Originally Posted by meanGREENnugget
I love my dual jerry can maxterra bumper. It is built right. One thing I would recommend is carrying an extra license plate light in your glovebox. I have had bad luck with them. I went through three within two years. The most recent one is still going strong at about two years. Keeping fingers crossed.
In reference to the license plate lights, I quit using the LED "bars" and went to the light Studs from superbrightled's. Have had ZERO failures, though I need to update the install instructions to warn folks not to overtighten them. They're aluminum, hollow, and fragile and not designed for 50#lbs torque
On the instructions, I usually email them out with final balance & tracking info, though I may have forgotten them, cuz my life has been pure HELL for the last couple of months!! Way too much going on, everything a rush job & trying to get ready for Gonemoab! Huge delays with the powdercoater and the metal fab place that does my laser & forming work!
I try to warn everybody up front, I only do this part time to my day job, and I'm lately putting in 12 to 14 hrs/day almost all the time anymore.
To quote Forest Gump, I think I'm tired!!
Absolutely couldn't do it without some of the assistance of some great friends whose help is invaluable!
Gas can carriers are the most popular item anymore, and they take me double the time to fabricate, final assemble and package. Lots of extra work goes into these for sure. Custom soldered wiring harnesses, lots of extra widgets, grinding/finishing, fabrication, etc. Packaging is thorough but time consuming too.
With the oversize weight/size fees from Fedex, going to start shipping a lot of these freight now. Less packaging and possibly cheaper.
This is why I don't do custom builds or lots of special requests, as I just don't have the time with such a deep backlog.
Also the reason I don't yet have front bumpers out, as were am I going to find 2 or 3 weeks to develop them....
Best regards to all,