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    Default offroad bumper

    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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    Default Off Road Bumper!

    bumper6.jpg
    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!
    bumper3.jpg
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    Quote 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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    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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    Default off road bumper

    Didn't have any plans, just an imagination. This is what I madeDSCN0304.jpg

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    Default offroad bumper

    another view

    tundra bumper.jpg

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    Default Here's mine

    It's 1/4" plate. Just start cutting and tacking. I like the paper idea, that looked like a smart plan.
    Bumper 1.jpgBumper 3.jpgBumper 4.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessehornberger View Post
    bumper6.jpg
    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!
    bumper3.jpg
    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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