Gladiator dual swing rear bumper prototype renderings.

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actually, I believe the bumper and side panels worked great. it was the installer aka me that did not have the bolts tight enough. in talking to a friend of mine who lives down in Florida, he stated that for what i went over, it did the job and he should know because he started out back in the 70's off-roading and rock climbing. Would i buy a different bumper, no way at all. i say this because of what i tried to do and it protected the body. my friend that was with me had wished we would have gotten a picture of what i went over that did the damage. the nice thing was that i painted the damage with rust oleum paint and you do not see the damage any more. we believe the first obstacle that I went over did the damage. the third picture is the bottom of the rock slider not the bumper. i will take a new picture tomorrow and post it here. would i recommend this bumper to a person looking for a rear bumper? the answer is very much yes without hesitation.
 
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actually, I believe the bumper and side panels worked great. it was the installer aka me that did not have the bolts tight enough. in talking to a friend of mine who lives down in Florida, he stated that for what i went over, it did the job and he should know because he started out back in the 70's off-roading and rock climbing. Would i buy a different bumper, no way at all. i say this because of what i tried to do and it protected the body. my friend that was with me had wished we would have gotten a picture of what i went over that did the damage. the nice thing was that i painted the damage with rust oleum paint and you do not see the damage any more. we believe the first obstacle that I went over did the damage. the third picture is the bottom of the rock slider not the bumper. i will take a new picture tomorrow and post it here. would i recommend this bumper to a person looking for a rear bumper? the answer is very much yes without hesitation.
This could be because of loose bolts, or it could have just been enough force to move the two parts (which was a lot, nice job :like:.) Should be able to re-align and retorque the bolts. You could likely step up to a larger bolt size as well to take up some of the adjustably we give you there, but it may require a drill bit in there once everything is aligned. Let us know if we can help in any way.
 
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Do the wings not bolt to the rear main bumper? If they are, seeing the separation in this picture, could be cured with a tighter tolerance to the bolt size. If they aren't, they should be.

If I get this bumper, I'd buy it bare anyways, and just weld the three pieces together.

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If you wanted it PC you could also just grind and lay a bead on the inside hidden areas and just touch up those spots.
 

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