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Old 08-30-2011, 06:40 PM   #1
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THExBUSxDRIVER's "Ol Man Tan" BUILD

Most current pic I have. 1st gen belongs to my brother.







An hour after I left the lot and probably the only pic of it in stock form




Any updates will be added to the most current page.


Small Mods
-AFE Drop-in filter
-2 HELLA 500's (mounted behind grille)
-Removed all fender flares.
-L.E.D. corner markers (amber)
-Blitzpro 6' L.E.D. bars (fog lights)
-Fog light anytime
-Rear diff breather
-Horn relocation
-Aluminum flag mount (dune use)
-Homemade license plate flip bracket
-Auxiliary audio input
-CV Boot mod

Cosmetic Mods
-BHLM
-Satoshi
-Tinted tails
-Black valance
-Black grille surround
-Black fender flares
-Black Temp/Compass/Storage
(yes I realize that's a lot of black lol)
-Bezel LED running light mod.

--Wheels/Tires
-1.25" Spidertrax
-Pro Comp 6079's, Black with bronzed lip studs
-Goodyear Wrangler Authorities (yes the Wal-Mart ones haha)

--Armor
-BruteForce Fab rear plate bumper
-BruteForce Fab hybrid front bumper

--Comms.
-Uniden Pro 520xl
-4ft Firestik
-Homemade antenna mount

Suspension
-Total Chaos UCA's
-FOX 2.5 R/R coil overs
-Icon 1.5" Progressive AAL
-Wheelers "Super Bumps"

Coming soon

-FOX 2.0 12" R/R rears
-BruteForce Fab Sliders, Chase Rack, Custom tailgate/tire rack (In my head right now)

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The First mod I had the courage to do was to tint the tails. I know many frown upon it but they looked so bland against the DSM color

BEFORE

AFTER

Tail light "how to" write up link is in my sig

I then gathered the balls to stick my headlights in the oven to do the BHLM, I also painted the valance black out of boredom.




Next was the overly done satoshi. I had heard of people paying upwards of $150 for the grillecraft insert so I decided to go to a local metal shop and purchased sheet of expanded metal for $11. Total price for my satoshi build was around $45, can't beat that!




Later on I added the "toyota" badge that I had from the tailgate debadge and painted it red for some "pop"




Wired up some Hella 500's mounted on a homemade aluminum bar. My first electrical experience and the lights turned on!




Got tired of the chrome grille so I did a late night paint job




Couldn't decide on wheels so I just painted my stocks black



Added some contrast to the interior with the extra paint left over



Needed to run a flag for safety purposes at the Pismo Jamboree so I found some left over stock from the 500's mount bar and made this mount. By far the funnest thing to make for some reason.

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Fast forward 4 months and this happens.







On my way to training with my bro and he convinced me to take a "shortcut". Ended up hitting a REALLY deep "puddle" and got saved only because my frame and hitch got caught on the edge of hard dirt. Had to get pulled out by a UPS semi truck

So I had to trip her out to clean up the mess and vacuum out any water I could get. I also took this time to run my coax for my install of a CB Radio at a later time.




and here is my homemade mount





and where I installed my CB. Don't like it there anymore but I have to find a new shifter bezel before I can relocate it since I cut a hole there




I then ordered some 1.25" spidertrax spacers from a member and was pleased with how it changed the stance.


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also added an auxiliary port since the 08 models didnt have them

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I Decided that I wanted an aftermarket bumper but couldn't afford to drop around $700 at the time so I made my own for $100. I looked at All Pro and Relentless because I liked features from both and I combined them.

Mock ups

This one corner seriously took me and my bro about 4 hrs to make.







and my first time welding



Finished Product




I loved the thing especially because I created it but Billy from BruteForce Fab made me an incredible deal so I now have his plate bumper on my Taco.

-Main structure CNC laser cut and formed from 3/16 HR/PO steel plate then fully mig welded

-Frame brackets CNC laser cut from 1/4 HR/PO steel plate

-Recoverey points CNC laser cut from 5/8 HR plate

-Hidden 2" reciever hitch behind the license plate (not rated)

-Cutouts for the use of a hi-lift jack

-Tow plug relocated next to the hitch behind the license plate

-Re-uses the factory license plate lights

I wired the lights to work with my reverse lights.




The bumper has a built in hitch behind the license plate so I made a flip bracket from an old lawnmower piece.




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My most recent change was the mounting location for my CB antenna. I moved it to the driver side corner of the bed for better reception.



Added a spring mount and strap it down when not in use.


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UPDATE 09-15-2011

Went to a mom and pop tire shop to get a tire replaced on my sister-in-law's car and while I was waiting for the fix I noticed some nice wheels stacked up on the far side of the property. Got closer and realized they are the style of wheels that I had been wanting, sure enough, they ended up fitting my truck. Even better, the dude said he was trying to sell them for a client and I took them for $220 mounted and balanced




The machine finish stuck out like a sore thumb so me and my brother gave it the "Rustoleum Flat" finish. Then he had the idea to bronze the lip studs and they look awesome.



No lip studs









Crappy night pic the night we finished
I will be getting new lug nuts soon.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:45 PM   #9
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Ol man tan? I have the same color and I really like it, nice to not ever see a Tacoma on the road the same color as mine.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:03 PM   #11
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Thanks guys. I call it Old Man Tan because everyone says it's a grandpa color but I like it, wouldn't have bought it if I didnt. Just got a new job at a hospital so more money for mods and bumper!
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you've done some sweet mods on that taco yourself, way to be
how long did that bumper take you it turned out really nice?
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damn son i really like wat you have done with your truck so far, and that first attempt at building a bumper was bad ass. keep it up man!!! when you putting your lift on?
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dude your taco is sick great choice of mod's, and usually dont like the color but it looks dirty on your truck
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you've done some sweet mods on that taco yourself, way to be
how long did that bumper take you it turned out really nice?
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damn son i really like wat you have done with your truck so far, and that first attempt at building a bumper was bad ass. keep it up man!!! when you putting your lift on?
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dude your taco is sick great choice of mod's, and usually dont like the color but it looks dirty on your truck
Thanks guys.

The first bumper took a bout two weeks from cardboard concept to finished product, I was very happy with it.

Lift will be going on soon, I had to halt plans due to layoffs but just got a new job that I start this week
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:58 PM   #17
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great job on the bumper. are you going to sell it now that you got the other one?
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great job on the bumper. are you going to sell it now that you got the other one?
I had some interested in it but shipping ruins it lol.
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what size tires do you run?
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