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    Default tube bumper with tire carrier

    well this all started with wanting the look of an or-fab bumper but the strength of a jcr bumper which i didnt see in or-fabs

    so i started looking around for ideas and other bumper options and just wasnt finding what i wanted
    so i sat down and started up autocad and got to work

    with the plans layed out i only found one problem
    i didnt have a bender
    so after some more searching i found jeeptubes and contacted Mark
    they had a wrap around bumper and after having him change the lower tube and adding a couple peices i had the parts for my base on the way

    so now i needed to tie into the unibody

    nutstrip HA

    i started by opening up the rear of the unibody tubes
    (id suggest using a cut off if you follow this and not jumping to the torch like i did as your fuel lines run into the unibody tubes and one rusty pin hole and you could find your self having a bad day ..my gas tank had been removed at this point)



    well look at that hole plenty of room for some 4x2x3/16 tube
    so after drilling some holes, welding in some nuts and cutting around the fill hoses and rear leaf spring bolts i had my nut strips





    now how do you create a round tube bumper with the strenght of plate and box tubing so you have recovery points and towing capacity

    thats it you create a backbone for the tube to attach too







    some 5x2-1/2x3/16 sleeves over the 4x2 nicely and is perfect to cope out for the 1-3/4 tube keeping the tube at a 2-1/2" spacing
    joining the 5x2-1/2 with some 3x2x3/16 tube allows you to weld along the 1-3/4 and gives a place for the receiver tube

    inside the 5x2-1/2 is 3/4x2 plates welded to the inside for d-ring tabs and then cap the tube with some 3/16 plate

    once the back bone is done add your tube







    for the tire carrier i did mitter cuts and welded it all up but all future builds will be bent as i now have a bender and ill do a thread on that later if i can find the pics lol

    anyway finished pics


















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    Default Re: tube bumper with tire carrier

    Wow that's beautiful work! Thanks for sharing. brb, I'm still reading it...

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    Default Re: tube bumper with tire carrier

    lol thanks

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    Default Re: tube bumper with tire carrier

    I like this design alot.. I wish I had the fab skills and equipment to build something like that.. You got plans for a front bumper to match??
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    Default Re: tube bumper with tire carrier

    yeah part of the front bumper is shown in my intro its still not complete yet i keep running into other projects lol

    ive been working 55-60 hours a week and im building a rear bumper for a customer on the weekends so the front might be a ways off
    atleast untill the floor is replaced and the new axles are under it

    couple pics of unfinished front winch bumper



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    Default Re: tube bumper with tire carrier

    That thing is Sexy... now maybe i misse it, what did you use for the spindle? I am needing to add a tire carrier to my bumper i made not that long a go, but i am having a hard time finding a good cheap spindle.
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    Default Re: tube bumper with tire carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysxj View Post
    That thing is Sexy... now maybe i misse it, what did you use for the spindle? I am needing to add a tire carrier to my bumper i made not that long a go, but i am having a hard time finding a good cheap spindle.
    I don't know what you consider cheap.. but I think this option would be a pretty good deal for what you are looking for.. especially to have the grease fitting, and have something that is completely rebuildable... 48.00 doesn't seem like a bad deal at all.. at least not to me..

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    Default Re: tube bumper with tire carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysxj View Post
    That thing is Sexy... now maybe i misse it, what did you use for the spindle? I am needing to add a tire carrier to my bumper i made not that long a go, but i am having a hard time finding a good cheap spindle.
    i used the exact hinge kit that bluedragon posted from jeeptubes
    for the money you cannt beat it
    great quality great custoner service
    and like blue said completely rebuildable and jeeptubes sells all the parts seperately

    im sure if you had any problems with this spindle tho except the bearing once in awhile Mark at jeeptubes would take care of you

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