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Old 03-27-2014, 08:31 PM   #1
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Anyone built their own bumpers?

I've seen a couple plate bumpers that I like, and I'm considering building some for my truck. Anyone have much experience with it?
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My father and I built an aluminium bumper for my tacoma. While this was not his first time building a bumper (first with a tacoma), it was a first with aluminum. It was a learning curve, it's not perfect but it works. There are a few things we would do differently a second time, but overall its a great bumper.
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My father and I built an aluminium bumper for my tacoma. While this was not his first time building a bumper (first with a tacoma), it was a first with aluminum. It was a learning curve, it's not perfect but it works. There are a few things we would do differently a second time, but overall its a great bumper.
I'd like to see this bumper. Have any pictures?
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Thanks, but I want to build not buy.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:20 PM   #7
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Made my own bumper and sliders
That looks pretty nice. I'd like to build something very similar to that.
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I went tube on all my bumpers because I had access to it for free so I'm probably of little help to you. Only help I might be is to remind you to cut twice and measure once. Or something like that.
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Thanks, but I want to build not buy.
Your welcome, but it was more for reference not buying. I'm sure he can help you with questions you might have
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That looks pretty nice. I'd like to build something very similar to that.
it has everything i wanted; hitch receiver, winch capable, high clearance, 2 shackle mounts, and fog light holes. i couldnt find a bumper that had all those features
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Just built these two, never done any welding prior to starting on the rear. Started mid February and almost done with the front, working sporadically on the weekends.





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Old 03-28-2014, 02:41 PM   #12
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Just built these two, never done any welding prior to starting on the rear. Started mid February and almost done with the front, working sporadically on the weekends.





Those are really nice too! I was thinking about using 3/16". What did you guys use?
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:08 PM   #13
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Your welcome, but it was more for reference not buying. I'm sure he can help you with questions you might have
Yeah. I'll see if he's willing to share any info. Never hurts to ask.
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Those are really nice too! I was thinking about using 3/16". What did you guys use?
Thanks, I used 1/4" on all mounting, including winch plate and 2x4 tube on the rear, and 10ga for the rest. I am making a skid for the front out of 3/16".
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Yeah I don't need it to be that heavy duty. I know of a couple that have used 3/16" and liked it. If I had a tig I'd try to use aluminum. I know it costs more, but its a lot lighter.
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Yeah I don't need it to be that heavy duty. I know of a couple that have used 3/16" and liked it. If I had a tig I'd try to use aluminum. I know it costs more, but its a lot lighter.
Everything besides the mounting and winch plate can be 3/16. But I wouldn't suggest using anything but 1/4" for the base
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Everything besides the mounting and winch plate can be 3/16. But I wouldn't suggest using anything but 1/4" for the base
Is your receiver welded to the bottom side of your winch plate? I have no intentions of putting a winch on. I'd never use it.
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Is your receiver welded to the bottom side of your winch plate? I have no intentions of putting a winch on. I'd never use it.
Oh ok. And yes it is
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I'd like to see this bumper. Have any pictures?
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That's a beautiful bumper man. Did you make a rear one too or just the front?
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