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My mod of a '95 Light Bar into an '07 PreRunner

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by EquinsuOcha, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Aug 7, 2008 at 11:18 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

    EquinsuOcha [OP] Bourbon

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    I've posted pictures before, but never of the mounting plates...

    I bought a light bar from a 1995 Tacoma after seeing that the fitment would require little alteration.

    For those who only consider "perfect" fitment... You should turn away now.



    The down tube had to be modified. We twisted the bar until the bottom could be flush-mounted, then reamed the hole until a bolt could fit. The down tube mounts could not be mounted with all 4 bolts, due to the difference in width of the bed and angle of the wheel wells of the '05+ and '95-'04.

    Here's the result






    The front horizontal bar, was easier. 3/8" washers were used to compensate for the valleys in the composite bed.


    *Note* (The empty hole was due to the fact that it centered on the down slope of the nearest ridge of the composite bed.)


    Any questions are welcome, including any questions referring to points that I have missed.
     
  2. Aug 8, 2008 at 6:35 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    I thought you said "light bar"? Seems to be missing a key item in that description! :D
     
  3. Aug 8, 2008 at 8:49 AM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    Yeah :( the lights that came with it were in bad bad shape, so I decided to leave them off.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2008 at 8:52 AM
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    Not as many as the 98..
    What kind of bike is that?
     
  5. Aug 8, 2008 at 9:03 AM
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    Need to post up some more pics when you get lights on it! :thumbsup:

    A side pic out be cool too. Can't really see what the truck looks like with it on.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2008 at 9:09 AM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    Here's a side view, I just happened to have one:

     
  7. Aug 8, 2008 at 7:23 PM
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    It's a Mongoose, Full suspension mountian bike. Cant make out the exact model, but should be available at your local Dicks sporting goods or the sports authority.
     
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