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STEP BUMPER ON BLAZER

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by Powerhouse Ranch, Jun 19, 2021.

  1. Jawzjeep

    Jawzjeep Honk if parts fall off

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    Here is the inside of the bumper. I cut some of it away due to how the ends of the frame turn down. View attachment 191175
     
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    Powerhouse Ranch 3G Connoisseur Supporting Member

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    and you still have the filler panel between the bumper and body?
     
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    I did something similar to put a s10 step bumper on my stepside truck. had brackets made at work....just some angle and drilled holes. the brackets are stronger than new bumpers anyway.
     
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    I do. It doesn't match up perfect on the outer ends but im ok with it. Because I mounted it closer to the body I had to trim 1/4 inch off of the top edge that goes down near the body. (If you were standing on the bumper, the area your toes would be. 16242123433986021147372137836918.jpg

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    Not sure why 3 pics came up, push the wrong button somewhere
     
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    @Dooley,

    I see that camo truck had a square bumper on it. I wonder what they attached the pintal hook and the two tow rings to? They may have attached the tow rings to some bracket on the frame ends, as it looks like they might line up with them where they are. But the hook? Ever seen a regular truck with a hook like that?
     
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    I could be wrong but its probably for looks, or light loads if its reinforced there where we can't see. Can't imagine the bumper itself is anywhere close to handling pulling what that's pintle can.

    Bang, bang-bang, bang, bang-bang.... I can hear it now....
     
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    Fully functioning pintle.

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    Reinforced then? Upside down hitch mount under it? Curious.

    I would consider that a light load.

    On another note, how do you like the roof rack? I looked at one like it.
     
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    Pretty sure that a factory CUCV bumper. The shackle mounts and pintle hook are required to hook up to any military trailer and the shackle rings are needed for vehicle recovery and rail car tiedown. They are probably far stronger than any other factory hitch or tow hook installation would be.
     
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    I'd love to see a picture of the back side of that bumper, google failed me. Totally believe you, just never seen how reinforced it is. The shackles I get, they're in line with the frame it looks like. I appreciate the education.
     
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    Always find it after I ask dang it. Went to and old standby 4x4 site. Screenshot_20210622-214827.png
     
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    @Dooley,

    Yep. I like it! Yeah that roof rack looks boss. There has to be a thick plate behind that bumper for the kind of thing @Bevtreme04 is referring to for the military. And probably welded and bolted to the frame. You could probably hang the truck from that hook!

    Don't those hooks have big threads on the other end where you put a big ass nut on a threaded end? No welding. It would break right off at the heat affected zone. Cast steel, you know? I'm sure those rings have threads on the end the ring goes to.
     
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    I took a closer look at the first pic of the camo truck and it has four bolts attaching the pintle hook to the front of the bumper. Coming through a steel plate behind the bumper they could be very strong.
     
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    I took a closer look at the first pic of the camo truck and it has four bolts attaching the pintle hook to the front of the bumper. Coming through a steel plate behind the bumper they could be very strong.
     
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