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What Does the Front of your Skid Plate Bolt To????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Kuneff, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    Kuneff

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    Seems like a dumb question but if you have seen my Black Beater Build thread you would understand....

    I have no original front bumper... And I can not remember for the life of me how my previous 2 Tacoma's were set up...

    I got the Skid Row front skid and I have nothing on the front of the truck for it to bolt to.... Is it supposed to bolt to the OEM front bumper???? Is there a bracket I am missing that it should bolt to???

    I have an aftermarket front bumper that is/was on the truck until last night... So worst case I will fab a bracket to tabs for it to bolt to if its supposed to bolt to the OEM front bumper.



    Any input would be greatly appreciated... Pics would be even better....
     
  2. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    They bolt to the steering rack I THINK? and to the front radiator cross member... I haven't had a skid plate for awhile. but im almost positive it is those locations.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    OK, is the Radiator crossmember a bolt in piece???
     
  4. Feb 3, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    the crossmember is welded to the frame.. but the skid bolts to it, it has 3 bolts
     
  5. Feb 3, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    Awesome.... its not welded to mine...
     
  6. Feb 3, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    Here is what I have....

    IMG_5154.jpg
     
  7. Feb 3, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    Is that all part of the skidrow plate?
     
  8. Feb 3, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    No, the side pieces are part of my snow plow.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    the 2 hole's you can see on either end of the frame, those are called endcaps.
    there is a crossmember/crush plates that bolt to that, and the front of the skid plate bolts to it.

    also, with the arb bumper people do the endcap mod, look into it if your mounts are similar
     
  10. Feb 4, 2011 at 5:19 AM
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    Thank you... with your info I was able to google some more info and found out just what all I was missing...

    I am on the right track now. fabricating some stuff to get it all working right.
     
  11. Feb 4, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    good stuff man
     
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