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Old 04-04-2012, 10:25 AM
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Nice looking- are you going to add an angle piece for under the frame, so you can also bolt it up from the bottom? or just stick with the 2 bolts per side. It's been a while since I had a Taco so can't remember but I thought the receiver hitches bolted 2 on the side, and one on the bottom?

Just thinking out loud- all your load from impact should you drop off a ledge is going to be shouldered by the sheer strength of your two bolts- it would be cool if that load could be partially carried mechanically by the bumper, in the way of a little shelf below the frame. As long as it's still on the garage floor, just tossing that out.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:47 PM
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Tim, you remember correctly, there is a bolt from the bottom. Once I get everything where it needs to be, I'll get it bolted in position and then tack in the tabs while it's on the truck. I wanted to leave room to make adjustments for now so that I can get the body gaps lined up, etc.

I still need to finish that up, make a cap for the spindle, some sort of mechanism for the retaining pin to go on the spindle, and then clean up the corners on the top side so that they match the curve of the body underneath the taillights. That, and some paint, and we'll be ready to test it at Moab.

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Just about there... Big thanks to baja1d, Air Randy, and Red Chili for the help, garage space, and welder use!

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Old 04-10-2012, 09:57 PM
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That's excellent.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:35 PM
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My favorite design for the tacoma. You'll be very pleased with the improved departure angle!
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:05 AM
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My favorite design for the Tacoma. You'll be very pleased with the improved departure angle!
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That's excellent.
Thanks gents. Although the parts and pieces could have been better, it sure beats cutting and bending everything from scratch. If nothing else, this thing is rock solid. I'll have to weigh it, but I think it's around 165# all told.
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Nice BJ.
new sig...
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:47 PM
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new sig...
I probably should have seen that coming...

Anyway, the bumper is done except for a few little things like mounting the license plate, lights, and a retainer for the screw pin. Here it is as it looks right now. My little helper made sure it went on correctly.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:40 PM
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Very nice indeed!
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Sweet. It looked kinda goofy when you drove to the meeting with it off and your quarters cut, but with the bumper back on all's well again
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