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007 TACO PRO ....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Jon G, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Jan 8, 2018 at 4:06 AM
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    Jon G [OP] Hoarding Tacomas one at a time,

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    EDIT*** 007 TACO PRO ..... 2007 TACOma PROject that is



    Thanks for stopping by to have a look, this is a place where i can document my truck build, modifications, pictures, lessons learned, and all the fun that is involved with building a 11 year old truck into a Daily Driver that will be capable for my needs.

    Back story .....

    Started with a 1992 Toyota Truck 22RE std 4x4 i loved this truck ...... then moved into a 2002 Tacoma v6 std 4x4 its build can be found here:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/jons-canadian-taco-build-up-2002-tacoma-v6-4x4.473134/

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  2. Jan 8, 2018 at 4:19 AM
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    Jon G [OP] Hoarding Tacomas one at a time,

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    The need for a family friendly truck, after 4 years of trying to have a Baby our first one, we finally had the most expensive procedure ever and we are now expecting a Baby Boy (due date late Jan 2018) Dr said could happen any time now just a bit excited dirt bikes, lego, trucks ....... : )

    Due to our expanding family the xtra cab 1st gen was not going to suit our needs and it was time for a 4 door.

    November 20 2017 after looking at a few this 2007 Tacoma Crew cab long Box v6 4x4 with 3803390 Km that was well used and needed a rebuild fell into my lap.


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  3. Jan 8, 2018 at 4:25 AM
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    This truck is a PROJECT and will need major work to be put back on the road and to be considered safe to use as a Daily Driver for me and my expanding family

    Truck Inspection MVI
    R & L Tie Rod end
    High Pressure line
    Upper R Ball Joint
    Upper L Ball Joint
    Sterring Rack
    Sterring Shaft
    Cv axel seals
    Cv axel seals
    Cv axel
    Hand brake cable
    Rear Drums
    Rear Brakes
    Hardwear Kit
    Rear wheel Cyl
    Rear Axel seals
    Pinion Seal
    Windshield
    Spark Plugs
    Oil Filter
    Oil
    Diff Oil
    Fuel Filter

    Tail Gate (bent so bad wont stay closed)

    And the List Goes on ........ I knew all the problems with this truck before i bought it. I am hoping to have this ready for the summer
     
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  4. Jan 8, 2018 at 4:37 AM
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    So knowing what the truck needed it was time to start to shop around to find some parts

    My local upick yard had a sale on two weekends in a row $50 for all you can carry, the people that worked there came out of the office to watch me carry my parts to the counter, The most parts taken out at one time they told me. I said i will see you next weekend for the second day of the sale

    This story can be found here

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/50-all-you-can-carry-in-tacoma-parts.519999/

    First weekend sale
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    Second weekend sale yes that is a diff and a cv axle and a full door

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  5. Jan 8, 2018 at 4:47 AM
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    I should also add in here that my plan is to keep my 2002 Tacoma as its in good shape to restore it to it previous glory. It had a new frame a few years ago under the recall. It needs some love but for me to do anything with it i would have to stop driving it in the winter as the salt around here kills everything. The box of the truck suffered some Major damage so i found a 2004 tacoma v6 trd that had a bad frame but the body is good, i am going to make one truck out of the two and use whats left over as my cabin truck with a flat deck.

    the 2004 parts tacoma story can be found here

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/lets-find-that-lost-cylinder-5-out-of-6-aint-bad-right.475084/

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  6. Jan 8, 2018 at 4:50 AM
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    If you have gotten this far well you know i am a Tacoma Hoarder or collector as i see it.

    2007 crew cab ( why your here)
    2002 xtra cab ( 1st gen, rebuild to former glory)
    2004 xtra cab ( 1st gen parts truck / cabin truck)

    New Addition

    2004 Crew Cab ( 1st Gen parts truck / part out)

    Hi my name is jon and i have a problem i am addicted to Tacos .... :)
     
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  7. Jan 8, 2018 at 4:58 AM
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    Looks and sounds like you are gonna have your hands full. Congrats on the incoming human addition.

    Long beds rule!
     
