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Building rear tube bumper... need some help/ideas

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by STLharry, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Jun 24, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    STLharry

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    Hey guys
    I am going to build a rear bumper for my taco out of tubing. I was going to put a spare tire mount as well as a jerry can mount on but I am not sure how to go about designing it exactly.

    I have a bender and welder and anything else at my disposal so equipment shouldnt be a problem.

    does anyone have ideas/pictures of any bumpers they have/have seen?

    designs would be much appreciated.

    thanks.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    STLharry

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    whoops... bumper not bimper in the title...thats embarassing
     
  3. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    blkcoma32

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    I want to build one also, I've seen a few guys on here with some rear tube bumpers, i can't find them right now but hopefully they find us!
     
  4. Jul 1, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    Here's the one I designed. Hybrid tube if you will. I modeled around Demello's 1st Gen bumper.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jul 2, 2009 at 3:49 AM
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    I like that. Looks good. Is that 2X4 tube or 2X5? What wall thickness? How much does it weigh? Nice welds.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2009 at 3:51 AM
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    Judging by the pic, you should think about making sliders next!;)
     
  7. Jul 2, 2009 at 5:58 AM
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    i agree!

    and nice bumper. I am definitely looking for something like that. maybe with all tubing though.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:10 AM
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    heres tigerfans first gen
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    ill take one, looks sick
     
  10. Jul 2, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    Hmmm. Sick? I thought it looked pretty good, m'self. I guess that must be like when you call a girl phat. Don't think I could pull that one off. I guess nobody says "cool" anymore. I better git wit de times.
     
  11. Jul 2, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    It's 2x4" beam. I can't remember the tube thickness, but I backed into a boulder this last weekend and just scratched the paint, no dents.
    I ended up buying Stubbs sliders, since they have one tube welded inside the other.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    so how much for one to 23223
    im used to a car so i seem to back into stuff it would be nice if that stuff got hurt not my truck
     
  13. Jul 2, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    lol, I'm not making them. This was just nice to be able to replace my damaged stock one.
    Its higher clearance since the hitch is integrated, but it probably weighs about the same as the stock one.
     
  14. Jul 2, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    STLharry

    STLharry [OP] Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    hm i dont think im gonna integrate my hitch like you did johnecon, but i like that design a lot. I just bought a spindle for the spare tire mount to swing out so i can open the tailgate. I just need to design a jerry can mount as well.
     
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