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Thoughts on rear bumper design?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by wolfgang123, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Apr 20, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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    wolfgang123

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    Just finished this in sketch up, looking for input, comments, suggestions or what ever before i move to the next step.

    Thanks fellas!!
     
  2. Apr 21, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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    That looks awesome man!!
     
  3. Apr 21, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    TejasYOTA Countinuous improvement

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    impressive, few suggestions:
    1) will the side protectors be flush with the fender or stick out a bit?
    I would have it stick out a bit.
    2) do not forget to have a mount for a light for your license plate... it's required for inspection.
    3) for the tow hitch receiver, I did not see the hole for the lock pin.

    Can't wait to see the build!
     
  4. Apr 21, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    License plate led strip 6 inches long:

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    Receiver Pin hole:

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  5. Apr 21, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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    Don't forget hooks for the trailer chains also. :)
     
  6. Apr 21, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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    Cool... question, are you going to weld it onto the frame or bolt on?
    My CBI was originally bolt on... but after awhile... it started to sag... so to fix it... I had it welded. :D
    You can see it in my Garage Section of TTORA.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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    View the build. Too much to list.
    It's a high clearance so you cut the bed sides, correct?
     
  8. Apr 21, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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    Looks somewhat similar to mine, minus the swing-out.
     
  9. Apr 21, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    it will be bolt on i just haven't done the measurements for the brackets yet, it will also be high clearance so i do plan on cutting the bedsides, where should i put the mount for the tow hook chains? maybe like this? (i don't really like this idea)

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  10. Apr 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    Mine just looks like an oversized chain link welded to the bottom of the receiver part. Very simple, just a metal oval welded to the bottom.
     
  11. Apr 22, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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    I like this a lot better i think i will stick with it. Any other suggestions?
     
  12. Apr 22, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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    Lift- stock suspension with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector.
    That's gunna look good nice and tucked up
     
  13. Apr 24, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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    i love the led light over the plate! around here the number one reason cops pull you over is an inadequate light on the plate. good move i might just do that now thanx
     
  14. Apr 28, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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    4banger4x4 Probably should'nt have done that.

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    that is exactly what i want to build for my truck. Is there anyway to get the dimensions for that?
     
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    any reason you didn't put the recovery points directly next to the frame mounting plates? Then you wouldn't need that small piece of square attaching them to the frame plates.

    I'd also ditch that piece of flat stock attaching the hitch to the frame plates, it wont do much unless it's like 1/2". Instead have gussets on the back side of the hitch both in the vertical and horizontal directions. 1/4" should work for the gussets.
     
  16. Apr 28, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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    If it helps, here are a few pics of the onsides of a few of the bumpers I have built

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  17. Apr 29, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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    I put the recovery point were they are (inward of frame plates) was strictly for aesthetics i might consider changing it but i love the way it looks from the rear, i am open on other opinions here if you have some ideas. :D

    i would like to ditch the flat stock now that you mention it. i should probably gusset the frame plate too, right? since i would be removing the flat stock?
     
  18. Apr 29, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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    thats awesome! however this will only be my 3rd major fab project so i am looking to keep it simple and use rectangle tube for the whole thing.
     
  19. Apr 29, 2013 at 9:26 AM
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    I measured before i made the model. however i made SUPER quick measurements, they are good start point but by no means 100 percent accurate, this is only my first draft once i am happy with the design i am going to start from scratch and use more precise measurements.

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  20. Apr 29, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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    First off, The bumper looks awesome! Great job on that! Just got into welding myself for this reason mainly, hopefully I'll have my own designed and built bumpers soon!


    Is that MIG welded?
     
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