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Homemade Rear Plate Bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BirdTRD, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Nov 29, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD [OP] Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    I made my own rear bumper. I wanted it to be high-clearance and high strength for off roading yet I wanted it to remain subtle while largely following factory lines. The receiver is stock but flipped upside down with new mounts. The receiver mounts and bumper mounts are 1/4" thick steel. The bumper skin itself is 3/16" thick steel. The factory bumper is 6" deep, 9" tall, and has the receiver hanging another 3" below the bumper. My new bumper is 3" deep, 6" tall, and has the receiver integrated. This greatly increased my departure angle clearance. I gained about 6" of clearance from the old low point. I shortened the overall truck length by about 3". The pictures are crappy cell phone shots. Sorry, I can get some with the real camera if anyone cares that much. Some of the camera angles make it look line my work isn't straight. It is though.:)

    First, I flipped the factory towing receiver. I obviously needed to rebuild mounts. I boxed them in for added strength.
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    Next came the bumper itself. The receiver mounts, bumper mounts, and frame are all tied into one. The receiver mounts bolt to the frame and the bumper mounts. The bumper mounts bolt to the receiver (as mentioned) and the frame. The bumper skin is welded to the receiver at the tongue too. All of them tied together has this setup quite strong.

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    The finished product! These pictures are better quality but please excuse the fact that the bumper is dirty from winter road conditions. The side caps were the hardest part to get right. The compound angles are not "made from scratch" friendly. With time, I got it right though. The shackle mounts are 1" thick. The 7-pin towing plug is integrated to the middle of the bumper in a snag free location. The license plate lights are LED's integrated into the top plate mounting screws.

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    Whatcha think?
     
  2. Nov 29, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Pretty sexy! Nice job man! I'd like to see better pictures if you could. But if not no biggy.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    I think it came out looking pretty good, nice work! Those outside corners look like they'd be a PITA! Might be a dumb question, but what do you do with the trailer chains, just use the shackles?
     
  4. Nov 29, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD [OP] Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    I can get some with the real camera. Give me a day or two and I'll get some up.

    I welded new chain hangers on the bottom. They're just tucked under. I added them late. If you look at the painted, receiver only picture, you'll see the corner where the receiver is sitting on top of the main beam. The hangers are just down in that nook. There is a cut out at the bottom of the bumper so I can reach up in for the hitch pin and stuff.
     
  5. Nov 29, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    viperstd

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    Nicely done. 3/16" should stop a charging rhino.. (or slightly more likely, a honda civic)
     
  6. Nov 29, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    slick_711

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    Awesome! Looks very well done.
     
  7. Nov 29, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    flightcancled

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    Wow! Great work!
     
  8. Nov 29, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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    F.U> GUYZ
    broken mods
    looks great
    make me one please
     
  9. Nov 29, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    davidpick

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    looks killer! :thumbsup:
     
  10. Nov 29, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    Are you going to start making them to sell? I'd be interested
     
  11. Nov 29, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    slick_711

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    +1, cost depending. I have to assume OP has a job, but if you did decide to make these I'd be interested.
     
  12. Nov 29, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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    back up boys im was in line first:D
     
  13. Nov 29, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    looks really nice;)
     
  14. Nov 29, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    Fienoma

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    That looks great greg!
     
  15. Nov 29, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    TanSR5x4

    TanSR5x4 Hold my beer and watch this

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    very nice! i would love to see more/better pics if you have them

    great job tho! i hope to do this one day soon
     
  16. Nov 29, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    JM76

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    besides the steel, where did you get your supplies? I mean anything out of the ordinary. :)
     
  17. Nov 29, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Not bad man! :)
     
  18. Nov 29, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    Nice work!
     
  19. Nov 29, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD [OP] Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Thanks for the compliments! I'll put up better pictures this evening so that you can see the details better.

    Canada, are you referring to the machine equipment?
     
  20. Nov 29, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    kbaum08

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    Looks great! a lot like my Rocktek rear bumper.
     
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