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time for some updates

 

Well I have decided to build me own bumper.

 

Here are the beginnings of it. It is the basic frame waiting on the tire swing pieces to come then I am going to box it all in with 12 ga steel.

 

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will add more as I progress, waiting on the kit now.

 

Tire Carrier Swingout Component Builders Kit

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added swing arm pivot

 

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base swing arm

 

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closure

 

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a little style

 

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side closed in

 

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top plate

 

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angled back under

 

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started boxing top in

 

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top of side box

 

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tire mount add

 

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gusseted

 

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still more work to do but got a lot done, need to do a lot of welding and a few more pieces to fill in gaps around door and fenders.

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I think the bumper is done, will take it off, add a few welds from the back side, weld up all the seams and the grind and paint.

 

I also think I am going to order a CO2 tank bracket and mount it on the drivers side for carrying my CO2 tank.

 

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Add a cross bar that fits really tight and nice between the top of the receiver and the bottom of the horizontal bars I welded to the side of the hitch receiver mounting plats. I think it will nicely add to the strength, also may add a couple of verticals between it and the main cross piece once it is off for finishing.

 

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Hopefully will be able to finish it up over holiday closure at work, then it is clayton time.

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got some paint on it, after I welded up the seams and did some sanding. Not perfect but will until this spring when the weather is nicer and I can sand and paint it a little better.

 

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updated pic with bumper finished

 

 

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Here are some pics, more to come,

 

truss going across top

 

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Iron Diff with tubes welded on it

 

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Going to go with a steel cover and weld a support from it to the back of the truss to prevent rotation

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couple more

 

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going to have a plate across the back of the truss and then the cover will attach to the truss as well.

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Well it is all installed and it turned out great. ARB hooked up and working. ABS and Speedo working, Parking brake working. Need to rebuild my front DS then I should be good to go.

 

Pics for ya.

 

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What is left of the D44a

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Not sure if I ever posted any pics after I replaced the switches for my lights, got away from the safety switches and went to rockers. So here are a few of my switches, including my ARB switches.

 

moved my radar detector power from the vent cover to the vehicle info center too

 

Also a couple with my wheeling tires on as I am going to take it out in a a couple of weeks on a club run.

 

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also an excuse to play with my new Nikon D-90

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rolled 100k

 

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claytonized

 

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