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steel bumpers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vtragweed, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Dec 11, 2008 at 5:55 PM
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    vtragweed

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    who here has actually attempted to fab their own front or rear bumper?
     
  2. Dec 11, 2008 at 6:05 PM
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    kmrofka

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    i am going to fab mine here in this next week or two i purchased the material... roughly 100 bucks for the tubing and light tabs.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    how are you planning on bending the tubing
     
  4. Dec 11, 2008 at 6:31 PM
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    kmrofka

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    with a tube bender i got a friend with one back home i am going to use the stock bumper on the 1 gen... it is just a bolt in bumper... ill cut off the stock pos. and weld the new one to the remaining part sticking out. but yeah if you cant bend it you could do a cut/angle/weld deal
     
  5. Dec 11, 2008 at 7:36 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    i built my own bumper......except it's not steel, it's Aluminum
     
  6. Dec 11, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    damn good job too, was that easier to fab then steel
     
  7. Dec 11, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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    i personally think so. you can buy and aluminum blade for a circular saw to cut the sheet with. makes it pretty easy. its also softer so it can be ground down faster, the only catch on that count is that you need an alumimum specific grinding stone or my favorite, the flap sanding disc on a 4-1/2" grinder.
     
  8. Dec 11, 2008 at 8:00 PM
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    i was actually thinking of taking 3/8 steel making the outline or frame if you will, and then doing the rest out of a lil thinner steel
     
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