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by boog2006 » Tue May 15, 2012 11:15 am

Words cannot express how many significant others you have just made mad...

I'm gonna have to wait till I get body lifted for front and rear bumpers! Absolutely awesome!
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by bartonmd » Tue May 15, 2012 11:16 am

boog2006 wrote:Words cannot express how many significant others you have just made mad...

I'm gonna have to wait till I get body lifted for front and rear bumpers! Absolutely awesome!


LOL, including mine!

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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue May 15, 2012 11:40 am

Still cant believe my wife likes it...even with the time involved.
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by Trail X » Tue May 15, 2012 11:50 am

Looks awesome Mike. Looking forward to seeing some paint on it.

Where does the hi-lift go? :D
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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue May 15, 2012 11:55 am

In its existing mount.... :cheers:
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by bartonmd » Tue May 15, 2012 12:02 pm

Yeah, there's not a really easy way to mount the hi-lift (at least without it sticking up over the top of the vehicle) with the split design, so that was something we talked about before. He likes having it on the side of his roof rack, so we went with the split design.

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by Cable810 » Tue May 15, 2012 1:27 pm

Like your front bumper we add stiffer springs to accommodate the weight, so the same applys in the Rear with this bumper?
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by bartonmd » Tue May 15, 2012 1:32 pm

Cable810 wrote:Like your front bumper we add stiffer springs to accommodate the weight, so the same applys in the Rear with this bumper?


Most already have the Z71 springs, so with those, no problem... With stock springs... eh... The nice thing about the rears is that you can just add a taller block to get the ~1/4"-1/2" of ride height back...

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by NC_IslandRunner » Tue May 15, 2012 3:23 pm

Awesome is a understatement!
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by chevycrew » Tue May 15, 2012 4:32 pm

Looks really good, wish I had the time to copy, or $$ to buy one.
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by bartonmd » Tue May 15, 2012 11:21 pm

Got 'er all finished up and in the truck to go to powdercoat in the morning... Been working on it since 4 this afternoon.

Here's a video I uploaded to show the swing-outs in action:

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by Opeth » Wed May 16, 2012 7:28 am

That's awesome!
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by bartonmd » Wed May 16, 2012 8:20 am

Opeth wrote:That's awesome!


Thanks! What is really surprising is that it all worked out first try!

(Though I did buy a spare cylinder and drill holes in it to let the gas out, to use it for mock-up)

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by navigator » Wed May 16, 2012 8:37 am

Mike, you my man are the "Surgeon of Steel"!
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by bartonmd » Wed May 16, 2012 8:51 am

navigator wrote:Mike, you my man are the "Surgeon of Steel"!


Thanks, but metal is easy! Took too much off? Weld it back on... Don't like the way something's working out? Plasma-cut it off... Drilled a hole in the wrong place? Weld it back up and drill another one...

I hate, however, working with wood... Have to have a full plan (with measurements) before you cut anything, and you only get 1 shot...

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by navigator » Wed May 16, 2012 9:03 am

yeah but wood is cheap and the tools to work with wood are cheap.
Besides a wood bumper would look like crap and be a terrible extraction point!
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by navigator » Wed May 16, 2012 9:08 am

I could do one like this.....
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by bartonmd » Wed May 16, 2012 9:10 am

Yeah, it really doesn't get much better than that!

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by HARDTRAILZ » Wed May 16, 2012 9:13 am

My old cj5 had oak front bumper...
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by navigator » Wed May 16, 2012 9:14 am

HARDTRAILZ wrote:My old cj5 had oak front bumper...

then you met MIKE!
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