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post #16 of 45 Old 04-09-2020, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Congratulations on the "finished" build Jim... looks great! But as we all know, it will never be finished. I've subscribed to your new thread and will be keeping an eye on your continued journey... Don't be surprised if I continue to hit you up for your thoughts from time to time!
Thanks Bob! If I can help you in anyway I sure will. You've been a big help with me, especially with the electric fan!

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Jim, beautiful Jeep you have. Iím a new owner of Ď75 CJ5 with a 258. Iím glad to read of your affinity for that engine.
Thanks! Congratulations on your Jeep! We used to have a member here, "fatman" that did a frame off and he rebuilt an inline 6 (258) for that. Anyone that kept up with his work would say that it was always top notch. Anyway he told me his 258 felt like driving a V8 but it took allot more to get it to do so. He later thought a V8 would have suited him better but the point is that if you want a 258 and want more power it's to be had. Either stock or modified it's an excellent engine.



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post #17 of 45 Old 04-09-2020, 07:35 AM
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Thanks Shawn and Ben! I plan to pick up some material for them next week. You guys going to build your own bumpers? Any ideas on what you want them to be like?
I havenít gone down that road yet Jim. Iíve always liked the Warn front bumper with the small hoop and an 8274 (have one that needs rebuilt) but never liked the ďwĒ cut into the bumper. I do like the rear tire carrier, but havenít ever seen one in person.
I may not fabricate those. Iím working on the 5.7L Chevy engine that will go into my Jeep on and off. Running through wiring for the injection, rebuilding the 700R4. Just a slow process with two kids in travel sports programs. At the moment Iím working on a bathroom remodel.
Iíll follow closely, I love my shackle hangers.......I may love my bumpers too!
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In the process of making a cad drawing of my rear bumper/tire carrier. Really nothing new with it except a couple of add on things I haven't seen allot. Those would be a way to add a rack above the spare tire that attaches much like a hitch receiver and a canoe rack. I think I'd like the canoe rack to not be attached to the swing out carrier.

I measured and drew the tub in it's place in regard to the bumper. It's drawn with a 32" spare and can handle a 36" spare as is.
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In the process of making a cad drawing of my rear bumper/tire carrier. Really nothing new with it except a couple of add on things I haven't seen allot. Those would be a way to add a rack above the spare tire that attaches much like a hitch receiver and a canoe rack. I think I'd like the canoe rack to not be attached to the swing out carrier.

I measured and drew the tub in it's place in regard to the bumper. It's drawn with a 32" spare and can handle a 36" spare as is.

Looks good Jim! Are you planning to add any brackets to reinforce where it bolts to the rear crossmember?

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Hey Jim! Been a long time. Your jeep looks great! Mine has been in storage for a few years. Mechanic has it and should be getting it this weekend. Nice to see you still on this forum.
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Looks good Jim! Are you planning to add any brackets to reinforce where it bolts to the rear crossmember?
Thanks Ben! Yes there will be a very solid way to attach it to the crossmember. It needs to be spaced out away from the crossmember a couple of inches so what actually bolts to it will be a 1/2" plate with holes to match the factory holes. That plate will be welded to the backside of the bumper with the spacing brackets in place.

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Hey Jim! Been a long time. Your jeep looks great! Mine has been in storage for a few years. Mechanic has it and should be getting it this weekend. Nice to see you still on this forum.
Hi Ned. Thanks for the kind words. Man it's great to see you around! I never laughed so much as I did with that thread of yours "back after 3 days"! Remember that? Man was that allot of laughs! Glad to hear you're getting your Jeep back out. I sure hope to see you around more. It seems allot of the guys that were around back years ago are gone and seeing you here again made my day!


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A little thinking on how to have a canoe rack. I want something that is not permanent and really not attached to the swing out, I may need to let the tailgate down while the canoe is on the rack. I'd also like to be able to haul a ladder or even lumber on it too so it should be sturdy.

Back in the day we used to see post welded to the ends of bumpers as a means to protect the corners of the tub. Well that seems like a good idea and why not use them to attach the rack to the bumper. I could use some solid material 2" in diameter and turn a step on the end that is welded in the hole through the bumper material. Then turn another step down to 1.5" on the top of the post so some 1 3/4" dom would fit down over it. I'm just thinking here so if someone else has some better ideas please chime in.
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Hey Jim... your bumper / tire rack looks great. I'll be interested to see the final product as that is something I have been thinking about for my Jeep.

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Hey Jim... your bumper / tire rack looks great. I'll be interested to see the final product as that is something I have been thinking about for my Jeep.
Thanks Bob!

I started doing a little work on the 2x4 tubing for the main part of the bumpers today. There are many ways to get the holes in the tube for the hitch receiver and the D-rings. My thinking is the most easy and accurate way possible. For me that happens to be cutting them on my CNC mill.

I first started by cutting the ends and establishing the length, that happens to be 59". These will get capped with some 3/16" thick material later. Now the rectangular holes for the weld in receiver tube and D-rings. There's no need for any of these parts to fit tight so they get a little clearance.

As you can see the D-rings fit all the way through and can be welded on both sides, as they should be. I lined them up on the same center as the tailgate hinges. Seemed like a good place to me.
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Thanks John.

I think something like this as a good permanent electrical hookup would be good to have too. https://www.etrailer.com/Wiring/Hopkins/HM48470.html It could be mounted flush in the bumper.


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Looking good... I like the trailer wiring idea.

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Just throwing this idea out there Jim. You said about wanting to have a carrier above your spare tire. You could do this if you added a vertical center tube in your tire carrier to basically be an inverted hitch tube, so to speak. Then have an L shaped carrier basket that you'd drop down in to it. I did something similar only it fit over the seat area to keep it lower, and I made the L shaped attachment tube fold-able for storage. And I added front support down to my C pillar mounts. Some details are on page 52 of my build thread.
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Looking good... I like the trailer wiring idea.
Thanks Bob. I want to pursue the wiring thing as I don't like the plug just dangling on the wires like so many are.

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Just throwing this idea out there Jim. You said about wanting to have a carrier above your spare tire. You could do this if you added a vertical center tube in your tire carrier to basically be an inverted hitch tube, so to speak. Then have an L shaped carrier basket that you'd drop down in to it. I did something similar only it fit over the seat area to keep it lower, and I made the L shaped attachment tube fold-able for storage. And I added front support down to my C pillar mounts. Some details are on page 52 of my build thread.
Excellent idea and it looks nice too! That hitch receiver on top could be used for other attachments too. Thanks for the ideas


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I have some ultra glamorous work going on here tonight with the Jeep. My original wheel studs on the front axle are too short, it's the shortest one in the picture. It's about 7/16" shorter than it needs to be to come to the edge of the lug nut. I don't think this is safe. I tried finding some studs that were the same diameter but longer with no luck so I ordered some with the correct thread size and a slightly larger knurl. I plan to drill the hub out to make these work.
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