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Homemade Steps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Fire Taco Fighter, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Mar 4, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    Fire Taco Fighter

    Fire Taco Fighter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I made these step bars out of 2" tubing and 3/4" round bar. The end caps are rubber stoppers i found at Lowe's.I may in the future weld on caps.Painted them w/ rustolium Bed Liner paint.
    Tell me what you think.

    Otto

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  2. Mar 4, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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    Looks good...the only thing i'd be concerned about is someone's foot getting caught in the "step".
     
  3. Mar 4, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    Fire Taco Fighter

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    I hear ya,Same goes w/ the NFAB steps......I am going to add noo-slip tape to them also.

    Otto
     
  4. Mar 4, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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    Looks good, should of angled them more!
     
  5. Mar 4, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    jv.garcia

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    Looks good, I've trying to look for some like those for mine.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    Boerseun

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    Bull bar, nerf bars, bed extender, tonneu cover, bug deflector, wish list,....
    Cool.
    It's always nice to see your own handywork and to know that you have saved some bucks.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    Night

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    I would of made my own sliders but I don't have a tube bender. Bought them from avid. Its all good, many people expect things for cheap nothing is cheap this day in age.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    TacoDawgs

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    Looks great OP. Are they bolt on or weld on? The only thing is maybe have made the actual step out of thicker tubing but other than that looks good. You should make them and sell them on this site at a good deal so we don't have to spend $300 on Nfabs. :D
     
  9. Mar 4, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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    Fire Taco Fighter

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    They are bolt on......Yea i prolly should have went w/ 1" bar not 3/4.

    NFAB'S $300? I wish I saw them the cheapest for $400.
     
  10. Mar 4, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    Look nice!
     
  11. Mar 4, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    Amazon has the Smittybilt's for $330 which are the same as Nfabs. Again though your's look great and you should start a little side project by selling them here on TW.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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    elmo7

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    Damn that's slick, especially being home made. Props to you man!

    IMO, grip tape will wear and look crappy before long. As well as you've done so far, why not weld a small step plate to it?
     
  13. Mar 4, 2012 at 4:09 PM
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    Those look really nice, I agree with the above posters though, might want to think about making the step portion out of a little thicker metal. Overall they look good though. Mass produce and sell those!
     
  14. Mar 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    Or even some expanded metal
     
  15. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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    Nice job! Looks clean, I like em!
     
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