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Custom Light Bar Build for 99 Taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by drifter, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Sep 6, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    drifter

    drifter [OP] moderately modded

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    Hey guys. Ok, I finally decided to build my own light bar for my 99 Taco.
    Bunch of steel...what could it be good for?
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    light tabs
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    mounting brackets
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    pipe cut and welded *I don't have a pipe bender...so this is a little different ;)*
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    all the tabs on
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    yes, holes had to be cut through the plastic bumper
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    Most all of the tools and hardware required to mount this baby up :D
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    I'm planning on painting and bed lining the bar before I use it. Right now it isn't mounted up. I am also trying to figure out how to cap off the ends of the pipe. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks for stopping by, more pics should be coming :)
     
  2. Sep 6, 2011 at 11:24 PM
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    MowTaco

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    I'm looking at the one snobord made me right now leaning against my desk... It looks like he cut some ovals just smaller than the tube (the tubing is also oval) and welded them on.

    You could also try to find rubber plugs at the hardware store that are the right size
     
  3. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    747 function > form

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    :thumbsup: nice!
     
  4. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:06 PM
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    99tacosupreme

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    Looks good man. About time someone made one for our year trucks
     
  5. Sep 9, 2011 at 12:44 AM
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    drifter

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    All right, the ovals are an idea. Rubber is probably what I am going to use for my first bar. I need to see what the local hardware stores have for plugs.

    Hey thanks guys
     
  6. Nov 18, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    drifter

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    Mounted up:
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    Hella 500's installed.
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    btw, I did cap the ends of the bar off using some rubber plugs.
     
  7. Nov 18, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes... Moderator

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    not many options out there for the 98-00 model!
     
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