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Roll bar project

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by firetaco18, Sep 29, 2014.

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Pursue roll bar project?

Poll closed Oct 29, 2014.
  1. Yea! Good idea.

    17 vote(s)
    70.8%
  2. Nay! The roll bar is totally useless and looks ridiculous.

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  3. Who's Marty McFly?

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. Sep 29, 2014 at 8:52 PM
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    firetaco18

    firetaco18 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Buddy of mine has a roll bar and it fits pretty well in the taco. So should I pursue this project and go full Marty McFly or leave it for the next chump. Vote above and leave comments below.

    Update:

    bar looks similar to this...
    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Sep 29, 2014 at 8:53 PM
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    Sefferston

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    I've got that one thing, and that other one thing, oh yeah and that other other one thing.
    Where's the vote option? Are you talking a half cage or ? Pictures might help.
     
  3. Sep 29, 2014 at 8:54 PM
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    anthony250f

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    projet? lol
     
  4. Sep 29, 2014 at 8:56 PM
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    firetaco18

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    poll posted. Project as in, install it, paint it, add lights, etc. (small project).

    Pic posted

    update:
    SOB missed a key typing it! I need an adult (mod)!
     
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  5. Sep 29, 2014 at 9:35 PM
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    Sefferston

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    I've got that one thing, and that other one thing, oh yeah and that other other one thing.
    If you want to do something like that, might as well get a bed cage made and go full retard long travel :D
     
  6. Sep 29, 2014 at 9:36 PM
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    Agree. Totally impractical but may install it purely for looks, I may put it in so it's bolt on and can be easily removed. I got a soft tonneau and a cap so getting a roll bar gives me the trifecta of bed accessories. I am looking to eventually replace the soft tonneau with a hard tri-fold.
    Mucho dinero senor. I would love to but I'm poor as f**k so I am going with the cheap as hell route on this one!:p
     
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  7. Sep 29, 2014 at 9:42 PM
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    how does it bolt to the bed?
     
  8. Sep 29, 2014 at 9:52 PM
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    Are you going to put lights on it or any utilities?
     
  9. Sep 29, 2014 at 9:53 PM
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    pretty sure I gotta make my own holes and bolt it down from the underside with some big ass washers and bolts. Not sure on the one I am looking at, I only received a few pics of it and I will be looking at it tomorrow.
    yeah if I like what I see I will prob put 4 lights on top, either led pods to match what I got, or round KC lights and go old school. Then I may tack on other crap, fire extinguisher, antenna etc. I go overboard pretty quick.
     
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  10. Sep 29, 2014 at 10:01 PM
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    I don't see the composite bed being able to hold up in that style roll bar.
    if you went to the frame , it would be a different story..
    Looks seems like the only thing going for it
     
  11. Sep 29, 2014 at 10:05 PM
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    I agree, once I see it, I will have a better understanding of how I can mount it. I find it to be non-functional but aesthetic even if it is attached to the frame.
     
  12. Sep 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM
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  13. Sep 29, 2014 at 10:09 PM
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    retro look would be killer though.. just need all the other decals and goodies to match..
    interested to see how this turns out.
     
  14. Sep 29, 2014 at 10:13 PM
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    I have seen that one before and I like it a lot, the one I am getting is costing me far less, hence the only reason for this thread. If I found that one for the price I found, I would snatch it without thinking twice. My motto with my truck is that I wait for however long it takes to find a good deal and the roll bar I found is a pretty sweet deal, even if I don't want it (in which case I may buy it and re-sell it).

    Also, what bothers me is that "T-force" doesn't really come back to any specific dealer/company from what I found. Also, the photos on NFABs website are stock photos from when the T-force was introduced so it makes me think that NFAB can make a high quality duplicate but was not the original manufacturer.:confused:

    there is a guy on here that goes by mcfly or something who has a roll bar with old school lights, also check out anyone with the T-force package, it has that look. Decals would be sweet, except I only work in black;)
     
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  15. Sep 29, 2014 at 10:20 PM
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    Yeah I hear you on the price! I will say that the roll bar that you posted DOES look really good.
     
  16. Sep 29, 2014 at 10:28 PM
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    -->This guy!<--
     
  17. Sep 30, 2014 at 10:29 AM
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