XJ Rear Bumper & Swingout - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Fabrication and body armor
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 11th, 2007, 05:08 PM   #1
needsrepair
Senior Member
 
needsrepair's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-31-06
Location: Oakland County
Posts: 350
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default XJ Rear Bumper & Swingout

I didnt want to cut the quarters yet so I covered them with 3/16. The main tube is 2x5, the swingout is 2x3 and the uprights are 2x2, all 3/16.





[IMG][/IMG]

needsrepair is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old July 11th, 2007, 05:21 PM   #2
badazzamc
Get Some
 
badazzamc's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-06-05
Location: Swartz Creek Mi
Posts: 4,215
iTrader: (24)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I really like it. Do you have more pics and any other specs? What did you use for the hinge? Where did you get the latch. I am thinking about making one my self
badazzamc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #3
Pokerob
hug life
 
Pokerob's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-25-06
Location: G-Rap, MI
Posts: 10,147
iTrader: (25)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

more pics thats awsome
Pokerob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2007, 05:46 PM   #4
ckupq
Kitten I'm gonna eat you!
 
ckupq's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Posts: 3,393
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Holy attention to detail, I really like. I'm impressed that you even followed the profile of the fender flare and the tail light so closely.
ckupq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2007, 05:52 PM   #5
needsrepair
Senior Member
 
needsrepair's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-31-06
Location: Oakland County
Posts: 350
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I bought the pivot pin from etrailers.com. Its 1 inch diameter in the pivot area and steps up to about 1 1/2 inch in the area thats welded in. The pivot hub was made from a piece of 2 1/2 dia stock. I lathe drilled it to one inch bore and then I opened the end up with a for the castle nut and the dust cap. The latch is from McMaster Carr. The part number is 5135a25 1000 lb capacity. I made the mistake of ordering the wrong latch the first time. This is the one that goes around the corner. I like it recessed in the tube. Its out of the way.
needsrepair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2007, 06:00 PM   #6
schanxj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-28-05
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 1,135
iTrader: (14)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

That might be the best looking rear XJ bumper I have ever seen. Why did you leave the top of the square tube uncapped where the latch hooks to?
schanxj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2007, 06:14 PM   #7
needsrepair
Senior Member
 
needsrepair's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-31-06
Location: Oakland County
Posts: 350
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I used 1/4 inch plates at the original mounting spots with 2x4 coming out to the main tube. The main tube is tied into the hitch in three places and round head 1/4 bolts on the quarters. I know people have had cracking issues when using only the original mount areas. The small fillers around the tailights and below the flares are 1/8 inch stock. Easy to shape. This winter I will finish sanding and touching up. The sq tube at the latch area needs a cap welded on.

needsrepair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2007, 06:17 PM   #8
needsrepair
Senior Member
 
needsrepair's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-31-06
Location: Oakland County
Posts: 350
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by schanxj View Post
That might be the best looking rear XJ bumper I have ever seen. Why did you leave the top of the square tube uncapped where the latch hooks to?
I need to tack weld the nuts inside the tube. Then I will cap it. I wanted to drive it up north for the holiday so a few things had to wait.
needsrepair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2007, 06:18 PM   #9
Spork
rapid city recovery team
 
Spork's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-04-07
Location: rapid city mi
Posts: 1,049
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Looks good. One of the better ones ive seen made
Spork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #10
Pokerob
hug life
 
Pokerob's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-25-06
Location: G-Rap, MI
Posts: 10,147
iTrader: (25)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

dam dude looks so dope fresh....
but seriously i like it.
Pokerob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2007, 06:31 PM   #11
SANDMAN
Shhhhhh
 
SANDMAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-21-06
Location: oxford
Posts: 951
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spork View Post
Looks good. One of the better ones ive seen made
x2
SANDMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #12
Pre4runner
Bike Dude
 
Pre4runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Kawkawlin, mi
Posts: 2,099
iTrader: (14)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Pre4runner
Default

Looks great, love the detail
Pre4runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2007, 10:41 PM   #13
RDK_YJ88
Never Lift
 
RDK_YJ88's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-16-06
Location: Fenton, MI
Posts: 2,920
iTrader: (41)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to RDK_YJ88
Default

damn wish i had patients like you. How long did the total build take? Really good looking!
RDK_YJ88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2007, 10:47 PM   #14
boggin-machine
Senior Member
 
boggin-machine's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-11-06
Location: bay city
Posts: 11,640
iTrader: (31)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

thats a killer build man
__________________
08 qcsb Duramax Ltz
02 tj with some parts laying around **for sale**
08 crf 450 with a few goodies
boggin-machine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2007, 11:02 PM   #15
cglenn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 09-12-06
Location: .
Posts: 5,719
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

That is freggin awesome. I need a welder.
cglenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Fabrication and body armor

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:20 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.19007 seconds with 67 queries