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Front bumper build (slow)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by flyboy.co2, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Mar 7, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    TRD 09

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    Very clever with the puzzle piece finger jointing on the corner seam
     
  2. Mar 7, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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    Might help line things up!
     
  3. Mar 7, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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  4. Mar 7, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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  5. Mar 7, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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    I'll keep em for ya! My friend who has the CNC machine jokingly (I think) said he'd sell the whole thing to me for 5 grand. Pretty good considering it's a 25g machine lol! Might be able to make a small business outta this!
     
  6. Mar 7, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    Definetely SUB'D for this....Hopefully you know what market is out there ;)..

    I do and you are on the right track.....Will be SWEET to have a "Builder" on the "Right Coast"...:cool:
     
  8. Mar 8, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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    That would be so fun! I love welding and working with metal. It is the only thing I can see myself doing and actually having fun doing it! Besides flying. But I can do both!

    Right coast all the way haha!
     
  9. Mar 9, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    Here's an idea of the cut outs that will be on the facets of the bumper. I was bored today since my truck is in the shop so I messed around in a sketching program on my ipad. This was just to see if they'll look good. I think they will! Also on the actual bumper the corners of the cut outs will be ever so slightly rounded.

    [​IMG]

    The bigger ones on the wings will be the holes used for the fog lights. I wanted to retain the stock fog lights, so they will sit just behind these holes and a metal mesh will go just in front for protection. More to come soon! (Actual metal work)
     
  10. Mar 10, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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    God damn it looks so awesome. Like i said, don't throw away those plans you can probably profit from that bumper in the future, i already know one guy who wants one :anonymous:
     
  11. Mar 10, 2013 at 12:41 AM
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    Cam since your so good at messin with those programs can you try making the openings for the fog lights square so something like a 3" square LED would fit right in? Just wondering what it would look like.
     
  13. Mar 10, 2013 at 6:48 AM
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    Looks like mine:D
     
  15. Mar 10, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    And mine :D
     
  16. Mar 10, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    that looks great. been wanting to do this myself but am concerned with frame attatchment. any details you would like to share?. . . . . . please???
     
  17. Mar 10, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    Haha you got it! (Working out the logistics of starting my own small fab shop in the very near future for us east coastians :spy:)

    And thanks guys! I'm bummed I can't work on it this week... Next week, assuming my truck is fixed, I'll be tackling the rest of the good stuff!
     
  18. Mar 10, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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    Cam, being in New England, the more holes you put in your bumper, the more area you get for salt spray to get at things like coilovers. Overall, I like the build, can't wait to see it when it's done!
     
  19. Mar 10, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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    thanks! And I hadn't thought about the salt spray... Oh well, I suppose I'll just have to wash it more than normal haha!
     
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