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Well you're gonna guess and be right, but I'll explain it a bit further. it's a tire rack rear bumper, with the swing away carrier, hitch and recovery points. But going a little further, since I have onboard air and never had a tank, the bumper itself is made from rectangular stock with the ends capped off. presto. Tire carrier air tank hitch bumper! Rear-end me now, sucka. (could be akin to the exploding armor some A1-A's have.... I dunno....



And I'm ditching the trench digger trailer hitch finally (thank god)
 

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Thanks!! See up here in Canada, we don't go sue crazy...
 

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Also if I manage to damage it wheeling i've probably bent my frame up over and through the back cargo area. that steel is 3/8.
 

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Not all that uncommon, actually ... http://bit.ly/1f33nN7

... haven't seen it here (TNX), though. Unless you're regularly (like every day) in rush hour traffic, I wouldn't be too worried ... even then, with 3/8" wall (as OP says he's using) you're way over-kill on the durability. Gonna take more than just a fender-bender to puncture that.
 

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you'll be fine. I seen people use their sliders the same way. just make sure you post more pics.
 

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That sounds incredibly dangerous.
Good luck when someone sues you for blowing the front of their car off. Or having it explode when you bump it wheeling.


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Not all that uncommon, actually ... http://bit.ly/1f33nN7

... haven't seen it here (TNX), though. Unless you're regularly (like every day) in rush hour traffic, I wouldn't be too worried ... even then, with 3/8" wall (as OP says he's using) you're way over-kill on the durability. Gonna take more than just a fender-bender to puncture that.
Agreed. 3/8" thick wall! Damn that is stout! I would not be worried. I've seen this done a few times using the roll cage on some crawling rigs. I think its a cool idea. :eek:ccasion5:

As for Captain Negativity, you do realize you are on the highway all the time with big rigs that have air tanks right on the side of the cab that are pressurized for their air brakes and running significantly thinner walls... just saying... :withstupid:
 

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FTW! Thanks for that Dozer, I needed the chuckle with my coffee.
 

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I'll post up some pics when it's done. cutting and welding today..... God I hate cutting steel...
 

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The whole thing probably weighs abouuuut 100 pounds without the tire. maybe 115.
 

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That sounds incredibly dangerous.
Good luck when someone sues you for blowing the front of their car off. Or having it explode when you bump it wheeling.
100psi would make some noise, but probably not blow the front of a car off, sorry Buzz Killington.
 

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It's the internet demons!! update. air tank and hitch welded up. mood lit for effect.
 
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