1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

LX450 Rear Bumper

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by alaskacruiser, May 5, 2003.

  1. alaskacruiser

    alaskacruiser

    Messages:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2003
    Location:
    LA, CA
    I've got a question for you LX450 owners out there (or those of you with any knowledge about this): as you probably know, the rear bumper on the LX has a plastic cover on the center portion instead of the metal plate found on the Landcruiser. I'm wondering if the same metal plate is actually beneath this plastic cover. Has anyone checked this out? I'm thinking about removing the plastic cover to check, as I'd prefer the metal plate to the plastic. Please let me know if you've got the answer before I move any further on this. Thanks!
     
  2. Beowulf

    Beowulf

    Messages:
    12,526
    Likes Received:
    30
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Somewhere in the foothills...
    Yes.

    The metal plate is actually the rear frame cross-member. It is on the LX models and there are pintle mounts behind the plastic. I don't know if it is painted like the LC rear.

    -B-
     
  3. sleeoffroad

    sleeoffroad Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    6,056
    Likes Received:
    531
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    The metal is there but the aluminum step plate is not.