D.I.Y Rear tire career using stock bumper on 2012 Xterra

#1
Hello all.
I have been working on this project for some time and I thought I would share.
D.I.Y Rear tire career using a stock bumper on 2012 Xterra
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#5
if you think welding with shorts on is fun, you should try sandblasting. :)

btw very nice and simple. and way lighter than most other ones.
 
#6
Never got a hot foot, but did catch my shirt on fire ha!
Still playing with it. If anyone would like a parts list and spelled out instructions to do this for themselves. I would be happy to put something together.
also, the total cost of materials was under $400.
Thanks all.
 
#7
Never got a hot foot, but did catch my shirt on fire ha!
Still playing with it. If anyone would like a parts list and spelled out instructions to do this for themselves. I would be happy to put something together.
also, the total cost of materials was under $400.
Thanks all.
YES!!! this would be great!!
 
#8
Definitely want to follow this build! i have had the idea in my head of how to adapt the existing bumpers since the aftermarket bumpers don't change the dimensions, shape, or clearance at all. Love this project!
 
#9
So you going to re-locate the license plate or no?

Nice work, I like it. Gives me some ideas. But I'd need to retain a trailer hitch and add some recovery brackets, but I had not really entertained the idea of simply using the stock bumper as a base.

Oh yeah and I've done the welding in shorts bit, got nice tan knees out of it.
 
#10
So you going to re-locate the license plate or no?

Nice work, I like it. Gives me some ideas. But I'd need to retain a trailer hitch and add some recovery brackets, but I had not really entertained the idea of simply using the stock bumper as a base.

Oh yeah, and I've done the welding in shorts bit, got nice tan knees out of it.

Yep, I'm currently working on the trailer hitch. I have relocated the license plate and ran electrical to make it legal. I'll post updated photos soon.
 
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