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Front plate bumper option for Canadians!? Or custom made...

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Dick4x4, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Mar 9, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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    Dick4x4

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    Hi guys,

    I want a plate bumper for my truck and even with a lot of researchs I did not found a supplier that will still offer me the options I want and a decent price.

    I would prefer to buy in Canada because I consider it's a quite big part to import from US. Also it will be easier to save on freight, taxes and duty.

    I'm open to buy from a custom shop but I need them to have the experience of Tacoma bumper fabrication. I could have found someone here in my area but I don't want them to guess something that will be bolting "about there" on the frame. I'd like to order a well made bumper ready to bolt-on, tried and trail tested.

    Here what I'm looking for, maybe you could help me to narrow my search:

    *Plate bumper for front protection (not a tube one).
    *Must have a winch plate enclosed to protect the winch
    *Must have a strong central hitch receiver
    *2 pairs of strong D-hook.
    *I like something that looks straight and efficient like the ARB model but I'm open on that
    *The sides does not have to be bullet proof with thick material. I'm looking for a good frame attachement and force transfert.
    *A standard light hoop would be nice also.


    I could draw one and make it cut and welded but I don't have enough time theses days. I could also submit rough drawing if a shop would like to make one based on that.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 9, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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    Here is another model I like.


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    Classical ARB design, therefore I don't need the all around bush guard

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  3. Mar 9, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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  4. Mar 9, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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    I think he is located in Chilliwack. I know he has stuff for land cruisers and right now currently working on a new front bumper for the 2nd gen Tacoma's.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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    Oh my bad , Chilliwack
     
  6. Mar 9, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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  7. Mar 9, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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  8. Mar 10, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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    It seems that the bumper in developpement will be made for 05+ models... Back to the first case.

    Therefore, it's not impossible that I'm gonna send them an inquiry about the possibility to have one made for a first gen. Maybe they already have the experience of them.
     
  9. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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    If you can't find a Canadian Co, Demello makes bumpers for many toyotas with your specs I think. (mine is a DEmello if the picture is clear enough)

    Made in the US (CA) so no duty, just your province taxes if you can pick it up just across the border. I got one for about 950 (group buy) and it only cost I think $90 and that was BC tax when I went through, no duty, no broker fees! When I ordered mine, the US shipping to my place across the border was very small. Good luck
     
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  10. Mar 21, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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    whereabouts in quebec are you? i had a guy north of gatineau make me a hybrid bumper, from far it looks great, up close you can see how shitty his welds are, i think he had his apprentice do them, and the thing is completeley rusted after one winter.. the welds will hold things together fine so not really a concern for a truck that is not mean to be a show truck. price was right, 1000 for bumper and sliders. if interested i can send you pics and provide his details.
     
  11. Mar 21, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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    Thanks for your reply. I'm in Quebec city. I found a guy that did a couple of bumpers that I like on pre 95 Toyota trucks. People who bought them seems to be happy with it.

    Besides, I'm gonna be able to ask him some customs add ons.

    Here is a link on our local forum of one he did. Personnally I don't like the Toyota crest that is cutout trough so I'll ask for a plain. Price is good also.

    http://www.quebec4x4.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1077826&postcount=17

    Another he did:
    http://www.quebec4x4.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1082784&postcount=6
     
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