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Unread 01-13-2008, 10:59 AM   #406
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I made this bumper with a rose bud and a vice.
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Hi,

What is a rose bud? I want to build one of those bumpers eventually. How did you bend the tubes? I`ve done some metal fabrication before but I`ve never bent metal without huge industrial benders from school. But for the do it yourself people, how do I bend tubing?

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Unread 01-13-2008, 12:18 PM   #407
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Hi,

What is a rose bud? I want to build one of those bumpers eventually. How did you bend the tubes? I`ve done some metal fabrication before but I`ve never bent metal without huge industrial benders from school. But for the do it yourself people, how do I bend tubing?

Thanks
A rosebud is a special tip for a torch, so you can apply a $hitload of heat to pipe. You can heat up your tubing and bend it w/out a tubing bender, but it takes a lot of practice to do a mediocre job. Very hard to do and make it look nice, but it can be done. Better of to find a tubing bender, and I prefer to use heat (rosebud) with the tubing bender for best results.
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Unread 01-13-2008, 07:38 PM   #408
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Hey Rubi22,

Just wondering how did you bend that peice of flat stock? Do you have someking of bender or do you just use a vice and bang it till it bends?

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Ha, not even. I don't have a vice, or even have the proper table to bend metal on. I actually lied it on the rear bumper of the TJ (I took the bumper end caps off) and used vice grips and mini-clamps to hold it tight, and took a hammer to the part that was hanging off of the bumper (measured carefully, of course).
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Unread 01-13-2008, 08:43 PM   #409
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Dude... how much you want for putting one of those in my jeep?
Ha! It only cost me around $100, the vinyl was the most expensive at $50. That and 2 days of measuring and trimming.
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Unread 01-13-2008, 09:51 PM   #410
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Tire Carrier Support Bracket and Pins

I was having too much flexing forward and back movement in my swing out tire carrier and some clanging and banging on rough roads. I fabricated some L shaped pins that pivoted off of Hiem joints attached to the rack and then made a support bracket that bolts into the OEM spare tire mount bolt holes in the rear door. I fabricated an aluminum bracket and mounted rubber bushings for the pins to ride in. This way I could tie the upper portion of the swing out tire carrier to the door which makes it much more solid.
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When I need access to the rear door, the pins pop out of the rubber bushings and pivot out of the way. I made the pins out of 5/16" bolts and they can be adjusted by screwing them in or out of the joints.
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My 33" spare was still moving slightly on the support post for the tire so I made up a plastic coated cable with a turnbuckel that loops around a spoke of the spare tire and around the top of the hoop on the swing out tire carrier. Tightening the turnbuckle takes out the movement and won't mar the finish on the wheel. Now my swing out rear bumper which also holds two Gerry cans and my Handyman jack is rock solid and can still swing out of the way and back in only slightly more time than before. The pins stay on the tire carrier and pop back in after you swing the carrier back for travel.

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Unread 01-13-2008, 10:10 PM   #411
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Hey Rubi22,

Just wondering how did you bend that peice of flat stock? Do you have someking of bender or do you just use a vice and bang it till it bends?

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I've made a similar mount by just putting it in a vice and hammering it down until it was bent 90* and it works great
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Unread 01-13-2008, 10:19 PM   #412
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i cut the corners off my stock bumper with a saza and grinder, sanded it and painted it black. for 1 hour of work and 15 bucks it looks like a new bumper. (post pics later).
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Unread 01-14-2008, 10:30 AM   #413
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Ha! It only cost me around $100, the vinyl was the most expensive at $50. That and 2 days of measuring and trimming.
That's awesome. I think I found a spring break project.
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Unread 01-15-2008, 02:06 PM   #414
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new leather shift boot

well i bought my jeep with a lift already in it with a TC drop in it. so second and reverse we rediculous. the rubber shift boot would bind up and make it near impossible to get it into those gears....real annoying. so i made one outta leather. cost me like $10. and i have enough leather left over that if i need to i can make like 5 more.

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Unread 01-15-2008, 02:33 PM   #415
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well i bought my jeep with a lift already in it with a TC drop in it. so second and reverse we rediculous. the rubber shift boot would bind up and make it near impossible to get it into those gears....real annoying. so i made one outta leather. cost me like $10. and i have enough leather left over that if i need to i can make like 5 more.




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looks decent. I would of dressed it up with some piping IMHO
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Unread 01-15-2008, 03:10 PM   #416
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I want to make seat risers for my Jeep, but I'm 6'5''. I'm just worried that my head will be rubbing on the top or my legs will be hitting the steering wheel (I know it tilts) Whats the advantage of putting seat risers in? Just seeing over the hood better?
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Unread 01-15-2008, 03:15 PM   #417
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I want to make seat risers for my Jeep, but I'm 6'5''. I'm just worried that my head will be rubbing on the top or my legs will be hitting the steering wheel (I know it tilts) Whats the advantage of putting seat risers in? Just seeing over the hood better?
around '00 or '02 the seat brackets or floor was changed and they sit lower and in previous years. most people that do the risers are in the newer years. but you being 6'5"...i don't think they'd be of much use to you. (gotta bend over to see lights at intersections also)
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Unread 01-15-2008, 03:22 PM   #418
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Thanks for the info. I'll just leave my seats then. I will post up pics of my home made trailer hitch a little later.
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Unread 01-15-2008, 04:50 PM   #419
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Anyone have plans to do a rear storage area like the olympic one, or close to it and keeping the back seat in?

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Unread 01-15-2008, 05:31 PM   #420
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I want to make seat risers for my Jeep, but I'm 6'5''. I'm just worried that my head will be rubbing on the top or my legs will be hitting the steering wheel (I know it tilts) Whats the advantage of putting seat risers in? Just seeing over the hood better?
DAMN 6'5" and you want to make seat risers Just enjoy your extra 7.5" you got on me and admire my pretty ones



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