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2016 Tacoma Fin Removal.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoJ44, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. Mar 18, 2016 at 3:10 PM
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    TacoJ44

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    Does anyone know how to get the Fin out of the top of the new tacomas? I see a huge bolt in there I just can't seem to get a tool up there to get the bolt off.. Does anyone know of anything that worked for them?
     
  2. Mar 18, 2016 at 3:33 PM
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    smitty99

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  3. Mar 18, 2016 at 3:55 PM
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    Joe D

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    Just out of interest, what's your plan or reason?
     
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  4. Mar 18, 2016 at 4:06 PM
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    daddy_o

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    When you say fin, are you talking about the radio antenna?
     
  5. Mar 18, 2016 at 4:32 PM
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    SamChieftan

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    LOL .... Sorry OP .... JK

    I thought I read someone removed it, let me search.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2016 at 4:33 PM
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    TacoJ44

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    I am planning on wrapping my Roof matte black to match my Hood Graphic.
     
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  7. Mar 18, 2016 at 4:35 PM
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    Joe D

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    Cool cool. Pics when accomplished!?!?!?

    So, you're planning to re-install the antenna?
     
  8. Mar 18, 2016 at 4:37 PM
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    TacoJ44

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    Yes planning on take it off wrapping my Roof and are-Installing the fin I'll definitely post pictures! Can't wait to see it done then I am hoping to do a side matte graphic kinda like the ford raptor stripe on the side.
     
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  9. Mar 18, 2016 at 4:39 PM
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    Joe D

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    Bet it'll look good.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2016 at 4:41 PM
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    TacoJ44

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    I hope so. Haha gotta find someway to be different
     
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  11. Mar 18, 2016 at 4:43 PM
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    This is just the hood done.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2016 at 4:52 PM
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    Joe D

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    :thumbsup: Looks great already man!
     
  13. Mar 18, 2016 at 5:01 PM
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    bobrown14

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    I'd be blacking out the grill too, FTW! Maybe blacking out down low on the sides where the curve starts .. that would look pretty cool on a white truck. Storm trooperish.

    Nice truck, good luck with it.
     
  14. Mar 18, 2016 at 5:03 PM
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    martinh

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    Looks very cool. Much better than the lame decal toyota has. If toyota came up with something like this they would sell it. To much out of the box for them. Great job :headbang:
     
  15. Mar 18, 2016 at 9:37 PM
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    Broccoli

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    Id be curious how hard it is to remove just the skewp and plastidip black.
    Is this plastidip or a decal/painted?
     
  16. Mar 18, 2016 at 10:14 PM
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    It'll look a little like this: 3M Satin Black

    We didn't remove the fin, just cut a slotted hole and went around it.

     
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  17. Mar 19, 2016 at 4:26 AM
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    TacoJ44

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    The hood scoop comes off super easy just a couple bolts and it pulls right off. I used vinyl for mine. Lasts longer than plasti dip.
     
  18. Mar 19, 2016 at 4:29 AM
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    Aussiek2000

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    Usually fin style antennas are bolted from the inside of the roof. Drop the headliner and remove bolt/nut
     
  19. Mar 25, 2016 at 6:14 PM
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    Roadtrip46

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    Remove nut with 7/8 wrench unplug wire in passenger rear corner. They have to clips on the shaft after you remove the nut and it with pop right off.
     
  20. Mar 25, 2016 at 8:11 PM
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    Tacorazy

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    That truck would look killer with the roof blacked out. Looks great as it is now too.
     
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