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/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif You know, Mav,....I have a nice welder, a good shop, and can build anything I want for a bumper, but after thinking it over, I decided to buy the dual Jeep can and spare tire rack outa JCWhitney Jeep catalog, and combine it with some home grown stuff to get what I wanted. Rather than worry about making the hinge strong and overhanging ten miles with all the weight, I am using two risers of 2" X 2" X 3/16" square tube which weld into my square tube bumper and rise up just outside the tail gate edges, EXACTLY where the JCW rack can hook to them. The JCW rack is designed to bolt to the CJ body, but we all know why we don't DO that, so the two risers support the JCW rack independent of the body. That was an easy way to do it, and the risers will take a trail rack later if I want. I compared the cost of the Jeep can bases, the tire mount, something for a hinge, the material and bending, and it wasn't all that far off, so we got real /wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gifcrazy and actually bought something instead of fabbing it up. I am also making a tire-only rack to interchange so we dont have the cans on unless we want them. Here in the **** state(CA) thievery is rampant./wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif

CJDave
 
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