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Rear plate bumper blueprints!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by toy02ota, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Jan 17, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    toy02ota

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    I've been thinking about testing my welding skills by building myself a rear bumper. I made some designs awhile ago that were less than impressive. I redid my design. Tell me what you all would change. The appendage thingy off the right side is a wrap around I may or may not include. The holes are for 4" lights and the box is the license plate slot.

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    Better view of wrap around.
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  2. Jan 17, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    that looks cool what program did you use?
     
  3. Jan 17, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    :popcorn: do it...looks bada$$!
     
  4. Jan 17, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    I used Google SketchUp 8. It's actually a pretty decent program once you get the tools right. Plus it's free :cool:
     
  5. Jan 17, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    what is the height at center?
     
  6. Jan 17, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    6 1/2". The license plate is 12" wide by 6" tall.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    let us know how it turns out!! Id love to do both front and rear and looking for measurements of the front..
     
  8. Jan 17, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    Might be better if you didn't allow for the 6" length of the license plate and made it only around 4-5" Stock bumper is roughly the same, and most after market bumpers have added rear clearance.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    If the license plate is 12"x6" how would it being 4-5" work? The measurement I got from my stock bumper showed it being nearly 8" in the center where the plate is.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    Just forget what I said... Looks good. :thumbsup:

    Also, relocation of plate, or hitch style adapter for the plate, is how it would fit.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    Looks sweet
     
  12. Jan 18, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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    :popcorn:I want to see it on the truck. One thing I would do is put some sort of guard behind the lights to block rocks form hitting your lights when your flying down the trail.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    Oh it will Definitely have protection for the lights. I am going to make access doors held on with wing nuts or something to go behind the lights to keep rocks and shit from screwing them up. I plan on making it out of 3/16" and the reinforcements will be 3/8".
     
  14. Jan 18, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    Final Designs! (for now :eek:)

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    under side view
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    I decided to leave the wrap around off because ultimately it was just extra metal, fabrication, and potential headaches. And if I decide that I want them the design is super simple and they can be added.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    Looks pretty sweet. I have often thought of doing this aswell. Stoked to see some pictures.
     
  16. Jan 18, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    I really like that design. Good work!! Have you thought about adding any D-ring shackles?
     
  17. Jan 18, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    Yeah they will be on there. Between the lights on either side :D
     
  18. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    Dude that is SWEET! I would love to see a wrap around version on my truck.
     
  19. Mar 15, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    Now all you have to do is figure out how your are going to mount it! I can get pics from my truck that has a steel rear bumper if needed...
     
  20. Mar 15, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    Well build it! Haha I'll let you be the guinea pig of my design :p

    That'd be great! I've been trying to figure out how to securely mount it. Don't want it coming off going down the interstate or something!
     
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