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new bumper

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kmrofka, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Dec 28, 2008 at 5:44 PM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    i bent and welded it all myself... welds suck but it holds thats all that matters right. well here it is tell me what you think.

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  2. Dec 28, 2008 at 6:32 PM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    sad no one wants to comment
     
  3. Dec 28, 2008 at 7:08 PM
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  4. Dec 28, 2008 at 7:10 PM
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    brianr

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    +1 point for being original and building something yourself.

    I'm no expert at welding, so I wont comment on the weld seams.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2008 at 7:39 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    hmm..Im a welder, but im not saying im the best...but please, for the love of god dont use that. The first time you go to use that bumper and it comes flyign off and hits something, you will be paying for it.

    Also, whats with the tubes comming way down? kills the departure angle.

    Props for the thought and time that went into it, just revise it a little

    also, i know from experience...Those measly little welds arent gonna hold that bumper to the frame. Weld some plates to the end of the tubes, and bolt it to the frame.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2008 at 8:10 PM
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    rhoppas

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    It's a good start as a light bar or brush guard, but not as a bumper.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2008 at 8:19 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Honest opinion it looks like a good start but to me it doesnt look finished, certain part of the bars should be cut and you should throw a skid plate that bar has some nice potential though atleast you have the tools and skill to do this!
     
  8. Dec 28, 2008 at 9:21 PM
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    ForeRunner

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    You might want to research bumper laws in Arizona. I do not know what they are but I do know that in the State of Washington a bumper MUST be 4.5 inches in vertical height and the height in front from bottom of bumper to ground can't exceed 27" and rear 29".

     
  9. Dec 28, 2008 at 10:28 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    what are your plans to finish it up? i want to see it when its all the way done.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2008 at 1:26 AM
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    kmrofka

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    yeah its not finished i did bolt it to the frame it uses the stock mounting holes for the stock bumber it isnt finished it will run under the arms and hopefully up the the cage when i get that built skid will come in a week or two but it doesnt drop very low off the frame maybe 5 inches
     
  11. Dec 30, 2008 at 4:48 AM
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    i think that its lookin pretty sweet, nice job
     
  12. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:01 AM
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    +1 That's what I was thinking. Put the OEM bumper back on (behind it), and tie the loose ends (vertical bar and horizonal bar) together. Paint it black or body color (white?) and see what it looks like. Anybody can plop down cash (or card) and buy a look alike...it's the custom stuff like this that stands out! Great effort & Good luck!
     
  13. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:16 AM
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    +2 keep the stock bumper and add this to it.
     
  14. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:09 PM
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    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    what do you guys consider the front bumper. if its that flimsy piece of metal with the turn signals in it that aint a bumper. there is a guard for the condenser. but i am going to empliment something in its place with this.im not puting the stock back on because it takes away the mounting spot that i used for this. the bottoms where left to give me some play with the under body skids
     
  15. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    ok heres an update on the bumper...

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    the bottoms have been cut it now has 3 different angles for the skids.

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    the bars run under the motor and the tranny to the crossmember where they are welded to a 3/8 inch plate that bolts to a 1/4 inch plate that is welded to the cross member. again this isnt finished it still need the bracing that i plan on doing and the alluminum but i will say it again. this is better than that stock piece of metal with my turn signals
     
  16. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    come on guys... dont make me beg again
     
  17. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    quit begging!!:D

    it looks pretty cool............but what are the odds that you will rip the mounts under the truck apart when you wheel it(if you wheel it)?? and are you gonna cover any of the openness of the front up??
     
  18. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    i am going to put a tube across the front and i was thinking about that the other day the solution will be simple... a lift and more travel lol
     
  19. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    :laugh:
     
  20. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    lol no really i am going to get the TC longtravel kit lol LIFT: 4 INCHES TRAVEL: 13 INCHES if i bottom that bitch out i better be ripping something off lol
     
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