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Front Frame Damage

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ghostfart, May 11, 2017.

  1. May 11, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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    ghostfart

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    Got the Tacoma into a minor fender bender this evening. The front bumper is cracked, which is fine with me, I can replace that. But I noticed a pretty significant dent on the front of the frame. Any idea if this is repairable? If so, how much am I looking at?
     
  2. May 11, 2017 at 5:37 PM
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    I have lots of experience straightening the frames on 1st gen Tacomas' Show me a pic and I can give you an honest cost around here for repairs.
     
  4. May 11, 2017 at 5:44 PM
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  5. May 11, 2017 at 5:47 PM
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    I'm only seeing one picture. It shows nothing bent that I can see.
     
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    That's not the frame, that is the crash bar and it is separately bolted on and appears to have done it's job. Replace it and be happy there was no other damage.
     
  7. May 11, 2017 at 5:49 PM
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  8. May 11, 2017 at 5:51 PM
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    Worked.

    You got lucky. Easy fix.

    Remove the bumper and buy a Harbor Freight come along, find a solid tree to connect one end of the come along to and the other end to the truck crash bar. Winch until its mostly straight.

    Replace the bumper and don't worry about it.
     
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  9. May 11, 2017 at 5:53 PM
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    Thanks, and yes, I do hate dealing with hosting sites. Thanks
     
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  10. May 11, 2017 at 6:09 PM
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    Cool thanks guys. Feel way better now. Is the crash bar mounted by bolts or is it welded? Is it something I can repair myself?
     
  11. May 11, 2017 at 6:22 PM
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    Oh saw you already answered this. Thanks for the help
     

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