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Old July 9th, 2007, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default XJ rear bumper and swingout *front and fenders also*

I've been building bumpers for others and did my front a few months ago. Finally got a chance to build the rear and even stopped to take a couple photos.

Used 2" x 6" x 3/16" tubing for the main part, its way more then enough.
Used 2" x 5" x 1/4" cut in half and 2.5" x .25" square tubing for the mounts.
Made my hinge with some old pipe i had lying around.
And the tire carrier was all left over stuff, some angle and square tubing, a few old studs.

No bumper

2 x 6 x 3/16 is overkill

Hinge tacked in place

Skip to swing out and paint.... what i had left....

Finished until it gets powder coated, d-ring tabs



Front bumper and tube fenders i did a while back






I still have to add tubes to the rear also

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Old July 9th, 2007, 09:41 AM   #2
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i really like it. Do you want to build me one?
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Old July 9th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #3
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Looks good how did you attach it to the rear?
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Old July 9th, 2007, 04:43 PM   #4
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Nice. Did you bust out the oe nutserts or use em?
Almost just like mine exept i used 3"x3"x1/4" square for the brackets and 4"x7" x1/4" for teh bumper. Your corners make mine look like crap. lol
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Old July 9th, 2007, 10:12 PM   #5
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Looks nice and clean.

What did you use as a bearing on that swing out hinge ?
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Old July 9th, 2007, 11:50 PM   #6
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I attached it to the rear same as the stock bumper. I was originally thinking of tying it into the hitch but decided to go with the norm.

I didn't use a bearing for the swing out at all, just some close tolerance tubing i had laying around and fitted it with a grease zerts. Simply pin for the latch.

Took it to work today and never heard it make a single noise.

I still have to finish the corners, maybe make some loops for the tail lights.
My bumpers take a long time to finish, at least the details.

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And i'll make a bumpers for who ever wants one, just pm me.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 12:19 AM   #7
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Damn those are nice!!! Good job!!
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Old July 10th, 2007, 07:33 AM   #8
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I'll get some pics of the front and fenders later today
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Old July 11th, 2007, 04:45 PM   #9
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Added photos of the front bumper and fenders
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Old July 11th, 2007, 04:49 PM   #10
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thats badass kyle....
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Old July 12th, 2007, 09:19 AM   #11
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I like how you did those fenders...Are those cut and slipped over the fenders or are they outside and anchored to the bumper and unibody ?
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Old July 12th, 2007, 09:38 AM   #12
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Your license plate says "BAG". :tonka:

BTW, nice bumpers.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #13
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I like how you did those fenders...Are those cut and slipped over the fenders or are they outside and anchored to the bumper and unibody ?
I actually just bent the tube and welded it to the fender, the back side will be attached to the body with a couple bolts, and the front will be tied into the inner fender well also
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Old July 13th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #14
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would you happen to have some pics of the rear mounts?
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Old July 16th, 2007, 05:55 PM   #15
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I like the fenders
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Old July 16th, 2007, 06:45 PM   #16
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would you happen to have some pics of the rear mounts?
I missed a photo of them when i was welding it up but i'll see if i can get one tonight
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I am really liking those fenders.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 06:57 PM   #18
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The best part about the fenders is the cost, maybe $15 for supplies and pipe, Couldn't justify the money for flairs
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Old July 18th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #19
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I am really interested in what you did, especially with the fenders, but I can't see the pics, any idea why?
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Old July 18th, 2007, 08:05 PM   #20
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I would rethink the idea of just using the stock mounting points.


I would cut the hole larger to fit a 2"x4" 3/16" wall tube and some 1.5"x1.5" .250" angle under the bumper to tie it in better. You could use plate but it won't hold up as well as the angle will. Kind of like how the her hitch is tied in.

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