2016 - Volume #40, Issue #2, Page #20[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Custom Design Your Own Bumper
“You can buy one of our bumper designs as is or based on the accessories we offer,” says TDK owner Jeremy Pulse.
He began building bumpers in his spare time as he worked his way to shop foreman at a local custom frame company. When demand for his bumpers grew, he quit the job, turned around and bought the company and started TDK. In addition to making bumpers, the company also builds custom frames for Jeeps and mandrel bent frame rails for rock-crawling buggies, street rods and more. TDK also produces skid plates available in 0, 1-in. and 1 1/2-in. drops. They feature removable skin for easy access to transmission and transfer case oil changing and maintenance.
TDK bumpers are available in a variety of styles from simple front and back bumpers to more complex and stylish. Models include Push Bar, Prerunner, Grill Guard and Mayhem. All are tested for vehicle accidents, animal impacts and heavy towing. They are designed to fit factory-drilled holes in a variety of vehicle frames.
If company designs don’t fit a particular truck, they will customize the selected design to fit. Grills for all bumpers can be customized to the buyer’s specifications. All bumpers are CNC cut and made from 3/16-in. plate steel with 0.120-in. wall tubing. They can also be powder coated. Other options include light hole sets, Rigid LED driving lights or flood lights, extra bars in grill guards, front and rear parking sensors and more.
“If you need or want a custom bumper, give us a call with make, model, year and the style you would like,” says Pulse. “Prices vary from $1,375 for a bare steel standard bumper to as much as $3,000, depending on accessories.”
Pulse works with a network of dealers as well as direct sale at the factory and remote. To locate a local dealer, call the company. Pulse likes a challenge.
“I like designing a new bumper as well as getting it into production and then watching it work,” he says. “It feels good when a design takes off.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Throttle Down Kustoms, 308 Fergus Ave., P.O. Box 172; Moore, Mont. 59464 (ph 406 374-2285; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ThrottleDownKustoms.com).
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