Anybody here have a Demello bumper on a G2 Tundra / Sequoia?

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  1. LINUS

    LINUS Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

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    Badass looking bumper
     
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    LINUS Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

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    Yeah, I’m not 100% in love but it is an armor bumper I can do a little rework (OK, alot) - shipping in bare steel so I can double-up & gusset the skin & wings.

    It’s no Slee being 1/8” skin, so IDK - I may get it & rip it apart & hit my plasma torch & double most the body thickness. IDK.

    I have reservations since it’s essentially ARB build-thickness, and the only reason I keep an ARB on the 80 is the hoop & it holds a M12K.

    If Slee did a Tundra bumper, I’m 99% sure it would have joined my Tundra sliders.

    I may “change my tune” when freight drops it off in a couple weeks :meh:
     
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    Did you look at MetalTech's Tundra bumper?
     
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    LINUS Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

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    Looked early on, but still not seeing any early G2 Tundra bumper today.

    Am I just that dumb on the netz?
     
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    LINUS Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

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    OK -yep, saw that one. Mine’s a 2012 & seems ~’14 was a cutoff year / facelift headlights & under them.

    So I’m not an expert but it seems there’s ‘early G2’ & ‘late G2’ when the headlights changed in ~’14.

    Or so I’ve been told / deduced from all the catalog PN#’s for the Tundra.

    The only early G2 Tundra wearing all the facelift parts I know of is that custom Tundra that Just Differentials built (red crewcab, with the extended cab box, stretched frame ~12-16”).
    Prob a bolt-on affair, but I’m not into doing the facelift parts.
     
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    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    the demello is better looking and $600 cheaper
     
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    LINUS Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

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    So here’s a update:
    I was supposed to have a bumper in hand anything before ~June 10.
    Didn’t happen as their laser/plasma guy ate crap.

    :::But:::

    So I called on Mon the 4th (was something like lunch/afternoon).
    We hammered out the fact my bumper was in limbo due to material cutting, so we were just looking for a stop-gap solution.
    They have a welder Cy who listened to my issues since my mirrors (other thread) - and all my prep is for a fishing trip I take to AK via a stop in Canada in a little hole-in-the-wall. But it’s a drive through the border/BC/Yukon/into AK.

    What I got based on my request & knowing I don’t need a bumper skin crossing the border was this:



    What you’re looking at may not seem like much - but it’s 100% as I asked from them. It’ll hold my winch & it’s just stitch-welded if I need bend anything or whatever between install & winch mounting.

    And I got it some ~72hrs from making the solution to when it landed via the UPS carrier.

    Jason (the owner) - stated I should see a bumper before my 2nd/last fish trip up the same route at the very tail of July or early single-digit days of August, so I can live with going skinless bumper up front for ~2mo.

    Both he & esp his welder Cy get props from me - Cy did exactly as I asked since I wasn’t sure on fit between the frame horns or me trying to stuff a Zeon 10K into it.

    I’ll add pics as it gets a mounting & wears my winch, then down the line once I get the real bumper.
    (Well, maybe - I’m on a clock & may just add a pic down the road of my junk mounted & back from trip #1. I don’t want to lie & overpromise some stupid internet pics nobody cares about anyhow) — we’ll see.

    But to me the huge takeaway so far is that without a real bumper as a reality, I had a solution from them within some 3 business days so I can make my leave date of the 20th with a wired winch up front.

    IDK who all is employed but Tiff & Sam are honest gals in the office/phones, and Jason shoots straight when you can catch him - and his MVP Cy is a dude who earns his $$$, for real.
    The tack/stitch welds were 100% as I asked for, he listened & produced in pretty record time for a product we were just trying to make a stop-gap piece for until we get a real complete bumper in hand to replace with.

    So far, they are still a standup company & while the economy is booming/laser guy is the reason for the fault - I’m still a fan of Jason’s company as it currently stands. He’s good people ATM.

    Looking forward to giving him even better feedback once I see a completed bumper in front of my shop, that’s going to be the ‘proof in the pudding’ - so the saying goes.

    Stay tuned........
     
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