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prerunner bumper build suggestions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SurfInferno, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Jan 28, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno [OP] Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    here is what i made up out of wire and clay, i suck at computer programs to make it on their and drawing is even worse. I am taking a fabrication class and need a project so i figured id build a bumper. heres what i have so far.
    I want it to be a bolt on, what would be your suggestions?

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  2. Jan 28, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    hmmm, it's okay, it'll be fun if you're do'n it yourself!!

    if it were me, i'd go with a bit more creative of a design... idk how advanced a fab class it is, but maybe set it up to take some lights and such

    also, maybe think outside the box a little with your design!!!


    i'm more of a fan of bumpers like the ARB than true prerunner bumpers...
     
  3. Jan 28, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno [OP] Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    thanks, yea im going to be doing it myself. I want to have it dip down and then come out at a V in the middle so i get that triangular skid plate deal.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    i'll make you a drawing if you want, do you want it to come up like where the lights are?

    i'll draw something like what you've got and i'll scan it up and post it on this thread
     
  5. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    I'd look at a few up close. There's a few very specific mounting points where you must be 100% spot-on. I'd say a plan is a good idea, then build right off a truck. So basically you'd be building the mounting points first, then the main front cross piece, then connect the two and reinforce the heck out of it. Here's mine:

    RZ Rob

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  6. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    Icon front coilover set up, tinted windows and tail lights, debadged, 8k hid headlights
    wered you get that one made?^
     
  7. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    i'm drawing it with a full triangle shape and i don't think that looks too good... maybe youre talking more of a trapezoid...
     
  8. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    theduck911

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    That's a Baja Bumper (yea it's a brand)

    To the OP Check out Shocktaco bumper design, I personally like the fully plated pre-runner bumpers (see the Red taco on the All-Pro Website)
     
  9. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    SurfInferno

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    Sweet! thanks man! yea maybe a trapezoid might look better.

    as for mounting it, when i build it, im going to start there, going to be a month or so until i get started on it.
     
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