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Old 02-13-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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Vette's Slow 96 Build

Not much but I figured why not. I'm a 16 year old so there isn't much (yet). I don't have any pictures of when I got her. The first thing I did was got new leafs because the old ones were snapped in half. Then I bedlinered the bumpers after getting the dents out the best I could (previous owner used the truck to takeout a fence). I talked to my stepdad (he owns a tire shop) about some tires and ended up with some cooper discovers on aluminum alloys as a christmas present. I worked for my uncle and ended up with a toolbox.

Done;
new leafs
new tires
roll bar
bedlinered bumpers
debadged
custom center consule

To do;
possible 1in body lift
3in suspention lift
custom bumpers
more lights
toolbox between roll bar
deckplate mod

When I first got her.

After tires bumpers and the toolbox



Wanted to give my shifter some style so I made this out of a 4x4 block.

The grill was chipping and I don't love chrome so I blacked it out.

Talked to my stepdad again and ended up with a rollbar. Went to BigR and got some tractor utility lights to hookup for now.


Didn't like not having a center consule but still wanted the option of a center seat so I made this.

It's strapped in with the center seatbelt so I can take it out if I want to.

Light comparison.
lows

highs

highs and utility lights

I have a guy thats going to help me make some bumpers once I get the money for materials.
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Took her mudding today.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:59 PM   #3
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:02 PM   #4
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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Just got a job, gotta pay some stuff off, replace my lights, and get a toolbox and then let the build begin.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:18 PM   #6
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Love the '96. Best body style in my opinion. The broken leaf springs happend to me to and my custom center console is just your basic ammo can. Can't wait to see how it turns out. Sub'd
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:33 PM   #7
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Nice looking truck! I had my 96 for 2 years before I had a job and did any mods to it, the job will definitely help you! Just don't do like I did and buy cheap stuff because you could afford it and wanted it now!
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I want stuff now but I also need stuff too so I'm doing it right, my front shocks are dead so that's one of the first things. Also not doing the body lift, if i want to clear bigger tires I will go to a 1' if I need it.
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I want stuff now but I also need stuff too so I'm doing it right, my front shocks are dead so that's one of the first things. Also not doing the body lift, if i want to clear bigger tires I will go to a 1' if I need it.
Awesome, sounds like you've got a good plan going!
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It helps when I'm around people like this. (and tacomaworld)
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I put the tacoma up so people didn't judge the jeep man
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:14 AM   #13
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Congrats on the job! Can't wait to see you build this beast up.
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Haven't desided yet but think I'm going to get some 3" spacers in the front. Which may or may not be temperary depending on how is rides. And planning on making a leaf pack over the summer for sure.
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Haven't desided yet but think I'm going to get some 3" spacers in the front. Which may or may not be temperary depending on how is rides. And planning on making a leaf pack over the summer for sure.
I had a 2.5" spacer on my previous Tacoma. It rode smoother on the road, but was rough off road. Really just depends on how you're going to use the truck.
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I do take my truck offroad but there aren't a lot of rocks aroung here mainly hills and mud so I should be good. Thanks for the help.
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Well with the 13" of snow we got here, I did a little playing and ended up pushing snow up to the top of my hood. Wish I had gotten pics but I was heading to work.
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Plan on doing this for the back bumper (similar to trail gears but straight cuts) and still need help with the front bumper and slider designs.
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sub'd for when you get this project going! it's coming along!
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Have to replace the lights on my roll bar one of them burnt out, but now I can get brighter ones, any suggestions?
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