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Old 03-04-2010, 07:37 PM   #1
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Project 96 4runner / bumpers & sliders

This is Travis' 96 4runner. He's on the Yotatech forum. (Sweet Trav) Some of you may remember this truck as it's the one I did sliders and the rear bumper on. Now it's time for the front tube winch bumper. It won't be a huge gawdy mess with a billboard for a skid plate, it will flow nice and probably end up having 2 separate smaller sized skid plates with dimple die holes. Strong and tasteful is the plan. Enough said, here are some pics....

Did the weld on sliders a while back



Did the rear bolt - on wrap around bumper a while back




this fugliness needs to go bad!



fugliness gone!



time to make some solid mounting points, the tin foil has to go



sleeved this is for 1 bolt of many more to come




my caps with 1/2" threaded hole for grade 8 bolt




painted and moving onto more sleeving behind the body mounts




project 4runner is starting to take shape....before (sort of)



now...I'll post winch bumper build pics as I go.


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Old 03-04-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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Looks killer, love that rear bumper
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:46 PM   #3
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Looks killer, love that rear bumper
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:47 PM   #4
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Damn that thing is sick.
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:48 PM   #5
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that thing is in absolutly great shape for a 96, repainted i presume. Also this is soo sick
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:42 PM   #6
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pimp shit. how much for a similar rear bumper? what suspension is he using?
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:43 PM   #7
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:50 PM   #8
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Alright....finally doing the front winch bumper. He bought Bud Built skid plates so I don't have to worry about underneath, but this bumper will have it''s own little steel & tube skid plate with dimple die holes in the plate of course, right under the winch plate. This is a 10,500 lb Recon winch that's similar to a Warn from what he says.

The bumper will have the main area you see here, then it'll have tubes that wrap around the side a little with the little handle things on the ends, 2 shackles, 2 brackets for a removable tow bar, (if it were mine, a receiver hitch for pushing trailers into tight spots....and a beer opener, but I don't think it's going to for him) and probably a couple light mounts, but his current plans are to run 2 lights on a roof rack.

This is where I'm at so far, the tubes and mini skid plate will be next week.




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Old 07-25-2010, 08:30 PM   #11
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That 4Runner looks familiar...think I've seen it on another forum but yeah, pretty sick rig!
Probably either Yotatech or Expedition Portal or whatever it's called.

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Old 08-03-2010, 09:36 AM   #12
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A few more pics...the area behind the bumper that's still a bit fugly will get a pair of off smaller off road lights that will shine down onto the corners of the ground in front for night wheelin'. The reason I didn't trim the visible sheet metal on the core support yet is because I wasn't sure if there were going to be turn signals mounted there or not. He chose to eliminate OEM front signals and incorporate them into the side markers by drilling a little hole and mounting them inside with the running lights.. There may end up being a pair of lights hanging from the main tube in the center, he's not sure yet since he plans on having a roof rack with a pair there.

The winch wasn't wired up yet in these pics which is why the rope is all over the place in front. Also pictured is a thick 1/4" removable skid plate I made that covers 2 of the winch bolts to help to deter loser thieves, and fills the open area that sticks and rocks could find there way through. I was originally going to do a little tube skid plate with a removable aluminum plate with the infamous dimple die holes to match the rear bumper, but at that point he was putting the pressure on due to a camping trip, and this plate was the quicker answer.

btw...this front bumper is attached using 10 grade 8 bolts, and the 4 main ones are sleeved through the frame, it isn't going anywhere. This isn't your run of the mill aftermarket winch bumper that bolts on using grade 5 bolts & washers, it's the real deal. What trips me out is the winch is held on with 4 smallish grade 5 metric bolts, pretty crazy.







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Old 08-13-2010, 10:19 AM   #13
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More pics...he got his Baja Rack on. This truck will be featured in a magazine shoot soon. His friend writes for the magazine and he'll be giving props to 2 people...Beefed Off Road Armor and Baja Roof Racks. I made the sliders and the front & rear bumper. I'll post better pics when his friend & him take some in the dirt where it belongs.





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Old 08-15-2010, 09:58 PM   #14
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:46 AM   #15
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That is one hell of a bad ass 4Runner. I love it man.
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How's the Recon Winch? I was thinking about getting one.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:54 PM   #17
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Looks great! My buddy has a "95". I'm tryin to sell him those rims that were on my 1st gen tacoma, I think he'll like the way it turned out.
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Thanks for the compliments guys. For the winch....it was definitely a good deal compared to the big name manufacturers', but I don't think the poor thing has even been used and last I heard Travis was selling the 4R since he picked up a new ride that I did sliders on a while ago.

I'll never understand why peoole choose to dump a bunch of $ into their rig only to sell it..?
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