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Bumper Build Plans?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by gatrapper, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Sep 3, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    gatrapper

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    Anyone have any blue prints for a bumper for a 1998?

    I have a guy that could fabricate me one for cost.

    Just needed some good plans.
     
  2. Sep 3, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    Tacoma mud

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    Just come up with one! Thats what i did i just need to build it now. :D
     
  3. Sep 3, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    cummins6speed

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    Sorry, I don't just give up my plans for free. A lot of work goes into designing stuff like that
     
  4. Sep 3, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    gatrapper

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    Cum, I really appreciate you taking the time to type out such an useless reply.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    99yodataco

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    Look at other bumper pics and get ideas and built one to your liking.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    you'd have better luck with this search on TTORA.
    I'm with cummins6speed. there's a bunch of work in designing a good bumper, so most wont just give out plans...
     
  7. Sep 3, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    gatrapper

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    Im just wanting some simple. Want to get rid of this pos plastic stock bumper.
     
  8. Sep 3, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    G scott04

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    Just look at a design then measure your truck mounting points...
     
  9. Sep 4, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    your gonna need a tube bender, welder, tube cutter, measure tools, and other useless stuff. cummins is right, it takes alot of time to come up with a plan and even more to actually build it! just type in the search thing on top bumper, 1st gen bumper, tube bumper, plate bumper...... blah blah blah :der:
     
  10. Sep 4, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    gatrapper

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    I have access to all the tools and materials. Just trying to figure out a simple plan.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    rip off all the stock crap, determine your mounting points and then start building the bumper with the look you're going for in mind, as well as the functionality you want the end product to have. For instance, you want a winch? Make sure you make the bumper stick out enough and have enough height inside to clear the winch you want. Just go from there. Grab a sheet of cardboard and a box knife, cut a few little templates of certain plates as you go until it looks the way you want, then transfer the pattern to steel and cut it out. Use a grinder to clean edges and make the seams tight, then tack weld in place and keep doing that til theres a bumper on the truck...
     
  12. Sep 4, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    this is exactly how me and my buddy build my bumper. just start with cardboard then go from there.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/garage-workshop/143417-my-homemade-high-clearance-rear-bumper.html
     
  13. Sep 4, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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    Badass Bumper DonnoD
     
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