project ideas?

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  1. ndz

    ndz Full Access Member

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    the dual hitch model please :)
     
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    To mount a towbar? Just curious...
     
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    ndz Full Access Member

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    Nope to mount dual tow hooks/shackles.

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    very nice thanks. I may end up making the double hitch for use with a snow plow.
     
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    Hmmm, interesting idea. Are those easy to mount? I wouldn't think the front would be "bolt-on" ready.
     
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    once you have a hitch in place its as easy as slipping one of these into the receiver :)
     
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    I'm thinking a steel arm welded to each side of the hitch frame under the Jeep and coming through the bumper facia. Crossbar over the top of the hitch with a spindle mounted on it for a removeable frame that the the rack/platform would mount to, about a third to halfway up the spare tire. A second rack/platform over the spare. I'm thinking of ditching the tube that goes into the hitch. I might even ditch the whole rack and build a lighter platform with no rail or an abbreviated rail.
    All this because I think it's a pain in the butt not to be able to open the tailgate with stuff in the rack. :disgust:
     
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    Just cut the bottom of the bumper off, get a KK hitch which sits 4 inches at least higher and go from there everything is tucked up higher and won't drag
     
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    How close does it get to the spare?
     
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    I'm getting there. The swing and the tailgate don't quite work as well as I would like but it's acceptable. The tire runs into the driver's side upright. Doh!

    http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=64756
     
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    hey do you think you could try and put something together for a steel rear bumpet for the kj?
     
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    im working on designing an aluminum one, im designing it so that it can be built by anyone who has basic tools, welder, grinder, chop saw etc... the one i am disigning as of right now will not have an integrated hitch but if i end up being able to round up the money before i build it i will get a kk hitch and fit the bumper around it for better clearance, rock lizard fabrications offers a couple different steel bumpers, the light duty komodo is definitely a nice one just doesnt hav swing away carriers or an integrated hitch like the hd model does but is a lot less money, would you be looking for a plate bumper or a tube pre runner style bumper?
     
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    id be looking more for a plate style bumper, i can weld up steel just not aluminum and stainless go figure lol im mainly just looking for measurements and such yah know