Picked up my New ARB bumper(off a tacoma) last night from yfzman450. Wasn't planning on getting it on so soon, but things worked out. My friend Derek(same guy that built my rear bumper)did most of the work. He's the expert welder.
We had to cut apart the brackets that came with the bumper and fab up some stuff and cut a couple of holes in the frame. It's not completely done, but...
On with the pictures!
Brackets that came on the bumper:
Front of bumper:
It look like it would interfere with the headlights, but it doesn't at all.
Top hole is the hole that was made with a torch cutter:
Crappy picture of the bracket in it's mock up state(only tack welded):
Brackets all welded up before paint.
What was left over from the brackets that came with the bumper:
Painted brackets all finished and mounted to the bumper:
The end was capped with a thick piece of gusset with two nuts welded to the underside of it for mounting:
The pictures you've all been waiting for, the bumper mounted:
Sorry that's all I've got for now. Took about 3.5 hrs. Over the next couple of weeks we will be mounting two more braces vertically to the bumper to keep it from moving. We will also be welding some metal under the headlights to hide the frame and close the gap
. I also have plans to paint the frame and all that's exposed black.
Soon to come will be some type of fog lights(something else we have to make brackets for). Also hopefully a set of KC's and eventually down the road a winch.
Let me know what you think. I think it looks darn good for coming off of a Tacoma and going onto a Ranger.