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custom front bumper anyone?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Nitronick, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Apr 14, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    Nitronick

    Nitronick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone made one for their tacoma yet? i mean i sure someone has but i was wondering what kind of metal did you use and the thinkness? I figured i would just use mild steel 14 gauge. Its thick enough to do the job and still look good. I mean anything metal is better than the plastic bumper(IMO). 14 isnt to think so it would probably cut back on weight compared to a ARB bumper.;)
     
  2. Apr 14, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    99yodataco

    99yodataco Little Taco that could

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    Made mine with 1/8" and 1/4".
     
  3. Apr 14, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    o wow that is pretty thick, well at least the 1/4. how much do you think it ways? i was going to also try and cut back on the material needed to for it so that is why i wanted to use something a little bit thinner.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    well i guess that is about average for a bumper
     
  5. Apr 14, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    Very nice , is there a winch in your hide-away yet ? About how much $$ was that fab. ?:cool:
     
  6. Apr 14, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    SurfInferno

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    ive been wanting one for my 2nd gen. Taking welding next semester, so i might be able to make one after that class.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    99yodataco

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    yeah I have a winch in the bumper. All the metal used was around my house, got bored one weekend and made a bumper. :yay:
    I used 1/4" where the winch was going. Haven't weighed the bumper but I imagine its quite a bit.
     
  8. Apr 14, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    yea there you go, so i went to the metal yard and for 14 gauge metal a sheet that is 8x4 is going for about 60 bucks. which is pretty cheap, it would be plenty enough for it. but i was looking and they also had alumnuim for about the same price. i saw only one other person on the forum that made a bumper out of alumunim, i would if it would withstand just like the mild steel?
     
  9. Apr 14, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    Yeah, nothing worse than a guy with a yard full of scrap, a welder & knows how to use it !! Smart Ass !! lol, j/k:D:D
     
  10. Apr 14, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    I have some ideas to fab one up after work slows down this summer. The only thing I was wondering was what did you do with your turn signals?
     
  11. Apr 14, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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    yea i do too, i already have a blueprint drawn up with all the dimensions and what not. also have a 10th scale model of it. got bored one day :p
     
  12. Apr 15, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    I have LED turn signals I also hooked up the parking lights, which are also LED, to the turn signal so it looks like this with my parking lights on...
    [​IMG]

    Turn signals are the lights in the bumper.
     
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