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Nate's 04 Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Blueridder2207, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Jan 1, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    Blueridder2207

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    Hey all!

    Well my wife thought she would get me a Warn M8000 for christmas :) She's amazing! Now it's time to build a bumper to house the Winch. My initial thoughts are a tube bumper since thats what I had built before.

    I started by welding 1/4" angle between the front frame rails. This will be a good backing for the winch/bumper mount to bolt to and stiffen up the assembly. Next I fabbed together the winch holder and bumper base. I cut off the old side bumper mounts and beefed them up to 1/4". I also welded taps to follow the frame back and catch 4 more bolts at the tow hooks.

    Here are the pics of my progress so far... Please ask questions I'd be happy to answer.
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  2. Jan 3, 2012 at 12:26 AM
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    Blueridder2207

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    Today I'll be picking up some tubing to finish off the bumper....
    Here is what I have in mind please forgive me for the crappy drafting
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jan 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    looking good! what kind of suspension do you have to hold up the winch?
     
  4. Jan 5, 2012 at 12:46 AM
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    Well so far I'm just running the stock springs with a I believe a toytec spacer......I'd love to eventually run a set of racerunner or ICON's but theres many options out there. I've also been pondering the idea of robbing the mini axle from my 83 1st gen and doing a SAS.... Who know's for now I'm running the stock springs
     
  5. Jan 16, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    Time for an update! Here are some pics of how it's looking with the winch secured and half painted tell me what ya think. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Jan 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    very nice man, not really a fan of that turn signal tiptied on the side tho
     
  7. Jan 16, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    Blueridder2207

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    Thanks man! Lights are next on my list...
     
  8. Jan 16, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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  9. Jan 16, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    WOW!!! great deal for some HID's I'm looking into those asap! Thanks for the link.:D
     
  10. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    looks great. nice work
     
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