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Help : damaged my truck and bull nose guard

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Conviction11, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Jun 26, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    Conviction11

    Conviction11 [OP] Busting Asphalt

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    So I was leaving the beach last week and bumped into the back of someone. I'm the last person in the world to normally make a mistake like this so everyone around me has really enjoyed laughing about it.
    You can tell by the photos that it pushed by brush guard back into the bumper so I've got some repairs to do.

    Anyone know what brand and model bull nose guard this is on my truck? I really like this style better then all the rest, but have no idea what brand it is.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

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  2. Jun 26, 2012 at 8:01 AM
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    Khaos

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    It's the bullbar sold by Toyota, not sure on brand. Looks like your skid plate on the bull bar is the only piece damaged. I removed mine (I have the same bullbar) so I can get to my front recovery point, I could sell you the skid plate if your interested. I would have to get it from my parents garage back in Jacksonville though. PM me if your interested.

    Loosen the bolts on the bottom of the bullbar and re-position it, the bumper may pop back into place.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    GA_TACO4x4

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    Might want to check the brackets and see if its just them that bent. Happened on my old brush guard when someone hit it it a parking lot.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Westin is the only one that I know of that has those black pieces on the cross bar.

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  5. Jun 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    Khaos - PM sent about the skid plate part.

    GA_TACO4x4 - I'm like you, hoping that I can just bend most of it back into place, then I get to see what damage I have to the bumper.

    98tacoma27 - thanks... I seen this one and it's more then likely the same thing. The only thing I don't like is the fact that it says Westin on the front of it. I wish I could find one that was non branded. But thanks so much for you help and effort posting this one. If I can't find what I'm looking for, then I guess this one will have to do.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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  7. Jun 27, 2012 at 6:25 AM
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    Conviction11

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    Thanks Ben.

    I just sent the guy a text.

    exactly what I'm looking for.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2012 at 6:58 AM
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    Why replace it? If you just have to have one of those installed, yours is hardly damaged -- slightly bent at the mounting bracket, and the pretend skid plate part popped in a little. Just pull the bar out from the top until it is mounted straight, kick the pan back out, and maybe reinforce the mounting brackets a little.
     
  9. Jun 29, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    chadderkdawg

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    This is why I won't ever have a bull bar, they can even withstand a simple fender bump, now it's damaged, and your bumper is damaged.
     
  10. Jun 29, 2012 at 7:06 AM
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    Toy Yoda

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    this, grille guards and all that just seem to cause more damage sometimes, those front bumpers are flimsy as hell and will usually just pop back, hope you can get yours replaced though
     

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