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My truck is now officially badass*

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by BeachBoy, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    BeachBoy

    BeachBoy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    *pun intended

    (this was posted on ttora but I know many of you don't go over there)

    I know most mods here are aesthetics or performance, this one is offroading.

    So today was the point of no return
    Gave my truck a new ass for it's 10,000km (6250 miles) anniversary

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    First step, remove bumper..

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    Then, start the :saw: for the test cut...
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    Then do cuts about 1 inch lower than expected height... (no picture)

    Then put the new bumper with 2x4s to space it out lower and be able to trace the cut lines exactly where they need to be..

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    Then do the final cut :D

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    And voilà!

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    Here is a video of a cut...
     
  2. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    jwhelan

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    Ya know honestly I am not a big fan of replacement rear bumpers, but dude, that looks sick! To cool....Great job I really like it.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:37 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Well Done!
     
  4. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    Burgman

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    is that a armor tech bumper from kevin?.... and ur dbl long bed looks huge
     
  5. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    rab89

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    omg thats a rad truck. never thought about doing a rear bumper like that, but I think I would after seeing that!
     
  6. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    1337Taco

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    Great job
     
  7. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    Colton

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    Looks nice!
     
  8. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:43 PM
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    Spootypuff

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    Great job! It looks awesome
     
  9. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:45 PM
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    rhoppas

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    Very nice truck!
     
  10. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:48 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Great job! Great pics!
     
  11. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:49 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Nice! That Armortec looks sick. I'd love to do one on my truck, but thinking of cutting the bedsides makes me cringe!
     
  12. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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    BeachBoy

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    Armor Tech (fire931 on the forum)

    allpro doesn't make a high clearance bumper, nor they offer any cut outs for the hi lift, or reverse lights.
     
  13. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:52 PM
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    grammy

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    Looks good, what are you going to do with that tailpipe??
     
  14. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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    grassflatsfisher

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    Nice use of a fork lift.

    Bumper and gauges look jam up.
     
  15. Sep 19, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    BeachBoy

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    we ran out of time, I will cut the pipe after the muffler, I think.

    I also have shackle flip kit, so those huge and stupid stock shackle hangers will be out of there. I still have to wire lights on the trailer, and some touch ups on the paint (I color matched the bumper but it wasn't completely cured when doing the install)
     
  16. Sep 19, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com Thor

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    You have a nice truck man!
     
  17. Sep 19, 2009 at 10:11 PM
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    That is sick:eek:
     
  18. Sep 19, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    george3

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    VERY nice !:) nice to have a fork lift too. Great job.
     
  19. Sep 19, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    tmat

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    Hey sorry to the OP. but dude neslerrah you're truck is effing sick! I've been watching your truck since I first started posting on this site and it just kept getting better and better. and to the OP....I'm not usually a fan of the dbl cab lb but yours def. does look really sick.
     
  20. Sep 19, 2009 at 10:48 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    awesome looks great. Though... you could have probably sold the rear stock bumper for quiet a bit more if you didn't scratch it up using a fork lift :/

    Still, very nice man!
     
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