Building myself a rear bumper

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Rednecklawrence
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Re: Building myself a rear bumper

Post by Rednecklawrence » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:46 pm

Nice bumper! If you don't paint it it will match your hatch lol

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Re: Building myself a rear bumper

Post by splatterdog » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:25 pm

Looks good! Great welds for a beginner too. What machine were you working with?

Don't forget a receiver hitch tube. While my friend was using the bumper I made, it just got an old hitch tongue welded on. Worked fine, but it's nice to get it out of the way. His inflicted much damage since he was putting on tons of mile with new blizzak's on. I think he said he got hit 5-6 times with most not driving away due to a nasty puncture wound. T4 bumper/car nearly unscathed! Lots of different things to plug in to a receiver, or since you can, make your own.

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Re: Building myself a rear bumper

Post by Rednecklawrence » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:15 pm

Abra-Cadaver wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:51 pm
yeah I've been trying to get a hatch door for years, mine is beyond trying to save.
I can't really tell from that pic, but if the rest of your car is a light green that it appears to be, I have a hatch of the same color that belongs to a car that no longer needs it

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Re: Building myself a rear bumper

Post by Rednecklawrence » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:26 pm

Abra-Cadaver wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:42 am
Rednecklawrence wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:15 pm
Abra-Cadaver wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:51 pm
yeah I've been trying to get a hatch door for years, mine is beyond trying to save.
I can't really tell from that pic, but if the rest of your car is a light green that it appears to be, I have a hatch of the same color that belongs to a car that no longer needs it
It's a sparkle nickel silver color (I painted it,) but anything rust free would do the trick.. where are you located??
Near Edmonton, AB, you?

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Re: Building myself a rear bumper

Post by SynthDesign » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:23 pm

No 2" receiver?
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Re: Building myself a rear bumper

Post by Terbo4WD » Wed May 23, 2018 7:58 pm

I might try and jump blindly into fabbing up a simple bumper this weekend? Any tips or plans you have to share? ahah

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Re: Building myself a rear bumper

Post by splatterdog » Wed May 23, 2018 8:46 pm

There's a fine line between indestructible and overweight!

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Re: Building myself a rear bumper

Post by splatterdog » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:30 pm

Tack welds before finish welding can help keep the heat drift down.

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Re: Building myself a rear bumper

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:20 pm

I always thought it would be pretty great to make a swing-away spare holder that mounts off of a custom bumper, that way the hollow for the spare can be filled with ice and tasty beverages!

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Re: Building myself a rear bumper

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:35 pm

Abra-Cadaver wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:09 pm
LowBuckCanuck wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:20 pm
I always thought it would be pretty great to make a swing-away spare holder that mounts off of a custom bumper, that way the hollow for the spare can be filled with ice and tasty beverages!


RAM86606-Rear-Recovery-Bump.jpg
I am still looking at ways to integrate a tire carrier without being a roofbasket. I can't fit a spare in my floor anymore :(
The carrier would have to be easily removable too, as I am constantly in my hatch since I surf almost every day. Throwing boards in and out and changing into/out of wetsuit in tight street parking. Would be awesome to use the spare tire bucket for tools, parts storage, and/or a place for wet surf gear.
Perhaps incorporate hinges that come apart relatively easily without compromising durability?

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Re: Building myself a rear bumper

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:12 am

Or weld a tire carrier on the front bumper.

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Re: Building myself a rear bumper

Post by BaileySims » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:47 am

LowBuckCanuck wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:12 am
Or weld a tire carrier on the front bumper.
Bye bye mpgs! :cry:
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Re: Building myself a rear bumper

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:28 pm

BaileySims wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:47 am
LowBuckCanuck wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:12 am
Or weld a tire carrier on the front bumper.
Bye bye mpgs! :cry:
the car already pushes wind like a toilet plunger, how much worse can the aerodynamics get? :lol:

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Re: Building myself a rear bumper

Post by Petros » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:42 pm

even a brick will have less aerodynamic drag than a brick with a tire on top of it.
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