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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #30 on: Jul 14, 2016, 06:58:57 AM »
I am not much for tube bumpers, but I like the new All Pro design.  I would have them drop the stinger though.
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #31 on: Jul 14, 2016, 10:56:43 AM »
I agree! it's the best of both worlds as far as bumpers go... Little bit of plate with some DOM looks really good
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #32 on: Jul 15, 2016, 12:34:37 AM »
Except their website says it's for 84-95.  Maybe I'm crazy, but I'd like to see one that mimics the shape of the stock bumper, just with more protection for the fenders and space for a winch.


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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #33 on: Jul 15, 2016, 10:08:32 AM »
I am not much for tube bumpers, but I like the new All Pro design.  I would have them drop the stinger though.

That is how they should have always been, the plain tube ones have always looked unfinished to me, similar to the single hoop tube doors vs half doors.
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #34 on: Jul 15, 2016, 11:54:18 AM »
That is how they should have always been, the plain tube ones have always looked unfinished to me, similar to the single hoop tube doors vs half doors.

Have you seen my tube doors?  They have a plate that covers the hinge area and gives a cleaner look.
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #35 on: Jul 15, 2016, 11:57:16 AM »
Except their website says it's for 84-95.  Maybe I'm crazy, but I'd like to see one that mimics the shape of the stock bumper, just with more protection for the fenders and space for a winch.



The design could still be used as a guide when fabricating is an option.
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #36 on: Jul 15, 2016, 01:24:52 PM »
Have you seen my tube doors?  They have a plate that covers the hinge area and gives a cleaner look.
Don't believe so, though anything more than something like this has to be an improvement.
http://vvcap.com/img/kODlSIGCdh1.png
This one here just looks like the fabricator took the time to design something for more than just function.
http://vvcap.com/img/EyNkFixYA3T.png

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #37 on: Jul 15, 2016, 02:30:07 PM »
Don't believe so, though anything more than something like this has to be an improvement.
http://vvcap.com/img/kODlSIGCdh1.png
This one here just looks like the fabricator took the time to design something for more than just function.
http://vvcap.com/img/EyNkFixYA3T.png



http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af205/garrett84/cb2d4a47.jpg

It cleans up the look a bit.
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #38 on: Jul 15, 2016, 03:07:25 PM »
Diamond that's a good lookin door.. did you make that?

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #39 on: Jul 15, 2016, 03:54:28 PM »
Diamond that's a good lookin door.. did you make that?

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That is a Google picture of the Shafer Off Road doors that I have. I really like the look for a tube door.
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #40 on: Jul 15, 2016, 10:42:43 PM »
The design could still be used as a guide when fabricating is an option.

I have thought of doing something similar, though it'd require equipment I do not have.  My friend has a dodge powerwagon and I love the hidden winch idea.  But again, after said deer encounter, I am looking for whole front end protection, not just a replacement bumper
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #41 on: Sep 30, 2016, 10:19:15 AM »
Any other bumper ideas? Planning to add a winch on the front of my 82
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #42 on: Sep 30, 2016, 08:10:37 PM »
Any other bumper ideas? Planning to add a winch on the front of my 82

Here's a pretty sick weld-together kit from a buddy in Vancouver. I know the guy that owns this place, and he's a pretty cool dude.
http://nwtrailinnovations.com/bumpers/toyota-bumpers/toyota-pickup-bumpers/Toyota-Pickup-1979-1980-1981-1982-1983-Winch-bumper

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #43 on: Oct 03, 2016, 06:47:30 AM »
Here's mine. Built the center out of 3/16 and 1/8 sheet metal. Tubed from 1" and 1" DOM.

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #44 on: Nov 20, 2016, 09:13:25 PM »
Here's a pretty sick weld-together kit from a buddy in Vancouver. I know the guy that owns this place, and he's a pretty cool dude.
http://nwtrailinnovations.com/bumpers/toyota-bumpers/toyota-pickup-bumpers/Toyota-Pickup-1979-1980-1981-1982-1983-Winch-bumper



I like that one ok, but sky has one very similar that is already welded, and I could make an excuse to go up there to visit my brother.  I guess it would boil down to how much you value your time welding it together vs. cost difference.
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #45 on: Nov 20, 2016, 09:19:32 PM »
I like that one ok, but sky has one very similar that is already welded, and I could make an excuse to go up there to visit my brother.  I guess it would boil down to how much you value your time welding it together vs. cost difference.
I've since become a sales rep for NWTI. There's a $20 off sale right now on all bumper kits.

