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Looking for ideas for a high clearance 1st gen bumper

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by HedgepethAj89, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Jul 18, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    HedgepethAj89

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    So im def looking to put a high clearance bumper on my truck. Im planning on cutting the Bed sides like they do with the 2nd gens only problem is that i haven't seen to many 1st gens with the high clearance. has anybody seen any online or on here that i could use for ideas?
     
  2. Jul 18, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    this isn't a *true* high clearance bumper, but it tucks up nicely along the bedsides and offers quite a bit of protection. perhaps worth a look...

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  3. Jul 18, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    oh trust me i want an elite badly, but i simply cant afford one. i do have the resources and time to build something big and hefty and high clearance. i was able to google some but i was wondering if anyone on here has one. im also looking to put a tire carrier on it, but i can handle that design :D
     
  4. Jul 18, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    ahh gotcha. i totally understand that sentiment. plus, there just is something cool about stepping back and looking at the finished product when you put your own blood sweat and tears into it!
     
  5. Jul 18, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    stole these from ttora.

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  7. Jul 18, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    holy crap after all my looking i totally overlooked that one :facepalm: but that is def what im looking for now time to steal...i mean copy...i mean borrow the design from them :D.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    have to admit not many tube bumpers i like, but that one is sexy.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    lol glad i could be helpful
     
  10. Jul 18, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    lol yeah i actually rocking a broken jeep tube bumper frm smittybuilt that came with the truck its ok but ive grown tired of it and since finding tacomaworld i have gotten the "time to make the taco badass" bug. lol
     
  11. Jul 18, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    hell yea, be sure to look through the build sections and check for other ideas.
     
  12. Jul 18, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    yeah ive been cruising the build pages looking for plenty of ideas. im looking to build a bed rack, and throw a plate bumper on front . i have plenty of ideas for my truck. but with my wallet being skinny it will be a slow building process.
     
  13. Jul 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    i know how you feel lol. ive been slowly gettin a pile of parts together for mine. its fixin to get bigger.
     
  14. Jul 18, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    thanks for the input ya got any pics from the cutting phase. basically what all did ya leave untouched and what did ya cut?
     
  16. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    I cut the fender but i left the corners underneath intact to Give it as much structure as possible. Still have a bit of floppy bedside i will need to brace the bed around the flare.
     
  17. Jul 19, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    Also when it comes to the D-tabs just weld them to the bumper or try and tie them into the structure that attaches to the frame? i think that it would be stronger that way. let me know what yall think.
     
  18. Jul 19, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    Yeah have them go through the bumper and welded on both sides tied into the mounting plates.
     
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    On mine i tied the Shackle mounts into the Frame plate gussets with ballistic shackle mounts (pricey at $23 Ea) Someone on pirate makes them much cheaper but i also ordered a dual optima box:cool:. Most of the bumpers i have seen just have tabs welded to the outside i have yet to see one fail, but i never want to have to fix it. And a well built bumper sells for higher when you want to do something different later.
     
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