Dobinsons Rear Bumpers w/jerry can and tire carriers - 60/70/80/100/200 Series (1 Viewer)

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@crikeymike ... picked up my new bumper from the freight depot last Friday. It was wrapped and packed beautifully. I've got a little work to do on my truck (and I've got to remove my old ARB rear bumper), but then it's going on ASAP. Thank you for the excellent customer service and for the quick shipping.

I'll post up pics of my 62 when the new bumper is installed.
 

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@crikeymike ... picked up my new bumper from the freight depot last Friday. It was wrapped and packed beautifully. I've got a little work to do on my truck (and I've got to remove my old ARB rear bumper), but then it's going on ASAP. Thank you for the excellent customer service and for the quick shipping.

I'll post up pics of my 62 when the new bumper is installed.
That's great to hear!!
 
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I have a question for you all. I have been VERY happy with my Dobinson's Rear bumper on my 100 series LC. One thing I have never been able to figure out is the odd-sized Jerry Can carrier. It is larger than any Fuel can I've ever seen, and NATO cans just kind of flop around in there. Is there some popular Australian fuel can this was designed to fit? Am I missing something obvious? The can carrier's inside measurements are 7.5" x 14.75" x 11" (at it's deepest).

For years now I just put a generic stamped steel 5 gallon can back there with a 2x6 and some foam wedged in to prevent rattles plus a good top latch... until someone recently stole that fuel can from the back of my truck! I am now shopping for a replacement.

I'd love for some help finding a fuel can that fits.
 
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Any update on availability for 100 series bumpers? Main Line Overland has had mine backordered for over 2 months
 
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I'll tell you what. Before you accept shipment of any Dobinson bumper make sure it was built correctly. I've been fighting with them for over a month for a bumper that was incorrectly built. Look at the photo, the swing out post and bumper wings are not at 90 degrees, if you make the post straight the bumper wings go up at a 30 degree angle and if the bumper is straight the post hit the rear tail lights. Dobinsons asserts its just not mounted correctly. Of course its not mounted correctly, that's because it can't be mounted correctly. Even the drop ship vendor is frustrated, I think even more frustrated than me.

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I'll tell you what. Before you accept shipment of any Dobinson bumper make sure it was built correctly. I've been fighting with them for over a month for a bumper that was incorrectly built. Look at the photo, the swing out post and bumper wings are not at 90 degrees, if you make the post straight the bumper wings go up at a 30 degree angle and if the bumper is straight the post hit the rear tail lights. Dobinsons asserts its just not mounted correctly. Of course its not mounted correctly, that's because it can't be mounted correctly. Even the drop ship vendor is frustrated, I think even more frustrated than me.

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Mine does the same thing. Bugs the .... out me.
 

The Jade Bean

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You kept it even though its f----d up, how do you use it? I can't even mount the swing outs without it looking ridiculous.
It doesn’t affect the use or level of my swing outs, it’s just unlevel on the wings. I figured it was the look they wanted?
 
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So you have the wings pointed up in the air? Do you have a pic?

No, its not supposed to look like that, no bumper is supposed to look like that, the wings and post should be at 90 degrees so that the bumper is level and post is straight. That's how it is shown on their website as well as for all their other bumpers, actually every bumper I've ever seen anybody build .
 

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You can’t really tell from this pic, but it does point upwards. This is my Cruiser on their website which is on there without my permission. Lol
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I have a question for you all. I have been VERY happy with my Dobinson's Rear bumper on my 100 series LC. One thing I have never been able to figure out is the odd-sized Jerry Can carrier. It is larger than any Fuel can I've ever seen, and NATO cans just kind of flop around in there. Is there some popular Australian fuel can this was designed to fit? Am I missing something obvious? The can carrier's inside measurements are 7.5" x 14.75" x 11" (at it's deepest).

For years now I just put a generic stamped steel 5 gallon can back there with a 2x6 and some foam wedged in to prevent rattles plus a good top latch... until someone recently stole that fuel can from the back of my truck! I am now shopping for a replacement.

I'd love for some help finding a fuel can that fits.
Specifically designed to fit emergency cases of VB perfectly. Been fueling the Aussies for decades. 🍺
 

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Specifically designed to fit emergency cases of VB perfectly. Been fueling the Aussies for decades. 🍺
Excellent wit not withstanding, like @phi1osopher I’d actually like to know what cans (other than multiple cases of beer) are the best fit for the dual Jerry can holder.

I want to be sure that I’ve got plenty of spare fuel for “over landing” to REI and Trader Joe’s :hillbilly:

... but seriously, I would like to know what others have used that worked.
 
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So, basically it sounds like they are all f---d up, just some more than others. Not exactly quality control, and also not consistent with their first response. "We hardly ever see any problems with those bumpers" maybe the guys stands on a slope when evaluating them? So far three for three for improperly built 70 series bumpers.

Mine does the same thing too, but isn't so extreme. I was able to find a balance point that isn't terrible, but I would be much happier if the spindle was 90 degree to the bumper.
 

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