281
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check out my gallery for some pix of my back bumper I built......I can not figure out how to post them here

looks good you should have made a write up that certainly looks different than the other ones I have seen..good job..

Does it rattle at all??
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Unread 10-17-2007, 07:28 AM   #282
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Bump, I am not very good at coming up with ideas but I want to keep this thread going so I can get some good ideas
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Unread 10-17-2007, 08:16 AM   #283
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i made lower bump stops, well didn't really make them but i did a custom install of hockey pucks. drilled and tapped the lower spring mount.
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Unread 10-17-2007, 09:06 AM   #284
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Since I now have the LoD rear tire bumper/carrier I needed to get a third brake light on there somehow. So I took the factory third brake light and cut it seven and a half inches from the top. I drilled a 1/2 hole just below where the light has that little cover on the front side and mounted it to the stud at the top of the tire carrier. The stud is there to mount a hi lift jack. (My hi lift is mounted inside of the jeep.) I have a few inches of clearance between the top of the spare and the light. This allows for up-sizing the tires in the future.

The wiring is the same as factory only with added length.

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I did the exact same thing. But got a thin piece of metal and bent it at a 90*. Drilled pilot holes in the very top of the carrier and then used self tapping bolts to fassen it on there. It sticks up a bit more so if I decide to go w/ 35's some day I'll have clearance. I also didn't go through the bolt provided on the carrier b/c I have my Hi-lift attached to it. Here's a pic.

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Unread 10-22-2007, 06:16 PM   #285
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More great ideas?
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