1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

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
    #1
    Motoxerc0

    Motoxerc0 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Member:
    #22561
    Messages:
    188
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colin
    New Jersey
    Vehicle:
    06 4x4 DC LB Lifted
    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.
    1329536392_7094bed7563046e11aa373ba96baa087ee546d60.jpg

    From there, I cut the main tube to size and added my receiver and gussets.
    1329536420_a50753b5181d78b2b77dbf1197969ce92b4fa4ec.jpg
    1329619444_7d22270fa2919fff7cae38782bca15dfac53ef13.jpg

    Test fit of the main tube.
    1329929252_812b6bab16641778386ee9626ad65d3d1cc89d43.jpg

    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.

    1329955071_a05504cccf525dc28fc2a54a6c63da4ccbd98a1e.jpg

    1329955121_d789c7441b8cd152cc331a77b87e240afb87c435.jpg
    1330025304_8ebb93e87aa324176afa78249794d69e23c80a2a.jpg
    1330027386_26a813ff6fd72af3cb723bf2abe86fd359d56c30.jpg

    Then i mounted it up.
    DSCN0090_c484fc50684bce91d400ba5a863c95737b744928.jpg
    DSCN0091_cecd9c0a7a2f9830b2f27700258763225650bc0f.jpg

    Added my corners next.
    DSCN0093_43cb86da8ef4714c1354fc5c41ef4f278bcaa4f6.jpg
    DSCN0094_70ea6f2e220b5184acb31359ae987ef8e9f00c61.jpg

    Then I cut and tacked on my wrap around pieces.
    DSCN0096_e84261c4bb183265187c874dc805e66e67fca767.jpg

    Then pulled it off and began welding.
    DSCN0097_5784a8a85d5ea5b7d01063caa0fb7cce5e9c0af8.jpg

    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
    #2
    BulletToothTony

    BulletToothTony Wheres Francis?

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Member:
    #4833
    Messages:
    14,079
    First Name:
    You can call me Susan if it makes you happy.
    no mods until the warranty is up!
  3. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:33 PM
    #3
    Motoxerc0

    Motoxerc0 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Member:
    #22561
    Messages:
    188
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colin
    New Jersey
    Vehicle:
    06 4x4 DC LB Lifted
    Thank you sir.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:34 PM
    #4
    wrxRome

    wrxRome Houston's Swamp Rat

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Member:
    #62338
    Messages:
    5,877
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brandon
    Covington, LA/Friendswood,TX
    Vehicle:
    06 SWB 4x4 trd off road
    Looks very nice
     
  5. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:35 PM
    #5
    KenLyns

    KenLyns 8-in. Third Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37674
    Messages:
    27,117
    Gender:
    Male
    Belly of the Beast
    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon Coilovers, BudBuilt Skids, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, JDM Steering Wheel, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps
    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
    #6
    Joben7726

    Joben7726 wes mantooth ™

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Member:
    #45285
    Messages:
    6,361
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joben
    Western PA/Va Beach
    Vehicle:
    Trail limo
    more than list-able
    Looks good. Interested to see how it turns out.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:40 PM
    #7
    Motoxerc0

    Motoxerc0 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Member:
    #22561
    Messages:
    188
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colin
    New Jersey
    Vehicle:
    06 4x4 DC LB Lifted
    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
    #8
    tbturner47

    tbturner47 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Member:
    #35484
    Messages:
    1,129
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Lenoir, NC
    Vehicle:
    '07 Indigo Ink Off Road
    Supercharger
    this^ and that looks pretty good so far.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:41 PM
    #9
    hard2kill

    hard2kill Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Member:
    #55714
    Messages:
    3,859
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Rhinebeck NY
    Vehicle:
    06 4door trd sport white 6spd
    ...315's,2in bora wheel spacers,safari snorkel,wheel spacers,bruteforcefab rear bumper and sliders,afe filter,hi-lift jack,5100 with OME 886 & 1/2in spacer,allpro expo's,icon 10in rear shox,flip kit,ss brake lines,cobra cb,fog light mod,yellow fogs,weathertech mats,fullsize spare tire and extra sport rim,tinted windows,aeroturbine 2525 muffler dumped over axle...rear diff breather mod...removed factory spare...removed 2nd air filter...THULE roof rack and fairing....bud builts front to back,allpoo front bumper,BAMF lca skids,overland Offroad roof and bed racks,
    lookin good from what i can see...you have some clean welds man
     
  10. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:44 PM
    #10
    Motoxerc0

    Motoxerc0 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Member:
    #22561
    Messages:
    188
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colin
    New Jersey
    Vehicle:
    06 4x4 DC LB Lifted
    Thanks man.
     
  11. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:52 PM
    #11
    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Member:
    #40487
    Messages:
    3,373
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Vehicle:
    The doritos locos taco
    6000k HID's, AUX Reverse Lights, 3" Rough Country Suspension Lift, Pioneer AVH-P4200 Double Din, Underglow and footwell Lights, Camo Seat Covers, Duralast Tool Box, Blacked Out Badges, Grill, Front Emblem, Midland CB Radio, Amber Strobes, POWER REAR WINDOW, cup holder LED's, Firestik 3' in bed, console divider, Ultragauge.
    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
    #12
    Motoxerc0

    Motoxerc0 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Member:
    #22561
    Messages:
    188
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colin
    New Jersey
    Vehicle:
    06 4x4 DC LB Lifted
    Go for it man.:thumbsup: Let me know how it turns out when you finish.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM
    #13
    KenLyns

    KenLyns 8-in. Third Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37674
    Messages:
    27,117
    Gender:
    Male
    Belly of the Beast
    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon Coilovers, BudBuilt Skids, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, JDM Steering Wheel, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps
    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
    #14
    Motoxerc0

    Motoxerc0 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Member:
    #22561
    Messages:
    188
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colin
    New Jersey
    Vehicle:
    06 4x4 DC LB Lifted
    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
    #15
    badger

    badger Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Member:
    #70102
    Messages:
    967
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5
    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
    #16
    sytfu510

    sytfu510 INSTAGRAM: sytfu510

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Member:
    #62453
    Messages:
    4,669
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Bay Area
    Vehicle:
    06 DBL Cab Long Bed TRD Sport
    Dirt Designs LT kit DMZ LT Kit TRD Supercharger SCS Wheels BAMF
    looks good, keep it up!
     
  17. Feb 25, 2012 at 6:21 PM
    #17
    the.sight.picture

    the.sight.picture Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Member:
    #71180
    Messages:
    3,314
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Warren County VA
    Vehicle:
    2016 MGM TRD OR 4X4 DCSB
    Tint
    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
    #18
    Large

    Large Red

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Member:
    #63268
    Messages:
    21,971
    Gender:
    Male
    Subbed to see final product. :popcorn:
     
  19. Feb 25, 2012 at 8:48 PM
    #19
    OverRated

    OverRated Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Member:
    #71434
    Messages:
    306
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    San Jose, CA
    Vehicle:
    12 Tacoma / TRD-OR / DCSB
    Looking good! Well done!
     
  20. Feb 25, 2012 at 8:52 PM
    #20
    BAMFTACO

    BAMFTACO Another day another beer

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Member:
    #30639
    Messages:
    10,667
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jośe
    Woodlandland hills , CA
    Vehicle:
    Taco
    Lift- king 2.5 with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, 4 in spindles,timbern bumps all around ,wheelers 3 addaleaf, ato shackle flip kit with 6 inch HD shackles. Armor- tire gate, custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, hps silicone hoses Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector, rear dust lights with custom bed bar and hi lift mount.
    Bumper looks solid good job man
     
To Top