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flash9588 10-29-2012 12:19 PM

FLASH's 96Tacoma build.
 
Picked up a 96 Tacoma about two weeks ago, didn't get to post anything cuz I left for NZ as soon as I bought it. So here it is, 96 Tacoma 3RZ, 362,000km's. There's going to be a number of upgrades coming, looking to build a mild expo rig.


Soon to be upgrades/ mods:
-Rear locker
-OME Dakar springs
-Better skid plate
-Eagle alloy 100series rims
-Bushwacker street flares

How she sits today.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...hoto_2_7_6.JPG

-33x12.50xr15 BF Goodrich KM2's
-3" OME lift (883 coils)
-Upgraded 555 ball joints
-TG Low profile tacoma bumper
-Custom rear bumper w/ swing out
-TG Weld-on sliders
-K&N air filter
-Flo-Pro exhaust
-CVT Mt. Bachelor tent
-Cobra CB radio w/ firestik antenna components
-20" CREE 8800Lumen, 120w LED bar
-Motomaster 1500w inverter
-Warn m8000 cable winch
-custom roof/ tent rack
-Acura Integra Seats

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMG_08727.JPG

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Got me some new tires. 33/10.5/515. Stuffed them under stock height. Pulled off the lower valence and took off the grill to be worked on.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMG_08774.JPG

My version of a satoshi build.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMG_08758.JPG

From the front, had some problems with bubbling paint, I don't know why though, I just put some touch up sprays on.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMG_08763.JPG

Put on my satoshi grill, new headlights and new rims!

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMG_08819.JPG


This is my now somewhat multicolored interior. I swapped out the bench seat with Acura integra seats (I get a body hug every time I sit down...it's nice), and bought some jeep center console for the middle. I then painted the shifter boot and put on a new TRD shifter knob. I'll be adding a LED interior light as soon as it comes in the mail. Overall it's my effort to make the new truck feel a little bit more like MY truck. I'm thinking I might get the Smittybuilt ballistic seat covers and retrofit them to my integra seats, we'll see.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMG_25148.JPG

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http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMG_25174.JPG

Also put in a K&N Filter, not sure I have noticed any change in HP but it's nice to know that I have a high quality and effective filter in the truck.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMG_25204.JPG

Sprayed my grill completely black...big woop.


http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMG_25133.JPG

Since this build doesn't seem to be attracting a lot of attention I'll give y'all a little sneak peek at my RTT bed rack for all you who are interested in expeditioning. I've already bought a CVT Mt. Bachelor tent to go on top. These are scale designs, I should be able to build the entire thing within a day. Steel is being ordered by a friend, and it should be mounted by the end of the month if all goes as planned.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMG_25226.JPG

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New suspension parts.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...2549_small.JPG

rawdog 02-09-2013 10:18 AM

any more mods on your truck bro?

flash9588 02-10-2013 04:55 AM

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Originally Posted by rawdog (Post 6412389)
any more mods on your truck bro?


yes indeed, just didn't think anyone followed this build. I'll post up some pics asap. Did some interior work, probably building a RTT rack on the weekend, will have a lift done by the end of the month if things go well, and will have a new front bumper before summer...

rawdog 02-11-2013 09:24 AM

just seen your build link on your sig so I thought that i would check it out. yeah post up some pics

Blackdawg 02-12-2013 11:28 AM

Nice man. The rack i think is gonna look great. Can't wait to see it built.

you'll be the 2nd guy to copy my roof rack idea :p haha...well..i stole it from Allpro..but they didn't finish it! haha

it is going to super crazy tall..i have a feeling you'll have to tweek the hieght once you start building it as 17'' tall to the base of only the second to last bend before it flatens out is pretty much..well..the top. The roof part would really just end up being an extension of the bed rack..not a bad thing..but just make sure you like it :cool:

flash9588 02-12-2013 12:03 PM

I did lower it about 3" from the original, the base of the tent will be lower than the cab by a few inches. I think it should work.

Blackdawg 02-12-2013 02:36 PM

Get welding :popcorn:

flash9588 02-13-2013 02:07 PM

I was bored, and it was sunny, so I did some painting today.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMG_25256.JPG

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Blackdawg 02-13-2013 03:52 PM

Nice!! I like it!

flash9588 02-13-2013 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Blackdawg (Post 6435890)
Nice!! I like it!

I'm contemplating doing the Ivan Stewart stripe on the side as well, but for me to really like it I would have to paint half the truck black...so I'm not sure.

Denim Dan 02-13-2013 08:57 PM

Very nice build indeed always a follower of a 95.5-97 build. The black lines on the hood look good.

TacoSkeet 02-13-2013 08:58 PM

I like the stripes on the hood, they look clean! Keep it up

Blackdawg 02-13-2013 09:23 PM

Not sure what you by side strips..I've never like strips n the side in our truck though personally.

I might have to copy the hood idea thou :spy: to get rid of some hood glare

williamsdouglas73 02-13-2013 10:27 PM

truck looks good i like that grill idea

J88logue 02-14-2013 11:58 AM

Nice Paint job ;)

flash9588 02-23-2013 03:49 PM

what did the mail man drop off today?!

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...2549_small.JPG

Denim Dan 02-23-2013 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flash9588 (Post 6488081)
what did the mail man drop off today?!

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...2549_small.JPG

Very nice how much lift are those shackles gonna give?

flash9588 02-23-2013 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Denim Dan (Post 6488564)
Very nice how much lift are those shackles gonna give?

according to toytec they give a 2" lift.

flash9588 03-06-2013 12:07 PM

Got busy this weekend. Decided to put together my RTT rack and lift my truck. Hope Y'all like.

Fitting the bed rails.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...0153_small.JPG

The cuts for the arches
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...m/GOPR0160.JPG

Sighting the arches
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...0161_small.JPG

First arch fleshed out
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...0163_small.JPG

First crossmembers put in
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...0173_small.JPG

Roof rack being made
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...0174_small.JPG

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...0176_small.JPG

How the roof rack turned out.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...2607_small.JPG

Did my lift as well of course. These are my monstrous shackles from toytec.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...2602_small.JPG

New 555 ball joints top and bottom
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...2604_small.JPG

New shocks.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...2605_small.JPG

Before Height:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...2548_small.JPG

After Height:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...2597_small.JPG

How it sits now with the roof rack.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...2600_small.JPG

Blackdawg 03-06-2013 01:15 PM

Looks like a good inch or more. I bet he will be fine.

Can't wait to see some better pics of it though!


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