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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2001, 02:26 PM
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Check out my bumper and roof rack

OK, Here are some pics of my homemade bumper and roof rack. I made the rack a while back and finally figured out how to get it mounted properly. Any Q's let me know

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2001, 02:28 PM
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Re: Check out my bumper and roof rack

Here's another of the bumper

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Re: Check out my bumper and roof rack

Side View of the Rack

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Re: Check out my bumper and roof rack

Closeup of the front rack mount

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Re: Check out my bumper and roof rack

View of how front mount ties in to rollbar to windshield bar. This isn't final. I will probably end up welding the bracket to the bar so it's not dependent on the hose clamp.

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Re: Check out my bumper and roof rack

This is how the rear is mounted. This hoop came with the jeep as part of a safari rack. It was way too tall so I chopped 4 inches off and rewelded nuts inside the tubing. Also, the hoop is too narrow to allow the hard top window to open so I had to modify the brackets by welding a piece a angle iron onto it that was about 1 inch wider. This allowed me to spread the hoop apart enought to open the window

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Re: Check out my bumper and roof rack

looks nice, good job

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Re: Check out my bumper and roof rack

The hose clamp scares me a little, if you have any weight on that rack, inertia could rip it off pretty easily.

Instead, I might recomment something like LEVE's seatbelt mount. Take a couple of muffler clamps and weld a flat plate to them. For short term/removable, you can use the original u-bolts. For long term permanent, you can weld the back side of the clamp to the bar so you have a solid/flat mounting surface.

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They both look good,nice work.

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Re: Check out my bumper and roof rack

The hose clamp is in no way the final product. The bracket will get welded to the bar as soon as I am satisfied with it (which I am not quite yet). I am thinking about creating a stud that has additional brackets as well. That should provide better support. See pic for what I mean

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