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NwiTACO 06-06-2012 05:48 AM

2005 Bulletproof Taco: 1 Ton SAC
 
Well several have asked for a build thread, and while I have one over on TTORA, I felt it is finally time to add one over here. Much of this will be copied over from my other build thread, but I need to catch up on a few years worth of work before we get to the present undertakings. Feel free to ask any questions you may have along my journey, lol!

Stay tuned!

As it sat before the latest teardown:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...5-19110724.jpg

As it currently sits:

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6abc2c32.jpg

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/...psadd1ca72.jpg

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/...pscf19fb8d.jpg

Current Specs:

'79 Ford Kingpin Dana 60 front axle with:
-Spartan Locker
-Motive 4.56 gears
-Yukon 35 spline Chromo Inners and Outers
-Brass Kingpin Bushings
-Longfield Spindle Bearing eliminator bushings
-Yukon Hardcore locking Hubs (chromo)
-Ballistic Fab shave kit

Custom 3-link front Solid axle conversion
-14" Fox RR coilovers
Hydro Assist using PSC ram

'80's Ford Dana 60 Rear Axle
-Arb locker
-35 spline chromo shafts
-Ballistic 3/8" diff cover

Inchworm Dual Cases

Edgestar Fridge/Freezer

Custom OBA setup using MV-50 compressor

Custom Tube bed

All work by me :D NwiFAB

NwiTACO 06-06-2012 05:55 AM

Truck started out life as a 2005 Tacoma DoubleCab Short Bed TRD sport.

Mods started late 2007 and thats where this will pick up. I will try to stick to mods/build items and only throw in an occasional wheeling pic or two :D

After a mild lift, some 285's, an All-Pro front and some 4x sliders she was lookin pretty good!

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5083.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5098.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5103.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5102.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5097.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k.../Camping11.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k.../Camping12.jpg


http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k.../Florida82.jpg

Thats the last time the truck ever looked that nice :( :D

NwiTACO 06-06-2012 05:58 AM

The next day I did this:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k.../Badlands1.jpg

And had to get off the trail like this:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k.../Badlands7.jpg

Lesson learned the hard way, top mount shock spacer suck. They cause the shock to bottom out before you hit the bumpstops, and shock body and rod go bye-bye.

NwiTACO 06-06-2012 05:59 AM

So after that ordeal, I swapped out to some toytec coil spacers and kept wheeling. Minor carnage photos:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5313.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5312.jpg

NwiTACO 06-06-2012 06:03 AM

Chicago Toyota Jambo 2008 was my first time to the Cliffs:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5308.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5301.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5293.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k.../IMG_18911.jpg

NwiTACO 06-06-2012 06:04 AM

Which led to this a few days later...first wheel bearing went out:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5361.jpg

NwiTACO 06-06-2012 06:06 AM

Somewhere near this time my brother did this to his '08 Taco:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...7090921-02.jpg

He was ok, but the truck got totaled.

NwiTACO 06-06-2012 06:08 AM

Decided to make some tube doors for added visibilty so here are a few pics:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5606.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5614.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5618.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5619.jpg

Put some Toyota latches on them to make opening/closing nice and easy:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/S7300067.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/S7300068.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/S7300064.jpg

To this day these are still the only set of 05+ tube doors ever made :D

NwiTACO 06-06-2012 06:10 AM

2009 April Fools Toyota Run in Harlan, KY:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...2009/mark1.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...9/100_0112.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...9/100_0109.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...9/100_0128.jpg

My then gf now wife bought me the bumper off Kevin's truck...literally.

So when we got home...I added an armortech high-clearance rear (actually the first rear bumper Kevin @ ATO ever made!)

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/100_0166.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/100_0166.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/100_0169.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/100_0183.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/100_0182.jpg

NwiTACO 06-06-2012 06:13 AM

Figured I should beef up the skid plate department so I picked up some 3/16's plate and started on the front skid:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/S7300039.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/S7300047.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/S7300045.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/S7300043.jpg

Made it wide to protect the alignment cams just like budbuilt does!

NwiTACO 06-06-2012 06:14 AM

A few pics from Wellsville Spring Fling 2009:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/100_1656.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/100_1653.jpg

NwiTACO 06-06-2012 06:22 AM

Next I decided my bumpstops needed some tuning as well and I picked these up for a good price, and shortened the stroke on them to 1 1/4" so they werent constantly in play with my LCA's:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...taco/bumps.jpg


Started cutting these off:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5826.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5827.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5828.jpg
Then it looked like this:
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5830.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5831.jpg
And finally like this:
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5832.jpg

And ended up looking something like this:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/S7300246.jpg

NwiTACO 06-06-2012 06:23 AM

Oh, apparently I installed some used donahoes coiilovers and all-pro uppers sometime before this as well, oopsy.

NwiTACO 06-06-2012 06:26 AM

Headed to Silver Lake MI for the weekend:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5849.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5848.jpg

Saw this and was ubber jelly:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5842.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5843.jpg

The chevy with us also did this:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5846.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...o/DSCF5845.jpg

theduck911 06-06-2012 07:08 AM

:woot:

This means I have to start a build thread now :rolleyes:

NwiTACO 06-06-2012 07:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theduck911 (Post 5198657)
:woot:

This means I have to start a build thread now :rolleyes:

I have been putting it off for so long now...and my TTORA thread has more BS in it thab Build...figured it was time

NYCO 06-06-2012 10:20 AM

going to leave this here for later :popcorn: :D

cgs2k2 06-06-2012 10:33 AM

nice build! great truck! glad you upgraded the suspension

NwiTACO 06-06-2012 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cgs2k2 (Post 5199680)
nice build! great truck! glad you upgraded the suspension

You havent a clue...but thanks and stay tuned...this will be like a build in fast forward! :D

BulletToothTony 06-07-2012 11:19 PM

Glad you finally started a build thread, truck looks awesome :cool:


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