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BayAreaTaco's build thread aka "Taco Verde"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by bayareataco, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Jun 9, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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    bayareataco

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    Camper Shell Thule System 3 inch lift procomp wheels km2's apex plate bumper piaa lights warn m8000-s
    The lca skids are badass, those plus a full set of skids I wouldn't be afraid of driving my truck over a damn thing, it basically creates a full belly pan up front.

    Thanks for the props nagorb.

    And Robby665 you can do it man, I think you will be surprised how quickly the job will go.
     
  2. Jun 20, 2014 at 5:30 AM
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    I love your retrofit. So many people do the bhlm and I think it takes away from the retrofit and makes it look too modded. This is really clean.

    No bumper ftw. I ran it for a bit and loved the look. Lucky for me I have one now because I dented my tailgate when I didn't have it on.

    Subbing and looks good man. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jun 20, 2014 at 8:23 AM
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    Thanks! I didn't even know about the bhlm until after I did my retrofit, otherwise who knows what I would have done haha, but I agree it does look cleaner.

    I derped the stock rear and put it back on it was bugging me with nothing back there and wayyy to bouncy with no weight in the rear at all!
     
  4. Jun 27, 2014 at 10:24 AM
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    subbed looking good bro! :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jun 28, 2014 at 3:13 PM
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    Thanks! I hit up a lot of Giants games maybe I'll see you in the city sometime.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM
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    Nice build. I love the green...amazing looking. :proposetoast:

    I'm looking to go almost the same direction as you on my silver Tacoma. I may have missed this but will you be getting a rear bumper? If so, I'm curious which one you go with. I just finished building my rear. It is very similar to BoxRockets' phase one rear. It may get even closer in similarity in the future.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jul 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM
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    That looks great, it looks super beefy. I actually have a relentless DIY rear bumper on the way I plan to modify it slightly and add a swing out. I have some cool ideas for the back that I have not seem anywhere else
     
  8. Jul 6, 2014 at 7:52 AM
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    Awesome! I can't wait to see it. Tire carrier is definitely in my future too. :D
     
  9. Jul 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM
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    What type of welder are you using? I have a little Lincoln weld pak 100 and I don't think it can handle anything as big as the steel on your bumper
     
  10. Jul 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM
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    I had a small Hobart, and no, these home welders can't penetrate 3/16" and up. The arms on mine are 1/4" and the square tubing is 3/16". They may say they can, but run a test bead and you'll see. I even tried the lowest wire speed and the highest setting...still no. You could bevel your edges, but that's a lot of work.

    Luckily, I had a professional welder just down the road from me and I tacked everything up and took it down to him to complete. Definitely worth it...now I know I can trust it! :rolleyes:

    Anyway, I just installed it tonight. The full build is on my site. I'll probably add the quarter panel protection and tire carrier later on down the road. I needed to get it finished and on so I could go pick up my trailer tomorrow though.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jul 20, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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    Its been a while Since I have updated so Ill do a bulk update with the most recent mods.

    BAMF slider
    [​IMG]

    Suspension!!!!

    I went with a culmination of all the popular parts that I thought would work well together as a whole.
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    Front:
    Icon extended travel coilovers
    Camburg 1" uniball upper control arms
    and some BAMF lca skids while I was there
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Rear:
    All Pro Expo leaf pack.
    All Pro ubolt flip
    timbren bump stops
    All pro extended brake line.
    Fox 2.0 series resi shocks (still in process of building bed cage)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    heres a picture of the lift with 285's
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    next up I wanted to step up a tire size, I sold my 285's to a local member and got a set of 315/75 basically a 35/12.50 (almost)
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    threw a Maxout halon extinguisher inside for safety. I got it from poly performance
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    rear diff breather
    [​IMG]

    hanging out with ffdawson
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jul 21, 2014 at 7:40 AM
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    Looking good man! You have been busy. Let us know how you like it all.
     
  13. Jul 21, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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    Are they doing a little better finally?? Im a little more into the 49ers lol.

    Dayum bro suspension is looking top notch. Cant wait to see the bed cage your makin. Was curious what the model # on those timbrens are because my timbrens mount to the frame not the leafs.
     
  14. Jul 21, 2014 at 1:34 PM
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    Yeah they are doing okay, tied for first.

    Thanks man can't wait to really test out the suspension, I'm sure they are the same ones, I bought them through all pro so whichever ones they sell that's what they are. All I did was drill and tap some holes on the ubolt flip top plate to bolt the bumps to.

    Bedcage should be really close by the end of the week,
    My buddy is a bit of a tortuga when it comes to fab
     
  15. Jul 21, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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    Get your butt down to PC this weekend and we can play! :cool:

    Truc is looking great BTW

    This is NOICE!!! Wanna build me one, purdy please :rolleyes:
     
  16. Jul 21, 2014 at 2:06 PM
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    ah thanks for the info. I think after looking at the AP kit i can fab something up w/ the timbrens i have to mount on the u bolt flip.

    Nice I'm sure it will be sweet! Lol slow and steady wins the race
     
  17. Jul 21, 2014 at 2:22 PM
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    thanks!! I will take you up on that asap, Wont be ready this weekend but before the summers over we will be hitting PC for sure.
     
  18. Jul 21, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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    Sweet! look forward to meeting you and that nice rig of yours
     
  19. Jul 21, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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    same to you sir!
     
  20. Jul 24, 2014 at 10:46 AM
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    Stock looking retrofits have to be one of my fav mods to any 4x4! Great work man! Clean rig!
     
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