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Lazylegs 05-30-2012 08:48 AM

The" Little Red Truck" build
 
I guess it about time I started a build thread for my Tacoma.:D

2011 Barcelona Red AC.

First Mod( This is where it all started)Tint.
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...tires/0102.jpg

Second mod (Flashlight Mod)
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/013-1.jpg


Third Mod( Tube Steps) Removed front mud flaps.
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ytires/024.jpg

Fourth Mod( Pull down Dvd player for the boys) Cordless phones..

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/015-2.jpg

Fifth Mod( Push bar and matched emblem)
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/001-8.jpg

Sixth Mod( Lights for the push or bull bar).
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/019-1.jpg
Switch for lights.
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...tires/0052.jpg
DTRL Mod.

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/025-1.jpg

Seventh Mod( New bumper( backed in to the trailer).

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/003-6.jpg
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/006-6.jpg

Replaced the cracked tailights.
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/018-1.jpg

I then purchased a 3" lift then sold it. I want more than 3 inches. So I Wait...

Mod 8( I debadged the truck)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ytires/024.jpg

I then added a little color under the hood.
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/020-2.jpg
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...tires/0142.jpg

Mod 9( Grill blackout)
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...tires/0012.jpg
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/009-5.jpg

Mod 10( Had Eric build me a headache rack)
And Installed the Led Back up lights along with Antenna for CB.
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/008-4.jpg
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/004-6.jpg
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/001-7.jpg

OhYeah 06-04-2012 09:55 PM

Looks like Radiant Red paint. ?

OhYeah 06-04-2012 10:00 PM

maybe its just the pictures.. i duno

Lazylegs 06-06-2012 01:56 PM

Not Radiant Red.. Camera sucks.

evh5150 06-06-2012 02:04 PM

Looks okay. Don't like the ghetto look of the tail lights. Get rid of the bull or push bar whatever you call it. I had one and a small hit up front caused a lot more damage than it should without it on. And save up for a new color matched grill. To me it looks very cheesy and fake. Not downing your truck, just throwing out ideas

Cheehoo 06-07-2012 09:19 AM

I kinda like it, red isn't my fave color on vehicles but... I like the push bar and new bumper. Especially love the dual colors on the logo on the grill. I think it looks awesome for making it yours.

Lazylegs 06-07-2012 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evh5150 (Post 5200610)
Looks okay. Don't like the ghetto look of the tail lights. Get rid of the bull or push bar whatever you call it. I had one and a small hit up front caused a lot more damage than it should without it on. And save up for a new color matched grill. To me it looks very cheesy and fake. Not downing your truck, just throwing out ideas

I dont see ghetto anywhere on the truck! I have thought of changing the
bull bar for a nice four tab light bar. As far as damadge to the truck from the bull bar,that is why I have insurance :D. I painted the grill black in order to balance out the truck. I have a black bumber in the rear and needed to balance the front with some black. But thanks ..:D

Lazylegs 06-07-2012 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cheehoo (Post 5204801)
I kinda like it, red isn't my fave color on vehicles but... I like the push bar and new bumper. Especially love the dual colors on the logo on the grill. I think it looks awesome for making it yours.


:dancingbacon:.

Lazylegs 06-14-2012 12:10 PM

I changed out the Taillights. Bought them for 35.00 off Ebay. Came of a 09.

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/004-9.jpg
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/005-9.jpg
Much cleaner look. Than the peeling spray..

This was the first attempt. Epic Failure. Not Sure why but had to sand and scrape it all off. What a pain in the ass.
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/008-6.jpg
Second Attempt.
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/007-5.jpg

Final Outcome. Need to paint the triangles black tomorrow. Crappy picture..

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/012-3.jpg
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/013-2.jpg

Cheehoo 06-14-2012 02:34 PM

Did you not like the tinted look of the other tails?

Lazylegs 06-14-2012 04:52 PM

I liked the look , they were starting to peel really bad on the drivers side, and when I bought them from a member here he did not tell me that they were cracked. Shady fellow he is..They didnt leak but close up you could tell on the drivers side. I will probably black these out.

Cheehoo 06-15-2012 08:37 AM

are the new ones oem? I'm going back and forth between leaving my stock rears on, or changing them. I think I'm going to put some projection headlights on next weekend, actually buying them from another board member after seeing them in person, but i don't know if I should change the tails... i kinda like the oem ones.

taco terror 06-15-2012 08:57 AM

Paint dat bumper red yo...and get rid of the steelies. I despise the look of steel wheels. I had them on my truck.

Not hating on yours though.

Lazylegs 06-16-2012 02:44 PM

I am not a fan of the steelies. I have a dream set of black DC rims I want to buy. I am buying a new house so now the monies to play are going to closing costs. I am going to have the bumper painted. I would love to a Brute Force color matched..

Lazylegs 06-16-2012 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cheehoo (Post 5244457)
are the new ones oem? I'm going back and forth between leaving my stock rears on, or changing them. I think I'm going to put some projection headlights on next weekend, actually buying them from another board member after seeing them in person, but i don't know if I should change the tails... i kinda like the oem ones.

The tails came off a 09 . I crunched the factory leds tails that were on the truck when I backed in to a Military trailer. I am not a fan of the LED's. Looks to " ricey."

Lazylegs 06-21-2012 06:39 PM

Took the Fog lights off and decided to modify them.

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/006-9.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/007-6.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/001-9.jpg

Will get picture of install tomorrow.. I have three coats of each applied to
the lights. Sorry for the horrible pictures. More to come..

Lazylegs 06-22-2012 07:57 AM

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...ires/002-8.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...res/001-10.jpg

95SLE 06-22-2012 08:17 AM

Nice work Craig. Kudos for doing the work you can manage yourself. I find working on my Tacoma relaxing.

Lazylegs 06-22-2012 12:08 PM

Thanks Tom. I am limited as to what I can do. I have a few hand tools but the
rest are in storage. So I have bought a few new tools just to play with the truck.
It is relaxing to Work on the truck. It was a simple remove and spray job. It does make
a big difference in the look of the truck.

ekapec 06-27-2012 07:12 AM

What paint/process did you use to color match the emblem and the grill, I have a little red truck as well and dig the look! nice truck!!


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