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My new bumper: comments, please.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RelentlessFab, May 18, 2008.

  1. May 18, 2008 at 11:00 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    alright guys, heres my new bumper that i've been working on in my college Fabrication class:D. What do you think of it?:confused:
    Its all Aluminum, and i can pick it up by myself; its only about 75-80 pounds i'd estimate. Its still in the build process, but its getting pretty close to done now, maybe 80% done or so. Once i get it done i just need to decide whether i want to polish it to a mirror-like finish, or have a friend of mine powdercoat it white to match the truck. Any opinions?:cool:
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  2. May 18, 2008 at 11:01 PM
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    eordonez

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    that looks sick!! what color???
     
  3. May 18, 2008 at 11:07 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    well, id do white to match the truck probably.....
     
  4. May 18, 2008 at 11:10 PM
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    TRD intake, JBA "shorty" headers, URD y-pipe
    that looks like a very nice well-built bumper!!
     
  5. May 18, 2008 at 11:12 PM
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    TheMaster

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    Are you referring to a pic in the Missileman thread?
     
  6. May 18, 2008 at 11:15 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    haha..... looks like we know where you spend all of your free time;):D
     
  7. May 18, 2008 at 11:15 PM
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    TRD intake, JBA "shorty" headers, URD y-pipe
    :rofl:
     
  8. May 18, 2008 at 11:17 PM
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    TheMaster

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    I wish I had some. ;)
     
  9. May 18, 2008 at 11:28 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    Nice fab!!! powder coat. rep on the way.:D
     
  10. May 19, 2008 at 4:23 AM
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    pat's taco

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    thats a kickass bumper ........ looks good
     
  11. May 19, 2008 at 5:07 AM
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    The bumper looks sick man! :thumbsup:




    Love the new sigature TheMaster. Ha Ha Ha stupid bird brain..
     
  12. May 19, 2008 at 7:36 AM
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    mjp2

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    Looks like you've got a hawse fairlead on there but no opening for the line. Is the intention to mount a winch or am I looking at a license plate mount? If the intention is to run a winch, just make sure everything is strong enough to hold up. I'd hate to see you get into a bind, pull out the cable, and have something nasty happen to your rig.

    Looks good! I like your take on the "angry hoops" that some of the guys on TTORA build for the older Tacomas. Works very well with the style of the late-model headlights. :thumbsup:
     
  13. May 19, 2008 at 8:13 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    Definately a nice fab, keep us up to date with what ever you add winch, color of bumper, etc... looks good now can you please make me one and powdercoat it black lol
     
  14. May 19, 2008 at 8:17 AM
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    Man, now your truck looks like something off of Mad Max. Very Nice. Wolverines!! Oh wait thats Red Dawn. Oh well I get those early 80s movies mixed up sometimes.
     
  15. May 19, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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    Thats some great work there. Rep is on the way. Powder coat it white, thats my take on it. You get some rep for that.
     
  16. May 19, 2008 at 9:06 AM
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    Thanks for the responses everyone! Yeah, thats a billet hawse on there, cuttin out the hole is one of the next things on my list, right along with my shackle anchors and some more 1/2" mounting brackets to make it nice and rigid. My whole plan was to keep it as light as possible so the billet hawse is intended for a winch with a synthetic rope, as that will knock off about 10-15 pounds from a winch and is safer and easier to handle.
     
  17. May 19, 2008 at 11:10 AM
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  18. May 19, 2008 at 11:43 AM
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    any reason why you chose aluminum over steel? just weight?

    i like the overall design...but i think if it were me i'd have tried to keep the bottom of it tucked up a little more

    you did an excellent job of matching the lines on the tube work with the body
     
  19. May 19, 2008 at 11:51 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    well, i chose aluminum over steel for the obvious weight advantage, but also my house is about 1/4 mile from the ocean so i get ALOT of rust on steel where i live. we had a 16' big tex flatbed that rotted out in about 3 years, and i prefer to fab with aluminum too, so i deciced that aluminum would be a much better choice(also, we now have 3 aluminum trailers. flat gave up on steel).
    as far as having the bottom tucked up more, the bottom is actually closer to the truck than the stock one. its tucked up so close that the plate has about 1/8" clearance from the little tow hook on the front of it actually. It's closer to the body than the stock one all the way around i think, even.:)
     
  20. May 19, 2008 at 11:57 AM
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    cool...i think id go with aluminum too then...

    i guess its the angle...or maybe im used to looking at my arb...but it just looked like the bottom hung down a good ways...

    another plus i think over the stocker for ya though is the slope at the bottom...

    definately a cool design
     
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