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Old 03-23-2019, 03:13 PM
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Default Rear bumper build Qs

I'm getting on with the rebuild of the rear end of my Disco and have started to think about the need for a decent rear bumper and think I'll fabricobble my own together.

Main question is about my plan to incorporate a swing away spare wheel carrier.

I've seen trailer spindles used in other J**P builds and wondered if anyone round here has made their own bumper with spare wheel carrier?

Pictures would be very welcome.
Old 03-24-2019, 10:21 AM
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There have been a few made over the years and posted on here. I would hit your favorite search engine there is some DIY swing away kits that include the spindle bearings etc.
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Originally Posted by robertf View Post

That's brilliant, thanks very much.

I like the weight relieving castor to take the weight off the spindle, I was reading an article about trailer spindle failures from the weight of the spare hanging off them and them failing from fatigue over time.

I like the way you built the parallelogram, you've given me some great ideas to take on board, thanks.
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