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post #21 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-13-2016, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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More revisions to this thing... Getting close though I think. Modified my dimensions based upon the Chevy upfitter drawings... My width was way too wide, I think when I measured the bumper on the ground it kinda flopped and got wider.
Added headlight guards to the grille guard, added a bunch of "stitches" that will allow the plates to fit together easier, like a puzzle, and I keep fiddling with the design of the lower vent holes and winch access holes. Also not sure if I want to mount the license plate on the lower downward facing piece or just above the fairlead.







And in other news, got the sliding rear window partially wired up, hoping to finish the wiring this weekend, then just need to find a place to install the glass.
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I'm digging the bumper. You may have to count me in if you do a limited run.

Not sure if you've already done this but if you google "bambi basher" you get a bunch of cool ideas from Tacomas.
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So I bought a winch for my future bumper, I wanted to buy the winch before fabricating to make sure it will*actually fit..
Ended up getting the TJM Stealth 9000 winch. Or So I thought I just ordered the stealth 9000, but turns out I accidentally ordered the 9000R.

So the R, which is their "competition" model I guess, has a bigger 7.0hp motor instead of 5.5hp, but it only has a 50' line vs 80'. Also, the mounting pattern is a non standard 4.5"x6.75"(v 10" standard)

I was thinking to return it for something else, but it seems high quality so I'm going to stick with it. I am not too concerned about the shorter line, I feel 50' should be enough in most cases(knock on wood) , and if not I can put an extension strap on.

So I'm hoping I can get at least a preliminary prototype bumper built so I can put this winch in before my trip to Moab the second week of February!

Anyways, despite being not quite what I thought, this thing seems super nice for under $600 on summit racing. Includes wireless remote (similar looking and size to warn equivalent), wired remote, battery isolation switch, polished aluminum fairlead, awesome big auto locking hook




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Looking good. I keep trying to convince myself I "need" a winch.
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Looking good. I keep trying to convince myself I "need" a winch.
Haha same here. I just want the winch with out the bumper. If that makes sense?

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Looking good. I keep trying to convince myself I "need" a winch.
Haha same here. I just want the winch with out the bumper. If that makes sense?
You want winch hidden within stock bumper, yes?

So the bumper I designed is 2 parts: the bumper itself and the winch bracket (which the actual shell bolts to)

One thing I was thinking about is seeing if my winch bracket will fit behind the stock bumper shell. It would be very close... Hmm I guess I could see about changing the bracket or designing another one for fitting a winch behind the stock bumper. However crash bar removal would be necessary though and the stock bumper does nothing (thin plastic) in case of bumping into something
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You want winch hidden within stock bumper, yes?
Not really. I would consider a replacement bumper or something like this:


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would love to see more of your progress if any, awesome ideas. Hope the bami basher is similar to one of these.. Think they look great!
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Got the CRL-Powr slider rear glass installed this afternoon.
Glass guy was super nice and have me a hand(always nice to have a second set of hands) removing the back panel and finding a good fitment location for the motor.
After playing with the placement for a while thinking we would be putting some self tapping Screws into the back panel, we managed to wedge the motor perfectly under the seat belt spool(had to loosen to get behind it) with no drilling needed. 100% hidden, super secure.
Did have to trim the sound deadening behind the panel but that was easy and something that is not seen.
Have all the wires run already, but I still need to finish up the wiring (connect the hot lead, extend the ground wire to a grounding stud) but that probably won't get done for another week. No big deal, weather is supposed to be snowy anyways.




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Finished the wiring on the window, it works great! Super fast and smooth. Ended up putting the switch in the small little slot between the seat heaters.


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this replaced the entire back glass or just the sliding window itself ?
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Replaced the entire glass. I had a fixed rear window from the factory
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Replaced the entire glass. I had a fixed rear window from the factory
That looks great, mine came with a sliding window, what was the total cost and would you mind sharing the link to where you purchased it
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Replaced the entire glass. I had a fixed rear window from the factory
That looks great, mine came with a sliding window, what was the total cost and would you mind sharing the link to where you purchased it
I got it on Amazon for $450 shipped... Though it looks like the price has gone up since. Plus $130 to R&R the glass. All in under $600.
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Looking good. Also interested in sliding rear glass.
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Superskidz 1/4" thk Aluminum Skid plate installed. Quick and easy install, took less than 10 minutes including taking pictures. Flimsy 1/8" Plastic skid plate it comes from factory is pathetic.




Guess I'll add this... I posted it on its own thread but might as well add it here too... Quick trip to Moab a few weekends ago. Did some camping,* hiking, and light 4wheeling up Hurrah Pass. Pretty easy trail, left the truck in 2wd for 95% of it, and the other 5% wasnt really needed. High clearance is needed though, and no fear of heights... Some tight, narrow corners with big drop offs.




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Great job on the progress so far, and nice to see fellow cyclists in here. I too got opted for the long bed since I mountain bike a lot. Any problems getting driving off road with the longer bed? I will be going on some camping trips soon and want to do some light off roading while there.

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