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Old 08-17-2015, 08:23 AM   #1
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Tacoma Bumper Project

As promised, here's photos of the progression so far. Completed rear bumper was installed yesterday. Couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Relentless Fabrication did a great job with the design, Mr. Chickadee did impressive welding & assembly work & the powder coat turned out beautiful!

Mr. Chickadee will be welding on the front bumper soon - as soon as he feels like he's done all the necessary practice & research on TIG welding aluminum....
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:27 PM   #2
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Be proud girl, that's a great looking bumper.
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Truck Bumpers on a Kimber Pistol website. Are you gonna play James Bond and put loaded guns on the back of your truck?
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:57 PM   #4
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Truck Bumpers on a Kimber Pistol website. Are you gonna play James Bond and put loaded guns on the back of your truck?
The off topic area is for just that, a place to talk about and admire Chickadee's custom truck bumper. I can't wait to see the front bumper, tell Mr. Chickadee to get to work, LOL.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:31 PM   #5
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No offence! Just kidding.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:59 PM   #6
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Truck Bumpers on a Kimber Pistol website. Are you gonna play James Bond and put loaded guns on the back of your truck?
Something like this??
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Cool. Please tell us more.
Is the bumper made of aluminum? What are the rings for?
Mister C has done some pretty work.
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Cool. Please tell us more.
Is the bumper made of aluminum? What are the rings for?
Mister C has done some pretty work.
It's 1/4" plate steel. The rings are called 'recovery points'. I can attach tow straps to them to either 'recover' my truck (hopefully not) or someone else's Jeep that's become stuck.
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I pitty the fool that runs into you. Lol great looking bumpers. Must weigh 200lbs. I would love to have those on my truck.



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I pitty the fool that runs into you. Lol great looking bumpers. Must weigh 200lbs. I would love to have those on my truck.
I do not recommend tailgating my truck anymore! The rear bumper is about 100 lbs.

The front one (not welded yet) only weighs about 65 lbs since it's aluminum.
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