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AlphaEcho's Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by AlphaEcho2k5, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Aug 26, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

    AlphaEcho2k5 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Warren AFB, WY Originally: Spartanburg, SC
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    Here it goes... I purchased this 2004 PreRunner from Ken & Colby (04taco2wd) in FEB '11 w/ 40k and change on the odometer. Great guys and along with USAA made the whole process smooth as hell, Thanks again guys. Here are some pics from the Craiglist add.

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    Below: How truck was purchased.

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    First, I decided to de-badge.

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    Added a aFe Pro Dry S Filter

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    Deckplate... well call it a 75% fix. :D

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    Magnaflow 12245 Stainless Steel 2.25" muffler added.

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    Wheels + had the white walls turned to the inside.

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    *If interested in the wheels please see this thread* http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/buy-sell-trade/88562-16x8-konig-countersteer-offroads.html

    JdMeF9SiR2 was a pleasure doing business with great comms and info.

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    Sanded & Painted wheels hubs w/ grille high temp matte black.

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    *I didn't have a jack high enough to remove the wheels, so I taped between the hubs and rim and added more paper to cover the entire rim after taking this shot.

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    Added Kumoto Drain Plug.

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    Plasti-Dip'd front emblem.

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    There were some rub marks on the front bumper, I decided to take it off sand it down w/ 400 and spray it with [​IMG]

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    Grillcraft Installed.

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    Ultra-Gauge Install, modified the stock mounting bracket so I could still have the freedom to adjust then angle. I also ran the wire through the dash and under to the OBDII port.

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    Nite Shaded the taillights and 3rd brake light.

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    Nerf Bars powder coated, I wanted aftermarkets but due to cost I decided to have them coated.

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    B&M 70268 SuperCooler Automatic Transmission Cooler

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    Window trim was starting to take a dump, so I sanded and used some left over [​IMG]

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    I wasn't digging how the bed cage stood out so I decided to sand and spray... you say plasti-dip, I say Dupli-color bed liner :)

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    *Yes, I know I have the rails swapped; however I'm thinking about hitting them with a heat gun on low to counter the fading.

    Windows tinted to match the rear.

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    Black bedside decals on, Yes I understand I removed the stock decals earlier on in this build; however I was going for a Red / Black look. I ordered the decals with red background and as I figured that looked like shat so I removed the shadowing and still like how it came out.

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    Fenderwells with yes.. the dupli-color.

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    You can see the before in the third pic in this thread.

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    Future plans. Spray in-liner and who the hell knows after that. Huge thanks to you the TW members for the motivation, advice and knowledge that you've shared.
     
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  2. Aug 26, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    Tacoma mud

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  3. Aug 26, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    Honey badger

    Honey badger Honey badger hits whatever tree he wants to hit!!

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    Damn man very nice truck! I like the color a lot and those sick rims really set the whole truck off.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

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    Thanks, man.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    tacomarotto

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    so clean....:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:
     
  6. Aug 27, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    those wheels are badass as well. one of my favorite designs

    im surprised you haven't done anything with the front corner lights
     
  7. Aug 27, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    Loooooooks good!

    Are you gonna emblem the grillcraft? Or just leave it clean?
     
  8. Aug 27, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

    AlphaEcho2k5 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've thought about that and actually purchased an after-market emblem but I prefer this look. Thanks for looking.
     
  9. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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  10. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    greatbody CHUCK

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    Hopefully some soon!!
    Those wheels kickass!!!
     
  11. Aug 30, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    04taco2wd

    04taco2wd Take your flame, ignite the world!!!!

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    Its lookin great Adam. Shes in good hands!:D
     
  12. Aug 30, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

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    awesome truck, well done!
     
  13. Sep 10, 2011 at 5:42 AM
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    superwhite10

    superwhite10 Live Fast, Die Young

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    lookin good! love yer wheels :spy:
     
  14. Sep 10, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    supremetaco2

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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    Clean taco bro good job :thumbsup:
     
  15. Sep 22, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

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    Completed the deckplate install, Head Unit comes in today will have that in asap.
     
  16. Sep 22, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    sweet looking truck bro!!!!!!.................thanks again for the wheels
     
  17. Sep 22, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

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    thanks man, now get those things mounted and post some pics! :D
     
  18. Sep 22, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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  19. Sep 23, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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  20. Sep 25, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    now i may sound kinda stupid... i'm not sure what your doing here? i like the idea of cutting a hole in the air box, for increased air flow, but what did you screw in the hole? it looks like its threaded?
     
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