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Old 01-09-2015, 11:05 AM   #1
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Build your own Bandit Bumper (3rd gen 4Runner)

I am selling 3rd gen 4Runner custom front bumper plans based on the bumper I built for my 4Runner. The bumper mounts and winch plate are 1/4 thick steel. The front bumper mounts directly to the 4Runner frame, using a total of 14 bolts. The frame rail ends will need to be cut off, similar to mounting an ARB bumper. These bumpers are designed to fit all standard (non integrated solenoid) 8-10K winches. I will provide you with all necessary information in order to build your own bumper. This includes:
- Detailed component and assembly drawings
- CAD files
- Materials list
- Step by step build instructions with pictures

Take all the guess work out of building your own bumper. Just cut out the parts and weld them together according to the instructions. To make it even more simple, you can even have a shop cut the parts out for you on a waterjet, from the CAD files supplied.

Your front bumper design can be customized in the following ways at no extra cost:
- Body lift height (Eliminate that ugly gap between the bumper and body)
- Flare width (Match your bumper width to your flares)
- Hoop Design (Standard, PreRunner, Center only, none, etc)
- Material Thickness (Keep it light, or go heavy duty)
- Fog/driving light openings (round PIAA, square Rigid Dually, none, etc)
- Turn signal openings (round, oblong, none, etc)

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I have also recently started selling the rear bumper design, as many of my customers have been asking for this for quite a while. The rear bumper also uses 1/4 thick mounting features, and uses 8 bolts in which to mount it. It also has an integrated 2 receiver. Customization for body lifts and flare widths are also included. I am currently not offering a swing-out tire carrier option (yet), but one could easily be made to work with the rear bumper.

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The price for each bumper design is $125. However, if you order both the front and rear bumper at the same time, I will give both of them to you for only $200.

These 3rd gen 4runner bumpers are both stylish and functional. I have sold many of these designs over the past 4 years, and have never had any complaints. I spend a good deal of time on each design to ensure that the customer is completely satisfied.

Please PM me if you are interested (include your email address), and I will send you some more information.

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Old 01-19-2015, 09:15 PM   #2
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Sorry this isn't about the bumper, but I love that storage tray in the back! Any good write ups on how to make one or where to buy? Thanks and sorry for the n00b question!
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:22 AM   #3
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Sorry this isn't about the bumper, but I love that storage tray in the back! Any good write ups on how to make one or where to buy? Thanks and sorry for the n00b question!
Thanks. Here is a thread I created after finishing the cargo box:
https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f2/b...go-box-183022/

Here's a thread with a bunch of different designs:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-ge...ox-thread.html
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I know it's a long shot, but any chance you have specs for a second gen bumper as well? Or plan on making some in the future?
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Sweet bumper! Thanks for sharing the blueprints!
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:36 PM   #6
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I know it's a long shot, but any chance you have specs for a second gen bumper as well? Or plan on making some in the future?
I have designed a front bumper for a 1990 4Runner in the past.

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This is awesome! I'll be sure to contact you when I'm ready to make one!
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:28 PM   #8
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I have designed a front bumper for a 1990 4Runner in the past.

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Any pic's? I have 2 2nd gens without armor.
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:27 AM   #9
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Really interested in doing this.

Can you give a ball park on how much the materials cost?

I'm just trying to figure out if it will be cheaper to get this made or if it's more cost effective to just buy an ARB version off the shelf

I got a ballpark cost from a company who will waterjet the parts for approx $500 but I need to know how much the remainder parts will cost
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:25 PM   #10
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Good looking rear bumper. If you could add a spare tire carrier to it as an option, it'd be golden!
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Old 04-26-2015, 10:30 PM   #11
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Make a 84-89 4runner front and rear.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:35 PM   #12
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Bump. Now selling rear bumper plans also!

Dual Swing-Out Design Pics:





Back View:



Side View:


Open:


Hinge:


Latch:


Sliding Blocks:



I have a ladder on the driver side, but it can be replaced with jerry can holders, etc.

Features:
- The swing-out arms (2.5 x 1.5 x .1875 thick wall rectangular tubing) both open 135 degrees.
- I used plastic blocks to provide a ramp lead-in when closing the arms.
- The plastic blocks also eliminate any metal to metal sliding contact (should be smooth and quiet).
- The hinges are 1.25 inch diameter grade 8 bolts with 2 bronze bushings each in double sheer. (larger than aftermarket versions)
- The swing arms are located up above the bumper as opposed to behind it, offering more protection of the arms, hinges and latch.
- Location for license plate mounting.
- 35 inch spare tire.
- I tried to hide as much hardware (bolts, nuts, etc) as I could for aesthetics.
- The latch is a compression latch, like what is used on some aftermarket swing-outs.
- The latch is set at an angle to clamp both arms in two directions (both down and back).

All aftermarket versions have the latch clamping the swing arm either straight downward, or straight back against the bumper. But this allows a degree of freedom of movement. My design clamps in both directions. Think of it as clamping or wedging the arms tightly into a corner, where there is no movement allowed in any direction. I believe this will eliminate any vibration issues also.

The downside of the dual swing-outs is that I had to add features to clamp the arms up against in the center of the bumper. With the plastic sliding blocks, this got a little bulky in the latching area. I'm currently working on a single swing arm design based on this design also. I think the single arm design will end up much cleaner looking.
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Here are a few pics of the single swing-out design:










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Old 08-23-2015, 04:38 PM   #14
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Current pricing:

Front Bumper = $125
Rear Bumper (no swingouts) = $125
Single Swing-out for rear bumper = Add $35
Dual Swing-out for rear bumper = Add $50

If you purchase front and rear bumper designs at the same time, I will knock $50 off the total price.

If you purchased a bumper design from me previously, and would like to purchase a second design, I will still knock $25 off the price of the second design.
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Do you have any pictures of the 2nd Gen plans you said you had? Still interested.
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Do you have any pictures of the 2nd Gen plans you said you had? Still interested.
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Could you also send me the pics of the 2nd gen bumper?
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Will you send me a pic of the 2nd gen bumper if it is for a pickup
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Interested in designs or ideas for 1st gen 4runner if available
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Bump. Still selling bumper designs for 3rd gen 4Runners.
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