All of our bumpers are very simple to weld together and come with detailed instructions containing step by step guides and clear and concise diagrams. With all of the pieces CNC laser-cut and all mounting and accessory holes already perfectly positioned, everything fits together like a puzzle. Simply remove your stock bumper, bolt the provided mounting plates to your frame, and start assembling the bumper piece by piece, starting from the vehicle frame and working outwards. The vehicle and the pieces themselves act as guides so there is no need for specialty welding jigs or tools.
This bumper kit is well within the ability of a novice welder and many customers have purchased it as their very first welding project with great results! This is made possible by the clean parts fit-ups and thick material – two factors that make welding significantly easier. Welding is one of those skills that is easier to learn than you may think and once you can do it, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it. The possibilities that it opens up are endless.
In fact, long before I started Coastal Offroad, I designed and welded together the original prototype front bumper as my very first welding project (I am a mechanical engineer by trade). The welds were far from pretty but nearly 5 years later, that bumper is still installed on that 4Runner as a testament to how robust and user-friendly these weld-together kits are. After countless winch pulls and direct impacts with rock faces, the bumper continues to perform.
Alternatively, many individuals buy the kits and then have a local welder assemble it for them. Even in this case, it typically ends up being less expensive than buying a pre-fabricated bumper, especially after considering the lower shipping costs of our kits vs. fully assembled bumpers.
In the case that you do run into any issues or points of uncertainty while assembling your bumper kit, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to assist you!