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Trail Gear Low Profile Front Bumper

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Box Rocket, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Dec 29, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    I posted this in my build thread but I know not everyone looks in there, so I thought I'd share this here as well. Just got a new bumper from Trail Gear. I'm typically not a fan of tube bumpers unless they're on a full-on prerunner desert truck. This one caught my eye and had good clearance. good protection and a good price.

    Worked most of the day yesterday on the new bumper. Added some plate to the top and some light tabs and got it painted. Installed it on the truck this morning. Still need to figure out the turn signals. I think the bulb is gonna be too big to work well in the corner light. So I'm looking at other light options to go on the bumper. Might try out TG's new LED turn sigs. I really like how it turned out. TG has done a nice job with this bumper. I definitely like it better with some plate on the top.

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  2. Dec 29, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    damn thats a nice truck you have. bumper looks good.
     
  3. Dec 29, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    907taco

    907taco Alaskan Assassin

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    that is bad ass, very nice build sir.!!! :D
     
  4. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    Detective_Dan

    Detective_Dan Bam-Ba-Lam

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    i like it. 2nd gen bumper next? :D
     
  5. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    That is AW-SOME!!!
     
  6. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    98_Mud_bug

    98_Mud_bug 98_mud_bug

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    i like it, im not a fan of tube bumpers either but that one is not bad, looks like its about time for some skids too lol.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    TacomaJack09

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    Not normally a fan of tube bumpers but this looks really good! I like the added plate! I may go with this bumper!

    Do you have to buy the Bolt-On mounting plate along with the bumper?
     
  8. Dec 29, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    Blktaco16

    Blktaco16 The juice was worth the squeeze!

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    LOVE your truck, bumper looks GREAT!!!
     
  9. Dec 29, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    that is awesome! props to TG for making a good looking product.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    TanSR5x4

    TanSR5x4 Hold my beer and watch this

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    very nice! i especially like the plates up top! good job:thumbsup:
     
  11. Dec 29, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    looks great, I wish they would plate the top their selves but oh well you did a nice job with what you had
     
  12. Dec 29, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    Looks good bud!
     
  13. Dec 29, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    ur truck makes the bumper look awesome!
     
  14. Dec 29, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Look at build!
    Where did you order it from?
     
  15. Dec 29, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    ^ NVM dumba** question, i never been able to find their site b4 but dude your truck is sweet, easily the top of my fav 1st Gen DC's list!
     
  16. Dec 29, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Looks GREAT, now lets see the back bumper
     
  17. Dec 29, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Look at build!
    can you mount a winch on it?
     
  18. Dec 29, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    SHould be pretty obvious that there's a spot for a winch on it.
     
  19. Dec 29, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    copied from my thread in the 1st Gen Builds section

    Finally got some time to do a little more work on the truck. My wife was out of town for a few days this week so I was home playing "Mr. Mom" and I needed something to do while the kids were in school. So, I picked up some surplus steel and went to work. I had a scrap peice of 2" tubing left over from a mess up on a rollcage build, and a pretty rusty peice of 3x5 square tubing. I grabbed a receiver tube from Harbor Freight and went to work.

    I've been meaning to do something about my rear bumper for a while. I wanted more protection than the stock bumper and needed a way to tow my little trailer. I looked at several of the available aftermarket ones but in the end I'm short on cash, but had some time and a welder. So about $80 later here's what I ended up with.

    The bends that were already in the round tube worked out perfectly. Just had to cut them to fit. I need to get a little more tubing so I can tie the slider portion back into the frame. Otherwise it's ready to go.

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    Made a little bracket to fit into the receiver for the license plate. I might look for one of those little flip-up brackets for it, but this will work for now.
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    I like that it looks like it "goes" with the sliders.
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  20. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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