I have not been posting here much, usually just lurking and drooling. The guys on MUD know me and I'm probably too well known by the Coastal Cruisers in Vancouver, BC
I've done fabrication for ages, all custom stuff, truck, brackets for work, etc. Always has been weekend type of work on the side lines. Due to recent changes in life I have shifted focus more on the fabrication end of things recently.
One of my new customers has a Toyota T-100, a great truck, and has requested a rear bumper, I was shocked to see the large lack of anything out there.
So I started designing something off the original mounting. Now, sadly, he doesn't allow me to totally play with his truck, so I have to abide by the following criteria, a 6" wide step (way too much for my liking, but he's the boss), a class 5 hitch or equivalent (easy enough), no swing outs ( ), and make it durable (easy). So here is the current design, still waiting on last, small change suggestions from the client, but overall, that's the idea. Currently, the setup consists of a hidden receiver mount, with top access plate for receiver pin, holes for safety chains, 7 pin connector mount, jack all slots on the corners, lots of support internally for stability and durability.
I'll post up pics once it is going ahead and the fun welding stuff starts.
T100 rear bumper 2.JPGT100 rear bumper 1.JPGT100 rear bumper 3.JPG