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oddman4 08-29-2012 02:13 PM

Jake's SoCal LA budget/inexperienced build
 
Hello, my name's jake and i have a taco i recently bought. Im a complete rook when it comes to builds and lifts and all that but ive always wanted one as my friends all go riding. I used to own an old toyota pickup with rancho lifts and a roll cage with a bimini top. the truck rolled and they cut off the top hence the roll cage. I got it that way from my stepdad and that truck was a beast back in its day. unfortunately i had to let it go. Now I want to have my own build. This is my attempt on a budget and inexperienced build. So be prepared for tons of questions bc i dont know sh******t:D.

Heres my yota when i first took it home...
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...808_193844.jpg

First order of business is to get it nice and clean...
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...809_173200.jpg
that should increase my MPG for aerodynamics!

austinramsay 08-29-2012 02:28 PM

Cool whatcha got planned for it? :)

oddman4 08-29-2012 02:31 PM

First thing i am itching to do is give it some black wheels...that little touch will just give it more of an edgy look IMO...
I cant afford to get some new wheels so i will just be painting my stock wheels satin black.
I went to autozone bought some 80/320 grit sandpaper, a can of primer, 2 cans of satin black wheel paint, and a can of clear coat. Here it goes....
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...826_122931.jpg
The top wheel has that grayish look after being scuffed up a bit...
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...826_183450.jpg
$35 dollars and half a day later i get the first 2 done...I like how some parts have some roughness to it....i guess i could have done a better job sanding. Unfortunately I ran out of time that day so I will be driving around with Black on Back! :D:D:D:D until later this week then i'll post a pic of the wheels back on the truck.

Manwithoutaplan 08-29-2012 02:37 PM

:thumbsup: I am glad you did not buy that stupid stuff called plasti dip. You went at it the right way.

oddman4 08-29-2012 02:44 PM

To Do List
  • put a lift 2.5"-3"....i'd go to at least 5 if i knew how. i guess add a body lift?
  • black out the front and back bumper
  • clean up the grill
  • deckplate mod
  • somehow turn the interior black
  • get new seats, the ones in there are torn
Want but cant afford right now list
  • the lift should actually be here but im told the front suspension has problems so ive got a reason to change em without the lady getting pissed.
  • new wheels and tires
  • widen the side panels
  • install a new off road bumper/ armor all around
  • light bar
  • cb radio
well this list can just keep growing so ill stop there...

oddman4 08-29-2012 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Manwithoutaplan (Post 5608831)
:thumbsup: I am glad you did not buy that stupid stuff called plasti dip. You went at it the right way.

nice glad to hear, i dont even know what plasti dip is...ahaha but good to hear i had the correct process.

oddman4 08-29-2012 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by austinramsay (Post 5608788)
Cool whatcha got planned for it? :)

Made a small to do list...Nice truck! i like the touch of the devil horns....i was thinking of putting a lil red on the toyota emblems on the wheels and on the front grill as well.

oddman4 08-29-2012 03:39 PM

Im shopping for a good suspension lift, what exactly do i need? a AAL? shocks, and do i get coilovers for the front? suggestions aprreciated...

Manwithoutaplan 08-29-2012 03:42 PM

I would check out ALLproffroad.com and also try Toytec. You need UCA, Leaf pack, rear and front shocks.

oddman4 08-29-2012 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Manwithoutaplan (Post 5609181)
I would check out ALLproffroad.com and also try Toytec. You need UCA, Leaf pack, rear and front shocks.

aight ill check them out...is there a difference with coilovers and shocks/ or are they the same

Manwithoutaplan 08-29-2012 06:37 PM

on are truck coil overs are for the front and shocks are for the back.

oddman4 09-04-2012 08:38 PM

Finally got the time to upload pics with the black wheels...http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...904_120441.jpg
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...903_115035.jpg
next up is to flat black the front and rear bumpers...


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