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DIY plate bumpers??
« on: Jan 11, 2018, 08:21:33 AM »
Will soon have access to a fair amount of fabrication tools.. mainly a CNC plasma table.

Question do you think there is a market for DIY bumper kits for toyota trucks? If so I would think the newer gen trucks more so than older?

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Re: DIY plate bumpers??
« Reply #1 on: Jan 11, 2018, 12:04:56 PM »
Yes, there is still a market for front bumpers for 1st-3rd gen trucks and gens 1st-2nd gen 4-Runners, rear bumpers as well, as most, if not all manufacturers have moved on to the current generation platforms.  I don't think you will make a living at it, but it would be a source for supplemental income. You could likely find buyers for completed ready for paint bumpers as well as the DIY kit.
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Re: DIY plate bumpers??
« Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2018, 12:29:14 PM »
there are already a few people making DIY bumpers out there. Seems to be a market
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Re: DIY plate bumpers??
« Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2018, 01:04:04 PM »
Thanks guys I think I'll try it out I've got a first gen 4runner and a 2001 Taco here I can make prototypes on .. I don't expect to make a living at it just a some supplemental income as you mentioned.

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Re: DIY plate bumpers??
« Reply #4 on: Jan 11, 2018, 06:42:48 PM »
It would be great to see a decent looking plate bumper for the first-gen 4runners and 84/85 p-up's, as the plate bumper folks seem to have left us out.  Give it a go and see what shakes out of the trees.   :thumbs:
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Re: DIY plate bumpers??
« Reply #5 on: Jan 11, 2018, 08:08:34 PM »
Are you planning on offering weld together bumpers?

Not many people out there offering parts for 1st and 2nd gen pickup parts.

One good source is North West Trail Innovations: http://nwtrailinnovations.com/
I just bought their front and rear bumpers for my first gen 4Runner.

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Re: DIY plate bumpers??
« Reply #6 on: Jan 11, 2018, 08:32:39 PM »
If someone made a good plate bumper for the 84-88 that could fit any warn winch (I'm looking at you 8274) I'd buy one.

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Re: DIY plate bumpers??
« Reply #7 on: Jan 11, 2018, 10:10:54 PM »
If someone made a good plate bumper for the 84-88 that could fit any warn winch (I'm looking at you 8274) I'd buy one.
Try addicted off-road,  the have plate and tube bumpers. 

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Re: DIY plate bumpers??
« Reply #8 on: Jan 12, 2018, 07:52:05 AM »
Are you planning on offering weld together bumpers?

Not many people out there offering parts for 1st and 2nd gen pickup parts.

One good source is North West Trail Innovations: http://nwtrailinnovations.com/
I just bought their front and rear bumpers for my first gen 4Runner.

Exactly what I was thinking yes.

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Re: DIY plate bumpers??
« Reply #9 on: Jan 12, 2018, 10:35:05 AM »
Try addicted off-road,  the have plate and tube bumpers.

Not for an 8274. Everything I've found is all feet down winches.

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Re: DIY plate bumpers??
« Reply #10 on: Jan 12, 2018, 04:31:06 PM »
Another option on DIY plate bumpers would be great, Especially for the first gen rigs. Take your time and try not to make a boxy looking bumper if you end up making them. Anyone looking for a DIY bumper can do that them self. CBIs first gen bumper is a great example.

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Re: DIY plate bumpers??
« Reply #11 on: Jan 12, 2018, 09:42:39 PM »
If someone made a good plate bumper for the 84-88 that could fit any warn winch (I'm looking at you 8274) I'd buy one.

It looks like Warn doesn't even make one, just mounting plates for Wranglers.  Using this mounting plate, a plate bumper should be relatively easy to build off of.


You could combine this plate from TMR Cutoms, with a bumper from NWTI, might contact them and see what they think.




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