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I thought I would post pictures of my changes to the 4x4labs bumper kit I am building. I wanted to be able to use only one swing out and not have to deal with the long single version. I have a sub tank that will go in soon, so I don't think I will need the can holder very much.

So instead of a single latch I used two and had them hook to the edge of the bumper. It's not as clean looking as Luke's normal design, but I think it's a nice compromise. It still needs lots of welding and grinding to finish things up.

Let me know what you guys think and if there are any problems you can see.
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looks good

I want to do something similar, dont like my spare under the truck and I like the double swing out idea
Are the water carriers going to be ok? Looks like there would not be enough bracing especially with how high you have them
 
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Cool...keep up the good work....is that your R/C Car in the background???
Thanks! I purchased that buggy about 18 years ago. It's now a very expensive toy for my 4 year old boy.

QUESTION???: How does the Hi-Lift mount to the tire holder? I can't see how the holder would be welded to the arm. Can't find any pictures either.
 
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looks good

I want to do something similar, dont like my spare under the truck and I like the double swing out idea
Are the water carriers going to be ok? Looks like there would not be enough bracing especially with how high you have them
I think it's fine. There is some bracing under there that doesn't show up in the pictures.

www.4x4labs.com will have all the information and detailed pictures.
 

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I've got a couple of his spindles coming for a bumper project that I've started. I noticed the notch on the spindle collar and am wondering if that is used in conjunction with stops or for something else?
 
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I've got a couple of his spindles coming for a bumper project that I've started. I noticed the notch on the spindle collar and am wondering if that is used in conjunction with stops or for something else?
Yes, a block welds to the bumper to limit the arm travel, collar rotation.
 
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I've got a couple of his spindles coming for a bumper project that I've started. I noticed the notch on the spindle collar and am wondering if that is used in conjunction with stops or for something else?
Yes, it's used as a stop to keep the swing arms from opening too far. A small flat bar gets welded to the top of the bumper. You can see more pics on the build link on his web site under bumpers.
 
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Thanks guys, I didn't think to look at his web site. I only bought the spindles and am making my own bumper.
 
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I want to mount it on the tire holder side though. That can holder is going to spend most of it's time stowed in the garage!
A couple of locals put them on the spare holder, but couldn't find any pix. Basically just used tube to make stand offs to place the jack where they wanted it.
 

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heya- are those 2x2 .120wall swingouts??? wondering if you notice much flex etc?
 
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Couple thoughts.... First I would have put the nylon pads for the swing outs on the bumper rather than on the swing outs. With them on the swing outs they will rub the finish (paint or powdercoat) off the bumper and you'll have a nice spot for rust on the bumper. With the nylon attached to the bumper, you might get a little of the same thing but it's on the bottom of the swing out arm and not visible.

Here's how I handled the hi-lift on my swingout. Just a simple plate for the base with a short peice of solid bar stock to fit into one of the holes on the jack base. You wouldn't need to add such a tall verticle support like I did, but I needed a mount for my rear facing work lamp. The high-lift is held on by a single large wingnut. Hasn't wiggled loose or rattled one bit in the past year of riding back there.

 

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Oh and if you think you need more of a stop for the swingouts, here's what I did with mine. Simple peice of angle welded to the bottom of the swingout. Obviously the angle works better against the square cornered bumper that I have. But I'm sure you could do something similar with the round edge of your bumper. I have a small rubber pad on the bumper to keep it from banging or scratching.

 

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