Interest in Gen1 Tacoma ARB modification (jeep bumper)

Discussion in 'Tacoma (Gen 1) - 4Runner (Gen 3)' started by GMSilk_Fj60, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. GMSilk_Fj60

    GMSilk_Fj60 SILVER Star

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    Greetings all.

    I recently got a hell of a deal on a 94 cherokee ARB bumper. After some test fitting, I realized that it will fit on my 2005 Tacoma TRD pretty well. The bull bar aligns well, the width is correct, and with a little cutting of the front inner wheel well it should look pretty natural.

    I was curious if anyone had thoughts on the gap between frame and bumper. Make a bracket to attach to the arb mounting brackets to the Rock Defense Tacoma Bumper Hardware frame insert? Should I just sell the bumper and get a proper tacoma bumper?

    Just fishing for ideas and sharing how well these Jeep bumpers fit with a little modification.

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  2. LazyEye

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    I'd sure be interested in how it fits on. If I were you, I'd definitely just weld some tabs onto either the frame or more likely the bumper itself to make it fit right to the frame on the tacoma. I am having to sell my cruiser to i'm in the market for a 4 door taco right now, either 4x4 or trd off-road with a rear diff lock. but either way, i'm gonna need a bumper replacement with space for winch and a jeep bumper would be much cheaper than a taco specific one. let me know how this goes or how it went depending on how far along on the project you are.

    thanks
     
  3. N22

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    I was prepared to do that on my truck, just couldn't find a bumper I liked that I could afford.
    Interested to see how it goes if you do do it.
     
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