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Help me Identify this brush guard...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Leadgolem, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    Leadgolem

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    I found a brushguard on craigslist for cheap. No mounting brackets though. I want to identify it so I can see if I can order the brackets.

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    I held it up with the headlight guards in place, and it's exactly the right size. No guarantee that it's actually for a tacoma though. The only markings on it are, made in mexico, and 08526060.
     
  2. Oct 25, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    Leadgolem

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    Anybody?
     
  3. Oct 25, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    STLharry

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    hmmm....mall crawler?

    Paint that stuff black!!!
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    Looks like one for a Ford Explorer to me.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    looks like the style jcwhitney sells. dont know the brand...
     
  6. Oct 25, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    I'm going to bed line it before I mount it. For the price I got I wasn't going to quibble on finish. :)
    Yep, looks like it to me too. Go industries pro series.
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    Probably from an f250 or f350. On close inspection I can feel where the bracket that actually mounts this thing on the ford has been cut off. You can see where it goes into the slot in the bumper in the top pic, as well as the holes for the headlight guards. I'm pulling the horizontal bars off now to see if they have been cut down as well.

    This is going to be a bit tricky to mount....

    EDIT: Forget pulling the horizontal bars off. I don't have a hex key large enough.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2010 at 7:45 PM
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    how wide is it?

    it would be easy to weld up some brackets
     
  8. Oct 25, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    27 3/4" inside the vertical plates. The plates are 3/8" steel. Reasonably sure this is stainless, based on the go industries product info.
     
  9. Oct 25, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    I'm thinking 3/8" plate steel for the mounts. Bolted to the inside of the frame. I'll have to drill holes and install sleeves for the bolts. The brackets would need to curve outward and up to meet the bottom of the guard. Then More drilling and bolts to connect the guard to the brackets. I need to measure and see how far it is between the inside of the frame rails though. Probably need to use a sledge and bend the brackets slightly so they would fit.

    Other thoughts on mounting would be welcome. :)
     
  10. Oct 25, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    id have to see it. 3/8" would be a bit overkill. 1/4" would probably be plenty.
     
  11. Oct 25, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    The vertical plates on this thing are 3/8", so I figured I'd match them. :)
     
  12. Oct 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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    oh then go for it...
     
  13. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    highly doubt that's stainless...would cost ALOT if it was

    probably just chromed
     
  14. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:59 AM
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    ^^That^^ It's just a chrome plate.
     
  15. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    Looks like a Westin pushbar with optional brush guards.
     
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