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can anyone make a cheap rear bumper? or thoughts?

hi all, im lookin for a cheap rear bumper, but not stocker.
thought id ask here, since you guys know zuks better than the welders here, if anyone woudl be good enough to make me a rear bumper? or help me with one.

i want it nice and beefy, so when i get rear ended, it wont hurt too much hehe. but also, pretty cheap. dad said i can have some of the check from the collision. i figured id spend it on a rear bumper? or should i go with something else?
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I was thinking about makin mine out of original steel pipe but when it came to the bends I was gonna put the exhaust bends from discount auto i once read this guy who used all exhaust pipn for his front bumper and it had a cushion effect but I dunno i just want the bends
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I'm personally going to buy Rocky Road's Crawler II rear bumper. Its the best looking bumper I've seen so far plus it comes standard w/ a 2inch receiver, which I'm going to need this summer when I'm pulling the uhaul behind my Zuk to Alaska. Wheelers Offroad makes a kick [censored] looking bumper, SUPER tough, but it costs $339. RRO Crawler II is $244, which is a decent price. Any aftermarket bumper for the rear won't really protect you in a wreck that much, they're just made for offroad abuse, all except for the wheelers offroad bumper. Its just as big as the stock except its pure 10guage steel and would definitely stop a car from denting you in. Wish I had the cash for it.

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I MADE MINE OUT OF A PIECE OF STEEL 11/2"x 31/2"x 3/16" RECTANGULAR STOCK AND WELDED IT IN.COST ABOUT $12.OO.TOUGH AS HECK.I ADDED A PIECE OF 2"X1/4" TO THE BOTTOM FOR A RECIEVER HITCH.$2.00 AT THE LOCAL STEEL MILL.I BOUGHT SOME ROUND RECESSED LIGHTS AND MOUNTED THEM IN THE TAILGATE.LOOKS COOL AND THEY ARE OUT OF THE WAY.ABOUT $32.00 WITH THE TRAILER LIGHT CONVERSION THINGY FROM WALMART.SORRY NO PICS,IM COMPUTER ILLITERATE!
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Re: can anyone make a cheap rear bumper? or thoughts?

This is the cheapest prefabricated bumper I have seen. Although lights would have to be addressed.
http://www.davesport.com/suzuki/bumpers.html

For a bumper that takes stock lights and you can add a tire & carrier later, I think http://www.trailtough.com/ has a good product.
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looks easy enough to make say how inthe heck do guys put the lights in there rear door like that I like the way it looks!
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How do they put lights in...well 2 things are needed, first is patience, the second power tools...as in drill and jig saw or a dremel tool with the rotary accesories.
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Re: can anyone make a cheap rear bumper? or thoughts?

I did mine for <$100 using Rock Road's bumper blank and 2 6" pieces of 4x4 angle iron for a mounting bracket. You have to be able to weld though.

I'll try to post a pic, but I've never done it here before. There are lots of pics here:

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...threadid=56916


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Re: can anyone make a cheap rear bumper? or thoughts?

5 inch C channle or 5 in square tube works well run a piece out from the original mount and weld the channel on top realy easy to do I will look for pix if you are interested
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shrock, thats the style im tryin to go for, but also, look at this
<a target="_blank" href=http://www.roadlessgear.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&amp;Store_Code=RGL&amp;Pro duct_Code=X4107&amp;Category_Code=A>http://www.roadlessgear.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&amp;Store_Code=RGL&amp;Pro duct_Code=X4107&amp;Category_Code=A</a>

i like that one, i think im gonna get it... but how hard is it to hook up lights that arent stock? i dont want stock lights, gettin kinda tired of lookin at em... and easy to brake...
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