We realize that at the age they are now at, many 60 Series Cruisers can have frames that are rusty or otherwise damaged in some way. For this reason, we went completely overkill with the mounting system for this bumper. It includes 10 mounting points per side for a total of 20 mounting points! These mounting points use factory holes in the frame and are distributed over a massive 16″ of length of the main frame rails. While this is overkill, it ensures the impact and pulling forces are distributed evenly over the vehicle frame. This also results in wrap-around side wings that are properly supported and worthy of real offroad abuse.
The end result is a bumper that features bolt-on construction, an optional 2″ hitch receiver, and excellent protection from trail obstacles, trees and incompetent motorists. This bumper comes standard with 9/16″ D-ring shackle mounts that pull directly off of the frame for reliable recoveries in the worst of offroad situations. To further protect the vulnerable rear corners of your Land Cruiser, this bumper is available with optional tubing side hoops that will help push your Land Cruiser away from trees and rock walls.
**Please note that some of the later year 60 Series Land Cruisers have a large factory crossmember that spans the rear of the vehicle frame. This bulky crossmember reduces ground clearance and makes it impossible to fit a slim, high clearance bumper that complements the lines of the vehicle. For this reason, this crossmember must be removed to install this bumper. Earlier model year Land Cruisers did not have this factory crossmember and the bumper is thus a direct fit.
The swing out tire carrier comes in either a single or dual sided configuration and is built to accept a tire up to 37″ in diameter! Both carriers include mounting brackets for a hilift jack and other recovery items. The dual swing out includes the hilift mount as well as a lockable jerry can holder designed to fit two 20L NATO style jerry cans. These carriers feature heavy duty chromoly heim joint hinges, 2000lb toggle latches, T-handle spring pins, and a replaceable UHMW catch pad that provides secure, rattle free operation. The heim joints in conjunction with the toggle latch provide tons of adjustability, allowing for easy assembly and guaranteed alignment of the carrier latch. The single swing out add-on weighs 34lbs and the dual swing out add-on with gas can holder weighs 77lbs.
•DIY Weld-together kit – This bumper arrives as precision CNC-laser cut pieces that you then weld together (detailed assembly instructions included)
•Slim profile is engineered to provide maximum ground clearance and complement the factory body lines
•Heavy duty 3/16″ plate steel construction for maximum offroad strength and durability
•Optional 1/4″ 5052 aluminum construction for a lightweight yet very durable overlanding setup (55lb weight savings)
•Optional 2″ hitch receiver is recessed into the bumper shell for a clean look and further clearance gains
•Bolts directly to frame using 20 factory mounting points for unbeatable strength – uses factory mounting holes
•Reinforced 9/16″ thick clevis mounts allow the use of 3/4″ D-Rings
•All kits ship as clean, bare metal that is ready to weld out of the box – the Nitrogen laser cutting technology means no cutting edge oxidation and thus easier and stronger welds
•Optional Swing out tire carrier with hilift jack mount and locking dual NATO can holder