Haha, seems like whoever I was talking to above deleted their posts / account.
Anyway, last update from me for this build thread. My tacoma opened me up to Toyota trucks, off roading, sight seeing, and modding things other than cars - so for that, I'm forever grateful. Last November I purchased a 1999 4runner which I've spent quite a bit of monies on making capable on the trails, and am pretty pleased with the results. I'll keep that forever.
The Tacoma, however, is about to go away (girlfriend's father is purchasing). Camper shell sold, sound system and wheels swapped to 4runner, lift remains on though I'll be including stock parts. Seems like gf's dad likes it lifted so who knows, maybe a new build thread will appear on here with the same truck.
The Toyota I'll never sell:
The new dynamic duo:
And the one that must go
BTW, It's an Ecodiesel, insane interior, 28 mpg, and rides like a dream. We'll see what Toyota does with the Tacoma redesign when/if it ever happens and maybe I'll pick one up again.