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Westin Bull Bar

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 02prerunner, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    02prerunner

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    I have a westin cattle gaurd on the front of my truck and the other day my sister hit the back of the camper and it dented in the bottom bar. I aint taking it to some auto body shop so he can rip me a new one by overcharging me. is it possible to wrap a chain around it and tie it to a tree and then put it in reverse and fix it that way? PLEASE say yes.
     
  2. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    Yes! Of course you can. Film it
     
  3. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    I would recommend you not doing that but it's your truck.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    Actually no, that is a stupid idea... I would never recommend that you do something like that. You will likely rip the bull bar right off of the truck
     
  5. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    You should throw up a pic so we can see the damage. It would be easier to give you suggestions that way.
     
  6. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    Yes.....?
     
  7. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    Make sure to take pictures of the tree on top of your truck when you're done.
     
  8. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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  9. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    Remove bull bar completely, kill two birds with one stone.
     
  10. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    I take it I wont do it. Haha alright. I shall post pictures. it's depressing, my truck's my baby. The only reason I asked if i could do it that way is because it was suggested. it's not major but you can tell.
     
  11. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    Show us the damage... We will then proceed to tell you that it can't be fixed. Fixing tubing like that is really tough to do. You can't ever really "fix" it, just put a band-aid over it. It's structural integrity (if it ever really had any) will be shot regardless
     
  12. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    that bullbar steel is thick and real strong in tube form so if you did try this most likely you'd wind up splitting the bullbar at the bend. I would take it off and forget it.
     
  13. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    i had one of those bars back in 2004 and parallel parking, i tapped the car in front of me... nothing happened to their car, but the westin bull bar dented my front bar and caused me more damage than what i paid for that damn bull bar...

    needless to say, i ended up taking that off
     
  14. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    For real? I had a westin bull bar on my first gen... And that tubing was flimsy as shit. I could dent it if I thought about it too hard
     
  15. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    I have one on mine and it is a heavy steel tubing. Unless you're being scarcastic, a Westin bullbar is in no way as weak as you say.
     
  16. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    Yes, not only do they spread would-be isolated damage to the entire front end of the truck, they are also hideous.
     
  17. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    No sarcasm... Here's mine on my '03. It was heavy as hell that's for sure, but I just don't think that it was all that strong of tubing. I have seen them get really messed up at even the slightest of bumps. But hey, that's just my opinion. It's like an asshole... Everyone has one.
     
  18. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    That's funny because in '09 I threw a blanket between my bullbar and my stepson's '95 Eldorado and pushed him 7 city blocks home. Not a scratch.
     
  19. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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  20. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    Pull that out, and that bar will split right in two..
     
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