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Base to Ace Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by kodubs, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Aug 14, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    kodubs

    kodubs [OP] Northeast Maniac

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    I recently purchased my 2009 Access Cab 4X4 Base Tacoma. This thread will follow my build up of the truck.

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  2. Aug 14, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    kodubs

    kodubs [OP] Northeast Maniac

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    Cab mount Chop to fit the 28575R16 tires :)

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  3. Aug 14, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    kodubs

    kodubs [OP] Northeast Maniac

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    I did have to modify the front bumper I will take better pics later today.

    I am picking up the sheet metal to fabricate the cover plates, I will take some pics of that as well.

    I still have some minor rub, but only appears to be when I'm in reverse....I will have to address that issue as well.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    cgs2k2

    cgs2k2 Ohio Member

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    Truck looks good after the tires and wheels added. Any rubbing since the cab mount chop? were you rubbing before - or did you chop in anticipation of rubbing?
     
  5. Aug 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    kodubs

    kodubs [OP] Northeast Maniac

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    Thanks bro!

    I did a test fit and a mock up to see where it was rubbing. I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do.

    I found the cab mount chop on here. I'm still getting a slight rub when in reverse with the wheel cut all the way. I only have a readylift kit in it now. I'm going to get the adjustable coils overs to add another 3" hopefully the rest of the rub will disappear.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    kodubs [OP] Northeast Maniac

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    Here are a few pics of measuring the cab mount plates. After I went wheeling today I'm uncertain about whether to put them in. The cavity was extremely easy to clean with them open. I think I need the piece of mind just knowing the truck is still structurally sound. I will probably pop them in tomorrow.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2012 at 7:15 AM
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    kodubs [OP] Northeast Maniac

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    The bendable antenna, I snapped my oem one in the woods first time out.
    This is from a CB setup, I had to tap the hole for the different thread pattern and customize a spaced because the treads were too long. I didnt want to cut them in case I wanted to use the antenna again...

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  8. Aug 16, 2012 at 7:21 AM
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    kodubs

    kodubs [OP] Northeast Maniac

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    After I cut out the piece from the cab I grabbed some 10 gauge sheet metal after all its only a dust sheild
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    Next I traced it out but went about a quarter inch heavy on the outline so I'd have some play with the plate if I needed to grind it down. I also grinded the welds down and flattened the steel the best I could
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    I used a wiz wheel to cut it out
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    I then test fitted it and used a die grinder to smooth it out
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    Finally I labelled each piece so I knew where they were going later
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    I still need Argon gas to weld it up so I took the truck out for some mud :)
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  9. Aug 16, 2012 at 7:27 AM
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    dayNnite4

    dayNnite4 We can't stop here, this is bat country.

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    nice wheels man!! i see u dont get it very dirty?
     
  10. Aug 16, 2012 at 8:03 AM
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    kodubs

    kodubs [OP] Northeast Maniac

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    Thank you!!
    Yea we have a few honey holes where I can sling some mud lol. I need to get a front bumper and winch pronto, I almost got stuck yesterday....
    The Dick Cepek FCII are okkaay in the mud. I stopped in the middle to see how the traction was, I had to have two friends jump on the rear bumper in 4-Lo to get her out. Good Times :D
     
  11. Aug 17, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    dayNnite4 We can't stop here, this is bat country.

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    hahah thats awesome!! those tires r tough looking man..
     
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