  8. Jan 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM
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    The Truck went to the dealer to get checked for outstanding recalls before xmas ........ they called and said my truck failed the frame inspection and they were sending the required information and pictures to Toyota Canada. Few days passes and the dealer came back saying toyota approved the frame but they needed to do a MVI before they could proceed (I needed one anyways to transfer it) I needed a tie rod end, upper ball joints, two cv axles some brake work ..... basically items i knew about so there was no surprises except for the lower intermediary steering shaft $500 part. They gave me a quote to fix the required parts and labor. The items that came back with are all items i planned on replacing anyways. I went into the dealer and discussed what items could be replaced during the frame replacement at no cost to me, this narrowed down my list big time. I do have a bit of work to do on it before i drop it off to the dealer. FYI just a random toyota frame picture.



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  9. Jan 8, 2018 at 7:26 AM
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    Anyone actually reading following along ? looking at the links ?
     
  10. Jan 8, 2018 at 7:28 AM
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    Yep.
     
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  11. Jan 8, 2018 at 8:03 AM
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    I have a FRIEND :)
     
  12. Jan 8, 2018 at 8:11 AM
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    This weekend i put the Family Taco in the garage at work to start knocking things off the list that is required by toyota to be done before they start the frame.

    First up is the passenger upper ball Joint, i used my 3 jaw puller to remove and install without any problems. IMG_6256.jpg IMG_6257.jpg IMG_6266.jpg IMG_6268.jpg


    And Done



    JUST a FYI i bought a master ball joint service kit from Princess Auto $199 ish CAD so thats like $900 US

    Not worth a F it is not suited for ball joints on imports
     
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    Lots of time left Saturday evening so i started the drivers side. This is where it went down hill FAST, i got all the lug nuts off except one that the impact gun spun on. Tore the chrome cap up, hammered on smaller socket and tore it up more. Removed the chrome cap with a chisel to expose the steel lug with the side cut from the chisel. FFS ! Hammered, tried to back it off with chisel sockets swearing, looking at it real hard but nothing worked. IMG_6269.jpg IMG_6270.jpg IMG_6271.jpg
     
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    Out comes the glue gun, took a 3/4 bolt and hammered it into the open of the lug and welded it in, twisted off the bolt. Welded a nut on then quenched it with water, twisted it all off. Dont judge me for my welds :)

    so we are back to looking at the end of the stud.

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  15. Jan 8, 2018 at 8:33 AM
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    Living my whole life in Alberta, it never ceases to amaze me the rust/corrosion issues you guys in the east face. Good luck with the project. That new frame will be awesome
     
  16. Jan 8, 2018 at 8:37 AM
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    Got it off. it put up a good fight !!!! I took a Pencil grinder and cut in to the remaining of the lug nut until I got close to the thread, stud. Then took a chisel in vice grips and a sledgehammer with the attitude of its f...Ed anyways might as well beat on it some more. It started to slowly move, penetrating oil and lots of backing it off by hammer and chisel

    Thinking about this after last night I am going to go back and put some anti lock on the shoulder of the lug nut that slides into the rim.

    The thing here is the difference between hub and lug centric rims. Toyota used lug nuts that have a shoulder on them that fit snug into the hole in the rim, making the rim out of aluminum and the lugs out of steel with a chrome cap allowed for the steel nut to rust swelling the chrome cap so it gets destroyed when trying to remove. Then the steel lug rusting in a aluminum rim made a bond. The shouldered nuts go into the rim and have a contact area of about 1/2’’ so the possibility for it to stick / swell with rust is more then with acorn nuts

    Say on my 02 tacoma and most other cars they have acorn shaped lug nuts that fit into dishes area on the rim where the surface area is only small less chance of sticking

    Either way its OFFFFFF IMG_6278.jpg IMG_6279.jpg IMG_6280.jpg
     
  17. Jan 8, 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    Thanks the new frame will be sweet ! It is unreal the amount of rust in Newfoundland, cars last about 5-8 years before they are rusted piles. my 2002 is one of the oldest things that i see on the road that is driven daily.
     
  18. Jan 8, 2018 at 8:42 AM
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    Holy shit, I admire the amount of balls you got to be doing all this manual work on your truck. Also welding that bolt onto that lug was one of the most clever things I've seen.
     
  20. Jan 8, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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