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1st Gen Tundra Armor Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by because_wumbo-truck, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Feb 6, 2021 at 5:50 AM
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    KNABORES

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    Bilstein 5100's 16x8 589's with 265/75/16 and 1.25" spacers Flowmaster 50 series over the axle dump Westin bull bar with 20" LED Pioneer touchscreen with backup camera Full interior and dash LED conversion Trailer brake controller with 7 pin Bedliner coat bumpers trim and tool box
    Bumper looks great, but the triangular slots at the bottom, is that just an open cavity where water and dirt can collect?
     
  2. Feb 6, 2021 at 6:34 AM
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    No clue. I would hope there are drain holes but can't say.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2021 at 7:07 AM
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    Any idea on $$$?

     
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  4. Feb 6, 2021 at 7:19 AM
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    FirstGenVol The "Mangler"

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    He said $1000 plus shipping. I believe this includes powder coating..

    @KNABORES

    He said that area is stitch welded with gaps left for drainage.
     
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  5. Feb 6, 2021 at 7:25 AM
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    The light bar cutout makes me cringe, not professional looking at all when you zoom in
     
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  6. Feb 6, 2021 at 7:30 AM
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    He says he's willing to make any changes people want. Seems very willing to help and make the customer happy which is more than we can say for some of these companies.

    He just sent this to me "The design of the bumper will definitely be a bit more refined when we get our plasma table. Right now I am cutting everything with a grinder. Holes and all"
     
  7. Feb 6, 2021 at 7:32 AM
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    You can see it was cut with a cutoff wheel on that one. Can see the overrun in the corners and the lines aren't completely straight. A waterjet would obviously make a nicer cut but would be $$$. These bumpers should probably reflect a lower end of the price point as a result. But being low volume would make that difficult also. It's a really good looking bumper, the kind of thing I'd like to fab up for my truck in the shop. Lots of competition in the $1000-$1400 range.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2021 at 7:35 AM
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    Ah, yes the plasma table will certainly make the cuts cleaner and more uniform. Should be a nice product. I'm glad that there are still people willing to support these older model Tundras. I like the lines of this bumper better than most.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2021 at 7:35 AM
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    I edited my post after talking to him further. He was unsure about pricing at first. He's hoping to get a Tundra for R&D so he can eventually offer other products.

    Once he gets his plasma table the final product should look better.
     
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  10. Feb 6, 2021 at 7:36 AM
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    That’s awesome he’s willing to be flexible with design requests.
    If I were to get or design a front bumper for a winch, I’d want the mounting holes on the face of the bumper not parallel to the ground, I’ve read this is the best way to securely mount the winch, if you plan on using it.
     
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  11. Feb 6, 2021 at 7:43 AM
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    You mean you want the holes mounted further down than mine? I just found out this guy is in Chattanooga, about 90 minutes from me. He just offered to build me a rear bumper if I'm willing to leave my truck a few days. I may do this.


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  12. Feb 6, 2021 at 7:52 AM
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    So imagine how an over head gantry crane is mounted, the mounting holes/base are taking the load in the direction of the pull at a straight angle downwards.
    I think besides ARB maybe, almost all bumper mount winches I’ve seen; mount the winch at a 90 degree in correlation with the pull direction. Hopefully that makes a little sense?
     
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  13. Feb 6, 2021 at 8:00 AM
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    whose fabbing in Chattanooga?
     
  14. Feb 6, 2021 at 8:13 AM
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    He's in Chattanooga and I have a spare vehicle at the moment...:monocle:
     
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  15. Feb 6, 2021 at 8:17 AM
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    I actually thought of you when he told me that. Red Clay Fabrication. Pictures on the previous page.

    He's actually closer to you in Ringgold GA. He says they have made sliders for our trucks also.
     
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  16. Feb 6, 2021 at 5:28 PM
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    @FirstGenVol, do they have any pictures of their sliders anywhere? Good to know I’ve got an option close

    I had been toying with the idea of a trip to South Carolina where bash fab is located
     
  17. Feb 6, 2021 at 7:10 PM
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    He said he would send me pictures of sliders. I'll give him a few days and follow up if I don't hear from him.
     
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  18. Feb 17, 2021 at 4:20 PM
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    Brute Force Fab are bumper number 1. A lot of the holes and weird gaps are so you can get your hands and tools up into the mounting bolts for both a winch and for mounting to the frame rails. speaking of winches... I got a Warn EVO 10 with synthetic rope. downside of the bff bumper. I had to take it off to fit the winch into its spot. Otherwise install was super easy. Only other problem is that I had to take the control box off the top and its currently zip tied to a bracket but its got 4 m4 threaded bolt holes in the bottom of it so proper mounting shouldn't be to hard. Lights were also super easy to do as well, and the bumper stayed on :D. Especially since you can just splice them into the fog light wiring.

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  19. Mar 30, 2021 at 9:09 AM
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    Ive seen some folks running an ARB bull bar bumper (not the Sahara) on their 1st gen. I’ve also seen threads saying the 06 DC is different than older 1st gens. I’m wondering if modifications or custom brackets are needed to make an ARB bumper fit a first gen and/or if it’s even an option for a 06 Limited DC. I’ve only seen them on older years.
     
  20. Mar 30, 2021 at 9:18 AM
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    ARBs on Double Cabs require some bracket modification, but it's not a big deal. I've seen them on two trucks in person and I think they look good.

    https://www.metaltech4x4.com/arb-1999-06-tundra-sahara-bar/

    [​IMG]
     
  21. Mar 30, 2021 at 8:14 PM
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    No offense to anyone, but why would you not fill that crap cut in with weld and at least make it look decent? Is it too much to ask that you drill the corners before taking grandpa's 12" cut off wheel to it? It's one thing if it's for you. If you are trying to sell these.

    If that's any indication if the attention to detail then... No comment. We are talking about first or second day of "make your own bumper" class.
     
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    I have a Coastal Off-road Brent and rear bumper. I love the fact that it weights approximately 108 pounds.

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  23. Apr 16, 2021 at 8:14 PM
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    Hi all, just joined and recently acquired a 2005 reg cab with ARB front bumper.

    Looking forward to some more modest mods over the coming months, but possibly a rear bumper to match.

    Just wanted a reliable truck for our small acreage and could not get past the capabilities of the gen 1, though hard to find in good shape where I live.

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  24. Apr 16, 2021 at 8:19 PM
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    Good looking truck. I like the way the bumper and wheels go together.
     
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  25. Apr 16, 2021 at 8:49 PM
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    Beautiful truck and welcome aboard! Is that bumper strong enough to knock over one of those haystacks? Asking for a friend. :mudding:
     
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