That just looks like 2x4 box tubing witha 2x2 as the spare mount. You or a buddy could probably mod a bumper to do this in a weekend.Anyone know of a ready-to-order dual swing-out rear bumper option for the JK? I've seen them on wider vehicles: Tacoma's, LR4's, etc. but can't find anything for the JK, perhaps because of its narrower rear profile.
I did find this picture through a google search but can't source the product:
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It was in this forum I saw it. Only a few months ago:The kaymar bumper is just the ticket. Thanks BradS. If only it was easy to procure in North America...
As for why I'm asking the question, here is the premise: I'd like to mount an aluminum chuck-box on the rear of a JK, such that it could be used without being removed or unmounted, and without overly impeding access to the trunk.
Might even be that you could find some military surplus boxes for the chuck box, maybe something like this: https://colemans.com/shop/containers/german-military-field-storage-container/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=colemans-newsletter-26-july-18&utm_source=Coleman's+Specials&utm_campaign=4de49e3acb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_26_01_34&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d6727d9ecf-4de49e3acb-158365329&mc_cid=4de49e3acb&mc_eid=9755bc2bff
I've got a list of new Jeep design and construction projects waiting for me when I get back from this trip and this isn't one of them; mostly I was just doing these drawings as idea starters for the O.P. of this thread (and to pass some time for me during a lull in the trip ).I think we just found your next project Jeff!
Yes, I designed the HD tailgate hinges, tailgate reinforcement and HD spare carrier that MORryde now manufactures and sells (no I am not a MORryde employee, I design this stuff as a hobby).To create room for the chuck-box, I figured I could probably relocate the spare tire rightward on the OEM tailgate with a simple bracket, perhaps mounting it on MORryde heavy-duty tailgate hinges for an easier, more robust attachment. (Did you consult/develop the MORryde hinge, jscherb?) Keeping the spare on the tailgate would eliminate the nuisance of a dual swing set-up and segregating the chuck-box and spare tire onto separate swing mechanisms would also reduce the load on each. A short chuck-box swing-arm would be easy to walk-around and handle, and it would also keep the chuck-box close to the kitchen "cockpit" behind the trunk.
However, there is an issue with relocating the tire on the OEM tailgate because I think it creates a pinch point and limits how far the tailgate will open. See below:
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This approach would likely limit the tailgate opening to 90 degrees or so. A traditional right-swing after market carrier likely moves the pivot point further rightward and might eliminate this conflict by giving the swing-arm greater "throw," but at the cost of the nuisance from a dual-swing.