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Old 05-25-2019, 10:36 PM   #1
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Custom made bumpers & acceseries

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Old 05-26-2019, 12:02 AM   #2
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Seems like a lot of weight to support on a single hinge pin bouncing down a rutted road.
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Old 05-26-2019, 02:59 AM   #3
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Looks like a trailer axle spindle to me, seems like the gold standard for every other offroad vehicle... except vans? I'd trust that more than my Aluminess.
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Old 05-26-2019, 08:03 AM   #4
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That's some good looking stuff there.
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:36 AM   #5
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Sure is. I really dig the styling of those LC ladders.
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Old 05-26-2019, 12:40 PM   #6
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Steel bumpers like these with hinges like this are on at least every other Jeep on the trails. Strength isn't an issue. Singe point hinge isn't an issue. Aluminess has to add an upper pivot point because they're aluminum.

On my van with a steel bumper, I built my swing arms with the trailer spindle mounts. In my boxes I carry a bunch of tools, 4) gallons of water, 6) 1 lb propane bottles, and a lot of other misc stuff.

I used UHMW plastic pads directly above the latches to give the arms a sturdy resting place when closed. Between the hinge, the UHMW, and the latch, the arms have very little movement.

Those are nice looking bumpers.

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I saw this ad awhile back and inquired out of curiosity since he's so close to me and his work looks nice. Here's what he had replied for those interested in pricing "The double swing out bumper is about $2000. Does not include box but I can outfit it to fit whatever you want. I do not do aluminum. Also that's not including powder coating"
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:56 PM   #8
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I saw this ad awhile back and inquired out of curiosity since he's so close to me and his work looks nice. Here's what he had replied for those interested in pricing "The double swing out bumper is about $2000. Does not include box but I can outfit it to fit whatever you want. I do not do aluminum. Also that's not including powder coating"
Thanks for that info. It's definitely cheaper than other competitors but that also seems on par for a dual swing steel bumper from a couple fabricators I've reached out to.
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:58 PM   #9
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Really nice work you did there Shade. I'm always in awe of people who can fab their own custom stuff. It just makes a rig that much more yours. So wish I'd taken metal shop in school.

Did you build the boxes too?

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Singe point hinge isn't an issue.
I assume you mean single point hinge right?

Is it not an issue because trailer spindles are so strong?

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On my van with a steel bumper, I built my swing arms with the trailer spindle mounts. In my boxes I carry a bunch of tools, 4) gallons of water, 6) 1 lb propane bottles, and a lot of other misc stuff.

I used UHMW plastic pads directly above the latches to give the arms a sturdy resting place when closed. Between the hinge, the UHMW, and the latch, the arms have very little movement.
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:55 PM   #10
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The tough part is deciding if you want steel and the additional suspension support necessary to carry it or aluminum and itís lightness.
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