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I hear ya though... Time value of money is important. I bet if you had a shop weld it, you'd still come out cheaper.. I'd be surprised if it wasn't

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #46 on: Nov 21, 2016, 08:29:44 AM »
3/16" plate with a little 1/4" where needed. Stupid heavy, stupid tough.
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #47 on: Nov 21, 2016, 09:48:35 AM »
Do you have a better picture?
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #48 on: Dec 13, 2016, 03:21:13 PM »
I am not much for tube bumpers, but I like the new All Pro design.  I would have them drop the stinger though.

Here's my allpro I finished last year


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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #49 on: Dec 13, 2016, 03:26:03 PM »
Here's mine I finished last year




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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #50 on: Dec 13, 2016, 08:24:03 PM »
Looks a lot like the all pro bumper to me  :dunno:  And thanks for the pic, I was on the fence about repainting my truck in red again or going desert tan. 
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #51 on: Dec 14, 2016, 07:44:23 AM »
Nice looking rig

Thanks, I sold it and regret it every time i see a photo of a first gen


Looks a lot like the all pro bumper to me  :dunno:  And thanks for the pic, I was on the fence about repainting my truck in red again or going desert tan.

It is an allpro bumper, that's why I pulled the quote from Blackdiamond

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas
« Reply #52 on: Jan 10, 2017, 07:25:13 PM »
A coworker screwing around on craigslist on my computer lead to me finding a bumper  :wink2:
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas - Update!
« Reply #53 on: Jan 11, 2017, 10:26:18 AM »
Pics??
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas - Update!
« Reply #54 on: Jan 20, 2017, 12:24:34 PM »
Not yet.  Still needing to plate the frame and get my bumper mount, plus I have the bumper wedged tightly between one of my motorbikes and the wall in my garage.  Hopefully taking the motorbike to a shop to put it on consignment soon and will regain a little working room in the garage.

It is a warn bumper off a 90s hilux, so it'll need a fair bit of modifying to fit the 80.  I will do my best to chronicle what I do and post pics
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas - Update!
« Reply #55 on: Jan 29, 2017, 08:21:48 AM »
Do you have a better picture?

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas - Update!
« Reply #56 on: Jan 29, 2017, 08:58:02 AM »
I like All-Pro's Baja style bumper for a tube style.




There is alot of really nice looking bumpers, but it boils down to what works.  Do you want lighter bumper to keep weight down, or do you want to take out a wall with that heavy plate bumper.  I kinda like the power I have and don't want to loose much to a bumper. 


But at the moment, while working on my engine right now, I am glad I don't have a big bumper to be leaning or stretching over to do motor work.  I think this is one of the reasons I haven't committed to a bumper idea outside of OEM.  But I know an Elk or Deer would change that idea. 
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas - Update!
« Reply #57 on: Jan 29, 2017, 12:31:41 PM »
There is alot of really nice looking bumpers, but it boils down to what works.  Do you want lighter bumper to keep weight down, or do you want to take out a wall with that heavy plate bumper.  I kinda like the power I have and don't want to loose much to a bumper. 


But at the moment, while working on my engine right now, I am glad I don't have a big bumper to be leaning or stretching over to do motor work.  I think this is one of the reasons I haven't committed to a bumper idea outside of OEM.  But I know an Elk or Deer would change that idea. 

Yeah, sucky part of a Toyota is the low hp stock motors. My bumpers weigh 100# each, plus the front winch. I do find myself using it to push broken trees out of the trail quite often. No worries about bending or tweaking it. It's all about trade offs, and I don't drive mine except to wheel so I give a crap about highway power. :)
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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas - Update!
« Reply #58 on: Jan 29, 2017, 12:49:32 PM »
You guys are talking about horsepower and losing it with plate bumpers, but I have plate bumpers front and rear, with an 8274 winch and 150 feet of cable on it. I'm still passing up 22REs and 3.0s with tube bumpers or stock bumpers. My buddy is also on 33s but instead of stock gearing like I have, he's got 4.56 gears. He doesn't have bumpers front or rear and I beat him off the line and in the long stretch on the freeway I can still pull on him... Not to mention tube bumpers aren't exactly dot legal.. But that's just my $.02

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Re: First Gen Bumper Ideas - Update!
« Reply #59 on: Jan 29, 2017, 01:09:07 PM »
You guys are talking about horsepower and losing it with plate bumpers, but I have plate bumpers front and rear, with an 8274 winch and 150 feet of cable on it. I'm still passing up 22REs and 3.0s with tube bumpers or stock bumpers. My buddy is also on 33s but instead of stock gearing like I have, he's got 4.56 gears. He doesn't have bumpers front or rear and I beat him off the line and in the long stretch on the freeway I can still pull on him... Not to mention tube bumpers aren't exactly dot legal.. But that's just my $.02

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