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My attempt at building a rear tube bumper

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by meatman, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Feb 27, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    meatman

    meatman [OP] I deal with dead animals

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    So i wanted to try to build something for the taco and this bumper is what i came up with. Still have more work to do to it, I used 1.5" round tubing and so far i have the basic build done.The top is not attached and still need to figure on how to mount to frame but i'm only doing this a little at a time. I do plane to run some plate steel for the license plate area for lights.
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  2. Feb 27, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Looks stout but appears to have the same departing angle (or worse) than the stock. Were you trying to gain clearance or just beef up the stock? Either way, props to you for taking on a build like this yourself! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Feb 27, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    meatman

    meatman [OP] I deal with dead animals

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    Thanks man:) I was just trying to beef up the stock. I dont do any wheeling so departure angle was not an issue. My work parking lot sucks and too many kids cant drive worth a shit so to all of them "HIT me now BITCH"
     
  4. Feb 27, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    :laugh:
    In that case, I think it's perfect!
     
  5. Feb 27, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    Jeez thats a big ol phuker...:eek:. Should help the hondas ricochet off your bumper no problem, lol.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    Looks nice, Good job
     
  7. Feb 27, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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    I hope so :D It is 8" tall and 8" deep about the same as stock at the tallest point.

    Thanks alot!
     
  8. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    dang, that's beefy. it'll look sick on the truck dude
     
  9. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:03 AM
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    Good job Mann
     
  10. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    Sweet man! What kind of welder you got? I'm looking at buying myself a Miller elec div 180 ac/dc. Pricey, but limitless applications, such as making myself a bumper!

    Nice work btw! Excited to see how it turns out! Are you gonna put a plate on the top tubes so you can step up easier?
     
  11. Feb 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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    I hope so! I'm still up in the air on how im gonna mount to the frame tho? (might hit up Jerry at B.A.M.F and see if he can cut me some brackets) I think it might help with tailgaters too!

    I got a lil Harbour Frieght 90 amp wire welder (i know, i know) but i have a semi retired welder working for me and that is why it has taken over a month to get this far. He was a welder for 48yrs. and everything i did i would bring it to him at work to check out and make sure it was good to go before moving on. I hope to get this done and do some stuff for the wife and then hit her up to upgrade to a real welder!
     
  12. Feb 28, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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    Hey no harm man! I just use other people's welders now. Works great! But I want my own, maybe go into fabricating stuff for people. Anyway subd for more updates!
     
  13. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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    meatman [OP] I deal with dead animals

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    Ah it's all good! I'm having fun doing this with what i got but would like too get better equiptment LOL. How's this sound.... Honey if i had something better... Then i would be able to do that for you. If i put it that way then the money spent would be for the both of us
     
  14. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    I hope this thing piss pounds some rice cooker cobalt without causing damage to the truck. Looks beefy (pun intended).
     
  15. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    You always have to convince them it will somehow benefit them... Well not always. Just show up with it! Along with, look what I made you!
     
  16. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    So after a few weeks i finally finished it !!!!!!
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  17. Mar 26, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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    Thats sick! Great job man! Looks amazing!
     
  18. Mar 26, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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    funny man...hit us up with pics when u r done:)
     
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    looks great! how heavy is it?
     
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