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Old 08-14-2014, 03:27 PM
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sportside rear bumper

haven't been on in a while, but finally making some progress on my project. A bit all over the map, but one of the items I'm trying to put to rest is the rear bumper. I bought a white NOS one of evilbay about 8-10 years ago, had a local steel company do me up brackets based on the brackets that were on the custom rear bumper the P.O. did...brackets bolt onto the frame exactly they way they should, they bolt to the bumper the way they should, but the brackets "attached" to the inside of the bumper where it bolts up is 6" (3" per side) too narrow. bumper fits the stepside body properly so my only thought is the bracket that was on there between the frame and bumper was incorrect.

so short story made long, does anyone have a picture they can show me of what the bracket the joins the frame to the bumper on an '1982 sportside looks like? I don't seem to be able to find it in the TSM or parts manual, might be there, just not seeing it

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:08 PM
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I put a chrome bumper from a scrambler on on my step side and the stock mounting brackets were about 3" per side wider than the mounting points on the bumper. I just put spacers in to make up the difference. I wonder if you ended up with a scrambler bumper as well.


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Old 08-14-2014, 09:40 PM
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yuppers, that's exactly what I am dealing with, and exactly what I was thinking of doing to solve the problem.

is that a trailer hitch I see there or are my eyes deceiving me?
I haven't thought about a class3/5 hitch yet, was wondering how to go about that other than "just build it"

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Old 08-15-2014, 12:52 AM
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You have good eyes. I found a couple of them for my j20 and j10 many years ago when you could still find them. They were sold through uhaul. I think they are right up there with finding a sport side bumper and end caps on the unobtanium scale now.
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* 1982 Laredo j-10, 360, 727, in rough shape and in the process of being rebuilt with 401, NV4500, Klune,
. NP205,d60 front, d70 rear, fender work and minimal lift. It will probably take 10 years
* 1973 jcab mounted on 1983 j20 frame. 360/t18/208 d44/d60. Almost completed
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:53 AM
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Yeppers

I had the same 3" problem & I cut mine & moved it over.

2003 Tacoma bumper great fit I really like the way it looks.

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Old 08-15-2014, 10:18 AM
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You have good eyes. I found a couple of them for my j20 and j10 many years ago when you could still find them. They were sold through uhaul. I think they are right up there with finding a sport side bumper and end caps on the unobtanium scale now.

I figure if I can convince someone to take a couple of decent pics of the hitch (hint, hint), theres a really good welding shop here that could replicate it for me if I can't.

I was never good at an "original; thought"

I can't see me towing with this, but always nice to have the option

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Old 08-15-2014, 10:24 AM
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I had the same 3" problem & I cut mine & moved it over.

2003 Tacoma bumper great fit I really like the way it looks.


well, your picture is a bit depressing....I had two different style taillights on mine when I bought it, one looked like a cj tail light, and the other like a tractor trailer taillight.....

looking at your taillights has me wondering..

this is what I'm futz'g with when I want a break from life

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Old 08-15-2014, 11:52 AM
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I figure if I can convince someone to take a couple of decent pics of the hitch (hint, hint), theres a really good welding shop here that could replicate it for me if I can't.

I was never good at an "original; thought"

I can't see me towing with this, but always nice to have the option

rr

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I think the hard part with hitch fabrication is the slight angle of the frame at the very back. Welding a wedge there would probably work well. A while back someone on here made five or six hitches for j trucks, but the price was way more than most wanted to pay. ($500 )





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* 1982 Laredo j-10, 360, 727, in rough shape and in the process of being rebuilt with 401, NV4500, Klune,
. NP205,d60 front, d70 rear, fender work and minimal lift. It will probably take 10 years
* 1973 jcab mounted on 1983 j20 frame. 360/t18/208 d44/d60. Almost completed
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This was the hitch from my '73 J4000. It had a spare tank above it.

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