Hilux Surf bumper replacement

  1. Rig Pig

    Rig Pig Member

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    This weekend's entertainment was replacing the hideous aftermarket bumper on the father in laws truck, this rusty object is less than 6 months old from a well known supplier of surf bits, I didn't fit it a local garage did, it wasn't even close to the right size!
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    Replacements from Toyota are unavailable and second hand ones are like rocking horse poo so I rooted about and found a Transit 3 piece bumper that looked promising.
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    Several hours of making brackets and trimming plastic later...
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    Not too unhappy with the result, I was going to adapt the Ford fog lights to indicators but the bumper irons are in the way so the Toyota ones went back in upside down!
     
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  2. stuvy

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  3. p0689109 Member

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    Hope you take the rusty one back as there should be 12 month warranty on it.
     
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  4. Rig Pig

    Rig Pig Member

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    They won't honour any warranty, the web page now advertises it as "A cheap short term replacement bumper panel - No warranty period"
     
  5. Kayos

    Kayos Member

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    I actually quite like that

    I saw a Defender with Transit headlights recently, looked good
     
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  6. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    Rig Pig,
    must say u done alright.......100% better than 1 made from checker plate....
    be happy if it were mine......
     
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  7. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    It looks good, not like a new one more in keeping with the age of the vehicle. I think I would have just painted the rusty one :D
     
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  8. Rig Pig

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    The rusty one didn't fit at all, even the indicator light holes were wrong, the Transit one cost me £5 from a mate of a mates scrap heap. It's bought a few hundred pound work truck another year or two from the scrappy. I just need to find out why the auto box has lost electronic control and OD now!
     
  9. dobbslc

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  10. dobbslc

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    I've just done a quick search and it's Roughtrax!
    Quite surprised really.
    They obviously had lots it trouble with them and made people aware on the advert afterwards. Nevertheless you do still have come back on it if it's no good under the consumer rights act 2015 whatever ever they say.
    Nice bodgery by the way but I can't help thinking a Ford item on a Toyota will cause accelerated rusting in the local areas.....:scared:
     
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  11. 8ob

    8ob Forum Supporter

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    I was thinking why not just put the whole transit on the rolling chassis :scared:

    Bob:laughing:


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  12. Rig Pig

    Rig Pig Member

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    The bumper took long enough! :laughing::laughing:
     
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  13. dobbslc

    dobbslc Forum Supporter

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    Just asking but is there a chassis / body conversion you haven't done?
    Oh I forgot engine too
     
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