This thread is about my son's 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD bumper upgrade.
A Pelfreybuilt front bumper was ordered to replace the factory bumper.
10 ga. Steel
1/4" Steel Welded Reinforced Brackets
3/4" D-ring mounts
Total weight - 125 Lbs.
The below pic is after delivery and unpackaging.
It was then prepped for painting. He realized he should have spent the extra $200 to have it powder-coated.
It was primed one evening, then painted the following day.
Today we began the installation. First, the grill was removed. After measuring and placing mark lines, Bubba(it's not his real name, we call him Bubba for schlitz & giggles ) cut off the lower front section of the fenders.
Ya see all the collision dampening parts on the grass and concrete below? ↓ That's now what we call junk.
According to the instruction from Pelfreybilt, it states to test-fit the bumper(now known as, collision protection) prior to installing the winch and other accessories, incase modifications are needed. So, we did just that,....we test fit the bumper. All was good, so had each a beer to celebrate.
We removed the bumper and Bubba began installation of the Smittybuilt X-RC Comp 9.5k (Synthetic rope) winch and fog lights.
Below, Bubba is installing the winch control box.
Once that was done, we reinstalled the bumper to finalize the wiring.
By the time the fog light wiring was complete, our daylight had turned to darkness as the Sun set into pappa's back yard in the State of Jefferson.
Look! Bubba's on his cajun cardboard creeper, attaching the fog light wiring. I had to help him back onto his feet.
The winch manufacturers states to spool(wrap) the first 10' of Synthetic rope by hand, then apply 1000 lbs. to complete the spooling. At this time, we employed the help of my 330. It's curb-weight is 900 lbs. Add the 3-point hitch, front blade(dirt use only) , my 221 lbs. fat-a$$ and a 12 oz. beer, we had succeeded in that proceedure.
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To be continued......................................... ................Later,