International Full Size Jeep Association
Home Forums Reader's Rigs Tech Library Trail Stories FSJ-List
International Full Size Jeep Association  

Go Back   International Full Size Jeep Association > Tire Kickin' > General FSJ Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-23-2008, 09:12 PM
Dmntxn77's Avatar
Dmntxn77 Dmntxn77 is offline
Hey watch this...
 
Join Date: Nov 19, 2004
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Posts: 8,327
Picked up my Safari style rear bumper today.. ***Latch Pics Added***

First, I have to say thanks to GWAMP for the great deal!!

I picked it up from him today. Originaly, I figured that I would clean it up, paint it, maybe run it for a while, then try to turn it for a profit. The reason being, because, I dont plan to hang a spare 38.5 TSL/SX with an H1 rim on my bumper. I dont know many bumpers that could hold up to that abuse.. Also, this bumper does not have shackle clevis mounts, and that is something that is important for me to have on a bumper.

BUT, now that I have seen it in person, I have changed my mind. This thing is AMAZING. Plus, it is a 1-off bumper built by a ship builder (IIRC) to pay a debt. The design is VERY smart, and the welds are SOLID.


So, the details...

According to the seller, it weighs just over 125lbs. After toting it out of his basement and down the driveway to the trailer, I would say it weighs every bit of that.

The main bumper tube looks to be 2" and the rest looks to be 1.5" round and 1" square.

On the driver side, is a cool swing out cage that you slide a 5 gallon gas can into. Over the can cage, is a basket for a beverage cooler.

On the passenger side is a swing out tire carrier. I may convert this to mount my hi-lift and whatever other goodies I can come up with.

In the center you can see the receiver hitch which I can always slide a shackle clevis reciever into. This is the only spot that I think could use some more beef. I will probably gusset it in a couple places. I will also probably weld some clevis brackets to the frame supports since it will provide a more stable extraction point than the center of the bumper.

On either side of the receiver hitch you can see the handles for the swing out retainers.

The bumper is set-up to be welded to the back of the frame and has two arms that also weld to the side of the frame for lateral support.



I know this is wordy post, but I am just VERY excited about this bumper!!


Anyway, here it is....



Last edited by Dmntxn77 : 03-26-2008 at 05:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-23-2008, 09:17 PM
fulsizjeep's Avatar
fulsizjeep fulsizjeep is offline
Señor Jackhead
 
Join Date: Aug 21, 2002
Location: Jubilee Jeeps.SWCO
Posts: 22,378
Bueno! Shouldn't be too hard to brace the receiver up once you have it hung. Nice Score!
__________________
Flint
Ran when parked.
http://jubileejeeps.org/quadratrac
88 GW, 401/727/208, 5" lift, D44s/4.10s/locked up, 35s with a few Evil Twin & TT's Fabworks mods
76 401 Wag, 77 401 Wag, 77 401 J20
http://eviltwinfab.com http://www.ttsfabworks.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-23-2008, 09:25 PM
Dmntxn77's Avatar
Dmntxn77 Dmntxn77 is offline
Hey watch this...
 
Join Date: Nov 19, 2004
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Posts: 8,327
Yeah thats what I figure. My Chief already has some BIG homeade receiver on it, so I should have plenty of material to work with


Last edited by Dmntxn77 : 03-23-2008 at 09:29 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-23-2008, 09:36 PM
jaber's Avatar
jaber jaber is offline
Dragin Az
 
Join Date: Oct 17, 2003
Location: Chino Valley, Arizona
Posts: 8,061
Thats going to look AWESOME on that cherk.Is it chrome or will it get painted?
__________________
Jeff


46 cj2a

51 Willys p/u
'51 Willys Parkway Conversion
'74 CJ5
'75 J-20 Wrecker
'75 J-20 Cummins service bed
'77 J-10 p/u
'79 Cherokee
'88 Grand Wagoneer
http://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh14/jeffaber/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-23-2008, 09:45 PM
Dmntxn77's Avatar
Dmntxn77 Dmntxn77 is offline
Hey watch this...
 
Join Date: Nov 19, 2004
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Posts: 8,327
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaber
Thats going to look AWESOME on that cherk.Is it chrome or will it get painted?

Its bare steel, so I need to paint it.

