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removing front bumper 00 taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JManders, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Mar 25, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    JManders

    JManders [OP] Assistant to the Regional Manager

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    Warn driving lights, Aries brush guard, tow package, removed mudflaps, Uniden CB radio, Firestik antenna, PA horn, deck plate mod, K&N air filter, blacked-out badges, Hella SuperTone horns, 20% tint all around, fog light mod
    I just bought a new bumper to replace the old one on my truck, anyone have any tips on getting that old bumper off? Or is it pretty straightforward? Anything would be helpful.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Im not sure if my '01 is basically the same but it is very easy. Just 4 bolts and it is out.
     
  3. Mar 25, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    STravis

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    Me and my little brother took the one off of my '99 in about 5 minutes. It is very easy and straightforward.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    JManders

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    perfect. thanks fellas
     
  5. Mar 25, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    No problem. Hope the new bumper install goes well.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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    Lost track many, many mods ago.
    What kinda bumper did you get? Aftermarket or stock?
     
  7. Mar 25, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    JManders

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    Warn driving lights, Aries brush guard, tow package, removed mudflaps, Uniden CB radio, Firestik antenna, PA horn, deck plate mod, K&N air filter, blacked-out badges, Hella SuperTone horns, 20% tint all around, fog light mod
    I just got a stock one since I've got a brush guard on there anyway. I went with the black one rather than the gray one it came with. The old one was falling apart and had a bunch of cracks.

    Turns out I have to have a service garage do it since the two screws on the lower half only turn in place when I try and remove them... definitely a pain to have to pay just to get this thing on there.
     
  8. Mar 25, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    JManders

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    Let me know how yours goes... maybe you'll have better luck than I had with mine. Hopefully I can find a fix for those screws instead of taking it in.
     
  9. Mar 25, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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    JManders

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    turns out the screws on the bottom half are stripped or have all sorts of rust so I dunno how I'm gonna get this dang thing off
     
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