Rear Bumper Guard

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  1. slowcrawler

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    Here is the first couple of photos of my rear bumper guard that I eluded to from my other thread I have in the "Lift Discussion" on my jeep and front guard I built. This is all 3/16inch thick tube. Main tube is 2.25 o.d. lowers are 1.25 o.d. It is going to have 2 tubes that come out from under attached to the receiver hitch on both sides as well and attach to the smaller side tubes. You can see in the photos the two angles I added for the tubes to attach to. I did not like the design of WAAG's because they hang low and affect departure angles and do not protect much. So I wanted mine to hug the spare and wrap to the ends of my bumper and still be removable when I wanted to. I added a 6inch receiver tube to the top of the factory receiver tube for mounting this guard and keeps it up higher under the spare which lets me add anything else to the lower receiver I want like a tow point clevis/hook, receiver ball for towing, and a high lift jack mount (may come later). I like having multi-purpose uses for everything. I welded the brackets on and extra receiver but all can be bolted on and you can use your factory receiver if you do not want to add an extra one. Also you can't tell from my pics but the ends go out to the factory bumper width and curve to follow the body lines of the bumper. Will post more as it comes to completion.
     

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    I think that's awesome, I'll be waiting to see it installed.
     
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    Looking good.

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    Thanks for the positive feedback. Yeah I'm dying to finish it. I get inpatient with my ideas in my head and never want to stop once I start building. Hope to finish it here next week maybe or week after.
     
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    Have to say its different for sure
     
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    Cool.....
     
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    Very different ... I like!
     
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    Almost done with my rear guard. Have the fabrication part complete just need to finish some sanding and paint for install. Came out pretty well or at least how I invisioned it for the most part. Will have some pics up soon. Next on my list will be rock sliders.
     
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    Ya, pretty cool, I like it.

    I've been busy as well sketching out front and rear tube bumpers.
     
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    Here is the bumper guard all primed up, hopefully have some paint on it tomorrow if the weather will co-operate.
     

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    I like it, where do the rear plates bolt on to the jeep? jst curious
     
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    If you look at my first set of pics that have the hitch attached to it you will see two angle brackets on either side of the hitch portion. When I took these i was not done with the guard yet. I still had to finish the two braces you see in the primed pictures of it. Just finished spaying it this morning with bed liner and will finish the hitch now. Almost done with it to. Im adding clevis tabs on either side of the receiver tube just because I have it all out and it was staring me in the face so I said what the heck might as well. I'm surprised no one makes these rear guards besides WAAG. I welded everything on bracket wise but all of it could be bolted on.
     
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    More pics of rear guard

    I finally got some spray on my rear bumper guard...bed liner black. Also welded some clevis tabs onto my rear receiver just because I could. It may look strange with 2 receiver tubes but this allows me do add multiple items on the rear and when bolted in looks good. Thinking next I will build a receiver mount for a Hi-Lift jack or I'm going to build brackets to add a H-Lift jack to the tailgate next to the spare similiar to Wranglers.
     

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    Looks real good
     
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    Looks good now lets see it on the kj!
     
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    Looks really good.
     
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    Thanks for the positive feedback. Hope to have it on there sometime this week. Having to paint around the cold weather makes it difficult.
     
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    Don't get caught up in all the bullshit here Chad. Allot of people are full of crap here.
    Bunch of story tellng, bullshitter posers.

    Best name for them?

    Web wheelers!
     
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    Got the hitch finished and painted up and will install it this weekend when the warm weather returns and post some pics
     
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    Finally installed

    Finally got my rear hitch guard installed with moded receiver. Everything went together and came out great. I'm my harshest critic and I got everything within a 1/16 of an inch...all angles...tubes...everything so I was quite pleased for once with how it all turned out. Only thing I have left is to add the clevis's. Let me know what you think.
     

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