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need some pointers on which bumpers you guys like and which ones you don't.
building an fj60 for my wife and need some ideas.
thanks, georg
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Get in touch with Mike at Rock Solid (909) 654-5404 and talk with him about his 60 series bumper. Tell him you got his name and mumber from me(Tim Coffey) he has a really sweet new bumper for the 60 series. <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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It is sooooo hard to beat an ARB and Kaymar setup. If you are buying, not building...I would look no further. The ARB is without peer in fit and finish and the Kaymar is nearly as nice.

I ran the combo on my 60 and my 80.
 

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ARB's look good, but if you want to you can tear them apart for the welds. As Tim C said, Big Mike @ Rock Solid has a new "Safari Gard" (rover/ford guys) with beautiful tig welds on all tubes. They run about $850 -so price point the ARB is cheaper. Henry C? what say you?
 

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That is the combo that will eventually end up on my 60. Unless I custom fab a rear bumper. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I've got the ARB on the front of my 60 and after seeing what Big Mike has- does anyone want to buy my ARB? I was very impressed with the new offering. As for the rear I am running a one of rear that I built but I would not recommend the Kaymar if you have any plans of wheelin the 60. Way to much overhang, the 60 has to much as it is and the Kaymar just makes it worse. <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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Anyone got any pics of this Rock Solid creation?
 

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I ended up getting an ARB for my FJ60 mostly because I also wanted to get side rails that connected to the bullbar (ARB and 4x4 Connection sell the connecting side rails).

I used to really like Stout's bumpers but their web site is unavailable and I think they may be out of business now?

If it wasn't for wanting side rails I actually like bumpers that don't obscure the front of the FJ60. For example, I like this design from Up & Over (they also have ones with the bars/grille guard in front).



http://www.upnover.com/
 

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Ask and ye shall receive <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> I took these a few weeks ago when Tim and I were at Rock Solid and I've been waiting to put them up:







I really like how the Safari/Rock Solid bumper has a lot lower profile than the ARB. Too bad that nasty old FJ45LV got in the way of pictures <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">


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thanks Jim I was hoping you would come through with the picures so everyone could see it. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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Thanks for the pics Jim, now the question where is Rock Solid? Also how is the 350 swap coming along?
 

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Rock Solid is in San Jacinto CA, about two hours from LA. Tim <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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Are they open on Saturdays? I smell a roadtrip anyone want to go? Live Wire I'm buying lunch. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Too bad that nasty old FJ45LV got in the way of pictures

hey now!
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sloan: Are they open on Saturdays? I smell a roadtrip anyone want to go? Live Wire I'm buying lunch
it's pretty much on the way to johnson valley, i'm pretty sure.
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besides, rick d. has tons of parts from what i know.(thanks for the door parts for the 45 rick!)
 

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hey easy there don't go dissin my wagon <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> It looks like a beater and yes thats my soon to be wife says but wait till i get it home and start workin on it. As for a saturday trip as far as I know they are closed on saturdays but call Mike to verify. <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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I am very opinionated on bumpers, having had an assortment of them over the years. For the front, I like the ARB so far, it's got shortcomings that I've addressed (like the need for an adapter for the jack) and compromises clearance a little bit (not a problem with the SO), but it's a solid platform for a big winch and has protected my Cruiser. Besides, it's taken a LOT of abuse in five years and still looks fine, and Rustoleum Satin Black just happens to be an almost perfect match for the powdercoating! My only beef with the ARB is that everyone has one, so it's pretty generic.
I don't care for the TJM offerings, and I definitely don't like the Rock Solid modification of the Safari Guard bumper. Besides, at more than $200 than an ARB, you're probably better off with something custom. INTI bumpers are awesome and they offer about 10 different configurations, but they're not available in the US, so it's pointless to discuss it.
On rear bumpers I'm even MORE opinionated, having had three on my Cruiser in the last five years. I don't care for the ARB, no provisions for swingouts and poorly designed and located shackle mounts. I never liked the Stout bumper either, they did a single swingout and it's over-engineered and WAY heavier than it needs to be. Never seen a TJM for a 60 series, don't know if they even have one. The one I have right now is by Dave Gore of Renegade Fabrication in Phoenix, AZ, and it's fantastic. It includes a custom crossmember that kept the profile to a minimum, dual swingouts, spare mount that can hangle BIG tires, provisions for the hi-lift jack, a ladder (access to the roof rack), a jerry can and the license plate. Sold by MAF as the "4+" line, you get a much better deal contacting Dave Gore directly.
 

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yeah right! like i'd ever go and diss another wagon! you should have seen mine when i got it! keep me updated on the buildup. i'd love to see some pics.
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I'm going to fabricate my own front bumper. I have to work around a PTO winch though so it will be sticking out a ways but I'll have it come back toward the front fenders (like \_/) and then use steel diamond plate on top. I may run 1 single hoop over the winch and throw on a couple 'D' ring mounts.

The rear I bought from Eric V. (lcsixty) and is sweet because it incorperates an upside down class III receiver that comes right through the middle of the bumper. Also the rear bumper is an air tank with quick disconnects.
 

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i'm partial to the work being done by alan and luke at crawltec.com. luke did some work on tom boyd's Das Beast, Brian Sullivan's 60, his own 55, my 40 Jer Joseph's early 4runner and the work thus far seems to be much stronger than the typical ARB/Kaymar and more aesthetically pleasing too. pricing isn't much more than the stamped out ARB/Kaymar line and you get the benefit of getting exactly what you want.
 
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