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    hello i would like to build an offroad bumper for my toyota tacoma truck does anyone happen to have a set of plans available? thank you

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    Plans? No, but most just take out the measuring tape and work off photos from the Internet.

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    • #3
      Off Road Bumper!

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      Just Started building a bumper for my jeep this week. I used foam sheets to template and find the shape i wanted and from there it was to the plate of steel, plasma cutter, and tig welder!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tim B View Post
        hello i would like to build an offroad bumper for my toyota tacoma truck does anyone happen to have a set of plans available? thank you
        The design variables are endless. Do you want to fab a tube style, C-channel, rectangular tubing, plate with lots of angles? Aluminum or Steel? For the street or off road racing or rock crawling?
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        • #5
          thats what i do when someone wants a bumper for their utv or truck . i just tell them to search the internet and bring me a picture or website with the picture and i go from there.it's not a really nice practice to fully copy someone elses work so i just change up a few parts of the design to make it a bit diferent.

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          • #6
            off road bumper

            Didn't have any plans, just an imagination. This is what I madeName:  81641b2246973cc4d3690243c5c411a7.jpg
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              offroad bumper

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              • #8
                Here's mine

                It's 1/4" plate. Just start cutting and tacking. I like the paper idea, that looked like a smart plan.
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                • #9
                  offroad bumper

                  hey panheadman;

                  that's a great bumper. i've got a "old" tundra; do you think that would fit? How much does that weigh? Does it mess up the balance of the truck especially with a winch on it.
                  my truck already has too much weight up front without anything and with a bed cover and tools and stuff in the back. with ABS only on the back, i do a lot of sliding sometimes on the florida ice.

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                  • #10
                    bumper

                    Don't know if 'old' and 'new' interchange. It weighs app 110 and winch adds about 65 to it

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                    • #11
                      how thick is the material you used ? i have a tacoma and don't want to go to heavy ( weight wise )

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                      • #12
                        @panheadman
                        I like the bumper, it looks well built.


                        I fabricated a full replacement for a friend's Ranger a while back outta 1/8" diamond plate with a 3" pipe, 1/4" wall for support. End result was around 100 lbs and hardly dropped the front suspension any.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jessehornberger View Post
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                          Just Started building a bumper for my jeep this week. I used foam sheets to template and find the shape i wanted and from there it was to the plate of steel, plasma cutter, and tig welder!
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                          Hey Jesse! It's your fellow Dedoes welder... Guess who... Hint I always turn your tig welder off right before you start a bead....

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                          • #14
                            I built a bumper for a suburban.

                            I built a bumper with a winch, running lights, and fog lights and made it custom to the 1993 suburban.
                            see more pictures here: http://photobucket.com/diywp_bumper_winch





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