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Potential for new plate style bumper. Need some feedback

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by AddictedOffroad, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Oct 8, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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    I dig it Scotty!

    However I agree just a touch narrower on the corners. Not much.

    And even if you out just a back plate behind the winch to help cover the radiator a bit would make it look a lot better I think.

    Got any pics of it with a winch? And how would you do light mounts since there is no top center where lights would go..

    This totally looks like a old Mossy Rock Fab bumper too kinda. same ideas anyways.
     
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  2. Oct 8, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    We will have it painted and mounted with a winch in the AM.
     
  3. Oct 8, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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    I like it, i would like to see it with headlight hoops, and 2 shackle mount points.
    I like how open the winch area is, but it's a potential issue for it to be stolen.

    Any idea on price?
     
  4. Oct 8, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    Mig weld the aluminum....

    My main concern is how high the winch is above the frame rails.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    Mig weld Aluminum :laugh:

    yea no.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    I don't own a first gen. but that design looks sweet. I like the winch placement. It allows lots of room for maintenance.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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    The winch is only 2" above the frame rails. That will never be a problem with this. Its a proven design. Proven for 6yrs now on Toyotas. The winch mount isn't going anywhere.

    FWIW, you can't MIG weld aluminum. Or, are you referring to using a spool gun to do it? Besides, aluminum will never happen on any bumper we build. Its not even a thought in our minds.
     
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  8. Oct 8, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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    Bilsteins front and rear, front set to 1'' and rear are 9'' 5125's, OMD springs in the rear, CSJumper LED's inside, hard wired inverter.
    Also, looking at this picture i see how wide it is, i'd trim the sides a good bit narrower, a little over half as narrow.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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  10. Oct 8, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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    With glass fenders those sides would match up almost perfectly I bet
     
  11. Oct 8, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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    glass side on 1st gens aren't flared out right there. Didn't hardly change on mine. has to be like that for the corner lights.
     
  12. Oct 9, 2013 at 7:22 AM
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    Oh got it.
     
  13. Oct 9, 2013 at 7:46 AM
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    Here is the finished version of this with an 8000lb winch in it.

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    So, after reading through a ton of posts on several forums after we asked for feedback, this is what we have come up with.

    * We will tuck the sides in a little tighter to the body at the fender line.
    * We plan to raise the stinger a couple inches to match the grill line a little more.
    * We will have options for a turn signal of some kind
    * We will have options for light tabs on the bottom and back of the stinger to run offroad lights there
    * To start out, we will not have an option for a body lift. However, we may work that option in at a later date
    * Pricing is going to be $749 with the stinger. FWIW, the stinger is an intregal part of the bumper for strength reasons to help support each boxed portion.
    * Shipping will be flat rate at $125 to the continental US. This is oversized, so it will not be cheap to ship.
     
  14. Oct 9, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    Subbed! Will you be making one for gen 2? If so I will gladly put one on my 2014.
     
  15. Oct 9, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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    Eventually, but this type of design will never work on a 120 platform. You have 26" of space between grill and frame.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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    We can probably take pre-orders by the end of the week. The nice thing is that we already have the winch mount and mounting crossmember available, so the R&D on the rest shouldn't take long at all. But, we need to build a jig for it.

    Unfortunately, this truck is leaving my shop today, so we will need another truck locally to build another one on and then take it and reverse engineer it all.

    A 4runner version will be next as we have two in house to work with.

    The best part of this also is that the winch mount is designed around 86-95 rigs. So, it will be a seamless transition to have these available for 86-95 IFS rigs as well.
     
  17. Oct 9, 2013 at 8:22 AM
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    what radiator? :D winch covers it up quite nicely...

    looks good all put together :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Oct 9, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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    i was pointing out that the exposed radiator people were concerned about is covered almost entirely with the winch in there.
     
  19. Oct 9, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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    I like it lots and price point is right. Might have to pick one up for the Wife's Tacoma.
     
  20. Oct 9, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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    Bilsteins front and rear, front set to 1'' and rear are 9'' 5125's, OMD springs in the rear, CSJumper LED's inside, hard wired inverter.
    The price is awesome, and I think it'll look great after you tuck in the sides.
    Will there be a option for headlight hoops?
     
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