LSC15's 95 Tacoma 4x4

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Builds > 2nd Gen. Builds

Notices

Benbacher's Alaskan Stormtrooper build

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-08-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
benbacher [OP] benbacher is offline
Purveyor of Fun
benbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
benbacher's Avatar
Name: ^
Joined: Jun 2011, #59032
Location: Anchorage, AK
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,876
benbacher's Tacoma Gallery
Benbacher's Alaskan Overland Experiment

Newest mod!


THE FACTS

SUSPENSION
Coilovers - 8" ORANGE ORI's
UCA - Icon Billet Upper Control Arm
Leafs - ALCAN leafs w/ Icon striker plate flip kit
Rear shocks - Icon custom length 2.5" shock with resis
Bump Stops - Front (Stock) Rear (Icon 2.5")
ARMOR
BruteForce Fab Bed rack system w/water container storage and other goodies.
BruteForce Fab swingout tire carrier High Clearance Rear bumper w/some custom accessories for hi-lift and rotopax.
BruteForce Fab Sliders with custom kickout/kickup step
BruteForce Fab 3-hoop plate bumper w/smittybilt x20 10k comp series synthetic winch
BruteForce Fab Custom Roof Rack (In Transit)
WHEELS/TIRES
Stock wheels powdercoated black wrapped in 34x10.5" LTB's
Allpro 3/4" Spacers

MISCELLANEOUS
Airflow America Snorkel
Rotopax kit w/ Fuel and First Aid Storage
Custom bed cage made from .188 wall 1 3/4" DOM bolted through to frame
Pair of SPod's (soon)
Aircraft Cargo Tie down strips in bed

RECOVERY
Recovery Shovel
Recovery Axe w/Pick
Recovery BFH
Smittybilt x20 10k comp series synthetic winch
Four Arctic Edition Maxtrax
Two Wheelers Offroad Tree Savers (BIG Thank you to my secret santa)
Four Shackles all mounted to Bumpers
Factor 55 Pro Link
Factor 55 Hitchlink
Factor 55 Hawse Fairlead

SHELTER
CVT Mt. Mckinley w/Annex
CVT 99" Awning w/Canvas Wall Kit
CVT 55" Awning w/Mesh Wall Kit


TO DO
Wrap entire bed cage with 1000 denier Cordura Waterproof Ripstop Fabric (parts complete, assembly to follow)
Wrap truck in orange vinyl (parts complete, assembly to follow)
Trim Fenders and finish all edges w/rubber gasket (parts complete, assembly to follow)
Fill Fender Flare Holes (parts complete, assembly to follow)
Mount Snorkel Tube to A-Pillar post wrap (parts complete, assembly to follow)
Remove bed to install new electronics center and begin process of building storage system (need moar parts, assembly to follow)
Rear Diff Breather Relocate (need moar parts, assembly to follow)
Put Interior Door panels back together and finish interior (parts complete, assembly to follow)
Order new Wet Okole's (need moar parts, assembly to follow)
Order new headliner (need moar parts, assembly to follow)
Order new carpet (need moar parts, assembly to follow)
Trim Bumpstop flip kit bolts (parts complete, assembly to follow)
Mount Spare, Bestop, trasharoo, and maxtrax to swingouts (need moar parts, assembly to follow)
Install gas assist on swingouts ((parts complete, assembly to follow)
Acquire long ranger fuel tank


I think that about does it, I'm sure I forgot some stuff.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
benbacher [OP] benbacher is offline
Purveyor of Fun
benbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
benbacher's Avatar
Name: ^
Joined: Jun 2011, #59032
Location: Anchorage, AK
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,876
benbacher's Tacoma Gallery
Reserved for future posts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 03:38 PM   #3
Rompin Around
lembowski is one of the sharper tools in the shedlembowski is one of the sharper tools in the shedlembowski is one of the sharper tools in the shedlembowski is one of the sharper tools in the shedlembowski is one of the sharper tools in the shedlembowski is one of the sharper tools in the shedlembowski is one of the sharper tools in the shedlembowski is one of the sharper tools in the shedlembowski is one of the sharper tools in the shedlembowski is one of the sharper tools in the shedlembowski is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
lembowski's Avatar
Name: Matthew
Joined: Jul 2009, #20347
Location: Mission Valley
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,496
lembowski's Tacoma Gallery
Great start!

