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What do yall think of my new bumper design?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tucker771, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Apr 19, 2016 at 7:27 AM
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    Tucker771

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    Been learning how to use CAD software and this is my first project. what do yall think?

    TUCKER BUMPER.jpg
     
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  2. Apr 19, 2016 at 7:29 AM
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    SuperJakeTheSnake

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    Looks good to me, this is just my personal preference but I would try and have the hitch recessed into the bumper
     
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  3. Apr 19, 2016 at 1:47 PM
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    Wyoming09

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    Recessing the hitch in the bumper means laying on the ground to put the pin in till you figure out just how to do it without seeing it.

    I learned this the hard way.

    Design looks good but the only real thing is do you like it.

    Maybe include some real world measurements in case you save this 11 months later you want to build it
     
  4. Apr 19, 2016 at 1:54 PM
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    Mobtown Offroad

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    To lay under the truck to put a hitch pin in is minor IMO. I'd rather deal with that and keep a good depature angle.

    Bumper looks good OP. What CAD software do you use?
     
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  5. Apr 19, 2016 at 1:56 PM
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    Speedytech7

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    Oooh, SolidWorks? I should design my bumper. Like yours OP, I would recess the bumper as well, makes sure if you tow or snatch someone that there isn't so much leverage on the main piece as well.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2016 at 1:56 PM
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    neegdogdig

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    Should have mounting brackets for plate
     
  7. Apr 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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    mountain mike

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    just what I need to do what I want
    Where will you mount your license plate? If you recess the hitch then you could hide it with your plate, hinged from the bottom unless that would interfere with your trailer coupler. IDK
     
  8. Apr 19, 2016 at 3:17 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

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    OP double check your mounts. They need to be flipped 180 degrees. There are 4 bolts on each side you can utilize to mount it to the frame. 2 on the outer sides of the frame (head of the bolt pointing away from the truck) and 2 on the bottom of the frame (pointing towards the ground). You'll also want to re-inforce the mounts back to the bumper Other than that and the previous comments looks good! Maybe even get some type of wrap around protection.

    I made a bumper like that on solid works as well, just a little different plus a swing out
     
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  9. Apr 19, 2016 at 9:30 PM
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    It is solid works and i do have a small problem with the way the hitch is but im stuck between recessing it and having to do more work but gaining structural integrity and keeping it convenient. maybe ill drop the hitch down just a bit more cause ill still have damn good ground clearance and it'll be safer. Still thinking about boxing the rear frame a bit too to help structural integrity.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2016 at 10:28 PM
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    image.jpg Give you little help how 'bout like this
     
  11. Apr 19, 2016 at 10:37 PM
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    Toyko Joe

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    What kind of departure angle is REALLY necessary? Unless you're doing serious rock crawling the few degrees of departure angle over the center 6" of your bumper will be irrelevant.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2016 at 10:39 PM
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    Toyko Joe

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    I think your design looks pretty good though. Have you thought about putting 1.25" square openings just inside of the frame rails for an auxiliary basket or bike rack?
     
  13. Apr 20, 2016 at 1:10 AM
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    To each there own but for me laying in a foot of mud to install the pin through the receiver was not in any way fun.

    I was happy to see that truck go
     
  14. Apr 20, 2016 at 3:15 AM
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    Is it really that hard to deal with a hitch pin without looking at it?? I have a relentless bumper with the hidden behind the plate reciever and have never had an issue....
     
  15. Apr 20, 2016 at 4:54 AM
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    Indy

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    I dont think ive ever had to look. It's not that complex.
     
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    1st gens stock bumper already have a decent departure angle. So aftermarket doesn't need a lot. 2nd gens have horrible rears. You're angles are fine OP
     
  17. Apr 20, 2016 at 5:48 AM
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    I am just quite a klutz then I have no idea just how your bumpers are designed

    This one the hole through the receiver tube was between two pieces of channel the receiver tube ran through.

    really no way to reach in there but from the bottom up with my short arms I could only reach it laying on the ground
     
  18. Apr 20, 2016 at 6:46 PM
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    Buckoma

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    I would push the receiver in as well so it doesn't drag behind on hills and looks cleaner. It will also make it easier to weld it through the rear of the bumper for additional strength. Make sure the tow rings go through as well and weld to the rear.
     
  19. Apr 24, 2016 at 8:33 AM
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    Tucker771

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    thanks for all the good advice everyone! ill be sure to take it into consideration
     
  20. Apr 24, 2016 at 12:10 PM
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    Also...with the hitch receiver sticking out like that, you'll be running into it more times than you would like. It may be only a few inches, but anything metal jutting out seems to be something that every shin/knee seems to hit.
     

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