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Front bumper build (slow)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by flyboy.co2, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Mar 30, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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    flyboy.co2

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    That's what I've been using, but the metal is so pitted it's almost not worth it. If the metal was in a little better condition there wouldn't be a problem.

    Yeah DIY is a lot of fun! Good luck with your build! Send me a link to your thread once you get it started, I'd enjoy seeing that!

    Thanks! I was lucky in the sense that I know the right people lol
     
  2. Mar 31, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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    Well got as much done as I could this weekend. Had a busy day with Easter and what not, so had a pretty late start on the bumper today. This next week is going to be nuts... So the bumper will have to be put aside until I find time to add the final touches. A few edges still need to be ground down and rounded out, and I plugged a couple deep rust holes on the surface. I'd say maybe a couple more hours of grinding the edges nice and smooth, and then it'll be ready for paint.

    Anyway this is how it sits right now, I'll pick this up later this week, sooner if I can manage.

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  3. Mar 31, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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    Looks awesome:bowdown:
     
  4. Apr 1, 2013 at 4:11 AM
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    awesome job. Great looking bumper!
     
  6. Apr 1, 2013 at 8:43 AM
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    Thenks fellas! Appreciate it!
     
  7. Apr 1, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    this wheel works much better than a wire wheel. standard abrasives brite strip plus i believe. remove paint, epoxy, rust obviously, and i even use them to rough-polish stainless. it would probably take 3-4 of them to do that bumper as long as you take down sharp edges first.
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  8. Apr 1, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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    Interesting... Where were you when I was prepping my sliders?!?!
     
  9. Apr 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    This thread needs to quit popping up. I'm about to go to bed, but now I got bumper building on my mind.DAMNIT! Hopefully I can start cutting and doing some fitting this week. Can't wait to see that bumper on your rig.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    lol. sorry. who knows though, they could be like $10 a pop. . . . i figure between $2 and $10 because the bosses say $20 lol
     
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    I would try a welding supply store like Tollman in boston or any fastenal (I always used toask them to put me under whatever customer has a deep discount, now I have my own and get 45% off most hardware and supplies)
     
  12. Apr 2, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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    I didn't even think of those! Thanks!

    No kidding...


    Fastenal down the street, I'm going to try the "put me under the discounted customer" lol. No homo.
     
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    Outstanding build! PM sent with a question
     
  14. Apr 2, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    This is what I am working on right now. I know it has nothing to do with the bumper, but oh well. Like previously stated it is a stainless steel green sea turtle (life size) I'm currently making. Welding 20 gauge stainless is a hoot! Anyhow, this is what I have to finish before I resume work on the bumper. :eek:
     
  15. Apr 2, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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    Booooo:turtleride:
     
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    the turtle has to be done in 3 days, I'm waiting to see the finished project. :D

    you've got one piece welded in since last week... progress has been kinda slow ... like turtle slow ...
     
  17. Apr 2, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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    Oh lots of pieces cut out, shaping, tedious stuff. And I put the turtle off while I worked on the bumper. Forming stainless is hard. Compound curves are tricky as heck... But yes progress is slow. However the hard part is mostly over.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2013 at 9:46 PM
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    Well this is what I made tonight, it's just been roughly shaped, and I'm going to weld on the next 10 pieces to this and call it for today. This is the bottom of the shell to the turtle.

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    Progress is slow like a :turtleride:
     
  20. Apr 3, 2013 at 4:45 AM
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    That does look cool though.I work with stainless every day and that looks like a pain in the ass
     
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