Brush Guard For Terc?

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Fingers
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Post by Fingers » Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:21 pm

Hey all,

I like the pic section, will send some pics of my thing soon.

The first pic (which I have seen before online) has a brush guard on the front, and I LIKE IT! Now, assuming that even if they were made for this application, they are not anymore, does anyone know if there is any vehicle that has one produced for it that would be either a easy bolt on, or with slight modification? I was looking at one for a outback (the type that goes across the entire front of the car) and then welding custom mounts on it, but it would be nice to find a simpler solution due to not having the equipment to make the brackets in close proximity.

Also, in the same vein, what about a light bar for the top? Could be a viable replacement solution, although the front guard is much meaner looking
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Post by 3A-C Power » Fri Apr 16, 2004 6:22 am

The brush guard was a dealer option. One could be made pretty easily.

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Post by takza » Mon Apr 19, 2004 4:37 am

There is a brush guard at the top of this page...is this the factory made guard?

My offroad experiences say that the best bet would be one that starts at the very end of the bumper in order to protect the corner light...a good hit from a solid branch on that light means it's history.

Could try running it up and then across the front above the lights? Problem with bringing it up from the ends is that it would partially cover the corner light visually.

What's underneath the bumper plastic? Could 3-4 holes be drilled & tappped to hold one on top the bumper?

Looks like the one in the picture fastens below on the frame?

I'm talking BRUSH guard...not LOG guard......


Who was it that was going to make one?
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Post by 3A-C Power » Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:10 am

The one at the top isn't factory at least not in North America. The metal part of the bumper is actually a metal beam much thinner than the bumper itself. The rest of it is just foam under there. If you drilled the back of the front bumper and used two mounts on either side, that would be strong enough. The trailer hitch is mounted that way and it can take 1500 pounds.

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Post by Fingers » Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:40 pm

I was thinking of modding/building one to bolt on to the towing-hook-thingies on the frame itself. And yes, I do believe that one that entends to cover the lights would be ideal and good looking to boot.
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Post by Guest » Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:30 am

Looks like the one in the picture fastens below on the frame?

I'm talking BRUSH guard...not LOG guard......


Who was it that was going to make one?

That was me, I still want to do it.
Similar to the factory guard, nothing overkill.

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Post by Thereminator » Thu May 06, 2004 8:50 pm

I was looking at a Suburu Legacy or Forester today and its about the same size as our Tercels,so it stands to reason that there brush-gaurd(if made) might fit our Tercels. <_<
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