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1999 Tacoma "build"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by VirginiaBound, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. May 6, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    As far as aiming headlights:

    1. Start just far enough back from a wall to have room to walk in front of truck
    2. Turn on lights
    3. Tape a T shape in the center of each headlight's circle of light
    4. Back up to 25 feet on the same flat surface
    5. Adjust headlights so that they are slightly lower and to the right of the Ts
    6. Voila! (That's frenchy for all done) ;)
     
  2. May 6, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    I know that, but I meant physically adjusting the back of the headlights. I know there are bolts, but where and how?
     
  3. May 6, 2010 at 11:30 PM
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    VirginiaBound

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    And spray paint and an some creativity haha.
     
  4. May 7, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    this is probably my favorite build thread i love the way that truck looks. it shows me somethin like what mine could look like ;) but i got into a fender bender a while back and i need a new front bumper where did you get that one you have
     
  5. May 9, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    pretty much what i did with mine, lots of spray paint lol
     
  6. May 13, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    awesome front end
    looks very sweet!
    good job VA
     
  7. May 13, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    Hey thanks jonny, I will trade trucks with you if you want too! haha

    And I got the bumper thru a wholesale place at work. Im not sure what the company to be honest, the only reason I could get it is because we get parts from them alot. I would try on ebay or somewhere you may be able to find one.

    I appreciate it everyone, I hope I can get some new changes in the near future.
     
  8. May 13, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    haha lets do it! jk
    i love my cousin's 2000 trd 4x4 extra cab. thing is a beast in stock form :laugh:
    keep up the good work man. you have the best looking front end, for that body style/headlights :thumbsup:
     
  9. May 14, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    lol thankyou! I want to eventually switch to the 2003 front end if I ever decide to repaint it. Of course I want the lift and go up to 35's before that, but I also NEED a crew cab soon so I dont know. I guess for now Ill just drive it. . :( lol
     
  10. May 15, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    I decided to make this afternoon truck day and do a few things to her.

    I saw a white long travel first gen on here with the same style headlights as mine but newer and they had smoked their corner lights out. I loved the look and decided to do the same to mine. I wants sure at first if it would look good or not, but I now am defiantly glad I did. It looks so much better to me.

    I hated how when the sun hit the corners it would make this clear white looking color that looked like complete shit

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    They werent as bad when they werent in the sun but I thought it took away from the all black look I was going for.

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    Well not for long! lol

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    I let it dry and bam, I have nice black corners. I left my parking lights on so you can see how the bulb is still visible even when its really bright out.
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  11. May 15, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    Nice! Have you thought of tinting your tails to give them a little bit of a darker look? Since you are going for the blacked out look.

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  12. May 15, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    Yeah I did tint them lightly, I was going to do my tails today darker but I was exhausted from work this morning before I even started on the truck. But I believe it will be coming soon.
     
  13. May 15, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    Nice, now give me your front bumper! :D
     
  14. May 15, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    Truck looks sick! But you should tint the orange markers for the murder out look.
     
  15. May 15, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    Yeah, something eles I need to get too soon haha I just quit for the day but I plan to do those and my tails and my 3rd brake light probably on monday.
     
  16. May 15, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    very nice truck. grill and trim peices came out nice
     
  17. May 25, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    I decided to wash and wax my truck today, it was very nice weather so I went ahead and tinted my 3rd brake light and fixed the seal on my after market taillights, lightly tinted them and slapped em back on. I just randomly was like hell, Ill park on the side of the road and take some pictures. . . lol

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    I parked down in the shade and took a few more, the glare was right bad in the first few.

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    I also took some videos driving, I will make a new Youtube account soon and post those up. Thanks guys. :cool:
     
  18. May 26, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    I did a little something eles today. :cool:

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  19. May 26, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    Man, the black on black on black on black... looks so f'in sick.

    I've always want to paint the chrome trim around my grille and accents on my front bumper but have no idea if it'll look good on the sunfire red pearl. I'm thinking the contrast might be too much.
     
  20. May 26, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    Post a picture of your truck up in the Photoshop section and let someone let you see what it would look like. And thanks for the compliment!

    The trick is with painting trim pieces is paint them all at the same time, and paint the entire bumper not just the accent pieces. It was to look matched and even or it will look horrible, I learned the hard way.
     

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