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rear off road bumper/ receiver

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by mountaineerbeast, June 20, 2011.

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    1. mountaineerbeast

      mountaineerbeast Active Member

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      I am planning on making a heavy duty offroad bumper for my 97 mountaineer when i realized i could make it to used the original bumper mounting holes as well as the rear receiver mounting holes.
      I am planning on using a piece of 6.5"x8" tubing with either a 1/4" or 3/8" wall

      Would it be safe to build a receiver tube into or onto it?
      I'm only concerned that it might cause damage to the frame if i pull a 5000 or 6000lb load.

      Pictures would be greatly appreciated if anyone has done something similar to this.
       
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