Custom Rear Bumper Ideas

ThompsonXterra Jan 16, 2016

  1. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Wondering if anyone has done (or if its possible to do) something like this...can't find any pictures so your your imagination lol

    Instead of buying metal rear corners and a center rear bumper separate, just have one bumper that wraps all the way around. I've seen this on XJs and such, but never one on an Xterra, I think it would look pretty cool and unique.

    Another idea, cut off the sheet metal "corner things" underneath the plastic bumper corners (picture below) so they sit flush with the frame. This way the metal wrap around bumper won't hang down as low and there will be a better departure angle.

    Ideas? Thoughts? Improvements? Anything helps! :D

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  2. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I spend more money on comic books than my X Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    It's been done with tube. I like the look as well. Someone here recently made one if memory serves. Just can't remember who. There is a thread somewhere.
     
  3. TheFauxFox

    TheFauxFox Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    CaptainMorganSOS (Click for Build Thread)

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  4. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Wouldn't want tube, not my favorite look for rear bumpers personally.


    THIS. That's almost exactly what I was picturing!

    And he trimmed the sheet metal corners underneath lol thanks for the pictures!

    Any more of similar (or different) styles are appreciated! Trying to get some ideas.
     
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  5. xterror04

    xterror04 Site sponsor Founding Member

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    Look at my build thread... I did this also
     
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  7. Deadpilot

    Deadpilot <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    I've also built a couple.

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  8. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Just saw yours yesterday! For once I actually like the tubing on the sides, works well with your taillights. Great job on the wrap way btw.


    Thanks for the pics! I like the simpler, less bulky look on the sides of the corners as opposed to Captain's corners
     
  9. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Another Question

    For all of you, it is the entire bumper sitting on the frame rails? Or is there another support point on the corners? Seems like the plastic corners simply screw into sheet metal.
     
  10. Deadpilot

    Deadpilot <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    For the 1st Gen bumper the corners are built into the bumper and so the bumper is bolted onto the frame and that's it. Really simple.
    The 2nd Gen corners that I made a while back for my X were a pain to mount cause they had to mount to fender, the bumper and under the X.

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  11. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Thanks for the info. And the wrap around corners on 1st gens are still solid like that? Like they won't move if i come down on a rock? Lol
     
  12. Deadpilot

    Deadpilot <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    Either one of them haven't tested a hard rock hit yet, but since they are built into the bumper and it's all made of 3/16 in plate steel so I have a feeling that rock would just have some paint marks.

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  13. Tex Terra

    Tex Terra Bought an X

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    tube!!!

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  14. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I actually really like how your rear tube bumper came out. I'm just looking for something a little more "flush/stock" looking like Captain's, and I want to eliminate the rear plastic corners.
     
  15. Tex Terra

    Tex Terra Bought an X

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    Yeah originally my fab guy was going to wrap around the corners too. Maybe my impatience played a role lol
     
  16. CaptainMorgan_SOS

    CaptainMorgan_SOS Need Bigger Tires

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    I came down off a tall ledge once kind of fast and slammed on the bumper a couple years ago at Moab. It was enough to shear off 1 bolt on the driver side, 2 bolts on the passenger side where it mounted to the frame, kicked the bumper up a bit to where it slightly bent the corner of the hatch, and busted the passenger tail light. I hit it REALLY hard. Once I put new bolts in, tightened the hell out of them, and then replaced the tail light, I haven't had any problems. The bumper itself did not bend or warp at all (3/16 plate with 3/8 mounts).

    I actually want to cut mine up a bit to where it sits closer to the body and is more flush; I tend to snag it coming off ledges and scrape going up waterfalls every once in a while. But since that time at Moab, I haven't had any real issues, and I have banged it off quite a few things. The wrap around pieces are plenty strong if you build them right and have some extra support built in (mine has 2x2, 1/4" wall square tubing that runs along the back of the bumper and ties into the wrap arounds).
     
  17. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Thanks for the info! I guess if you hit anything hard enough it'll come loose. I'll definitely be using 3/16 plate and 3/8 mounts; and good idea with the 2x2 tubing, I'll take note of that for sure.

    If you don't mind me asking, are you running frame stiffeners? Like the ones that come with the Shrock rear bumpers.
     
  18. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    Diablo3662 has a rear bumper he is selling as far as I know it has not even mounted on his X.

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