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Who has made their own bumper for a First gen?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by brettb, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. brettb

    brettb [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Who all has made their own bumper? I have a guy who will make me a bumper, and I just wanted to see some of yours. Also if you have some dimensions or specs on how you designed it could you post those too? I'll pay for your dimensions. I will take my own but I don't know what all to measure. Also how did you attach it to the truck? Stock mounting holes or did you weld on a crossmember? Any help would be MUCH APPRECIATED :)
     
  2. Pig Punisher

    Pig Punisher Well-Known Member

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    Dearing ,ga
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    Walker Evans coilovers, 285/75/16 km2's, Allpro tube bumper, Warn m8000, custom spare tire carrier, rear bumper work in progress: the 99; tec one coilovers 32" km1's on 17" stock chevy steelies, 1.5" rear shackles
    Check out project 96 4runner on toyota trucks and suv's on this site. Very nice bumper. Hope this helps.
     
  3. 4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    I'm the local TW member that absolutely loaths the looks /functionality of the stock front bumper (if thats what ya wanna call it !!) on at least '98 -'00 Tacomas have, although I haven't come up with an end design I like yet, I DID trim the existing front bumper down about as much as you can without completely losing it & have gotten mixed results in opinions, personally I like it trimmed down but like anything else opinions vary & I will say there were many more "I like it" feedback than " I don't like it"...

    For the record about 90% of the front "cowling" is useless except for covering an area of the lower part of the radiator that becomes exposed when trimming (which is why toyota made it rather large & bulky anyway)...

    But its something to consider while your coming up with your own design or while finding one you like... good luck

    Oh yeah I relocated the stock turn signals onto the stock front bumper brackets

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Nitronick

    Nitronick Well-Known Member

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    i have ;D
     
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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    :worthless:

    Putem' up brother !! :D
     
  6. brettb

    brettb [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Word!!! And I want a bumper I can put a winch on and it can take some rough hits. The stock cardboard bumper is a piece of SHIT. Weakest bumper I have ever seen.
     
  7. brettb

    brettb [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sweet thanks!! I hope I can use those pictures for making mine. :)
     
  8. Noslo28

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    3" lift, cold air Intake, TRD throttle body spacer, ARB front bumper, winch, wet oakle seat covers, Clear coners, Clear Tail lights
    Are you looking for front or rear? I'm working on making my own rear bumper with an extra set of rubber mounted back up lights. I have an ARB front bumper.
     
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    Blue You're my boy blue

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    Check these out they may give you an idea of what you want
     
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    Timicha Timicha

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    Fabtech 4 inch lift, tinted windows, diff drop, 33 inch MTZ tires on Raceline Raptor wheels, ELITE OFF-ROAD bumpers and sliders
    i've made a few :rolleyes:

    PM me if you need help and i'd be more than happy to help you get started
     
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