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Bumper build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by TRD 09, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Jan 3, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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    TRD 09

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    My wife is visiting her sister for two weeks while she's (sister) is having a baby which means I can drive the car for two weeks, so the truck will sit in the garage and get a face lift, the plan is to get a winch ready plate bumper cut, shaped, tacked together, then put the stock bumper back on and finish welding, grinding, smoothing my creation, once I get a better suspension set up and a winch ill install it.

    Here is the last bumper I built
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    The taco bumper will be a mix of CBI and brute force style, a little lighter than the ford bumper it will be 3/16 for the center section and 10 gauge (just over 1/8) for the sides, since I don't do any heavy offroading I don't need it to be extremely heavy duty, ill be buying material on Saturday and starting Sunday afternoon, lots of pics and details to come
     
  2. Jan 3, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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    M192

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    NICE!! Post up a DIY. I've been wanting to do this but don't even know where to start.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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    TRD 09

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    After the ford bumper I had a lot of requests for dimensions and drawings which I never kept track of, I'll make sure I make drawings of all the prices incase anyone is interested
     
  4. Jan 3, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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    mirraman

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  5. Jan 4, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    TRD 09

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    Something to go with your popcorn
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    The first peice cut and drilled :D
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  6. Jan 4, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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  7. Jan 4, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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  8. Jan 4, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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    I think that's all for tonight...maybe
     
  9. Jan 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM
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    FYI The front plate is angled out 2" at the top
     
  10. Jan 5, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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    TRD 09

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    Unhappy with the look of what I had I cut off the gussets and gave if some shape
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    After I was happy with what I had I started cutting cardboard to shape around the headlights
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    And then start cutting steel and filling in the gaps to a shape I was happy with
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  11. Jan 5, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    Looks like some fab stuff straight off pirate 4X4... and that's a compliment. Your finished prod in the 1st pic looks kick a$$!
     
  12. Jan 5, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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    Thanks, the taco bumper is going to be 100X better than the ford bumper
     
  13. Jan 5, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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    TRD 09

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    Finished up the side profile and added a few triangles. 8 more pieces to cut and it will be ready for welding
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  14. Jan 5, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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    Nice lines man, looks sharp.
     
  15. Jan 5, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    Wow that looks awesome so far! Subbed for final pics
     
  17. Jan 5, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    Looks very nice!
     
  18. Jan 5, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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    Looks great!
     
  19. Jan 6, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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    TRD 09

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    I cut a few more plates and started welding, then ran out of wire so I cut the access holes and a viewing hole for the winch, I still need to cut the 2pc skid plate and tow points
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  20. Jan 6, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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    Very nice!
     
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