Rear Bumper Buildup - Similar to the Slee UZJ Bumper... (1 Viewer)

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for my 99 runner. more info on it here: http://4rnr.net

now for what i'm building:



list of materials:

3.5"x3.5"x3/16" square tubing 72" long - main beam
2"x2"x3/16" square tubing 96" long - carrier frame
1.5"x1.5"x3/16" angle 72" long - bottom rock rail
24"x26"x3/16" plate - frame mounting brackets
28"x48"x1/8" plate - side plate (didn't have enough 3/16" plate)
32"x12"x16ga plate - top finish plate on sides
misc drop steel including some 2"x4" triangular gussets and some 3/16" plate & solid bar for other stuff.

in all, about $150 for the steel, then:

slee spindle is ordered and shipped - $95 + shipping
hitch receiver and safety chain loop is here - $29 shipped.
later, i'll order the latch and hold-open pin... about $100 for stainless steel.


similar bumpers:





input? questions? advise?

:cool:
 
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the tires are 305/70-16 MT/R's (now discontinued) on LX450 wheels.

more here: http://www.4rnr.net

yeah, it's going to have quite a bit of frame bracing underneath from the wings to the frame and also from the main beam to the brackets.
 
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did you draw that in AutoCAD? if you did, was it drawn old school 2d or new fangled 3d

very cool bumper by the way
 
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Love it all, except for the latch. It's pulling in the wrong plane IMO. Really needs to pull in more than down. Right now you're relying on the clamping force of the latch to create a frictional force to keep the swingarm closed. You would be better off with the latch's u-bolt pulling the carrier closed, effectively providing the entire tension strength of the u-bolt to hold the arm close.

Just some constructive input. Aside from that I really think it looks awesome!

Ary
 

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