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post #1 of 28 Old 08-08-2009, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
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OBS Front Weight Rack

We fabbed up a weight rack for the front of my OBS last night. The bumper and brush guard need to me removed to fit it, but its only 4 bolts and they swap really fast. I planned to make it where the bumper could stay on but that was alot more fab work and it needed to be ready to pull with today (found out this morning that there is no pull now) It will be ready to use next saturday however. Pictures to come, also traction bars might get made today.

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Cant wait to see them picks. How much weight are you planning on hanging?

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Cant wait to see them picks. How much weight are you planning on hanging?
Around 600lbs. Last night when I was cleaning up, 4 guys (not little guys either) jumped up and down on it and bent the bumper brackets. They bent back into place so today im gunna reinforce those brackets.

I will go get the camerea now and upload pictures in a little bit.

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They bent it? That sounds like it needs a lil more gusseting! LOL

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They bent it? That sounds like it needs a lil more gusseting! LOL
Well the easiest, fastest, but not best way was to make it bolt up to the bumper mounts. Well around 700 lbs jumping hard will bent the stock bumper mounts. It didnt help that the rack is about a foot out from the front of the frame rails.

Im going to weld a 1/4 steel plate to the back of each mount and to the frame, drill holes in them to line up with the holes on the bumper mount, and it will be plenty stout

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We used the receiver off of the trailer race truck. welded angle iron to the receiver, drilled holes to match and bolted it to the bumper mounts.



This is with 100 lbs on it just to show how it looks with the weights.

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They are not the best design, we went with what we had laying around. I have never hooked a sled with this truck and this weight rack will probably be on the truck once or twice a year, so it serves its purpose. If this was a more serious pulling truck I would have spent the time to make it mount with the bumper on and also only having 1 night to find everything, plan it, and fab it up didnt help.

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Definitely have them attach to the frame...

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Definitely have them attach to the frame...
This is Nick, We are attaching to the frame in a few minutes. Bumper mounts are not as strong as I thought

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Just felt like bumping this... the rack is almost done completely to where it will not bend.

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