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Off Road Fiberglass Body Part Idea - **HELP**

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RZRob, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Nov 8, 2010 at 11:15 PM
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    RZRob

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    So I'm all jolly because I just installed my Baja Bumpers, but although I love them, the truck looks very unfinished in the areas where the OEM bumpers covered. Somebody really needs to make this.

    Here's what I picture:

    For the front, something that bolts to the flanges visible at the side front (pic 2) and then runs along under the headlights and grill, covering up all the loose ends then wraps to the other side. It can be multi-piece, but on the sides maybe ~2" tall, and then under the grill, perhaps less than an inch. This way it doesn't look like body panels are missing. I can picture something that looked really nice, and having it painted to match.

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    For the back, it'd be simple end caps to go under the tail lights. For extra credit, make a simple smooth valence that joins the two sides together and wraps underneath. Maybe somehow it can have some logical crease similar to the one along the bottom of the tailgate.
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    Anybody have any ideas how I can get something like this?

    RZ Rob
     
  2. Nov 8, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE

    THROUGHITALLDUDE Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    i always have loved baja bumpers but I HATE exactly what your talking about it looks like parts of the truck are missing i am really glad your looking to attempt something to fix that I am looking forward to seeing what you do
     
  3. Nov 8, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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    jdkeller

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    I like that front bumper but not the rear. That's why I chose the rear bumper I got. It covers.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2010 at 11:58 PM
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    I'm not crazy about the back bumper, but it's simple and competent.

    it needs to be simpler.

    RZ Rob
     
  5. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:11 AM
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    Love that bumper dude! What it run ya OTD?
     
  6. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:29 AM
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    I bought the pair made to order just over $1,000 delivered. Plus it ran another $200 to get both primed & powder coated.

    I wish someone knew how to attack this construction task as then it'd look really nice.

    RZ Rob
     
  7. Nov 9, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    Pugga

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    How handy are you? Fiberglass isn't overly difficult or expensive to do yourself. You could chop down a piece of styrofoam to the profile you want and glass it yourself. The mounting points would be the trickiest part from what I can tell. For the rear seems like it could be done with a filler like Bondo or something similar but then you'd have to paint the quarter panels. Just my $0.02.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2010 at 6:41 AM
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    mjp2

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    Simple, cheap solution. Paint those parts black.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    I'm probably just going to paint the exposed areas black, but I want better than this.

    To Pugga's point, I may work with spray foam and fiberglass, and lots of tape to protect the paint.

    I'm going to try asking the question another way, in a new thread.

    RZ Rob
     
  10. Nov 10, 2010 at 6:31 AM
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    All Pro used to offer fiberglass caps to fill the gap under the rear tail lights, but that was back when they had a rear tube bumper for sale. Might be worth it to give them a call and see if they have a mold or can direct you to their manufacturer.
     
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