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The Getaway...Crom's build and adventures

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Crom, Feb 11, 2015.

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  1. Oct 14, 2016 at 9:13 AM
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    samiam

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    That's awesome. Can't wait to see it installed.
     
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  2. Oct 14, 2016 at 9:32 AM
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    That's the best ever shot of the receiver setup. And that beef is commendable. And boy does the pin access look difficult. Dammit.
     
  3. Oct 14, 2016 at 10:22 AM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    These are some very quick pictures I took of the bumper. I'll get proper pics in time.

    I ended up prepping as the sun went down, and finished priming after dinner last night. I used a 300 watt halogen work light to help me see. :laser:

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    Spindle for gate
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    Gussets for spindle reinforcement
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    Cutouts for lights
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    I will also weigh the bumper once I'm done painting it. 130 lbs. even.

    Parts for backup camera: 86790-04010
    Parts for wire harness: 82182-04011

    Nice informational post about camera and part no's
     
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  4. Oct 14, 2016 at 10:53 AM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    See above. :)

    Thanks man. I'm so stoked. It's been seven (7) years and one (1) month since I first saw a HC bumper and remarked that I wanted one.

    Once it's mounted up I plan on testing hitch pin access, I'll let you know my thoughts. :)
     
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  5. Oct 14, 2016 at 10:54 AM
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  6. Oct 14, 2016 at 10:59 AM
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  7. Oct 14, 2016 at 11:03 AM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    That's a very clever invention! I like it a lot. Thanks. My cumulative towing experience is zero! lol When going aftermarket bumper, I wanted to make sure that whatever I chose retained the ability to tow, at least as much as the stock hitch.

    :)
     
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  8. Oct 14, 2016 at 11:09 AM
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    I suppose since you have built in recovery points on the new bumper, you might choose to leave the heavy solid metal hitch mounted recovery point at home. This will reduce your total laden weight post bumper install.:):):thumbsup:
     
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  9. Oct 14, 2016 at 11:15 AM
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    I eagerly look forward to your copiously photographed and thoughtful post.
     
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  10. Oct 14, 2016 at 11:22 AM
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  11. Oct 14, 2016 at 12:21 PM
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    If California is a "cross your safety chains" state then odds are he will need to make sure they are long enough. And since I mentioned it, do cross your chains Nick, when crossed and run under the tongue they cradle it if your hitch disconnects from the ball preventing the tongue from dropping to the road.

    Bumper looks great, looking forward to seeing it on the truck.
     
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  12. Oct 14, 2016 at 1:10 PM
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    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    It will go up for sale. I believe it was made by Warn. It's surprisingly very heavy!

    lol Yep. One of my greatest fears was being rear ended by a brain dead driver, potentially totaling out the Tacoma, that has consumed so much of my time.

    Much appreciated! I'll take notes, and be sure to ask 20+ questions when tow time comes. :)
     
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    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Bumper now has three (3) coats of paint. :)
     
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    How many coats is it going to get??



    :spy:
     
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    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    It's done.

    Bumper got this treatment:
    • Wiped with acetone, twice
    • One light coat of Dupli-color Self Etching primer
    • Two light coats of VHT Roll Bar Chassis Epoxy paint.
    • One medium coat of VHT Roll Bar Chassis Epoxy paint.
    I probably should have lightly sanded the metal between acetone treatments, but I forgot. I think it will be okay though.

    The first two coats of paint were pretty good. The last medium one I went a little too heavy in a spot or two, but that's okay. It's not for a show room. :)

    I still have to paint the supplied bedside supports, swing gate, tire carrier, and other misc stuff. I'll probably do that tomorrow if I have time.
     
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    Good work man!
     
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    My first toyota P/U came with the an especially beefy rear tube bumper. Ever since that truck I've always wanted a plate bumper for my tacomas. I was so happy when circumstances brought me to mine. Just wish I had gone HC when I had the chance. :facepalm:
     
  18. Oct 15, 2016 at 1:26 PM
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    Regarding 2nd battery setup, I used the house battery to jump start the truck for the first time this morning, so easy, < 5 seconds to adjust connectors and start the engine. :) I'm testing my starter battery now...
     
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  19. Oct 17, 2016 at 7:32 AM
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    Is this bumper on yet!!!!!! We are waiting @Crom!!
     
  20. Oct 17, 2016 at 11:13 AM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Awesome! Strong bumpers are a good thing! You could always list yours and get HC, plenty of folks out there that want standard plate.

    Very good! Glad to hear it! :)

    I have no report for the bumper yet. :( My weekend was packed with family activities.

    This weekend I found many interesting things, including a dinosaur, an extinct shark, and a massive pendulum

    Albertosaurus
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    A megladon shark.
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    And a Foucault Pendulum
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    I did receive the following items:
    • all-steel ebay lug nuts.,
    • new OEM brake pad kit,
    • OEM rotors also arrived.
    Only parts I'm waiting on are Bama Hubs, then front end work can be scheduled.
     
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