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Addicted Offroad's Project "Cracka'"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by AddictedOffroad, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Oct 4, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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    AddictedOffroad

    AddictedOffroad [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here we have a 2004 Tacoma Double cab. It was wrecked when it rear ended a tow truck that had the rear forks out. One of the forks went into the passenger side of the grill just above the frame line. It took out everything above the frame on the passenger side and ended up pushing back the firewall a few inches. For the most part, the cab is straight minus the firewall. So, the truck is salvageable. It also hit the power steering pump and broke it out of the head. Amazingly, the motor still runs.

    So, here is the plan. I plan to pull the motor, tranny, Tcase, etc this weekend. I will tear down the heads. I have a core 96' motor that I will rob the heads off of and take them to a local engine shop to me to have them machine & rebuild the heads.

    While that is going on, its going to the Carriage Shoppe here in Ft. Collins to see of they can pull back the cab to straighten it out as much as possible so I can get a windshield back into the frame. After this is done, I will either tube out the whole front end and hang new fenders, hood, grill, etc off of it. Or, if they can get it straight enough, I will weld back in new inner fender supports, radiator core support, etc.

    The build plan is simple. SAS using TG's kit "C", but modify it just like I did in the "Frenchy" build by frenching everything into the frame. However, I will be using a Diamond axle up front to allow me to keep the caster in spec. This way I can rotate the knuckle balls after install before welding as well as weld in the spring perches myself. It will get a HP 3rd with ARB and 5.29s.

    I am sticking with leafs in this build using the KISS principle. After all replacing a $2 spring bushing is a lot cheaper than replacing a $80 heim joint.

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    FWIW, I really have no real time table for this build. I will do it on weekends when I am not working on finishing my buggy or after hours only so it doesn't effect what is going on in the shop.
     
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  2. Oct 4, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    I like the sound of this :popcorn:
     
  3. Oct 4, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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  4. Oct 4, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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    steve o 77 braaap

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    aaaand subbed
     
  7. Oct 4, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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  8. Oct 5, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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    AddictedOffroad

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    Got the dash yanked out today and I will have the motor, tranny, and Tcase out on Monday night.

    Hopefully, when they pull the firewall back into place it fixes the gap in the door on the cab. It should pull back in nicely though.

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  9. Oct 5, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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    Subbed...
     
  10. Oct 6, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    Haha it broke a chunk off the engine but the stupid washer reservoir that cracks if you look at it wrong survived... bass ackwards if ya ask me.


    Sub'd for the surely awesome build
     
  12. Oct 7, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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    AddictedOffroad

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    Well, that didn't take long tonight. Pull it in one piece in about 30min. Ready for the body shop on Friday and hopefully a windshield on Monday.

    As soon as I get confirmation that the cab is fixable, I will start ordering replacement parts for it.

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  13. Oct 7, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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    Xaks Cranky & often armed sysadmin

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    Aaaand subb'd.

    Also, nice flame paint job on the creeper ;)
     
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    thank god someone still does. 2nd gens getting all the new cool toys lately..
     
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