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front tube bumper

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by qb6fire, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Oct 19, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    qb6fire

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    I have been talking to my welding professor the last few classes about next sememster and having him assisnt me in making a front tube bumper for my 02 prerunner.

    after some thought he agreed but i need to suply all the parts and figure out what styple bumper i want and ive got the bumper style down but i just need to know what all i would have to purchase to make this a success, such as type of tubing, skid plate,brackets and ect...

    any one who has built their own or or has pics of where and how theirs is mounted would help alot

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Oct 19, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    Hiatt1991

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    Look up shocktaco. He builds bumpers and has some pics of how he does it.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    i can show you some pictures of how my bumper is mounted tomorrow
     
  4. Oct 19, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    Good point but op is 2wd, going with tube would save some weight and I think you might be more succesful with a tube, Less frustration maybe.. but whatever you do op, good luck! and take lots of pictures!
     
  5. Oct 19, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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  6. Oct 19, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    2" DOM for the front tube (across and under the grill area) and hoop (if you want a hoop)
    1 3/4" DOM for the down supports
    Some 3/8" plate for the mounts to the frame
    5/16" for the skids and mlounting tabs.

    I wanna do something like this for my Tundy

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    tubebumper.jpg
     
  7. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    Fixed?
     
  8. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    It's not finished. And trail gear is badass indeed.
     
  9. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    Finished product. Don't care for the wild hoops on this but it is solid.

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    tubebumper2.jpg
     
  10. Oct 19, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    something to think about... if you overengineer your bumper, all the stress is going to your frame. idk about you, but I'd rather bend a bumper than tweak my frame
     
  11. Oct 19, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    also look up marlins comparison of US HREW and Chinese DOM
     
  12. Oct 19, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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    if the bumper is too strong, it's not going to bend and all the stress is going to go to the frame
     
  13. Oct 19, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    think about it from an engineering standpoint ben, the force has to go somewhere. if the welds don't fail and the material doesn't bend, it's only logical that the forces will go to the frame next
     
  14. Oct 19, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    Where in Idaho are you? You might check with CBI in Idaho Falls. That bumper coated in ice looks like one of theirs. They have some of their own bumper designs but would probably build you something custom too.
     
  15. Oct 19, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    thanks for all the advice and pics
    have you all seen the woolworth motorsports tube bumper?
     
  16. Oct 19, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    i will not do a plate bumper i do not like the look and the weight of them i am 100% decided on the tube bunper
     
  17. Oct 19, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    no laser cut in class what i got is a tube bender and plasma cuter tho and some other machines that cut skeets of metal like butter
     
  18. Oct 19, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    It's built to utilize all the factory mounting points including the factory skid. I have the BudBuilt IFS skid to cover up the essentials instead of the factory skid tho.

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    Without skid plate:

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  19. Oct 19, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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  20. Oct 19, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    sick bumper! and truck i like the simple but bad ass look and def needs the skid
    also what tires are those?
     
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