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Old 07-24-2017, 09:39 AM   #1
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Securing your bumper caps

So I do have the caps that are ridged, but I keep a couple poles inside the bumper. Traveling down the road, the poles bump on the caps and push them out. When I started to look at drilling and adding pins to the bumper, I haven't been able to find any clevis pins long enough to use. Has anyone seen a clevis pin (or similar) that is a thin gauge but @4.5 inches long? It doesn't need to be load bearing thickness. In a perfect world, they would be 1/4 inch by 4.5 inches long. I guess I could just use a long skinny bolt.
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:26 AM   #2
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I made a simple set out of coat hanger wire. Just a U-bend at the top, and a 90 degree U-hook at the bottom to wrap around the straight piece. Looks almost like a giant diaper pin.
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:32 AM   #3
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Buy a 5" stainless steel bolt and drill a hole for the clip.
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:20 AM   #4
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Me too with the coat hanger wire but mine look more like bobbie pins.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:35 AM   #5
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Inexpensive wire tent stakes work great! Just bought some more at Home Depot just to have on hand.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:35 PM   #6
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Man, simple coat hangers seem to be too obvious for simple and cheap. I also didn't want to drive terribly large holes. hangers for the win.
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:39 AM   #7
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Coat hangers are simple, elegant and cheap! If rust worries you, you can use the plastic shielded wire ones.
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