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Correct front bumper for the truck?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TawcoTime, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    TawcoTime

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    Hi Guys. Newbie on the forum and looking to buy a 1st gen Tacoma.

    I found a fairly clean 1999 at a local used car lot, but the lower half of the front bumper doesn't seem right for a 1999. The truck is a 4WD, extnd cab, auto tranny with 2.7 4cyl.

    However the bumper has the amber parking lights in the bumper rather than below the bumper?? It sort of looks like the bumper from a '97 Taco 2WD.

    I'm thinking maybe the truck had been wrecked and a different bumper was used in the repair.:confused:

    I haven't found a photo of any other '99 Tacos with this type of bumper. A photo is attached.

    Any ideas???
     
  2. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    that's definitely a 97 bumper IMO

    The turn signals in the chrome and the full-width chrome being dead giveaways
     
  3. Nov 30, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    Pig Punisher

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    Definatley an older bumper, doesn't look bad though. Also the passenger headlight looks brand new. I would inspect it or have it inspected, if it was just repaired cosmetic damage its no big deal, maybe you can get it cheap, but don't let those fudgepackers tell you thats the factory bumper.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    Kuneff

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    All the lights on the passenger side look brand new....

    Looks like the chrome on the grill is pretty shinny. I bet it has been replaced as well.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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    Yep, older bumper not a stock 99 bumper. I say it was in a wreck so have it inspected and if there was no suspension/frame damage and it all was just cosmetic damage, then you should have nothing to worry about.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    Wreckless_71

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    That's a 4runner bumper. Not a tacoma or pickup bumper. As these guys above said, have it inspected for any residual damage. I personally have never had any bad experiences with a salvage rig or reconstructed title. Just make sure you take a very good look around and inspect it.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    looks cool, imo. look for overspray under the hood though.
     
  8. Nov 30, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    STLharry

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    That is a 1998 4runner bumper...
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    This is a 95.5-97 Tacoma bumper:
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