lol at the sweatshirt matching the owner
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 05:48 PM   #4
benbacher [OP] benbacher is offline
Purveyor of Fun
benbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
benbacher's Avatar
Name: ^
Joined: Jun 2011, #59032
Location: Anchorage, AK
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,876
benbacher's Tacoma Gallery
Haha that's exactly why I bought it. Couldn't pass it up.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 04:21 AM   #5
Senior Member
slingshot5r is on a distinguished road
 
slingshot5r's Avatar
Army:
Joined: Jul 2010, #39921
Location: Anchorage, AK
Gender: Male
Posts: 115
slingshot5r's Tacoma Gallery
Glad to see you are able to start with the mods this summer. Looks great man, especially those projectors. I can't wait to get back so I can do my own retrofit.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 09:12 AM   #7
benbacher [OP] benbacher is offline
Purveyor of Fun
benbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
benbacher's Avatar
Name: ^
Joined: Jun 2011, #59032
Location: Anchorage, AK
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,876
benbacher's Tacoma Gallery
Thanks guys, I think I'm going to put the lower valence on tonight and repaint the satoshi, waiting on a set of eyelids to finish out the front end look. I got upper and lower eyelids to square off the lenses, makes it look like a tundra headlight. I'm excited to see the contrast to an all blacked out lamp assembly. Should be seeing a lot more mods in the future because the wife decided she WANTS me to build my truck up.
Not just tolerates it but WANTS me to. She realized when she saw the ARB roof tents that it's wAaay cheaper than buying a camper and you can go anywhere. So we're going to save up about 6k and throw it into the truck! Begin woot off!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2012, 01:56 PM   #8
Senior Member
RadSurfTaco has a brilliant futureRadSurfTaco has a brilliant futureRadSurfTaco has a brilliant futureRadSurfTaco has a brilliant futureRadSurfTaco has a brilliant futureRadSurfTaco has a brilliant futureRadSurfTaco has a brilliant futureRadSurfTaco has a brilliant futureRadSurfTaco has a brilliant futureRadSurfTaco has a brilliant futureRadSurfTaco has a brilliant future
 
RadSurfTaco's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: Jun 2012, #80633
Location: In Ocean or My Taco...trolling up & down Hwy 1
Gender: Tranny
Posts: 646
RadSurfTaco's Tacoma Gallery
bitchn truck.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 01:32 PM   #9
benbacher [OP] benbacher is offline
Purveyor of Fun
benbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
benbacher's Avatar
Name: ^
Joined: Jun 2011, #59032
Location: Anchorage, AK
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,876
benbacher's Tacoma Gallery
UPDATE:
as soon as Toyota Man finishes this set of eyelids I'll have more pictures. Also got a canon 5D mark ii so they'll be much better quality than the iphone. Go big or go home!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 03:48 PM   #10
McBuckets
RockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Noah
Joined: May 2011, #56088
Location: Colorado
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,069
RockyMtnTRD's Tacoma Gallery
Nice truck man! So of your headlights and lids! Happy to see your going with Brute Force, just ordered a bumper from him as well.

Have fun with your future mods
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 03:52 PM   #11
benbacher [OP] benbacher is offline
Purveyor of Fun
benbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
benbacher's Avatar
Name: ^
Joined: Jun 2011, #59032
Location: Anchorage, AK
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,876
benbacher's Tacoma Gallery
Ohhhhh just you wait. My wife is a hair stylist so she makes cash fairly quickly, and has agreed to work a couple extra 700$ days a month that go towards mods. I'm hoping by Christmas to arrange the 800 pound pallet slowly being filled with goodies to be shipped up here. We'll see. God knows I love that woman. I'm salary, so there's not a whole lot I can do.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 03:55 PM   #12
McBuckets
RockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedRockyMtnTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Noah
Joined: May 2011, #56088
Location: Colorado
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,069
RockyMtnTRD's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by benbacher View Post
Ohhhhh just you wait. My wife is a hair stylist so she makes cash fairly quickly, and has agreed to work a couple extra 700$ days a month that go towards mods. I'm hoping by Christmas to arrange the 800 pound pallet slowly being filled with goodies to be shipped up here. We'll see. God knows I love that woman. I'm salary, so there's not a whole lot I can do.
Looking forward to it man..
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #14
Senior Member
bjasper is a splendid one to beholdbjasper is a splendid one to beholdbjasper is a splendid one to beholdbjasper is a splendid one to beholdbjasper is a splendid one to beholdbjasper is a splendid one to beholdbjasper is a splendid one to behold
 