The PO not only didnt paint it, but he never even installed it. This thing is BRAND NEW (regarding use at least)...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-23-2008, 10:02 PM
Mill4060's Avatar
Mill4060 Mill4060 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 23, 2006
Location: Moscow ID/Scappoose OR
Posts: 37
Ya lucky bum! I would have been on my way to pick that up if you hadn't of gotten there!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-23-2008, 10:03 PM
Dmntxn77's Avatar
Dmntxn77 Dmntxn77 is offline
Hey watch this...
 
Join Date: Nov 19, 2004
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Posts: 8,327
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mill4060
Ya lucky bum! I would have been on my way to pick that up if you hadn't of gotten there!

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-23-2008, 10:03 PM
DrveJeepDrnkBeer's Avatar
DrveJeepDrnkBeer DrveJeepDrnkBeer is offline
Gear Head
 
Join Date: Dec 09, 2002
Location: Olympia/Lacey WA
Posts: 436
If you decide that you want to sell it, im just down the road from you You beat me to the bumper by like 45 mins too, otherwise it would be in my garage right now.

Looks very sturdy, can't wait to see it cleaned up and mounted.
__________________
2004 KJ - Wifes DD
1990 XJ - My DD
1988 F*rd Bronco - FOR SALE!
1986 F-250 Tow Rig! Ex cab, 4x4, 460!
1980 something Cherokee
1979 Wagoneer - 7" total lift, 36" Swamper TSL's, beadlocks, Warn fr bumper, Holly 670, lots more!
1968 J-3000 - Part out will start in the new year

Quote:
Originally Posted by andy d
Only a Jeep would have leaky electrical parts
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-24-2008, 01:44 PM
Dmntxn77's Avatar
Dmntxn77 Dmntxn77 is offline
Hey watch this...
 
Join Date: Nov 19, 2004
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Posts: 8,327
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrveJeepDrnkBeer
If you decide that you want to sell it, im just down the road from you You beat me to the bumper by like 45 mins too, otherwise it would be in my garage right now.

Looks very sturdy, can't wait to see it cleaned up and mounted.


Nah, I'm gonna keep it... Plus, IF I decided to sell it, you would be about 5th or 6th on the list. I received SEVERAL PM's from people wanting to buy it from me after I posted that I wanted it in the sale thread..
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-24-2008, 05:35 PM
DrveJeepDrnkBeer's Avatar
DrveJeepDrnkBeer DrveJeepDrnkBeer is offline
Gear Head
 
Join Date: Dec 09, 2002
Location: Olympia/Lacey WA
Posts: 436
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmntxn77
Nah, I'm gonna keep it... Plus, IF I decided to sell it, you would be about 5th or 6th on the list. I received SEVERAL PM's from people wanting to buy it from me after I posted that I wanted it in the sale thread..

I was second in line from Gwamp, and I was hoping you would forget it was easter and had plans but I guess you didnt, lol. It's all good, Ill find me something else one of these days.
__________________
2004 KJ - Wifes DD
1990 XJ - My DD
1988 F*rd Bronco - FOR SALE!
1986 F-250 Tow Rig! Ex cab, 4x4, 460!
1980 something Cherokee
1979 Wagoneer - 7" total lift, 36" Swamper TSL's, beadlocks, Warn fr bumper, Holly 670, lots more!
1968 J-3000 - Part out will start in the new year

Quote:
Originally Posted by andy d
Only a Jeep would have leaky electrical parts
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-24-2008, 05:40 PM
Elliott's Avatar
Elliott Elliott is offline
Cowboy Up
 
Join Date: Jun 22, 2002
Location: Pilot Point, TX
Posts: 12,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmntxn77
Nah, I'm gonna keep it... Plus, IF I decided to sell it, you would be about 5th or 6th on the list. I received SEVERAL PM's from people wanting to buy it from me after I posted that I wanted it in the sale thread..

Have the guy that fabbed your cage reverse engineer it and he can make some $$$... maybe... cheap as we are...
That might make a nice "tailgate" for a JTruck too.
__________________
*** I am collecting pics and info on any factory Jeep Dually trucks from the J-Series at the new Jeep Dually Registry.
***I can set you up with hydroboost for your brakes: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=106056
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-24-2008, 06:05 PM
Dmntxn77's Avatar
Dmntxn77 Dmntxn77 is offline
Hey watch this...
 
Join Date: Nov 19, 2004
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Posts: 8,327
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elliott
Have the guy that fabbed your cage reverse engineer it and he can make some $$$... maybe... cheap as we are...
That might make a nice "tailgate" for a JTruck too.

Yeah, I thought about that, but I am pretty sure that it would NOT be affordable if he made them.

