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post #21 of 310 (permalink) Old 10-21-2014, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Awesome job on the fab work!
Thanks ,Christos. The swing arm had some deflection on the top plate. So I box the end of the bumper. Added a tube from the boxed end to bumper mounting plate, then a gusset from the tube to the top plate. Starting to cut the back up lights in. Mounting plate and the L.E.D. In this pic you can see recovery points I cut out of some 1/2" plate. Driver side cut in. I wonted two 12" slim line L.E.D. but at $75. bucks each I cud not afford them. So I settled for these 6"x1" L.E.D. I got 4 of them off amazon for $52. bucks. I added a backing plate to the lights to protect them from anything being throne from the tires. Primed and ready for bedliner. I always reduce the liner and add white play sand when I paint my bumpers. That way I do a few thin coats instead of one thick coat. Painted and on the bronco. The light on with the L.E.D. tag lights on.
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post #22 of 310 (permalink) Old 10-21-2014, 10:07 AM
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So can you see brush strokes with that liner? (I can't see in the pic) are going put schackles on the recover points. (I guess you could just carry one) Would they rattle if you left them on?
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really like the lights, may have to steel that idea.
great job on that bumper man.
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Fantastic job!
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Looks good and strong, the lights are a good touch. I had aimed on doing that to mine just never did.

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Looking good, nice trick with the sand added to the Bedliner.

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So can you see brush strokes with that liner? (I can't see in the pic) are going put schackles on the recover points. (I guess you could just carry one) Would they rattle if you left them on?
I used a roller with the liner so no brush strokes. This is the best closeup pic I have. The roller I used is for painting ruff serfices. I had to cut it down to a 3" roller. And yes I'll just carry schackles.

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Looks good and strong, the lights are a good touch. I had aimed on doing that to mine just never did.
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really like the lights, may have to steel that idea.
great job on that bumper man.
Thanks guys, I would recommend the back up lights they work great in the woods at night.

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am I correct in thinking that you can use the "LOCK" part of the hub to keep the swinger open since it look like you used the whole hub assembly??? If that's right that is a great idea, looks great and is stupid simple to keep the gate open, I'd even trust that going down the road should you have to have the gate down to haul something. I have the stuff laying around to re-do mine into something like that maybe looking into it


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Looking good, nice trick with the sand added to the Bedliner.
The sand makes the liner like 80 grit sand paper. When everything is wet and covered in mud you have plenty of grip if you have to stand on the bumpers.

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am I correct in thinking that you can use the "LOCK" part of the hub to keep the swinger open since it look like you used the whole hub assembly??? If that's right that is a great idea, looks great and is stupid simple to keep the gate open, I'd even trust that going down the road should you have to have the gate down to haul something. I have the stuff laying around to re-do mine into something like that maybe looking into it
Yes Brandon I used the whole assembly including the axle with the lockout it works great .

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Love the locking hub! I think your rear bumper is sweet! I was able to keep my bumper that got rear ended which only has one minor dent in it. I am thinking about adding a rear tire carrier to it.
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Dave the hub Idea is genius I have 2 extra after rebuilding the 85' I will need to incorporate that into the rear bumper.


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That bed liner looks great! Have you any experience with it long term? How about if you don't prep so good? (I hate prep work)
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Love the locking hub! I think your rear bumper is sweet! I was able to keep my bumper that got rear ended which only has one minor dent in it. I am thinking about adding a rear tire carrier to it.
Thanks OU, You should be able to figure out a way to put a swing on a tube bumper.

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Dave the hub Idea is genius I have 2 extra after rebuilding the 85' I will need to incorporate that into the rear bumper.
Hay Thanks Ed but its been done before so keep the G word to your self.

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That bed liner looks great! Have you any experience with it long term? How about if you don't prep so good? (I hate prep work)
Thanks Rich, I have had my bronco lined for 15 year. It will fade in time, but I just reline it with some reduced liner. The prep is easy as long as there is no oil residue and its scuff up good you'll be fine. The bumper was done 10 years ago. I have relined only one time. My doors are faded and I need to reline them. Its been over 5 years sense they where lined.

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awesome looking truck man.
Great job
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awesome looking truck man.
Great job
Thanks Birdman, its just my junk taken up space in the driveway.

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So a few weeks back I went camping and the bronco had a power serge on the way their. It just cut out rolling down the highway and smoke came rolling out from under the dash. And when this happened it had blew all the light on the bronco except the new LEDs. Also I found the heater fan stopped working along with the windshield wiper,power seat adjustment and my amp . After it sat for a few minute it started with a jump,and I had no problems the rest of the weekend. It was the strangest thing? That's what I have been messing with the last few weeks.

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A few pics of the dash pulled apart. the heater fan is still good so the switch control is not wooking. windshield wiper switch not working. I need a new speedo cable. I think this is where the smoke came from. I'm glad we have a parts truck. the old duck tape repair.
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the back bumper is sweet , how much did it cost to build?
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