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Approach style bumper from OEM - New member

Discussion in 'New Members' started by nobigbro, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Sep 1, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    nobigbro

    nobigbro [OP] Member

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    New to the forum... Long time Taco owner - New member.
    My Taco is my daily driver. Now I have started a moderate modification program... my "MOD MOD" will be mild with a couple of inches of suspension lift - yada yada.
    I started with the turn signal relocation and a trim of my OEM front bumper. Here are some pics that others might find helpful.

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  2. Sep 1, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    Nice job!
     
  3. Sep 1, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    nobigbro

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    Thanks! I feel welcome already. :D
     
  4. Sep 1, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    Brunes

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    Nice idea- That's pretty handy work using what you had and making it look great.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Welcome and nice write up and looks cool
     
  6. Sep 1, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    4WD

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    Nice Job & excellent write up !! I didn't even think about that cut on mine, I just started hacking away at it . I like the turn signal relocation, I need to relocate that wiper washer tank/pump on mine somewhere, i dunno...

    your bumper MOD is great .. nice job



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  7. Sep 1, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    Oh yeah welcome to TW




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  8. Sep 1, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    sierrahsky

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    That finished looks freaking awesome!!
     
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  9. Sep 1, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    Nice job!
     
  10. Sep 2, 2011 at 4:49 AM
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    Thanks.
     
  11. Sep 2, 2011 at 5:00 AM
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    super cool inexpensive mod, looks great op
     
  12. Sep 2, 2011 at 5:24 AM
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    welcome to tw, the bumper looks great
     
  13. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    [​IMG]Welcome to TW from Sparks, NV. Nice Job & excellent write up
     
  14. Sep 2, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    Thanks again. BTW... total cost = $11. Went to Autozone and spent 3 bucks each for the sockets; 5 bucks for two dual filament bulbs. Everything else like silicone, shrink tubing and such I had on hand. Bumper trim - free.
     
  15. Sep 3, 2011 at 12:09 AM
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  16. Sep 5, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    Good eye! That's my hot (in IMO) wife. She's excited to travel expedition-style with me in the Taco. A great partner!
     
  17. Sep 5, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    Not sure there is a benefit. I did check into LEDs but didn't find a solution that would seem to work, so I just went with a dual filament bulb. The 1157 is a very common bulb. The socket that this bulb fits has two contacts and is also common. I'm VERY happy with the end result. It works better than I coulda hoped for.

    Get a long life bulb because the downside to this approach is the silicone will need to be cut away and redone when it comes time to replace the bulb. The lens is held to the back frame with 6 or 7 tabs. It looked like I could separate the front lens from the assembly, but when I tried it seemed ready to break. That woulda sucked, so I just worked from the back.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    I'm thinking about doing this....Great write up OP! 2000's FTMFW :D
     
  19. Sep 5, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    good job..........and even got the wife to help you
     
  20. Sep 5, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    nobigbro

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    Yeah, she's great. Beautiful, fun, outdoorsy, drama-free, up-for-anything... and just stupid enough to think I'm worth loving for 24 years.
     
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