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Colorowdy 11-15-2013 09:11 PM

Tire swing for a rear bumper who's company is no longer in business
 
Hello,

So I picked up a front and rear set of bumpers that looked like hell and brought them back to life, as far as I can tell they are made by "bullet proof" but are no longer in business, I was wondering what my options might be for mounting a tire swing on the rear, it already has the pivot pins welded in, is there another brand I could use or should I count on having to have something custom made ?

Thanks

Yucca-man 11-15-2013 09:57 PM

Is "Bullet Proof" BPIFab? If so, Poison Spyder bought their line a few years ago and might have some options that work for you. More likely you're going to have to fab something up though...

Colorowdy 11-16-2013 08:42 AM

Quote:

Is "Bullet Proof" BPIFab? If so, Poison Spyder bought their line a few years ago and might have some options that work for you. More likely you're going to have to fab something up though...
I'm honestly not sure, the previous owner wasn't too helpful about where he got them or how long ago it was, but the searching I did was a match for what he said they were which was bulletproof.

I'd like to put a swing on the bumper, nothing heavy duty, enough to hold a 32" tire and maybe a jerry can, any fabricators out there have any rough estimates on what something like that would cost ?

Jerry Bransford 11-16-2013 08:48 AM

If that bumper wasn't originally designed for a tire carrier, I doubt it would be anything but a difficult prone-to-fail job to make it strong enough to add one. If you like that bumper, I'd go for a carrier that doesn't attach to the bumper. There are two I'm aware of, from Bestop and from Off-Road Fabricators. Both attach to the tub with the Bestop being ok for smaller tires like your 32 or 33's, with the Off-Road Fabricator's being much stronger & suitable for 35-37" tires. I've run ORF's on two different TJs & wouldn't run anything else.

RockyMnt1 11-16-2013 09:51 AM

Another option is the Exogate which attaches directly to the tailgate, but is reenforced via tub spreader plates and a roll bar tie in.

http://www.gr8tops.com/index.php?pag...art&Itemid=121

I just installed one and I am very pleased.

Jerry Bransford 11-16-2013 09:55 AM

For what that kit contains, that sure seems like a very expensive product for what you get.

RockyMnt1 11-16-2013 10:17 AM

The OP wanted options, this is an option. For $385.00 (I got free shipping), it solved a bunch of my requirements.

Colorowdy 11-18-2013 03:53 PM

Here's what I'm working with, I assumed that pin was for a swing out, but for some reason there's one on both sides of the bumper. If I can't work an an easy alternative I'll probably just go with one the above options.

http://imageshack.com/a/img34/5726/aso5.jpg


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