1988 Toyota 4runner - Front Bumper

I wanted a front bumper that would protect the front end including the radiator incase of a roll-over, but could also hold my Warn 8274-50 winch.

I like trying to do as much as i can myself, but just couldn't see making the bends needed to make the bumper I wanted and did not see buying a tubing bender just to make a rear bumper.

So I searched around and came across CBI Off-Road.  Steve was great and came up with the design.

Couldn't be happier.

This is the bumper on the model jeep - CBI is 3,500 miles away

Taking the old pipe stinger off

Put a hole in the radiator so I ordered up a 3 core from RadiatorBarn.com

 

 

I cut a big W in the mounting plate and a vertical slot on either end to help hold bumper on when the winch is under load.

I also mounted it with 4 grade 8 1/2" bolts and hardware to hold the bumper on while welding.

 

 

Tight fit with the winch installed

 

Finally got the brake back on - this is a great write-up on how to rebuild a 8274 that I used to understand how to put the brake on.

 

The spring really is tough and makes it just about impossible to install by yourself, so this is what I did.

I used thick electrical tape (yes that is electrical and not duct tape) to hold it all together.

Cut out the centers

then used 2 ratchet straps to pull it all tight

 

Worked like a charm

 

Oh - and I also received my radiator in 2 days from order.

Install took 30-45 minutes