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A gift to my son

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sunruner19, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    sunruner19

    sunruner19 [OP] Senior Senile Member

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    I purchased a 09 Tacoma Reg Cab 4x4 last Nov and started a few mods on it. I wanted to keep the mods simple enough using mostly Toyota parts so it would be easy to replace under warranty if the need arose. Other mods were to upgrade the reg cab to have options that were on other models and not available to reg cab 4wd's

    I spent the better part of the winter in my garage working on this and kept it a secret from my son who lives elsewhere in NY. The truck has only 124 miles on it as of this writing.

    The mods include:
    4WD switch illumination mod
    Removing 2 speed wipers and installing intermittant switch using a 08 Tundra part number
    Installing a interior rear view mirror with 3.5 inch rear view screen making the rear view cam in the tailgate handle operational.
    Toyota Step bars
    Toyota fog lamps and switches
    Toyota Shark antenna installed in the A.R.E bed cover
    Avic z1 xm cd navigation unit
    TRD 16" wheels w/ 265 70 16 tires
    PIAA driving lights custom installed in front bumper and wired into a Toyota fog light switch in dash
    Trailer hitch and Toyota wiring harness
    Fire Fox led tailgate lights
    White Headlight mod
    White grill shell
    Frame and underbody Teflon coated
    Debadged
    Front Toyota emblem painted white

    I am trailering it down to him this week and he still has no clue. He has always wanted a Tacoma 4wd, but not the means to purchase one, so this is my gift to him for all the help he gave me when I was going through some rough times. The plates on the Tacoma belong to me and not getting transferred over to him. The reason being that viewed in the rear view mirror of a cop car, the plates spell out a 4 letter word and he has enough trouble with speeding tickets already. Amazing what you can get sneaked passed thru the motor vehicle dept in NYS
    My 08 5.7 supercharged Tundra is what I am using to tow it down there. Ya didnt think I would use a chevy or ford now, did ya?
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  2. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    dude! thats AWESOME

    my father would NEVER put that amount of time/energy/care into a gift for me...regardless of reason
     
  3. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    A.D.

    A.D. Desert Riding Ninja

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    I am positive that he will love it, not only cuz what you have done to its is wicked nice, but that YOU took the time yourself to do it. I hope that some day i would be able to do something like this for my father or my son. Props and rep!!
     
  4. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    gdctaco

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    damn, father of the year award!!!!
     
  5. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    FUN4YOU

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    The truck looks great ,you son will be very happy the mods look great.FUN4YOU
     
  6. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    Stillfly199

    Stillfly199 ( . )( . )

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    That is awesome, you are a great father. You should record his reaction. I'm sure it will be priceless, I know I would. How do you like that Polaris?
     
  7. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    Taos1

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    Moving moment. I envy these types of father/son and daughter relationships. Beautiful job on the truck. I love those driving lights in the bumper.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    KMN-BLU

    KMN-BLU less work/more play

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    WOW, all I got from my old man was beer bottles thrown at me. What a lucky guy and a great father. I think recording his reaction would be priceless.
     
  9. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt do w3rk!

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    Love is in the air.

    I am still young but when I get older I hope I can do this for my kids.
     
  10. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    Brunes

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    Wow...That's intense. My dad trailered a truck for me once....After the engine blew up on me in the middle of backwoods VA.

    No where near as cool as this truck on a trailer combo.

    You've got a lucky boy!!
     
  11. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

    MotoXFreeStyle61 Displaced Texan

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    Way to go dad! He must be a perfect kid. But aren't all kids perfect in the eyes of their parents? Well...most of them anyways. :proposetoast:
     
  12. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    sunruner19

    sunruner19 [OP] Senior Senile Member

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    The Polaris Razor S is one incredible machine. We took it out on the frozen lake this winter and got it up to about 60mph with no problems. On the snow covered tails it performed very well. The suspension is incredible and not once did we roll it on steep inclines. The 4wd works flawlessly. On paved roads, it rides smoother than my Tundra and keeps up with traffic quite well even though it is NOT road legal for some odd reason in NYS. The width between the tires is wider than the regular razor which accounts for its better stability and less chance of a roll over.

    I will record on my cam, my sons reaction when he sees the Tacoma.
     
  13. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    I love the look of those shell tops, and I bet they are world's more quite than my tonneau cover. The only reason why i dont get one is because you cant put anything taller in your bed...:(
     
  14. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    Khaos

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    You're an awesome Dad. One lucky kid. I hope one day I'll be able to do something like this for my own kid.
     
  15. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    great job sunrunner and its nice to hear from you
     
  16. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    I hope to follow in your footsteps when my son is ready to drive (assuming he continues to do the right thing). You must be proud. Wish I was there to see his reaction! Perhaps this calls for a father/son off-roading trip through some mud. Nothings better than pulling your son out of a ditch in a Tundra. :D You still had to be the bigger man!
     
  17. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    neontrail

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    awesome awesome awesome.... PLease take pics when u give it to him!!
     
  18. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    Damn thats really nice of you to do that, what does your son drive now?
     
  19. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Great looking truck :D
     
  20. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    fletch aka

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    You rock, must be a great kid, congratulations to both of you. Post a picture of him when you give it to him. My oldest brother has a friend that 25 years ago father and son built a 40 Ford pick up together, the son was in jr high and than high school at the time. The son went off to school got married and got on with his life and his dad sold the truck, it was only a father son bonding thing. A couple of years back when his son and wife had their first child the dad tracked down that same truck and bought it back for his son and gave it to him for his first fathers day, he said he balled like a baby for an hour.
    This is something you both will remember forever, again congratulations on a great kid!:thumbsup:
     
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