Decided to add to the build threads and detail out what I've done so far and what I have left to do. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Hope you enjoy!
-3" OME lift
--885X and Sport shocks with 1/4" spacers and OME trim packer
--Full Dakars and Sport shocks in the back
--Sway Bar relocates and CB drop
--Extended SS brake lines from OCTaco
-Black Rock wheels wrapped in 275/70/R17 BFG T/A KO's
-Avid Light Bar powdercoated black
-Avid Step Rails powdercoated black
-RuggedT custom decals
-LightForce Striker 170s with Yellow Combo Lenses
-Meshcraft grill with 70's era Land Cruiser emblem
-Fog Light Anytime
-Yellow fog bulbs
-Blacked out tail lamps
-Debadged and Plastidipped emblems
-Plastidipped grill surround
-Plastidipped back bumper
-Front window tint
-Trifold Hard "Soft" top
-Nothing, for now...
Wishlist/Possible future projects:
-New stereo and speakers??
-HID headlight replacements??
On to the pictures....
Most recent shot:
Day I bought it in March of 2011:
Someone decided to use my truck as a bumper to pull into a parking spot. $1400 in damage.
The modding begins!
The first cut, and the mod bug bit hard
Added a late 70's Land Cruiser Emblem
A perk of working for Michelin, 4 x 275/70/R17 BFG T/A KO delivered to the house
New wheels, Matte Black 17" Black Rocks
Got them mounted
Front windows tinted to match the factory privacy glass
More presents! Full OME 885 with Dakars
Old vs. New
3" lift installed
Avid bar's delivered
Very happy with the fitment. Still need to figure out which offroad lights to use...
Got the truck re-aligned to increase clearance off the back of the wheel well. Worked with the Tech to help him understand how the adjustable LR UCA's worked. Now only rub in reverse on those silly plastic knobs on the front of the wheel well. They'll be removed soon.
Received my custom decals from RuggedT. Turned out great!
Plasti-dipped the emblems.
The chrome in the brake lights was bothering me. I was originally going to tint them but read too many bad things about people getting sued when they got rear ended and such. Found these and am pretty happy with the result.
Just as bright (left is new, right is stock)
Some shots of the product thus far
Thanks for taking a look! Hope you've enjoyed it!