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2018 Tacoma SR5 build thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacomaDad18, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Jun 7, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    TacomaDad18

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    Got the base setup on the truck. Shimmed where I wanted it. Wood was just to help adjust. Welded steel as risers once I had it where I wanted it.

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  2. Jun 7, 2020 at 3:31 PM
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    This thing is gonna be so bad ass :headbang:
     
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  3. Jun 8, 2020 at 6:28 PM
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    Hey, I got a front bumper again!

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  4. Jun 10, 2020 at 5:11 PM
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    Update. Cooled off so I moved a little quicker today.

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  5. Jun 12, 2020 at 7:20 PM
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    I think I’m on the downhill with this. Gonna put the braces in, gussets and clean it up. Should have tin on it tomorrow and it’ll look like a bed again!

    *lights are just held there with tape, had to give the wife an idea of how they will be. Recessed so I lessen the chance of hitting them on the trail.

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  6. Jun 15, 2020 at 5:37 PM
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    Ran out of diamond plate. So finishing up odds and ends before going to get some more. Tail lights, bumper needs welded, sand/ paint prep. Etc

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  7. Jun 16, 2020 at 8:39 AM
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    Glad to see an SR5 build as I picked up a used 2016 in good shape as a base for my project. I was missing a truck for far too long and this is my first Taco. Enjoying it and getting ideas. Thanks
     
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  8. Jun 16, 2020 at 10:21 AM
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    Yeah sr5 was a great idea for what I had in mind. There’s a few others that are pretty built up and they are nice to see.
     
  9. Jun 20, 2020 at 8:05 PM
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    Painted and lights are wired up. Drove the truck around too.

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  10. Jun 21, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    Some pics in the nature

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  11. Jun 21, 2020 at 7:47 PM
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    Some rock lights under 'fenders' would look killer on this.
     
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  12. Jun 21, 2020 at 7:48 PM
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    I think it does need some too
     
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    Much of a difference in the weight? Looks pretty sweet and stout!
     
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  14. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:16 AM
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    probably added like 50-75lbs with this bed. The bumper is approx 40lbs lighter though + hitch. So it may be a wash at that point.

    Thanks! Hoping it holds up well!
     
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  15. Jun 22, 2020 at 12:14 PM
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    IIRC factory bumper and hitch come in at like 80# roughly. Ill have to weigh one at the shop and see
     
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  16. Jun 22, 2020 at 1:03 PM
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    I can’t remember what it was. I know the body armor bumper weighed a bit more and the hitch is pretty hefty itself. I’d be curious to know the weight
     
  17. Jun 22, 2020 at 1:14 PM
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    Love your jack conversion, where did you got the wheels for it? Is is rated to hold your truck? Never seen such thing.
     
  18. Jun 22, 2020 at 1:41 PM
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    Everything but the rod and washers can be bought at harbor freight! They sell the wheels too. Each wheel is rated for 1100lbs. So I figure if I only lift a quarter of the truck up at one time it should be plenty. I have a YouTube video explaining it if interested.

    It works pretty well. It’s been used offroad on my truck and a buddies.
     
  19. Jun 24, 2020 at 9:38 PM
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  20. Jun 28, 2020 at 7:09 PM
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    Finally made a tailgate. It’s not perfect but it holds the stuff in the bed and that was much needed for our trip to the lake.

    It will hold the license plate and back up camera, also recessed like the lights. It lays down like normal but is higher than the deck of the bed, still can sit in it, cook on it, etc. just need to attach the cables.

    While I’m at it I’ll get the crossbar that goes under the window done after vacay. Checking things off the list, slowly but surely.

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