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Re-Worked Bumper good advice guys

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Tepidy, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Oct 11, 2011 at 4:52 AM
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    plurpimpin

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    Not gonna lie, the first version looked like crap. It looked like someone punched your truck and gave it a fat lip. But this one looks awesome! I'd totally rock that on my truck
     
  2. Oct 11, 2011 at 5:01 AM
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    I think they both look good. In fact, I think the first one's corners are stronger and will take more abuse.
    Good job!
     
  3. Oct 11, 2011 at 5:36 AM
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    Both are more than I could produce so I give you credit for making your own bumper! That being said, the second one looks much, much better! How come you stopped the sides short and didn't extend them to match the fenders though? Seems if you came down on the right spot you'd miss the plate bumper and land straight on the quarter panel.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2011 at 6:04 AM
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    Nice work.

    You should consider cutting a few holes in the front to allow more air to flow to the radiator.

    Also, you might want to give a little more space between the headlights and the wings. When you flex the truck offroad, the bumper will not move (frame mounted) but the cab will flex on its mounts. You'll end up popping your flares and headlights loose if it becomes a contest of cab vs. bumper.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    I am still giving that area some thought. I will eventually fabricate an add on to the bumper to cover that area. Thanks bro
     
  6. Oct 11, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    Thats a good Idea I may do that. I left a half inch between the cab and the bumper so I will keep an eye on things Thanks
     
  7. Oct 11, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    Work in progress, I like it! Still, a lot of work has gone into making that bumper. Looks good, keep up with the tweaks and you'll have a great looking plate bumper. 80 lbs is nothing, I'm surprised it's so light. I think most are about 100.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    MUCH better. Props
     
  9. Oct 11, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    used 3/16 plate all around.
     
  10. Oct 11, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    i agree with all of this!

    looks great dude, wish i could make something like that...
     
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