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Old 02-15-2008, 09:12 AM
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I think Terry and I could have jerry rigged some quarter protection, but it wouldn't be anywhere near as clean as just going with what works.
Sorry, I DON'T jerry rig. Its best you went some where else. Im an artist with many skills. If I helped you with this everyone would want one. I don't want too be a BUMPER BUILDER.
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:23 AM
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Sorry, I DON'T jerry rig. Its best you went some where else. Im an artist with many skills. If I helped you with this everyone would want one. I don't want too be a BUMPER BUILDER.
Yeah, I'd hate to have offended you. ;-) I stuck my head under there and I think the way to mod the Smitty would have been to cut the bottom tube off, re-make the mount, weld the receiver higher and then wrap the quarters. Basically convert the top half of the Smitty into a Marlin... Otherwise we'd have this huge, heavy, awkward contraption. This way I still get to come up (I need to run a couple of reinforcing welds after the bumper is installed), bring the bike and drink beer without all that crazy work getting in the way of recreational time.
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:30 AM
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Will your old smitty fit my 86?
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:37 AM
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Will your old smitty fit my 86?
Yup. This bumper will fit the rear of any 1979 through 1995 Pickup. It's the one with a 2" receiver, Smittybilt TB-80RH is the model.
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:51 AM
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Changed my mind and bought a Marlin bumper.

Thought about it, did some chin scratching and looking. I will be gaining significant clearance under the bumper. The Smitty drops down more to avoid the rear apron (Marlin expects it to be notched) and that combined with the hanging receiver means it's at least 6" lower. I have a long overhang and am not all that tall, so adding the quarter protection would have made the Smitty a major departure hang up, more so than it already is (it scrapes all the time). Having the bumper sent here to work and that saved me $50 in shipping and that sold it for me.







Then I saw what this guy (HNTZ4X4 over at Pirate) did to his Marlin 4Runner bumper. I really liked what he did for his swing out, that is slick. At some point I'll probably copy that. Like when I learn to weld and get a welder. Which will only happen when I build a new garage. Which will happen whenever Kirsten is done with school. So like 3 years minimum. In the mean time I will have a super duper, ultra awesome bumper like the cool kids.
That is a cool 4Runner. His spare is mounted too low though. DAMHIK.
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That is a cool 4Runner. His spare is mounted too low though. DAMHIK.
It's mounted properly! The hight is determined by how tall the 80 that is pushing them is!
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That is a cool 4Runner. His spare is mounted too low though. DAMHIK.

Wait, I wanted to ask you:
How do you know?
Huh huhn?
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