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Old 10-19-2011, 08:18 AM   #1
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front tube bumper

I have been talking to my welding professor the last few classes about next sememster and having him assisnt me in making a front tube bumper for my 02 prerunner.

after some thought he agreed but i need to suply all the parts and figure out what styple bumper i want and ive got the bumper style down but i just need to know what all i would have to purchase to make this a success, such as type of tubing, skid plate,brackets and ect...

any one who has built their own or or has pics of where and how theirs is mounted would help alot

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Old 10-19-2011, 09:29 AM   #2
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Look up shocktaco. He builds bumpers and has some pics of how he does it.
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i can show you some pictures of how my bumper is mounted tomorrow
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:34 AM   #4
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build a plate bumper. thats where elite started with his, and look at him now.
Good point but op is 2wd, going with tube would save some weight and I think you might be more succesful with a tube, Less frustration maybe.. but whatever you do op, good luck! and take lots of pictures!
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true. i just think if your in a class that you probably would have access to the tools that would make a plate bumper not much harder than a tube. if you can have all the steel laser cut how you want, then it is just a matter of welding it up basically
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Haters gonna hate.

2" DOM for the front tube (across and under the grill area) and hoop (if you want a hoop)
1 3/4" DOM for the down supports
Some 3/8" plate for the mounts to the frame
5/16" for the skids and mlounting tabs.

I wanna do something like this for my Tundy



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Old 10-19-2011, 10:00 AM   #7
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barely

only problem with that design is it looks so vulnerable with so much exposed. i would add a steal plate like the Trail Gear low profile. like Box Rockets. looks more finished IMO
It's not finished. And trail gear is badass indeed.
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Finished product. Don't care for the wild hoops on this but it is solid.

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Old 10-19-2011, 11:49 AM   #10
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something to think about... if you overengineer your bumper, all the stress is going to your frame. idk about you, but I'd rather bend a bumper than tweak my frame
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:51 AM   #11
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also look up marlins comparison of US HREW and Chinese DOM
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:54 AM   #12
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if the bumper is too strong, it's not going to bend and all the stress is going to go to the frame
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:01 PM   #13
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think about it from an engineering standpoint ben, the force has to go somewhere. if the welds don't fail and the material doesn't bend, it's only logical that the forces will go to the frame next
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Where in Idaho are you? You might check with CBI in Idaho Falls. That bumper coated in ice looks like one of theirs. They have some of their own bumper designs but would probably build you something custom too.
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thanks for all the advice and pics
have you all seen the woolworth motorsports tube bumper?
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Good point but op is 2wd, going with tube would save some weight and I think you might be more succesful with a tube, Less frustration maybe.. but whatever you do op, good luck! and take lots of pictures!
i will not do a plate bumper i do not like the look and the weight of them i am 100% decided on the tube bunper
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true. i just think if your in a class that you probably would have access to the tools that would make a plate bumper not much harder than a tube. if you can have all the steel laser cut how you want, then it is just a matter of welding it up basically
no laser cut in class what i got is a tube bender and plasma cuter tho and some other machines that cut skeets of metal like butter
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I didn't build it, but it is custom built.
It's built to utilize all the factory mounting points including the factory skid. I have the BudBuilt IFS skid to cover up the essentials instead of the factory skid tho.





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I didn't build it, but it is custom built.
It's built to utilize all the factory mounting points including the factory skid. I have the BudBuilt IFS skid to cover up the essentials instead of the factory skid tho.





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sick bumper! and truck i like the simple but bad ass look and def needs the skid
also what tires are those?
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