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1999 Tacoma "build"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by VirginiaBound, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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:
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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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  5. 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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. May 15, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    very nice truck. grill and trim peices came out nice
     
  9. 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:
     
  10. May 26, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    I did a little something eles today. :cool:

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  11. 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.
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. May 26, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    Yeah, I was trying to find any digital picture of the front of my truck and don't seem to have any... will work on that.

    When you say "paint the entire bumper" you're talking about painting not only the chrome pieces but also the black plastic as well? Never thought about it, but it does make a lot more sense.

    You did the same for rear bumper too, right?

    Man, your truck is absolutely awesome.
     
  14. May 26, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    Yeah, you would be so surprised how faded the black plastic is on your front bumper. I would paint your fender flare pieces as well. All the plastic pieces on the 98-2000 trucks are faded grey from all the sun over the years.

    Clean all your pieces down with dawn soap, dry them good and use adhesion promoter in the can then spray a lot of very light coats of your black paint. This way there is no uneven spots in the sunlight and no drips or runs. It will stick excellent. I did my rear bumper the same way and it has yet to peel.

    Paint it all the same day and use the same amount of paint on each part, the sun light will show how even it is once its dry trust me it looks bad if it is uneven. lol

    ALSO: On a side note, A little trick I learned when I detail my truck is a take a small circular waxing pad that comes with the paste wax, and take tire shine gel in the grey bottle the goopy stuff. Apply a little bit of the gel on the waxing pad and you can wipe down all your fenders as well as mirrors, trim and your entire front bumper and it makes it all shiney gloss black for like two weeks. It takes a few minutes to do and makes the truck look alot better.
     
  15. May 26, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    Thanks for the tips. And yeah, my flares and bumper are faded. Not to mention the flares are also so chipped up from the gravel they put down on the roads in winter, so not only are they faded but they also have white specs showing through.

    What brand of paint and adhesion promoter do you recommend? I'm also thinking about painting my wheels so I'd probably keep it all uniform.

    Also, did you sand/scuff up the surfaces before you primed and painted?
     
  16. May 26, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    I did not scuff or sand, just make sure its extremely clean of all oils and residue and you will be just fine. Now for your wheels I would probably scuff them up some, they will take alot more abuse and heat than the other parts.

    I used Krylon adhesion promoter and professional series Rustolem gloss black from Home Depot. Its the darkest black I have found so far and it sticks really good. Also the orange Rustolem primer works really good for sticking on the rear bumper.

    In all honestly as long as its clean and you paint in very light coats you will do just fine.
     
  17. May 26, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    god damn...
    between your headliner...seat covers...and slogan under your username.... i am willing to bet you have a bottle of moonshine in your glove box :p
    jk man
    truck looks good as always !
     
  18. May 26, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    Thanks for the tips.

    And again, your Tacoma is f'in balls-to-the-wall sick, man
     
  19. May 26, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    Hahahahha! No sir, I do NOT drink and drive. Thats just messed up. What can I say, I will probably stop with the headliner, I dont want people thinking me and my cousin are dating. :p
     
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    Thank you, if you need any more help or whatever feel free to Pm me. Try to get a few pictures of your truck up if you can. :D
     

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