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I need a prerunner bumber after cashing my truck last week

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LeadFootCaliKid, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Jun 18, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    I need some fabricator recomendations. The closer to me the better.

    Last Friday, before leaving for the desert, I got into a little fender-bender with a small SUV. His car was pretty messed up, mine is mostly cosmetic damage. My front bumper is destroyed though. I figure I might as well have someone fabricate a prerunner bumper than to have the stock one replaced. But, I don't know where to go or if there is anything specific I should look for or request. I don't feel like spending an arm and a leg either.

    Here's what I did:
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    Here's what I want (3 lights instead of 4):
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    I called The Truck Shop in San Diego and they (kinda rudely) quoted me at $650 with no other details or options. ORW in Temecula quoted me at $450ish for a simple bumper and 650ish for a nice one built with the boxed uprights (he called them "horns") light tabs, and upper tube above the lights. The guy at ORW also said that Tacoma bumpers are a little harder to make because of the way everything behind the bumper is laid out.

    Is this true and are there any other things I should keep in mind? Are there any shops or private fabricators that you guys recomend? Any tips or advice would help.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    Hiatt1991

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    look up sick nick's fab on Facebook. His number is 714-865-6424. He does great work and is cheap. He has a couple pics of a taco bumper he fabbed on facebook.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    Trapper6speed

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    ShockTaco on here builds a nice one.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    I'll be sure to look into that.

    Just looked at some of his stuff. Very clean. Ill PM him soon and find out some details. Thanks.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    ya shocktacos are nice.. im putting one one tomorrow.

    first one is of it sitting in the garage

    second on is that some bumper on my friends truck.

    liveottOPr.jpg
    hpim0919.jpg
     
  6. Jun 18, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    Yeah they look good. I think I met your friend at a mod day meeting over a year ago before he had the bumper on it.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    ya you probably did. his name was nate. pretty awesome dude if you ask me
     
  8. Jun 18, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    Didn't he make his own bumper? I thought he posted a build thread while he was making one for his truck
     
  9. Jun 18, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    Hiatt1991

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    This is the style. HE quoted me at 350 for the bumper unpainted. HE can make them a little different if you prefer. They are bolt on or weld on bumpers.

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  10. Jun 18, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    It would be a bit of a drive for you, but Toys for Trucks in Hesperia does pretty good work. They turned my Lieutenant's F-150 into a complete expedition vehicle.

    http://www.toysfortrucks.net/
     
  12. Jun 18, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    he told me he helped anthony build it. but now he wants to build a new one so it has a winch. thats how i got my hands on his old one
     
  13. Jun 18, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

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    Nice. They look good. Im definitely considering one of those.
     
  14. Jun 19, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

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    Any other suggestions?
     
  15. Jun 22, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    I've got 2 recomendations so far... Any more?
     
  16. Jun 22, 2011 at 8:04 AM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    also dirty dagler (adam) makes bumpers too. Just send him a PM and see what he has to say.
     
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