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Discussion in '2nd Gen 4Runners (1990-1995)' started by Ocurtis, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Oct 7, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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    Ocurtis

    Ocurtis [OP] New Member

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    2” lift, 255/75r17 MTR tires, custom bumper
    Figured my first post should be bragging about my
    Homemade bumper!

    Bought my 1991 4Runner january of 2017. It only gets 3-4 thousand miles a year, as it is a hunting truck. Decided I needed a off-road bumper, but didn’t want to spend $1200 for a bumper on a $3500 vehicle. So, I googled until I found one I liked.D448DFC5-3254-4319-85B4-D4A60E6B26B7.jpg Found this one, so then I started drawing and making changes I liked. I’ll refrain from much more writing but has a great time! I made templates, and have thought about drawing it up in autocad now! I personally like mine better than the original concept I stole online.

    I used 3/16” steel for most of it, and 1/4” for the winch plate. Couldn’t justify the cost of powder coat, so I bought roll on Bedliner. All metal was bought at the scrap yard, so total cost of bumper is $140!

    Next up, rear bumper and side steps! ... after CV axle replacement, and starter rebuild 2CC6E5EA-7AC8-4806-BDFC-E24BBEB4C626.jpg892E28FC-6A1D-450B-ACF3-5BE1029CF994.jpg F074A11B-909D-4A80-B2C5-82F49647688C.jpg29330DF3-1FC2-4014-851A-E1266BA188A0.jpg FC9F62B0-3B33-425C-ACD0-85D65765275B.jpg27894612-CF8F-4AFD-9F28-2BE4BBCCA98D.jpg 570A86F4-C813-45C8-94AD-4CC949BC617C.jpgCA61DFAB-1C69-4EBB-B2EB-02B82A029DE5.jpg B93783D6-C9D2-4C7F-8114-B3DDBBD58583.jpg39230CF6-0B0B-4E1B-99C2-3B0EC817750C.jpg C95DFFC8-FB0A-4FA8-A128-47AEF6327549.jpg

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  2. Oct 7, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    brownbear

    brownbear Relax

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    NFab side steps TRD matte blk wheels K&N airfilter, go rhino rear hitch step,
    That is some awesome home Fabrication!!!
     
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  3. Oct 7, 2018 at 8:40 AM
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    Ocurtis

    Ocurtis [OP] New Member

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    2” lift, 255/75r17 MTR tires, custom bumper
    Thanks! It was my first fab job
     
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  4. Oct 7, 2018 at 10:08 AM
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    Kyle11863

    Kyle11863 King of the BS

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    Looks good. Similar in design to the Addicted Offroad bumper but you made it your own. Saw you post it on SCOR too. I like it.
     
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  5. Oct 8, 2018 at 7:21 AM
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    jgcaps

    jgcaps Lovin the Colorado Life.!

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    Well done.!
     
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  6. Nov 14, 2018 at 7:38 PM
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    YodysOnTop

    YodysOnTop New Member

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    Front and rear steel bumpers, sliders, 31x10.50x15r K02s, led interior, tint, window weather deflectors, full size roof basket, leds on sides and rear of rack, remote start, keyless entry, rear window cargo storage and a sweet name tag.
    Looks great man! Now it’s time for a matching rear. I wish I had a garage to fabricate stuff. One day....
     
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  7. Jan 10, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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    atgparker

    atgparker New Member

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    Rebuilt Engine MLS and ARP on the heads, DT Header, 2-1/2" CARB compliant Flow-Master CAT with 2.0" Bosal CAT back Dayco 1-1/4" Spacers, SkyJacker M-Series Monotube Shocks, Ball Joint Spacers Next.
    Ocurtis, That bumper you have made is very nice. The aesthetic is perfect and the hollow shell type construction is by far the most ridgid one can ever hope for. Would you be willing to share your template data. I just got a new regulator for my O2 gas bottle and am thinking torch cutting out the patterns from sheet stock would be the start in getting some of these made up with some MIG welding to follow. This looks so much cleaner than the Trailgear, Rock Assault's which at both ends would indeed cost more than what I paid for my 4Runner too. Seems like putting 1157 bulbs in the corner lamps would be great place to put the turn signals?
     
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  8. Feb 27, 2019 at 9:50 PM
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    rhinolined

    rhinolined New Member

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    thats a sweet looking bumper, might try my hand at making one in the future once i get the other projects knocked out... thanks for the inspiration and keep up the good work
     
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  9. Feb 28, 2019 at 5:46 AM
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    NMRunner

    NMRunner New Member

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    Awesome job!!
     
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  10. Feb 28, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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    HoBoDanny

    HoBoDanny Dude...

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    Welcome! That bumper looks really good :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Feb 28, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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    Strandskov

    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

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    Wow you did a great job on your design and finished look..

    Almost anything and everything I want to is very pricey, so I understand saving money wherever you can do it yourself...

    I'm willing to offer my Runner on an idea of yours for a 5th gen.. Something simple..
     
  12. Feb 28, 2019 at 8:36 PM
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    WallyT4R

    WallyT4R New Member

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    Nice work! An Welcome! :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Mar 1, 2019 at 8:41 PM
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    Queach

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    3 inch suspension lift, bigger 285/70/17 Tires, Roof Rack, Light Bar, brush guard. Just some accessories.
    Im literally so jealous, this is so nice. Great work!
     
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  14. Apr 11, 2019 at 8:09 PM
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    Arlail76

    Arlail76 New Member

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    Very nice!
    I’d love a rear bumper like that with a built in trailer hitch
     

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