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Front Bumper

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Wreckless_71, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Nov 2, 2009 at 11:28 PM
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    Wreckless_71

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    Built not bought... I wanna build myself a nice front bumper, something similar to a Road Armor or ShrockWorks. Anyone done this before or have experience in the design aspect? I'm a good welder and I am proficient in the use of CAD, I'm just trying to figure out if anyone has pics of where/how I should mount, how many mount points should there be, etc.
     
  2. Nov 3, 2009 at 12:00 AM
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    on the 1st gens, there is really a limited amount of available mounting points. I think If I build a bumper for a 1st gen I'd use some 1/4" plate and make several brackets positioned off the frame with some gussets as the mounting point for the bumper. Then, just build off the mounts while keeping in mind a high clearance design and any tasks that it will need to hold up to. If you want a winch, remember to try and make it mount as close and direct to the frame as possible to reduce flex. And i'd keep around 3/4" of clearance between the top of the bumper and the fender/grille/lights of the truck because when you're flexing offroad the chassis twists a surprising amount.
     
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    nope just stating an opinion
     
  12. Nov 4, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    hey Thanks guys! That's exactly what I was looking for!!! Keep em coming if there are anymore ideas...
     
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