Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Katterbach, Germany
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ok, I am trying to decide on how to make my rear bumber. Here are the first two drafts.
This was an initial shot at it, but it was too big and hung down too low(killed departure angle).
[img]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0QwDHAowUoL6x9jvFBW*FnyM29onwziTAWoDcMgofNJl40cBbw rySH8UODZTcTC58Ki1WLbBtVCEJ9Hzs*Qxslp5uuqfsJAtEn7o lNTN8EQc/bumper.JPG[/img]
This was what my wife came up with(much more creative and artistic than i am)
[img]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0RwDYAjYWRDGx9jvFBW*Fn8RvqzmAj8Vs3MYvq*uDm*SANn*7J 0xFYBT5!sxTBQPUt1Kuqmz4aVALr06B*VekRaRavRMUQwTmD8f xqlj67o4/bumperrear.JPG[/img]
I like this one a lot better, but am worried about the strength of the reciever. This truck might still pull a trailer near its max weight and i don't want it to rip apart the hitch while i am cruising down the road.
This is a top view, just imagine the thin lines as being as thick as the main tube.
[img]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SgDQAokXOpCx9jvFBW*Fn269O0lbkMxsHi6lBDnCKsjelQO0m HzLx4eeZUbeiiOF34t8KSEvcwzeMIbjintKj!hDyAuMODj!06H FDz5KFgiBYuEB!lY1IQ/bumperreartop.JPG[/img]
If any one can come up with a better idea or improve upon our designs/ideas please feel free to post it here so i can get more ideas and maybe end up with a combination bumper using several different ideas combined. And the reason for the reciever being on the bottom of the lower tube instead of between the two is because of how high the truck is. I don't want to drag the ass-end of the trailer. And i don't want to get my self an Uber-Hitch made and have it stolen off my truck like another large truck owner around here(how you doing Jason [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] ).