So far, only one guy has been ambitious enough to fabricate bumpers and sliders for the P38.  His name is Alan Bates, and he runs the website rockrover.com, which I highly recommend.

Thanks to Larry Harrell now at Rover Automotive in Durham, NC for taking on this project!

 

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Rockrover winch bumper

Warn 9.5ti winch installed.

Rockrover rear bumper

Tire Carrier, jerry can holder, and hilift jack mount. This came to me with the rear tire mounted on the spare, but I really didn't like the look and it made access to the spare challenging. Relocating the license plate below the spare works well, and I have plans to add a high brake light above the fuel can mount.

Rockrover rear bumper

Tire carrier swings away nicely, and locks into closed and various open positions.

Rockrover frame mounted sliders.

Rockrover frame mounted sliders

Uwharrie - Daniel, September 2005

This is the waterfall climb on the switchbacks approaching the base of Daniel. It's about a 3.5 foot ledge, and the P38 breakover angle will not let it by.

Uwharrie - Daniel, September 2005

Closeup of the new rockrover bumper blade. This dramatically changes the approach angle!

Uwharrie - Daniel, September 2005

Just about high centered... I tried this a number of different ways, but the 100" wheelbase and 31" tires were just not up to it.

Uwharrie - Daniel, September 2005

Closeup gives a good view of the new winch bumper...

Uwharrie - Daniel, September 2005

So I get to use the winch... which set the stage for my next project, the dual battery box...

Uwharrie - Daniel, September 2005

Clear, and on the way up to Daniel. This was the only winch spot for the day.