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2nd gen Tacoma tube bumper build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cummins6speed, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Nov 13, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    cummins6speed

    cummins6speed [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Custom extended travel 2.5" King RR coilovers, 1.25" Camburg uniball uppers, homebuilt tube bumper
    The tube design
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    Plates cut for the uprights
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    Tacked to the mounting plate
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    Test fitting
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    Bending the front upright plates with my homemade plate bender
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    Back on the truck with the front upright plate tacked on
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    Passenger upright all tacked together
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    Both uprights ready for finish welding
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    Taking some scrap tube and the hole saw cutouts from the uprights to make the body mount slugs
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    Body mount slug bolted down to take measurements
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    Bending the main hoop
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    Test fitting the main hoop
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    Building the crossmember that bolts to the sway bar mounts and to the factory skid plate support mounts
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  2. Nov 13, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    cummins6speed

    cummins6speed [OP] Well-Known Member

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    To be continued...
     
  3. Nov 13, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Looks good so far. I like it.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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    PaidUpTruck

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    You have amazing welding skills... I am subbing this for future reference...
     
  5. Nov 13, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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  6. Nov 13, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    cummins6speed

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    Thanks.

    My welding is far from amazing but thanks :D
     
  7. Nov 13, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Subby Subby
     
  8. Nov 13, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    floridaoccifer

    floridaoccifer Civil Servant

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    Wow is all I can say, watching this makes me feel like such an idiot on the skill level.

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, definitely subbed on this one...
     
  9. Nov 13, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    baja820

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    That's sweet! I like it!
     
  10. Nov 13, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    PLC721

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    Looking good
     
  11. Nov 13, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    Impressive... :cool:

    Subbed :popcorn:
     
  12. Nov 13, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    bigcountrypicker

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    color match grill so far
    your welds look like dodo
     
  13. Nov 13, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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  14. Nov 13, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    Not really a fan of tube bumpers, however Awesome work! I like your homemade tubing bender haha. How is that Harbor freight pipe bender working for the tubing?
     
  15. Nov 13, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    cummins6speed

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    :confused: Everything is only tacked together except the body mount slugs
     
  16. Nov 13, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    cummins6speed

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    Now that's a nice chop saw notch
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    Checking the fitment of the skid plate tubes. Prepare to meet your doom stupid crossmember.
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    Goodbye usless, stupid, fugly crossmember
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    Skid tubes tacked in place, starting to look like a bumper
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  17. Nov 13, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    hudhawk

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    Nice work! Im really liking the design. :thumbsup:
     
  18. Nov 13, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    cummins6speed

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    Thanks! Im happy with how its turning out, I think I might like it better than the one I did for my 4runner
     
  19. Nov 13, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    907taco

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    that is awesome, one of a kind custom fab. I wish i had the tools for this> Nice work and awesome thread, you going to powder coat ? looking foward to seeing some finished pics. You adding a winch mount ?
     
  20. Nov 13, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    cummins6speed

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    Im just going to paint it, I might try the duplicolor bed armor. No winch mount for this one but Im sure it can be done
     
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