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'05+ Tacoma front bumper build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by mr.trd, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mar 17, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    mr.trd

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    Well I went up to Idaho Falls and spent the weekend with Steve of CBI Off-Road Fab. Inc. and got started on building a front bumper for the front of my truck. These new trucks sure have alot of just down low and a huge cavity in the front center of them behind the factory plastic. So it took us awhile to come up with a mounting system that we felt would be adaquit to the use of the bumper. We got from the main tube down built with the exception of the skid plate that will go in the center from the main tube all the way to the bottom. Here are a few pics of what it looked like as we were building and of what it looked like when we got done with it sunday.

    Mounting
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    More mounting with the reciever in place
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    And checking the clearance for the skid plate with a winch cradle pinned in.
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    This weekend I will be going back so we can finish building from the main tube up and start the sliders. We are going to try and come up with something that is going to be specific to the d-cabs.
     
  2. Mar 17, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    That looks awesome so far. Cant wait to see the finished product.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    hell yes lookin good.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    lookin good!
     
  5. Mar 17, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    really good work bro! looking foward to the finish product!
     
  6. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    Looking real good man! I'm thinking about a similar design, subscribed!
     
  7. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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  8. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    Time to break out the :popcorn:
     
  9. Mar 18, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    Subscribed!! That looks great, can't wait to see it done.
     
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    wow, nice!:popcorn:
     
  11. Mar 19, 2009 at 2:11 AM
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    Looks good so far man.
     
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  15. Mar 22, 2009 at 9:45 PM
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    So I spent another day at CBI with Steve finishing up the bumper for the most part. Steve still has a few things to do but doesn't need it on the truck to do it. We did not take pics of the new reinforced mounting brackets. You have to wait to see them.....but I can tell you that there is no way this bumper will ever seperate from the frame unless you are removing it yourself by undoing the bolts. It is very stout, in fact it was very stout before, but just to ease people's minds, Steve came up with a great bolt on reinforcement bracket so installing and removing the bumper is still super simple. The skid is not on yet and he still has some gusseting to do on the reciever hitch itself but you all can see the shape and style I chose for my bumper. If you want one you can do with it what you want. I say this cause even Steve wasn't sure about what we were building until it was all on and we could step back and look at it from a distance. It is different and i love it. There will be either two Lightforce 240's or 170's in the center opening when I get the cash for them. So here are a few pics...

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  16. Mar 22, 2009 at 10:59 PM
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    I dunno if I like it or not. Have to see the finished product. Props to the manual labour though!
     
  18. Mar 23, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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  19. Mar 24, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    Thanks. I know it is different but I didn't want to just take a '95-'04 styled tacoma bumper and build it for the '05+. I wanted something new that I hadn't seen 100 versions of. I think we have that with this bumper. And once the skid plate and lights are in it, it should all tie together very nicely....

    Thanks you everyone for the compliments and the constructive critism.

    I am still torn between putting Lightforce 240's or 170's in the center opening though. What are your opinions? The 240 is about 9.5" around and would sit just a hair behind the front edge of the top hoop. Or the 170's, they are about 7" around and would sit about 1" behind the front edge of the top hoop.
     
  20. Mar 24, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    The 240s would be a great addition to the new bumper!:D I think that as long as they rest behind the leading edge of the hoop you will be good to go. They are pretty tough by themselves, not to mention with the protection from the hoop on the bumper.
     
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