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post #1 of 5 Old 03-11-2018, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Artec Night Hawk Rear Bumper

Has anyone seen the Artec Nighthawk rear bumper in the wild? I cant seem to find any pictures of them from the side beyond what Artec has on their site. I'm interested in how they wrap around the corner and how they look without the NH fenders.

Also noticed they are 1/8" trussed vs 3/16" steel which most steel bumpers tend to use.

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-06-2018, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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I bought it and installed it. Looks pretty awesome. I was dumb though and thought it would work with the factory hitch, which is not the case. I'm gonna have to figure out how to fabricate something.

Can't decide if I want to clear it or paint it...


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post #3 of 5 Old 04-06-2018, 09:16 PM
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I have that same bumper. Seems good so far. Painted mine a metallic dark grey.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-06-2018, 09:39 PM
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Why won't the factory hitch work?

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Why won't the factory hitch work?
It has to slide over the bumper (so you would see the hitch where the artec logo/4 bolts are. The new bolts are larger, so you have to cut the nuts off the hitch brackets.

I need a hitch. The idea is to cut the front bracket off the hitch and burn it on with some trusses. Given it's to tow, I need to make sure it's safe as well as strong. A fight for another day.

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