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Old March 8th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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i built some bumpers for the wifes lj rubicon.
i have the front done(might adda small hoop though).
the rear bumper is done.
im about to build the swing out portion of it.
i have the heavy duty a to z fab spindle kit.
i was thinking of 2x3x3/16's" across the bottom.
with 2x2x1/8" for the a frame.
should i add a center down leg in the a frame for extra support.

is this complete overkill?
it will have a 35" to 37" spare, and possibly a couple jerry cans.

the rear bumper itself is 2x4x3/16's with a counter sunk reciever and d rings, with rear side protectors going forward to about the wheel flares.
the hitch and d rings are welded front and rear.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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I plan on doing something like this when I build mine. Its a latch that is mounted to the tail gate to support the top part of the carrier. It should help support the tire and keep it from bouncing around out on the trail. It will be used along with a traditional latch mounted on the lower part of the swing out.




However it is tempting to use my existing blazer latch, it will accomplish the same thing and could be modified to work on any setup, as it uses the same type of striker as a car door.


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Old March 9th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #3
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I plan on doing something like this when I build mine. Its a latch that is mounted to the tail gate to support the top part of the carrier. It should help support the tire and keep it from bouncing around out on the trail. It will be used along with a traditional latch mounted on the lower part of the swing out.


Really like this idea.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 05:44 PM   #4
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the latch ideas are great.

still wondering if 3/16's is too thick for the swing out base?
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Old March 10th, 2012, 10:49 PM   #5
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well personally i think the last one i built was 1/4 :-) but you a saying my dad always said was you always know if you build it too weak but never know if its too strong.
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im gonna go with what i got. main cross beam 2x3x3/16's, a frame 2x2x1/8th.
looks like about 45 lbs of steel added to the bumper. should be nice when its done.
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