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I have a 87 runner and I'm building a rear bumper.I'm making the rear mounts.I made them out of 1/8th inch steel but it doesn't look thick enough.should I go with 1/4 or will the 1/8th inch b OK.

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If you are just using flat stock I would use 3/8" It will be alot stronger if you can work in some side bracing / gusseting to the mount. 1/8" flat stock is worthless for a mount bracket.
 

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Use 3/8 or larger. If you actually wheel then 1/4" is useless.

I ended up scrapping my 1/4" brackets and welded in a 2x3 crossmember between the frame rails. Then extended out 5, 4" long 2x3 square tube sections out to the rear bumper.
 

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Use 3/8 or larger. If you actually wheel then 1/4" is useless.

I ended up scrapping my 1/4" brackets and welded in a 2x3 crossmember between the frame rails. Then extended out 5, 4" long 2x3 square tube sections out to the rear bumper.

Doing this soon

Over kill is never frowned upon in this hobby. i agree with 3/8 +
 

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Thanks everyone.ill go get a price of 3/8 inch and go from there

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You can use 1/8, but by the time you were done with reinforcements, it really isn't worth it. A mix of 1/4 and 3/16's would be better for a bumper. For a bracket, your better off using tube or making some kind of channel.
 
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