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B-Rads 05 Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by esbyota, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Mar 25, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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    esbyota

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    Well I may be new to the tacoma world but I am far from being new to the desert racing scene. It started with my first truck when I was 15 that I slowly built, learned from, broke, fixed, broke, raced, and broke some more. I've gone through several different cars and have come to the concensus that I want a mild built 4x4 pre runner that is simple yet effective. This will be my build to try and achieve this. I have gotten tired of requiring a crew, chase trucks, tools, and mostly a trailer to take my porevious race cars out with. I want a weekend warrior that I an drive to races, play with on the weekends and still drive to work the next day if I want. Here is my build:



    05 Taco


    Front suspension:
    Camburg LT
    Icon Coilovers

    Rear Suspension:
    DMZ Rear SUA kit


    Glass:
    Fiberwerx front fenders
    Glassworks rear fenders

    Wheels:
    17" method double standards with machined lips


    Tires:
    315/70/17 BFg All terrains

    Misc:
    TC spindle, cam tabs, and upper coil bucket gussets
    DMZ Motor mount gussets
    All fab work will be done in home by myself.
     
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  2. Mar 25, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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    First weekend out with it:
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  3. Mar 25, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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    Tucking 35's stock springs
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  4. Mar 25, 2013 at 1:49 PM
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    Links I'm thinking about using with a reverse 4 link :
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    Mason truck we raced for a while:
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    Full shop:
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    Rip:
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    I'll try and find some more pictures of my 1 car and sand car. Should have some updates on the taco in the next couple days
     
  5. Mar 25, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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    cool trucks dude. can't wait to see how the taco turns out :popcorn:
     
  6. Mar 26, 2013 at 7:35 AM
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    Camburg kit showed up from SDHQ. Should be able to get this on by the weekend. Everything should go easy, just hoping the axles don't take to long to put back together.

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  7. Mar 26, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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    SDHQ OFFROAD Cuz Stock Sucks!

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    Camburg Long Travel and 9" Rear End, Caged and 3 Linked Icon Shocks PCI Race Radios Method Wheels Toyo Tires Mastercraft Seats and Belts
    Oh the memories....
     
  8. Mar 26, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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    Custom spindle gussets?

    Looks great, 05 with less than 30k that's nice lol
     
  9. Mar 26, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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    TC Gussets. They have 2 styles. The one Brad has is the "spindle gusset w/sway bar mounts" Obviously not using the sway bar, but the gusset is a bit stronger as you can see especially since it extends out to the steering.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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    No joke! Lots of miles covered in the pickup.


    Hopefully I will get many more out of this one. Wouldn't mind putting a 100+ on this one!
     
  11. Mar 27, 2013 at 6:54 PM
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    More parts shipping out tomorrow...
     
  12. Apr 1, 2013 at 7:25 AM
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    Got some more work done on the truck this weekend. Front and rear glas mounted and fitted. Gaps all look pretty good except the top of the fender new the front windshield and I don't see much I can do there.

    TC cam tabs and coil buckets are on, kit and axles are on, just need to get the steering extenders from Camburg because they didn't ship with my kit for some reason. Once I get those I can align and drive the beast


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  13. Apr 1, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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    snowtank whys the rum gone

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    Some stuff here and there....
    Trucks looking awesome! Subd to the awesomeness that this build is.
     
  14. Apr 1, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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    What product did you paint the top of your bedsides with?
     
  15. Apr 1, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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    It is a spray in bed liner. Same as Line-x
     
  16. Apr 1, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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    Thanks, still have a ton of work to get done!
     
  17. Apr 1, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    Box for the rear. Just need to figure a good way to lock it:
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    Figuring out front bumper:
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  18. Apr 1, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    Working on it. Never Ending :)
     
  19. Apr 1, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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    Sub'd for this one!

    So for the top of the bedsides did you get the SDHQ special or spray them yourself? If so, how did you do it? I really want to hide some of the spider cracks..
     
  20. Apr 1, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    SDHQ special. They are off one of the trucks that they built. I would just have it sprayed because any of the do it your self stuff isn't going to be as thick nor anywhere near as strong as this stuff.


    As far as the box; it will just hold misc tow straps, tie downs, pit tools, ect. Camping gear when we go up north. Dead hookers but I would more then likely have to cut them up as it's not that large.
     
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