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Rear bumper sources

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by MOP, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. Jun 26, 2005
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    I would like to replace my factory draw bar with something that gives a little more clearance and has a 2" receiver. I know many have just made their own, but I am not set up or experienced for that kind of work. Are bumpers made for later CJ's compatible with our early CJ5's?

    Would one of these work?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...item=7983310509&category=6763&sspagename=WDVW

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...tem=7981780617&category=33640&sspagename=WDVW

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...tem=7982003933&category=33640&sspagename=WDVW
     
  2. Jun 26, 2005
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Hell that first one looks good for my TJ so I can get rid of the rear hitch. R)

    Frame widths are different on the intended applications so if it attaches to the frame on the side or underneath (as it should being a hitch) and not just the crossmember, then you might have some issues.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2005
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    with the exception of the 2nd one, all are for 76 and later models
    modification would be necc to make them work
    contact the builder of the 2nd one listed; see if he can make it work for your year.
    otherwise, it's fab time
    IMO
     
  4. Jun 26, 2005
    MOP

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    Thanks guys..I sent him a message. I need to convince someone on this forum to duplicate their rear bumper for a reasonable wage. Does anyone (Boyink?) know the difference between the Cross Enterprise Trail Mate I and II if you only buy the bumper? They are $215. http://www.crossenterprises.com/index_html.htm
     
  5. Jun 26, 2005
    Boyink

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    AFAIK it's the same bumper.

    I think the difference is in the tire carrier, whether it's setup for the side-mount baskets or not.

    My bumper has some 1" or so holes in the top to accomodate the outback rack. Maybe the II version wouldn't have those in lieu of the side mount baskets.

    I love the bumper. I love the tire rack. His storage options....not so much. The outback rack doesn't have a flat floor...it has a "pocket" for the tire so that it sits lower. I'd rather have a flat floor w/more height - I think in the end your stuff would probably end up at the same height regardless..

    The side mount deals just don't appeal to me...awkward looking IMHO>

    Hence why I built the cooler/stove rack. Which I was thinking the other day I might not need anymore...
     
  6. Aug 3, 2005
    kiowamtp

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    Boyink

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    Make sure "ECJ5" is included in his "CJ"...I get nervous when stuff is advertised as being that universal.

    Just IMHO...it's almost too "stout", I guess I just don't like the step bumper look on CJs...
     
  8. Aug 4, 2005
    Rio_Grande

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    Try jp-fab.com custom built for the early cj 5's just requres that you provide measurements for your jeep. All others are stocked items.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2005
    speedbuggy

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    I like the second one.
     
  10. Aug 7, 2005
    FreeJeep

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    Take a look at these:

    http://boulderbars.com/cjproducts.htm

    These guys make very high quality products, have excellent customer service and the price isn't too out there. They also have some real cool tire rack options for their rear bumpers. I'll be going this route when I get to that point.

    DonC
     
  11. Aug 7, 2005
    1969_CJ5

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    I have been looking at bumpers myself... I would much rather build my own but I can't seem to find a good supply of inexpensive metal..... Any thoughts? Charlotte, NC
     
  12. Aug 7, 2005
    sasquatch

    sasquatch I'm big in Japan.

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    Not sure inexpensive metal exists anymore....
     
  13. Aug 7, 2005
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Don't think inexpensive metal exists anymore.

    Seems like couple years ago when I had my bumpers made that was about the end of it.

    Sean got one for the Commando, after that the price of metal went way up. Now for the effort probably just as good off to buy one if you find one that suits your needs.
     
  14. Aug 8, 2005
    timgr

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    Steel production capacity is now (once again) exceeding supply. The price of steel is coming down, but the big manufacturers are limiting output to stabilize prices.

    This only affects new steel production though. I'd expect that the supply of scrap and cutoffs is near nil.
     

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