As she sits today, August 27th, 2013
*Disclaimer: Tacoma World, is a horrible place, which forces me to spend all my extra money on this truck! If you're anything like me, hide your wallets somewhere, and never pull it out again!! This is intented to be a mild build, you won't see much armor on this rig, but should be modded extensively when finished.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Vehicle Name: Bruiser
Model: Tacoma Double Cab, Long Box
Trim: TRD SPORT
Color: Speedway Blue
History: Other than the Trim package, she was an old man's truck, with Chrome Nerf bars to match. I have done all of the work listed below myself or with the help of some good friends.
\/ Mods \/
-Black vinyl and leather accents on the door panels
-Dash Cluster LED's swapped to blue, w/ Carbon Fiber Gauge pods
-Carbon Fiber wrapped center console and window switch panels
-Black WeatherTech Floor Liners
-LED dome lights/map lights/Blue footwell lights, cubholder lights, and center console light.
-OEM Rain Guards
-OEM Tow Hook
-OEM Trailer Hitch
-OEM Trailer Wiring (4-pin)
-4 OEM Tie Down Cleats
-Westin Side Steps
-Tri-fold Hard top Tonneau Cover
-Fightman-toshi Grill Mod, w/ OEM "T" and "TRD" badge painted Gunmetal
-100Watt driving lights in the grill.
-Fog light anytime mod
-LED Tag lights
-LED Bed lights
-Stock (for now)
Suspension & Tires:
-Stock (for now)
-Painted Engine Cover
-TRD Oil Cap and Coolant Cover
-LED Under Hood Lighting
-Stock, (for now)
Gear and Other:
-Tow hitch with 2" Ball mount
-LED Flashlights, Electrical tape
-More badge work, Stock Sport Wheels re-surfacing and painting.
-It Never Stops
-Skyjacker 3" Lift, w/ full leaf pack replacements
-Nissan Frontier Wheels
I had been on a search for a 2nd Gen, Quad Cab, Long Box, TRD Sport Tacoma for some time. After many years of admiring from afar... I finally found the truck of my dreams!
I spent the last few weeks trying to convince my wife that we should by a Taco, instead of a Tundra. I took her for a test drive in a few last week, and had her hooked! HA HA!
We drove 300km's East and spent the night in a Motel so that we could test drive a 2005 Speedway Blue TRD Sport with the Double Cab and Long box! Found this one at George Jackson Toyota in Renfrew Ontario, with just under 95000km's on the Odometer!
When I got there, I found the truck to have NO rust, was exceptionally clean, and in Immaculate Condition! The truck belonged to a a man in his 50's, and he maintained it meticulously! It was Dealer Serviced since New, and a nice light coat of under coating over everything under the truck, including all the doors and panels had been drilled to spray inside as well.
I did however find a couple of small dings, and a couple of dents on the driver side rear bumper. After playing hardball with the Sales Manager, I was able to get them to pull out the dents out of the rear bumper for no charge!
Aside from that... the truck came equipped with a Bug Deflector for the Hood, Winder Visors, Nerf bars, and I was able to get them to throw in a hard top 3 piece Tonneau cover for only $200.00 on top of the original purchase price!
Anyway... enough with the blabbering.... here's a few pics from the day I bought it...
I'm extremely happy with this purchase! The truck runs like a dream, and the service at George Jackson Toyota was GREAT!
On the second day, I kept things simple, and just washed, polished, and waxed the truck.
I also spent some time detailing the interior and all the black plastics on the exterior and the tires.
The back seat is setup for kiddie duty!
And a parting pic
Oh... and as I stated before... North Eastern sections of Canada, have excessive Road Salt applications... so many vehicle owners around here, will spray their undercarriages with an Anti-corrosion coating... I use motor oil... this guy used something different.
Regardless of what you use.... the results speak for themselves.
1st Project I did on this truck was tinting the tail lights. I hated the pink tinge they had from stock, couldn't afford to buy replacement aftermarket ones, so I opted to kill a day's worth of my time, and do this!
Here's my writeup: