Bumper has been installed for the final time. Now to shift gears to working on the swing-out.
I'll post up some more later
I'll post up some more later
Very nice! I just noticed the two wiring outlets added to the rear door. I might have missed it earlier in this thread, but what are those for? Rear lights? Also, I see the 7-pin to the left of the receiver, but what is the round plug to the right?
This is the prototype and once the swing-out is finished and costs and labor can be calculated it will be going into limited production. Most of the parts have been designed to be robotically cut and bent. ...You named the thread "New High Clearance Rear Bumper option coming soon", so far it is only a custom bumper you had built with no reference to any manufacturer or distribution, so how is this an option?
Thanks for the info, that bump is awesome
Those might be the 2 backup cameras I have temporarily mounted to the back door or my Ham radio antenna wires. Backup lights and cameras will be mounted on the swing-out in the final revision.
This is the prototype and once the swing-out is finished and costs and labor can be calculated it will be going into limited production. Most of the parts have been designed to be robotically cut and bent...
After years of talking about rear bumper options with others and with my fellow wheeler and fabricator buddy Mat, he finally took on the change of designing and fabricating something that would incorporate
- Improved Ground Clearance
- Improved Approach angles
- Incorporated Tailor Hitch
- Integrated swing out with the rear door
- Relocate spare tire to swing out
- Mount 2 (5gal) fuel cans
and much more
Here are a few photos the Prototype bumper after our final fitting before sending it out to get powder coated. Next is to finalize the mounting of the spare tire and fuel cans on the swing out.
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There where a handful of reasons but now that it has been mounted and all of the other concerns have been dealt with he has re-designed it to come up the extra bit... Guess it's the price I have to pay for being the guinea pigWhy didn't he design the sides to go high enough to cover the void where the bumper end caps were, looks like a 1" gap?
It is a 120v input... to run my battery maintainer and keep my batteries charged, not linked to my inverter or any other system... was getting tired of popping the hood and running a cord along side the truck when I was not going to be using the truck...You ID the 120 volt as "HOOK UP”. What is inside that would require 120 volt? Is it tied in to the 120v outlet already installed in the truck? If that is the purpose, is that receptacle on the bumper hot when the inverter is on? If that is the case wouldn’t the prongs on that male plug be energized? If you are plugged into a 120 volt source and plugged into your ride what gets hot. Or do you have some way to isolate that plug on the bumper so as not to back feed into the inverter?