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2005 Bulletproof Taco: 1 Ton SAC

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by NwiTACO, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Jun 6, 2012 at 5:48 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    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:

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    As it currently sits:

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    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
     
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  2. Jun 6, 2012 at 5:55 AM
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    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    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!

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    Thats the last time the truck ever looked that nice :( :D
     
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  3. Jun 6, 2012 at 5:58 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    The next day I did this:

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    And had to get off the trail like this:

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    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.
     
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  4. Jun 6, 2012 at 5:59 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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

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  5. Jun 6, 2012 at 6:03 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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

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  6. Jun 6, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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

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  7. Jun 6, 2012 at 6:06 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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

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    He was ok, but the truck got totaled.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2012 at 6:08 AM
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    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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

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

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    To this day these are still the only set of 05+ tube doors ever made :D
     
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  9. Jun 6, 2012 at 6:10 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    2009 April Fools Toyota Run in Harlan, KY:

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    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!)

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  10. Jun 6, 2012 at 6:13 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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

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    Made it wide to protect the alignment cams just like budbuilt does!
     
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  11. Jun 6, 2012 at 6:14 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    A few pics from Wellsville Spring Fling 2009:

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  12. Jun 6, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    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:

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    Started cutting these off:

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    Then it looked like this:
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    And finally like this:
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    And ended up looking something like this:

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  13. Jun 6, 2012 at 6:23 AM
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    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    Oh, apparently I installed some used donahoes coiilovers and all-pro uppers sometime before this as well, oopsy.
     
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  14. Jun 6, 2012 at 6:26 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    Headed to Silver Lake MI for the weekend:

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    Saw this and was ubber jelly:

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    The chevy with us also did this:

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    This means I have to start a build thread now :rolleyes:
     
  16. Jun 6, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    NwiTACO

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    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
     
  17. Jun 6, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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    NYCO go explore...

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    going to leave this here for later :popcorn: :D
     
  18. Jun 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    nice build! great truck! glad you upgraded the suspension
     
  19. Jun 6, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    You havent a clue...but thanks and stay tuned...this will be like a build in fast forward! :D
     
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    Glad you finally started a build thread, truck looks awesome :cool:
     
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