I might try to pop one out after I get back to Texas though..
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-24-2008, 08:10 PM
DrveJeepDrnkBeer's Avatar
DrveJeepDrnkBeer DrveJeepDrnkBeer is offline
Gear Head
 
Join Date: Dec 09, 2002
Location: Olympia/Lacey WA
Posts: 436
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmntxn77
Yeah, I thought about that, but I am pretty sure that it would NOT be affordable if he made them.

I might try to pop one out after I get back to Texas though..

Oh, so then I would have to pay for shipping! I see how it is!
__________________
2004 KJ - Wifes DD
1990 XJ - My DD
1988 F*rd Bronco - FOR SALE!
1986 F-250 Tow Rig! Ex cab, 4x4, 460!
1980 something Cherokee
1979 Wagoneer - 7" total lift, 36" Swamper TSL's, beadlocks, Warn fr bumper, Holly 670, lots more!
1968 J-3000 - Part out will start in the new year

Quote:
Originally Posted by andy d
Only a Jeep would have leaky electrical parts
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-24-2008, 08:21 PM
Mahamotorworks Mahamotorworks is offline
Gear Head
 
Join Date: Sep 11, 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 571
Looks interesting. I am surprised that it isnt painted and mounted by now you have had almost a whole day to get it done.

MAHA
__________________
1989 Grand Wagoneer Engein Reaplacement: In Planing Stages.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-24-2008, 10:00 PM
Dmntxn77's Avatar
Dmntxn77 Dmntxn77 is offline
Hey watch this...
 
Join Date: Nov 19, 2004
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Posts: 8,327
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mahamotorworks
Looks interesting. I am surprised that it isnt painted and mounted by now you have had almost a whole day to get it done.

MAHA

Yeah, I wish.. Truth be known, it probably wont be mounted for a couple of months...
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-25-2008, 12:36 AM
AlsChopShop's Avatar
AlsChopShop AlsChopShop is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 20, 2005
Location: Portland, Orygun!
Posts: 5,428
you are lucky you were able to pick it up yourself. if i had grabbed it for you like we had planned i may have 'forgotten' to meet back up with you to drop it off....

Al
__________________
79 Cherokee Chief "Kronk" - TBI350/SM465/NP205
99 Dodge 2500 4x4 - Cummins 24v
07 Mazdaspeed3 GT - Big turbo, 340whp
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-25-2008, 12:12 PM
Dmntxn77's Avatar
Dmntxn77 Dmntxn77 is offline
Hey watch this...
 
Join Date: Nov 19, 2004
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Posts: 8,327
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlsChopShop
you are lucky you were able to pick it up yourself. if i had grabbed it for you like we had planned i may have 'forgotten' to meet back up with you to drop it off....

Al

Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-25-2008, 01:08 PM
JeepinPete's Avatar
JeepinPete JeepinPete is offline
Bleedin' Gasoline
 
Join Date: Dec 09, 2003
Location: Quakertown, PA
Posts: 2,190
When I saw that one come up, I was thinking to myself, why couldn't that be on the East coast? Anyway, great score!

I can't quite figure out how the latch for the swing outs work. Do you have any better pictures of those areas?
__________________
Pete

'55 Willys Wagon, the original FSJ
Sitting on a '77 Cherokee frame, Dodge D60's
Isuzu 6BD1, NV4500, NP241
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-25-2008, 02:48 PM
AlsChopShop's Avatar
AlsChopShop AlsChopShop is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 20, 2005
Location: Portland, Orygun!
Posts: 5,428
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmntxn77
but of course i'm not that dishonest!

Al
__________________
79 Cherokee Chief "Kronk" - TBI350/SM465/NP205
99 Dodge 2500 4x4 - Cummins 24v
07 Mazdaspeed3 GT - Big turbo, 340whp
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-25-2008, 03:18 PM
Dmntxn77's Avatar
Dmntxn77 Dmntxn77 is offline
Hey watch this...
 
Join Date: Nov 19, 2004
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Posts: 8,327
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepinPete
When I saw that one come up, I was thinking to myself, why couldn't that be on the East coast? Anyway, great score!

I can't quite figure out how the latch for the swing outs work. Do you have any better pictures of those areas?

It is really very simple.. I will get some better pics for ya..


Quote:
Originally Posted by AlsChopShop
but of course i'm not that dishonest!

Al



hummm... Sounds like you are trying to cover your tracks..

I am gonna have to keep an eye on my stuff now since you know where I live...
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
corner corner