JDM Rear Bumper Options

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Hi Everyone,

I spend most of my time in the 70-series section, but in about a month, I will also have a reason to post regularly to the 80-series section!

I have an HDJ81 taking a cruise to the US from Japan. It has a factory rear spare tire swingout. I have been researching options for an aftermarket rear bumper to carry fuel, but I haven't seen much that would work well with the OEM tire swingout.

Does anyone have an aftermarket rear bumper that is only left-swinging? The tire carrier is on the right, and every rear bumper option I've seen from various vendors considers a tire carrier as "required".

Ideally, I'd love to see if I can get just a left side swingout for carrying jerry cans, so I can use the OEM tire carrier.

Would love to hear some thoughts. If there's not much to be said, then I'll just reach out to the vendor I like the best and ask for a custom one as described.

Thanks!
 
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FJ73Texas

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what about this?

 
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what about this?

This is very cool!

But I was asking about 80-series bumper options... Or do I misunderstand your post?
 

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This is very cool!

But I was asking about 80-series bumper options... Or do I misunderstand your post?
my bad! I saw your post in the list of postings on the right and your user name. I assumed it was in the 70 series section.
 

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Once he gets caught up, maybe something like this? I think he only makes them for spares tires at the moment, but it could be done.
 
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I've added the 4x4 Labs bumper to Xena, our HDJ81. I built the kit and raptor lined it.
If you ordered the kit, you could customize the length of the left swingout. Otherwise, I think the factory carrier might impact the regular swingout length. One of the reasons I ended up with the HDJ was to eliminate the need for extra cans...12 vs 20 mpg :)

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How would you mount a swingout Jerry Can without blocking the licence plate? I've found a yellow plastic diesel container with an eccentric spout to mount on my ARB roof rack that I intend to attach with a clear plastic hose and valve to fill my fuel tank as needed. Pictures at eleven...
 

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Most relocate their license plate to the swingouts anyway so not an issue (as seen on Dingo):

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For extra fuel I use NATO 20l cans and super siphon. The NATO can has the best seal I've used and I am comfortable with it inside the cabin or strapped flat on top of the roof. I make a practice of emptying the cans into the tank as soon as there is space available. Here is the best deal I've found on these cans:




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