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by boog2006 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:00 am

Very nice.
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by Trail X » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:44 am

Nakashige wrote:I dont see a time where I will be far enough away from anywhere where I will need to carry fuel. 20 gals in the tank. Most of the Time I will be Truck and Trailer and Trailblazer


Revisiting this real quick - I don't ever plan to run out of my 20 gallon tank either. The main reason I keep 5 gallons on my tailgate off-road is in the case of a fuel tank puncture. I can fix the puncture, then refill the fuel tank. Just easier than hiking. At least, that's my thinking.
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by Nakashige » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:25 am

was close on a 9 am to 5 pm day of wheeling
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by bartonmd » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:16 am

I did leave room on that side, and on the Hi-Lift mount, for you to weld whatever mounting situation the thin-style cans take, if you decide to go that route.

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by The Roadie » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:29 pm

Or easily add fuel to the empty tank of a stranded Jeep carrying the Swedish Bikini Team, who will be oh, so grateful. :excited: :friday: :cheers:
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by hobbstisdaman » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:58 pm

Mike, Why did you go back to putting the latch on the outside? IIRC Kyle's was in the middle do you can open the back hatch say in a crowded parking lot
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by bartonmd » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:44 pm

hobbstisdaman wrote:Mike, Why did you go back to putting the latch on the outside? IIRC Kyle's was in the middle do you can open the back hatch say in a crowded parking lot


If you look at how Kyle's is made, on the 3" body lift version, there's room for a mast to stick up in the middle, to latch to, because the arms are below the height of the liftgate. Without the body lift, the arm is behind the lift gate, and there isn't room for a latch mast back there, and still being able to open the hatch.

Cost is also an issue on the 3" body lift version, where there is room for the mast. The heavy duty bearing pivots cost $75 each, plus having to make a second arm, instead of just a longer arm. That's why the 2-arm 3" body lift version is $150 more than the single arm version.

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by stephen6868 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:54 am

so are these gonna be for sale?
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by bartonmd » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:16 am

stephen6868 wrote:so are these gonna be for sale?


They are for sale. This one got sold, and I've got several more rear bumpers in the que.

Contact me via PM for pricing/options, but one like this would be around the $800 ballpark.

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by RyansTBLS » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:58 pm

Do you have one that works with the existing trailer hitch, or does everything have to come off and then weld it to the frame? Also curious if you could build something similar the the WAAG, rear bumper guard since they seem to be getting discontinued. Preferably one that can hold gas cans :drive: Beautiful work on the one you made! :awesome:
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by bartonmd » Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:12 pm

RyansTBLS wrote:Do you have one that works with the existing trailer hitch, or does everything have to come off and then weld it to the frame? Also curious if you could build something similar the the WAAG, rear bumper guard since they seem to be getting discontinued. Preferably one that can hold gas cans :drive: Beautiful work on the one you made! :awesome:


I build this around a class III/IV hitch, so it's at least as strong as the stock hitch. However, I can do something similar to the WAAG if that's something you want. PM me for more conversation on it.

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