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Adding lights to 1st gen front bumper

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by woodygg, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Aug 23, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    woodygg

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    Would like to add some lights primarily for offroad driving use to the front of my 1st gen tacoma - since relatively inexpensive prerunner type bars are almost impossible to find, i figure i'll just mount them to the top of the bumper in front of the grill - i believe i've seen it done in pics here.

    question - anyone recommend any particular lights since i figure they probably have to be somewhat shallow to mount there -

    and are there any switches that are toyota factory that will fit in the two unused openings to the right of the two auxillary power outlets below the ashtray?

    thanks for any help...
     
  2. Aug 23, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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  3. Aug 23, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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    i have this pic cause i was thinking about doing the same thing years ago...

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    thanks!
     
  5. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    anyone have a close up of the red ext-cab with bumper lights??
     
  6. Aug 23, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    heres a pic of what cmacks lights look like on his truck just to give ya an idea,his is a '99
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Aug 23, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    I know what you mean. There's plenty for 2nd gens, but not 1st. That's why I gave up looking. I've found 1 or 2, but they were wicked $$$$.
     
  9. Aug 23, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    I did mine a lil differently than the on top of bumper style. I'll try to find the link to the thread about it
     
  10. Aug 23, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    i'm pretty sure i once saw a switch similar to that which would also fit in the stock spot in the JEGS catalog for like 3 bucks....just in case you wanna save a few dollars....
     
  12. Aug 23, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    Are you talking about a prerunner bar thing thats the whole bumper or just one of the light bars that mount to the bumper itself?

    Like this...
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Aug 23, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    Is that your truck???
     
  14. Aug 23, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    either really... just having decent options - there's so few of them for 1st gens. did you have yours custom made?
     
  16. Aug 24, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    nfab actually calls this their "prerunner" style bumper but like ya said it doesnt eliminate the stock one it just goes over it.
    heres another pic for ya OP of nfabs prerunner bumper.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Aug 24, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    That's not mine, it's just a pic of a tacoma with one. But I have one of these that I was gonna install on my truck but I decided not to. Where are you located? I'll sell you mine for 50 bucks if your'e in nor cal.

    Here's the one I have:
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Aug 24, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    Yerp...PM reply sent.
     
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