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Bumper or Frame???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RockTock, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Feb 20, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    RockTock

    RockTock [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, so, I bought it, and am stuck with it. So, could this be a frame issue? I won't be able to find out for a week, and there is a topper Im looking at I would need to get soon, so Im trying to gauge my $$

    Could this be more than a bumper issue? The left side is right in line, the right side is back about 1". Was I an idiot for buying this truck (IYO) or is this most likely just a "little" ding?:(

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  2. Feb 20, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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    scotrinaf

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    Likely it just got bumped in a parking lot, probably just loosen the bumper mounts and pull it back out... These things are built to withstand some damage without messing up the frame... Could have also bent the bumper mount... Either way, shouldn't cost much to fix it. :)
     
  3. Feb 20, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    RockTock

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    That would be awsuma@! :D Do you think I can use a vise to straighted out the bumper thing? Will just taking off the bottom allow me to see the problem? Thanks
     
  4. Feb 21, 2012 at 4:43 AM
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    magog45

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    As Scot said likely a little parking lot bump, the stock bumpers on these trucks are pretty flimsy, if they had a handle you could twirl them like a baton and the front mounts are at best 16 gauge steel. When I had mine off I couldn't see where there was an inch of adjustment so its likely the mount is bent a bit. Don't forget the two clips at the tip of the bumper before you take it off though, I broke mine.
     
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