1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

ARB Bumper Love/Hate

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by landtoy80, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. landtoy80

    landtoy80

    Messages:
    5,668
    Likes Received:
    241
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2003
    Location:
    North Front Range, CO
    I love/hate the ARB winch bumper. It has a job to do but...it gets in the way. Working on the motor is a royal pain. When I took the stock bumper off, working on motor was GREAT. Now with the ARB on, I kill my self bending over it. I can't wait till I get a lift and try working on it. To bad it wasn't quick disconnect.
    kurt
     
  2. ParadiseCruiser

    ParadiseCruiser

    Messages:
    620
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    There is a device - that my neighbor the big truck mechanic keeps telling me about - that can solve this problem, though it is going to be difficult to describe...

    It is a creeper, after a fashion, though one actually lays on an arched platform, face down but sticking out over the front edge, and the base rolls under the front of the truck, and there you are "suspended" over the engine with both hands free and can easily reach anywhere in the bay.

    I'll try to find an image...

    R -
     
  3. Hltoppr

    Hltoppr SILVER Star

    Messages:
    2,022
    Media:
    4
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Location:
    Port of Indecision...otherwise Northern Arizona
    Milk crate or step stool.... work great. Look at it this way, be happy you have a Toyota and don't have to work on it that often. If you had a Rover it'd be much worse....

    -H-
     
  4. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

    Messages:
    11,781
    Likes Received:
    310
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Location:
    Knee deep in hookers and gin
    I currently use a pair of alignment stands that have great platforms for walking around about a foot off the ground, but I used to use a step that hooked over the tire with a platform about the same height.
    You gotta watch milk crates. They spit out from under you pretty easily.
     
  5. Wrench

    Wrench One Bashed Up 80

    Messages:
    4,496
    Likes Received:
    179
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Yeah I know what you mean! I have the same problem. But like other I use a step stool. Makes working on it a little easier.
     
  6. Rogue

    Rogue

    Messages:
    968
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Jefferson
    Take the hood off. It makes the Cruiser look like a sissy mobile anyways and only gets in the way when you are trying to break stuff. :G
     
  7. Junk

    Junk

    Messages:
    6,185
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Location:
    buggerville nj
    Just use crates with a 2x8 or whatever is around.

    Better yet, just slam the thing down like Tyler and have a little bendsy over anytime you gotta fix anything. Just no curtains please. :D
     
  8. PHAEDRUS

    PHAEDRUS

    Messages:
    2,036
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2003
    You guys are just way to high tech for me. I just sit my hindquarters on the bar and lean over. It wears a little on the back but it works for me. funniest thing my wife ever saw was my son and I both sitting on the bar resetting valves. for reference I am 6'3" and my son is 4. when all else fails get inventive.
    Dave :beer:
     
  9. Jim_Phillips

    Jim_Phillips

    Messages:
    723
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Ingerland
    You could wear high heel shoes. I am 6ft 5' and have no problems...

    :beer:
     
  10. shocker

    shocker

    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2003
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    I like having mine.  The slight inconvenience I have of bending over it while doing engine work (I'm 6' 5") is more than overcome by the convenience of having a handy 'shelf' to put tools, rags, quarts of oil, :beer:, etc. on while I'm working.  

    Of course I'm just running a low height lift right now (1"), so when I swap out springs here in another month or so this all may change. :-/

    I guess if it gets too bad I can run to the vintage store and pick up some old platform shoes. :D

    I'm partial to leopard print myself, but you can go with whatever gets yo ladies r'spect da most.
     
  11. Beowulf

    Beowulf

    Messages:
    12,534
    Likes Received:
    30
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Somewhere in the foothills...
    You guys are doing it all wrong. Raise the truck, remove the 2 front wheels, use some itty bitty jack stands under the axle and lower the front of the truck back down.

    "You don't send Mohamad to the mountain, you bring the mountain to Mohamad." Or, you can grow to 6'5" like Jim.

    -B-
     
  12. landtoy80

    landtoy80

    Messages:
    5,668
    Likes Received:
    241
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2003
    Location:
    North Front Range, CO
    On the 60, I just removed the fenders. It is just bolted on. I don't know if the 80s fenders will come off that easy though...
    kurt
     
  13. Hltoppr

    Hltoppr SILVER Star

    Messages:
    2,022
    Media:
    4
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Location:
    Port of Indecision...otherwise Northern Arizona
    O, and I'll vote FOR my ARB....

    Love your ARB, just don't LOVE your ARB.

    -H- :banana:
     
  14. Curran

    Curran SILVER Star

    Messages:
    824
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Frederick, MD
    Just another reason to buy Christo's bumper ;)
     
  15. landtoy80

    landtoy80

    Messages:
    5,668
    Likes Received:
    241
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2003
    Location:
    North Front Range, CO
    Deer=ARB I hold the deer trophy in my family. I am at 5.5 deer.
    kurt
     
  16. Rogue

    Rogue

    Messages:
    968
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Jefferson
    5.5?

    Is there such a thing as a midget deer?
     
  17. Photoman

    Photoman SILVER Star

    Messages:
    1,145
    Media:
    41
    Likes Received:
    47
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2003
    Actually, there is. Key Deer in Florida. There are not too many left as they keep getting mowed down on the main highway down through the Keys.
    Bill
     
  18. landtoy80

    landtoy80

    Messages:
    5,668
    Likes Received:
    241
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2003
    Location:
    North Front Range, CO
    The .5 is a fawn that I drove over. It crawled out from under the HiLux and ran a way. I had a Elk put the air brakes on as it tried to fly into the windshield of the HiLux. Has it hit us, some one else would own my 60 and 80 now.
    kurt
     
  19. Junk

    Junk

    Messages:
    6,185
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Location:
    buggerville nj
    If you don't like the top bars, you could always just hack 'em off or get Christo's.