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Front Bumper Dilemma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacoman101, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Apr 5, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    tacoman101

    tacoman101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Alright...I need some bumper help. The previous owner of my Tacoma had hit a median when he slipped on some black ice. There is just a small dent, some scrapping on the plastic valance and a missing headlight filler piece.
    Heres a pic:

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    To replace the plastic valance, the bumper, the headlight filler, and the bumper filler thingy the cost is around $400. But for that price I could buy a good looking off road bumper that would hold up much better than the stock crap. My question to you is what are some good looking plate bumpers. I guess I like the look of the tube bumpers, but I'm looking more for a plate bumper around the $400 range. I was thinking something like the green lifted taco in the snow a little way down the page:

    http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=124611&highlight=Bumper

    Thanks for all the help!
     
  2. Apr 5, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    747

    747 function > form

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    Unless you're dead set on a new bumper, you could save money by nix'ing the front valance, and spraying/bed-lining the chrome.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    747 function > form

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    Oops...strike previous post. Just looked at the green truck on TTORA...do that!
     
  4. Apr 5, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    Yeah! that plate bumper is awsome! do that! Now I want that.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    Jay W.

    Jay W. Whaaat?

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    x3 on the plate bumper off the TTORA truck, that is sharp!

    Only thing is.. I don't see any like that you can buy in the $400 price range... are you planning on building it yourself, or having someone build it and you buy the materials?
     
  6. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:27 AM
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    STLharry

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    It looks like he said that he made it. You should design a similar one, that'd be real sweet. There was a thread with somebody's write-up of their production of one of those...but I don't remember what it's called.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    Yeah...I was thinking of trying to fab one up, but really don't have the welding skills. I was hoping there were some company's that made bumpers similar to the one on the green Tacoma, but mabye not
     
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