bjasper's Avatar
Name: Brian
Joined: Jan 2012, #70798
Location: Carmel, CA
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Posts: 332
bjasper's Tacoma Gallery
Looks great, and you have the right idea on future mods. I like your creativity with the Stormtroopers.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 04:07 PM   #15
Senior Member
NewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
NewRider's Avatar
Name: Travis, Truck: Baja
Joined: Aug 2012, #84801
Location: Harrisonburg, Va
Age: 22
Gender: Dude
Posts: 1,037
NewRider's Tacoma Gallery
Subbed... This is an awesome build! If I had the time and money I'd build one similar... But, I'm a college kid.

One suggestion of what I've ready to be a fairly cheap and easy mod I didn't see on your list but that might help ya: LED bed lights.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 04:11 PM   #16
benbacher [OP] benbacher is offline
Purveyor of Fun
benbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
benbacher's Avatar
Name: ^
Joined: Jun 2011, #59032
Location: Anchorage, AK
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,876
benbacher's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sje1124 View Post
Truck looks awesome man!
Thanks dude!

Quote:
Originally Posted by bjasper View Post
Looks great, and you have the right idea on future mods. I like your creativity with the Stormtroopers.
Thanks! Unfortunately the headlight guys are covered up by the eyelids, I still get the 3 Hp from them though
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewRider View Post
Subbed... This is an awesome build! If I had the time and money I'd build one similar... But, I'm a college kid.
One suggestion of what I've ready to be a fairly cheap and easy mod I didn't see on your list but that might help ya: LED bed lights.
I probably ought to do something back there, haven't decided what route to take yet. I'm thinking of taking out the factory rails and having the bed rack have it's own system. That would affect where I'd put the LED's so I'm waiting til Billy and I get all the designs worked out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #17
Senior Member
NewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewRider is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
NewRider's Avatar
Name: Travis, Truck: Baja
Joined: Aug 2012, #84801
Location: Harrisonburg, Va
Age: 22
Gender: Dude
Posts: 1,037
NewRider's Tacoma Gallery
I gotcha, makes perfect sense to wait if you're thinking of taking the rails out. Without em there's really no place to put the lights. Either way tho, seems like something worth considering with no cargo it could be pretty dark back there!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 04:41 PM   #18
Senior Member
Fightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Fightman80's Avatar
Joined: Aug 2012, #85634
Location: Capreol Ontario Canada
Gender: Dude
Posts: 444
Fightman80's Tacoma Gallery
Smile

Nice build man! I like your interior mods! That Neoprene looks sweet on the arm rests!

I just did mine in Carbon fiber, but not that thrilled in how it looks... so looking for another option... might look into Neoprene!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 04:42 PM   #19
benbacher [OP] benbacher is offline
Purveyor of Fun
benbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shedbenbacher is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
benbacher's Avatar
Name: ^
Joined: Jun 2011, #59032
Location: Anchorage, AK
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,876
benbacher's Tacoma Gallery
Pics? Curious to see what CF looks like on the arm rest
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 05:19 PM   #20
Senior Member
Fightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightman80 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Fightman80's Avatar
Joined: Aug 2012, #85634
Location: Capreol Ontario Canada
Gender: Dude
Posts: 444
Fightman80's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by benbacher View Post
Pics? Curious to see what CF looks like on the arm rest
I can't post pics at the moment, but take a look at my build, should be my last post.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Products Discussed in this Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
T-rev's StormTrooper Build T-rev 2nd Gen. Builds 30 02-04-2014 01:50 PM
Holyfields Stormtrooper build holyfield19 2nd Gen. Builds 56 10-04-2012 05:03 AM
StormTrooper's Build!! StormTrooper 2nd Gen. Builds 39 12-03-2011 02:57 PM
Alaskan cold, Alaskan Tickity-Tic? james Technical Chat 6 12-16-2010 08:27 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.