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    Bubba's Toyota Tacoma(2017) front bumper upgrade.

    This thread is about my son's 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD bumper upgrade.
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    A Pelfreybuilt front bumper was ordered to replace the factory bumper.
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    Specs:
    Full Hoops
    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.
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    It was then prepped for painting. He realized he should have spent the extra $200 to have it powder-coated.
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    It was primed one evening, then painted the following day.
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    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.

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    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.
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    We removed the bumper and Bubba began installation of the Smittybuilt X-RC Comp 9.5k (Synthetic rope) winch and fog lights.
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    Below, Bubba is installing the winch control box.
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    Once that was done, we reinstalled the bumper to finalize the wiring.
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    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.
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    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,
    Last edited by flyweight; 02-18-2018 at 02:08 AM.
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ID:	550201 Bumper upgrade is complete.
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    These fog light are super bright.
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    It's now way past my beddy-by time which means, this concludes our broadcast.

    I hope you enjoyed reading my post, as much as I did helping my son.

    Thanks for looking & reading. See-ya...............
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    Very nice. Looks like a long day but he should get many years out of it. Back in 76 my uncle and I made something like it for the front of my GMC. Had a 12,000 lb Warn winch on a replacement bumper that my uncle took a brush guard for a standard bumper and modified it to the Warn bumper. It was a sweet setup and got a lot of compliments on it. Enjoy your hard work.
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    flyweight-tell Bubba i think it looks good!
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    Looks great.
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    A fine job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim55 View Post
    flyweight-tell Bubba i think it looks good!
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    A fine job.
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    Looks great. Thanks for the pics and write up
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    Excellent job. That turned out great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifterbike View Post
    Very nice. Looks like a long day but he should get many years out of it. Back in 76 my uncle and I made something like it for the front of my GMC. Had a 12,000 lb Warn winch on a replacement bumper that my uncle took a brush guard for a standard bumper and modified it to the Warn bumper. It was a sweet setup and got a lot of compliments on it. Enjoy your hard work.
    He chose the 9.5k because it's more than Double the Curb-Weight(4.5k) of the truck.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim55 View Post
    flyweight-tell Bubba i think it looks good!
    Will do.
    He'll be upgrading to a steel rear bumper also, sometime in the near future.

    He's going to spend 10-12 days at Big Bend National Park doing some Primitive Roadside Camping.
    He installed the VooDoo bed rack and Smittybilt Roof Top Tent(RTT) about a month ago.
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