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Old 08-23-2013, 07:59 PM   #1
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Big Benny's "Big Blue" Build

Quickly starting to make things happen to my brand spanking new Taco so I thought I would start up a build thread of my own...I will keep the first post with the trucks current state and include details of the updates in later posts

How the Naughty Mountain Ops Truck looks today




Modifications To Date

Suspension
ProComp 3" Lift

Wheels & Tires
17" Fuel Hostage Wheels
265/70/R17 Toyo Open Country AT2 Tires

Lighting
CSJumpers LED Tails and Marker Lights
Retrofit Headlights - Morimoto D2S 3.0 Square projectors with Apollo Shrouds
Hella Black Magic (x2) behind the grill on a BAMF light bar

Exterior
Roll-n-Lock Tonneau Cover
Yakima Rack mounted over bed with PackaSport Fiberglass Ski Box
Laminex Film on fogs (protection from Alberta stone chips on highway)
Fully tinted windows
Plasti-dipped Tacoma Badges & Front Emblem
Debadged the rest including stickers

Interior
csjumper LED light kit (Blue Maps, White Dome)
Garmin 7" GPS permanently mounted (soon to be permanently wired in)

Modifications to Come (in no order)
UCA Upgrade
Wet Okoles
Bumpers & Sliders (trying to decide on manufacturer)
LED light bar for lower valence
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:01 PM   #2
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The beginning

Still in the wrapper...
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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NIce truck man! I gotta love Indigo Ink Blue! Check out my build sometime, let me know what you think!
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:53 AM   #4
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:55 AM   #5
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Very nice. Cool if you got to unwrap it to
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:47 PM   #6
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bye bye chrome...

Thanks guys! Its just getting started but I'm really happy with the color choice.

It was a hard decision but a friend works at the dealer and was able to get me a deal on something on the lot - they didn't have MGM or Black which were my first choices. Funny but now I am glad they didn't

So I did some low cost work today to rid myself of the chrome and the TRD stickers (I may replace them with matte black versions). I think I am still going to paint the lower valence black and I need to paint the skidplate as well.

Let me know what you think so far.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:52 AM   #7
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Some updates...

Spent a few weekends doing a bit of work

1) Laminex film installed on headlights and fogs so I avoid breaking either with the big stones thrown around on Alberta highways in winter

2) Roll-n-lock tonneau cover

3) Yakima rack mounted on bed rails

4) Pack-a-Sport ski box mounted over bed (had this from my old vehicle)


5) GPS mounted in cab

Up next....Grillcraft, Black Magics mounted on BAMF light bar
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:33 PM   #8
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Grillcraft, Retrofits and Hella's

Been under construction again. Installing new retrofits and lighting upgrades as we speak. Here is the progress so far.

1) Retros
D2S 3.0 X shape with apollo shrouds (amber halo)
- not in yet as I am doing the grill and lights at the moment (wiring is my weakest point)

2) Hella Black Magics behind the grill
- just test fit so far as I am running wiring now
- BAMF light bar is installed (painting grill area tomorrow)

3) Grillcraft will get done tomorrow.
- still nervous to cut it up but I will get over it
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:33 AM   #9
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did you have to do any trimming for the square projectors to fit?
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:57 PM   #11
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hey tom there was some slight material removal.
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Front end...After

Finished up the grill craft, painted the lower valence black, bed liner'd the skid plate and got the lights done. Will put up some night pics when it gets dark.

The glare makes it hard to see the retro's. Fully blacked out inside and the square projectors have a cool look (IMO)
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face lift looks good! any output shots?
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:12 PM   #14
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on the way. The wife has it on a road trip so once she returns I will put some up.
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Looks good. Makes me want to tint the windows on mine.
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Can you post close up picture on how your bed rack was mounted on the rails? I'm looking for some ideas since I also want a tonue cover and was looking on how to mount on the bed rails.
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Can you post close up picture on how your bed rack was mounted on the rails? I'm looking for some ideas since I also want a tonue cover and was looking on how to mount on the bed rails.
will do. Same story on timing though (truck is out of town). Will get a picture or two up this weekend for you
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Looks good. Makes me want to tint the windows on mine.
Thanks man...I love the tinted look
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