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tube bumpers

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Ducati19, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Oct 6, 2008 at 9:20 PM
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    Ducati19

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    does anyone have a design or plans to follow on making a tube bumper for a 2001 tacoma. i wanted to use 2" square tubing however, the issue is, do i use the existing mounts and adapt them to the tube bumber or do i have to make a whole new getuup.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:46 AM
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    tigerfan00

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    if youre fabricating...its really up to you...however i suspect that most people use the factory mounting locations...
     
  3. Oct 7, 2008 at 6:30 AM
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    Ducati19

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    i figured trying to use the factory mounts just didin't know how hard it would be.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2008 at 7:20 AM
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    MattM

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    are you talking front or rear tube bumper? because I've made both, and i found the stock brackets on the front to be extremely weak (mounted to the rad saddle) so if you plan on using them, i wouuld mount it straight to the frame
     
  5. Oct 7, 2008 at 8:55 AM
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    tigerfan00

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    thats essentially what i meant...using the existing holes etc on the frame ends
     
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