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Padgett Fabrication rear bumper

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cab4you26, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Jun 7, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    cab4you26

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    Does anyone have one of these bumpers? If so how do you like it? And could you post pictures? I'm trying to decide between this and the 4x innovations with the class 3 hitch for my 97!
     
  2. Jun 7, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    I bought a bumper from Padgett Fabrication about 2 years ago for my 89 Toyota and picked it up from him. I no longer have the truck, but it was very well fabricated and included 2" receiver, D rings for shackles, license plate mount with light, and diamond tread on top. I would buy another one from him although his prices increased quite a bit in the last few years.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    Prices are always negotiable. I can usually cater a price to the customer to match a budget, but I mainly give discounts to those who serve their country or their communities

    Thanks for the kind words. Unfortunately when it comes to price, the fact that steel has double and tripled in the past few years has a lot to do with it. Shipping has also increased for me, and thats multiplied by the fact that I ship in wooden crates instead of 'cardboard' like i used to. I do offer 10% discounts to certain people, ie Military, Police, Fire, students, EMS.... and I give deployed Military 20% off.

    I am glad you enjoyed your bumper. If you need another someday, I will give you 10% just for being a previous customer. Do you have my pictures of my bumper on your truck, even though you have sold it since?

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    Anthony and Samantha Padgett
    Padgett Fabrication, LLC

    www.padgettfabrication.com (website a work in progress)

    Veteran owned
     
  4. Jun 7, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    capetaco12

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    Definatly look like good quality bumpers. They all look unique (part of the reason i made my own.) Nothing like having someone build a bumper that can be personalized or built to your spec's.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    I've heard good things about the 4xinnovations bumpers. I haven't heard a lot about the Padgett Fab bumpers, but that doesn't mean they are not a good bumper. The 4xinnovations have side protection unlike the Padgett Fab bumpers unless it can be added on so I would take that into consideration too especially if you do a lot of wheeling.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    kmok

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    Those bumpers look really stout
     
  7. Jun 9, 2011 at 4:19 AM
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    Here's a picture of my 89 with a Padgett bumper.

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  8. Jun 10, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    I like the 6th picture. What class rating would it fall into for towing with the receiver mounted like that?
     
  9. Jun 10, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    Equivilent to class III, but I have never had my hitches tested. I have been building them for 13 years like that, with zero issues. 98% of my customers order the hitch. Look at the standard class III hitch, which only has a 2x2 or 2.5x2.5 crossbar... this bumper is that hitch assembly, but it is 3x5" and much more rigid. My Brackets are 3/8" thick and use (3) half-inch bolts per side. If you are worried, I offer an Ultra Heavy duty version which adds a 1.5" x3/16 gusset strip down the brackets AND The brackets stub on the bumper.

    I wouldn't hesitate to tow whatever the truck can pull. The bumper and hitch are definitely NOT the weak point by ANY means.

    Thanks for the interest!!!
     
  10. Jun 19, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    These pictures were taken in the rain, so that's what see on the surface of the bumper... rain droplets... this one has no jack notches, and no license plate option... and was for another soldier who got 10-20% off

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  11. Jun 26, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    Any questions, comments? let me know.... 434-473-2499
     
  12. Jun 26, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    VooDoo

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    how much would one of those 2nd gen bumpers run for?
     
  13. Jun 27, 2011 at 12:51 AM
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    It depends, 84-2004, anywhere from 275-450 plus shipping, more if you need tire carrier.... 2005+ bumpers start at 575 plus shipping....
     
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