Hey Folks, I'm a new member here with a problem with my '02 Tacoma. There is a good bit of damage to the front end of it. Can anyone help me with a few questions?
I haven't decided yet if I'll attempt to do the repair my self or get a shop to do it, but either way I think I should source the parts. Shops around here charge a premium for parts they source and I'd rather just pay the shop rate for work. I was looking at front bumper assemblies, but I'm unclear as to what I actually need, there's a lot more to it than just "bumper" it seems. The damage appears to be all cosmetic, the bar underneath the plastic skirt appears to be intact and undamaged.
So, could someone clue me in on what to search for on the bumper section? Should I consider an aftermarket part?
Also, I have some basic car maintenance/repair experience, but nothing with body work. I have changed sensors, breaks, a clutch etc on my vehicles, but never anything like this. Would this be worth attempting my self? Are there any pitfalls I should watch out for?
Thanks for any help!