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My high clearance rear bumper build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Motoxerc0, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    Motoxerc0

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    DISCLAIMER: I am in no way shape or form a professional, just a college kid. If anyone sees a potential problem, please let me know and I will fix it.

    Let me start off by saying I wanted a high clearance bumper from either ATO or Relentless, but the funds for one just aren't there. I decide I would try and build my own. It is not done yet but it's close. I got the majority of it done today and hope to finish this weekend. Here we go.

    It all started as a pile of metal.
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    From there, I cut the main tube to size and added my receiver and gussets.
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    Test fit of the main tube.
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    I then cut, drilled and smoothed my shackle mounts out of 1 inch x 2 inch flat stock and cut them into the main tube.

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    Then i mounted it up.
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    Added my corners next.
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    Then I cut and tacked on my wrap around pieces.
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    Then pulled it off and began welding.
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    I still have a lot of work to do to it. Tomorrow is going to involve a lot of grinding and cleaning up. I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of the weekend. I will post pictures with my progress. Let me know what you guys think.:D
     
  2. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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  3. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    Thank you sir.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    Looks very nice
     
  5. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    Make sure the front corners of the side pieces are tied back to the frame for proper support.

    And when is the shackle flip coming? The shackle mount seems to be an eyesore with everything else out of the way. :D
     
  6. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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    Joben7726

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    Looks good. Interested to see how it turns out.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    So maybe tie in another piece of 1x1 square to the front? I'm totally interested in trying to make a shackle flip, just need to do some more research.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    this^ and that looks pretty good so far.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    lookin good from what i can see...you have some clean welds man
     
  10. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    Thanks man.
     
  11. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    Looks good! Was just about to start designing one for my 06 as well, but I won't be having the wrap arounds like yours, just below the tail lights.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    Go for it man.:thumbsup: Let me know how it turns out when you finish.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    Yep, or even round tubing.

    You may have noticed the 2nd gen Taco's frame is double-walled in many places. That's why the stock hangers are riveted on, not welded. Your hanger should be bolted through the frame.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    So I'm guessing just grind the rivets off? Placement of the flipped hanger would be the only issue I have.
     
  15. Feb 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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    Bumper looks nice so far. Any pics of the mounting structure? I would use 1-1/2" tube for the side supports going to the frame
     
  16. Feb 24, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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    looks good, keep it up!
     
  17. Feb 25, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    I think if u have the free time, u may be able to make allitl cash outta your efforts, depandant on buyers, of course. Looks good
     
  18. Feb 25, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    Subbed to see final product. :popcorn:
     
  19. Feb 25, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    Looking good! Well done!
     
  20. Feb 25, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    Bumper looks solid good job man
     
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