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Front bumper build (slow)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Darth_Yota, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Mar 12, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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    1. bought it... 2. Mud flap delete 3. BHLM 4. AUX input on factory stereo 5....... Check the build
    Sub'd .... And what app are you usin cuz I haven't found a good one yet for stuff like this
     
  2. Mar 13, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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    I'm using google sketch up and a dxf plugin. DTFtacoma recommended using sketchup (it's free, not to mention easy). It's made life so easy, small learning curve, but after an hour or so...

    This is the dxf converter plugin

    http://www.guitar-list.com/download-software/convert-sketchup-skp-files-dxf-or-stl

    Hope this helps!
     
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  3. Mar 13, 2013 at 5:06 PM
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  4. Mar 13, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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    I'm pretty sure he was talking about the paint app though lol
     
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  5. Mar 14, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technology/204689-google-sketchup-thread.html

    It took me hours to find a .dxf plugin that would actually download and work correctly.

    Yeah I think so, I am also curious.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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    Oh! Whoooops... I'm using a program called sketchbookX for ipad. Just the trial version, but it's a pretty dumbed down version of a computer paint program like photoshop.

    And I had trouble getting that dxf plugin to install, I forget what I did, but I got it in using winRaR... I should have paid more attention.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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    got the rest of the pieces chopped out today, and will post pictures up when i can get my ipad hooked up to the interwebz. they came out great! it should be all welded up this thursday and will be painted and on the truck by the weekend!
     
  8. Mar 26, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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    I thought it was suposed to be a "slow" bumper build cam haha. Cant wait to see the finished product, PM incoming.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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    Sub'd. Bumper looks pimp.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    Here are some shots I snapped today, and a quick vid. Looks kinda like a transformer logo, or some sort of mask. Coooooool





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    http://youtu.be/-apDBLW1F3I
     
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  11. Mar 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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    Very cool! I can't wait to see this thing all welded up and on the truck!
     
  12. Mar 26, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    Sweet, sub'd!
     
  13. Mar 26, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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    You and me both! But I can see the light at the end of the tunnel

    Thanks!


    Anyway, got the first piece to the winch plate all drilled up and mounted. I forgot that on my design I made room so the stock recovery points/hooks can still be utilized.

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    Edit: and just for sh!ts and giggles, here is a life size green sea turtle I'm making out of 20 gauge stainless steel. This is all I have so far, but hopefully by this weekend this guy'll be put together. I'm entering him/her in a art show in 10 days.... Woo crunch time.

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  14. Mar 26, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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    Thanks mang!
     
  15. Mar 26, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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    Here's a shot of a weld. Doing this with a Lincoln invertec v205-t tig welder. Lots of fun! Heat cranked all the way up to penetrate the 5/16" plate... Those two holes I drilled too close, so they are getting plugged, and then re-drilled at a later time... Bummer.

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  16. Mar 27, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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  17. Mar 27, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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  18. Mar 27, 2013 at 3:28 PM
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    Keep the pics coming, looking good
     
  19. Mar 27, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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    Sub'd. This is awesome! Great work man
     
  20. Mar 28, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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    Got set back yesterday due to being sick. So today I've just finished prepping the metal to weld it, which will happen tomorrow. Got the first piece mounted to the winch plate, and it got dark out before I could start on the rest. After I get it tacked up and fitted to the truck tomorrow I'll post a bunch of pictures before I do the final welds, and then paint it this weekend. Barring disaster I should have a new bumper by the end of this weekend!
     
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