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Just finished a bumper project

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Old green toyota, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. Jul 12, 2020 at 9:20 AM
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    Old green toyota

    Old green toyota [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm from the Sacramento area, just joined. But I've been using this site for years, lots of good information.

    I had a damaged ARB bumper, I didnt like the way they looked out of the box so i decided to change it up a little.

    Started by fixing the damage, it was buckled and dented. Then all the extra brackets and bars were cut off, holes were filled and all the welds were smoothed out.

    The color chosen is from a newer car, but it has semi gloss clear to keep it from being too shiny.

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  2. Jul 12, 2020 at 9:23 AM
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    Kwikvette

    Kwikvette Woke up and chose violence

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    Welcome to the forum!

    I saw your bumper and was reminded of this :rofl:

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  3. Jul 12, 2020 at 9:27 AM
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    Old green toyota

    Old green toyota [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'll have to figure out a nickname using that haha. I'm not too familiar with that show, but I feel like he's a relative to the truck!
     
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  4. Jul 12, 2020 at 9:39 AM
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    Kwikvette

    Kwikvette Woke up and chose violence

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  5. Jul 12, 2020 at 10:04 AM
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    Old green toyota

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    Star trek? Yeah I definitely dont watch that! I spend alot of time in the shop, when I do watch tv its probably something a little more manly and a little less on the nerd spectrum lol
     
  6. Jul 12, 2020 at 10:45 AM
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    0xDEADBEEF

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    Holy light bar batman.


    Looks good! Any idea what it weighs with the all the top stuff sliced off?
     
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  7. Jul 12, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    Kwikvette

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    It's an age thing.

    But yeah like mentioned, how much weight did that reduce?
     
  8. Jul 12, 2020 at 10:58 AM
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    Old green toyota

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    I haven't weighed it yet. But I need to, I get asked that alot. That piece is still in the shop, I'm guessing its probably 30-40lbs taken off? I also removed the rubber bumpers.

    This truck is only used for camping and hauling gear to the trail. The other rig does all the hard work in the rocks.
     
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  9. Jul 12, 2020 at 11:02 AM
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    BikerinBlak909

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    Star Trek nerdfest :rofl:
     
  10. Jul 12, 2020 at 8:21 PM
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  11. Jul 12, 2020 at 8:31 PM
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    Nice work on the bumper
     
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  12. Jul 12, 2020 at 9:15 PM
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    Old green toyota

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    Thanks, I just need to do something about the faded paint on the rest of the truck.
     
  13. Jul 12, 2020 at 11:03 PM
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    AutoFlex it
     
  14. Jul 13, 2020 at 4:15 AM
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    Taco critter

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    looks good
     
  15. Jul 13, 2020 at 6:47 AM
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  16. Jul 13, 2020 at 7:40 AM
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    Xbeaus

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    "Lamar Bumperweighs-a-ton" joking aside you do some nice work! Feels good finding damaged stuff and fixing it and sometimes it comes out better than it did from factory. I mountain bike quite a bit and all my bike carriers were either free or super cheap because I fixed them (broken). lol
     
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  17. Jul 13, 2020 at 9:19 AM
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    jbrandt

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    That's a really nice paint job on that bumper.

    Now it's time to go smash it against some rocks.
     
  18. Jul 13, 2020 at 1:52 PM
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    TexasED04

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    Nice Work!
     
  19. Jul 13, 2020 at 3:19 PM
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    My favorite part of Star Trek is when Darth Vader takes his Dalek through the stargate.
     
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  20. Jul 13, 2020 at 8:16 PM
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    Old green toyota

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    Thanks guys, I spent a few hours getting this exactly how I wanted it. The color was a last minute change, it was almost going to be body color.

    Here is where I mounted the winch controller port. I didn't want the relay box on my bumper like most winches are.....plus I needed more room for my light bar.

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