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Before and After

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by taconinja, Sep 8, 2008.

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What do you think: good, bad, or ugly?

  1. Good

    128 vote(s)
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  2. Bad

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  3. Ugly

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  1. Sep 8, 2008 at 6:46 AM
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    taconinja

    taconinja [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Finally finished the exterior work on my reconstructed Tacoma. I am replacing the seatbelt retractor, airbag and sensor this week.

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    Please check out my gallery for more and let me know what you think!
     
  2. Sep 8, 2008 at 7:03 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    great job on the reconstruct man!!!!! truck looks awesome now!!!:)
     
  3. Sep 8, 2008 at 7:13 AM
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    taconinja

    taconinja [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I love seeing it sit as it awaits inspection. A few more for your viewing pleasure...

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  4. Sep 8, 2008 at 7:15 AM
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    taconinja

    taconinja [OP] Well-Known Member

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    These just may be sexy enough for the missilman thread...

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  5. Sep 8, 2008 at 7:28 AM
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    taconinja

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    I will total up what I have invested so far, but it's less than $10k including the truck, tax, title, inspection, parts and paint. You can't beat free labor!

    I am super pleased how it turned out. My girlfriend was a little jealous of how much attention it received this weekend.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2008 at 7:36 AM
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    luk8272

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    Good job man. Looks good as new.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2008 at 7:38 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    hey ninja....are you gonna install a set of fog lights into the blanks up front???
     
  8. Sep 8, 2008 at 7:42 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Your hard work paid off, it looks great. First reg cab scoop'd I'd seen. Props for the pics!
     
  9. Sep 8, 2008 at 1:06 PM
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    taconinja

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    Thanks for all the compliments!
     
  10. Sep 8, 2008 at 1:54 PM
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    007Tacoma

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    Looks awesome. I love the regular cab look with the hood scoop. Now you just need a turbo and an intercooler. :devil:
     
  11. Sep 8, 2008 at 1:57 PM
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    It looks awesome!

    Now all you need is to transplant a v6 with a supercharger and get a better life insurance policy and you're set.
     
  12. Sep 8, 2008 at 2:11 PM
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    montgomery_30824

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    i would like to get a hood scoop on my tacoma. where did you get yours?
     
  13. Sep 8, 2008 at 3:54 PM
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    taconinja

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    If anything, I'd supercharge it. I would consider putting in a Soarer engine or JDM diesel or something crazy when the 2.7 dies but I will either be too old or dead when that time comes. I got the hood for $155 from Parts Channel. A pint of paint was $57. I then just needed the scoop from Rick at Greensburg Toyota who was kind enough to give it to me painted from the factory for $90. I generally disagree with non-functioning mods but for essentially the same price I couldn't pass up a clean, factory looking mod.

    And, hey, if you see it in the parking lot be careful brushing your arm, leg or door againts the Herculiner. It will scratch you and the weak sauce factory clear coat.
     
  14. Sep 8, 2008 at 4:04 PM
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    tacoma08MZ

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    taconinja how was the scoop put on?? i thought the hoods were made with them. i didnt know you could just put one on cause id like to do the same thing???
     
  15. Sep 8, 2008 at 4:30 PM
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    cleanTRDmachine

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    truck looks badass with the scoop!
    i want one:(
     
  16. Sep 9, 2008 at 5:06 AM
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    taconinja

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    I bought an aftermarket scoop hood from Parts Channel for only $155 (wholesale). The regular hood was also $155 (wholesale), hence my splurge. Both are made by Gordon. These parts are CAPA Approved and every bit as good as OEM, IMO. The crucial parts that are intrinsic to safety are patented by Toyota and only available OEM at high dealer prices. I then needed the "hood bulge" as Toyota referenced the part description on my order. I could not find this part aftermarket and had to get it OEM from Toyota for $90 with a discount. This is simply the trim insert that covers the hood skeleton. I painted the hood myself but the bulge came factory-painted india ink pearl. So, yeah, you can't just get the scoop or bulge unless you are a master with sheet metal or fiberglass or you like those Lund stickers I see a lot of domestics with. I have seen some people wanting to trade regular hoods for scooped ones but everyone seems reluctant to do that. You will most likely pay retail ($310) from Parts Channel unless you have an industry hookup plus $115 for the bulge. I don't know if a non-functional scoop is worth the $425, but I could justify the $90 I spent. Good luck!
     
  17. Sep 9, 2008 at 5:27 AM
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    Ridingontrd

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    Wow!!:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool: Like the others have said,The scooped hood is a sweet touch.:drool: Great job man.:thumbsup:
     
  18. Feb 8, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    MacTaco

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    I'm very impressed with the hurculiner job.

    I've been wondering on how a surface like that would look on indigo ink.

    I might check out how much it would cost to get front and rear bumpers done with line-x.
     
  19. Feb 8, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    Very nice :thumbsup::thumbsup: Love the scooped hood on your truck. The herculiner looks good on the fenders and bumper.
     
  20. Feb 8, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    TacticalBacon13

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    good job:thumbsup: on putting that beauty back together.
     
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