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My Custom Rear Bumper

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by lifted voy » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:18 am

After way too long and probably an unnecessary amount of work my rear bumper is finally finished. I've wanted to have a nice bumper for quite a while now and after drooling over the ones on here I decided to start on it. I owe so much to Barton for helping me out by pointing me in the right direction when I wasn't sure of what to do, or the best way to do it. I would've loved to have one of his bumpers but being in Alaska, the shipping would've killed me, as would my wife. It's not perfect by any means nor is it even close but for the first time fabricating anything I'm happy with it. Anyways, on to the pictures now....
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both "wings" attached now

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on the vehicle with one of the under the taillight sections done

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bumper is done and coated in truck bed liner

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tire carrier and latch added to the swing out

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Added a Smittybilt jerry can holder. Swing out finished and coated in truck bed liner

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Finished product with spare and hi lift mounted

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Some of the parts I used
Mega spindle tire carrier hinge kit from A to Z fabrication
Swing out latch, De-Sta-Co 341-R
Smittybilt 2798 Jerry can holder
Kawell 18W 6500K LED flood lights
Swing out polyurethane stop for the swing out from EMS Offroad
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by Fisker » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:56 am

That looks fantastic! Good job! How much did you have into it before you finished?
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by ErikSS » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:14 am

It looks nice! Is there something more than the plate going side to side supporting the hitch?
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by Trail X » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:32 am

Wow, first time fabricating? Well done sir! Looks like a really nice job.

How did you reinforce the hitch?
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by bartonmd » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:46 am

No problem, man! I'm happy to give free advice to anybody who wants to fab their own stuff!


Trail X wrote:Wow, first time fabricating? Well done sir! Looks like a really nice job.

How did you reinforce the hitch?


He was talking to me, so he made it like I make rear bumpers. It's basically a class 3-4 hitch with a bumper attached to it. There's a 2.5 or 3" square tube going all the way across, with the hitch in the middle.

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by Cable810 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:55 am

Wow looks really good! Now I need to make me one!
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by lifted voy » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:49 pm

Thanks guys!! Just like Barton said, I started off with the hitch like he does, 3" square tube in the frame rails and 2.5" tube in-between. I seem to have lost the picture of just the hitch though. All said and done I think I was around 600-650 into it.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:43 pm

Very nicely done! Something to be proud of!
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by ErikSS » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:29 pm

Awesome. Looks great!
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by Berettaspeed » Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:47 pm

I think that looks awesome. Its always a good feeling making your own things.
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by beavercountyemt » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:53 pm

Looks Great, good job. Wish i had a welder and metal to do mine, or money to buy one from Barton
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by Off-R » Fri May 05, 2017 12:11 am

that's some great work! :thumleft:
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by ChubbyFenix38 » Thu May 18, 2017 12:36 pm

I'm ready to order one...Man I wish the aftermarket was a bit more diverse for this truck
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