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Bellero's slow built (1st Gen)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by bellero, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Nov 4, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    bellero

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    Thanks,

    I got the tires from tire rack, the other parts from Wheelers, URD and Toytec. I have them shipped to the UPS store in Ogdensburg, NY and I go there to pick them up myself. I saved close to a $1000 in shipping and custom fees by doing so.
     
  2. Nov 4, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    Got the lift installed yet?
     
  3. Nov 8, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    No, not yet. Didn't have time since I got back from hunting but I installed the All Pro rear bumper tonight. Also installed LED license plate lights.

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  4. Nov 11, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    Better pics of the rear bumper. I really like it.

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  5. Nov 18, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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    I installed the diff drop kit today and was hoping to install the Toytec Coilover as well but I can't remove the 3 small nuts on top of the shock tower!! I already partially stripped one, also tryed to heat it up with a torch but they won't come out! What to do?
     
  6. Nov 18, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    OME 885x front, Dakars rear, TC UCAs, Front Mud Flaps trim, Foglights Anytime mod, WeatherTech DigitalFit floor mats, WeatherTech window visors, HomerTaco Raptor Style satoshi grill, 20" LED light bar, ProEFX towing mirrors
    Then you call me for help ;) !!!
     
  7. Nov 18, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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    Hey Clem, I already took lots of your time when you installed the lights and we're also out of chocolate eggs as well ;)

    I'll let you know but a day at the base car club might be in order.
     
  8. Nov 21, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    Anytime after this weekend bud, need to go to Rimouski for a friend's military funerals... life's a b*t*h.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2012 at 9:43 AM
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    I am surprised you haven't spoken about yesterday's progress yet :p.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    I really like that rear bumper. Looks great. Get the lift installed yet???
     
  11. Dec 4, 2012 at 7:06 AM
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    Oh and did you use the stock tow package or did you buy all pros?
     
  12. Dec 9, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    Well, it took 2 full days helping Bellero to install all the suspension components. Just to give you a picture, imagine a 2003 exposed every years to our nice Canadian winters with the famous salty roads. This is what we had to deal with.

    A big thanks to our persuasive friends sawzall, cutoff, grinder, oxy/acetylene torch, drill bits, WD-40, just to name a few :D.

    OK it sounds like it was a butchery, but the end result totally worth it :p.
     
  13. Dec 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    I was able to retain the original hitch but that's not a stock Toyota hitch, it's made by a company called Hidden Hitch.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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    Well that pretty much sums it up! Bottom line is that I would have never been able to do this alone in my driveway without Elclem precious help. Big thanks and I owe you one bud!
     
  15. Dec 10, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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    The result;

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    Just a few final things to do such as finishing my diff breather mod (hose was too big), cut, remove or replace the mud flaps (some light rubbing issues) and raise my front end a little bit to level it out.
     
  16. Dec 10, 2012 at 1:51 PM
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    Dang man that looks great! :thumbsup:
     
  17. Dec 11, 2012 at 6:23 AM
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    Thanks bud
     
  18. Dec 11, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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    You should get your frame sprayed man. That rust worries me haha
     
  19. Dec 17, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    I know, I'll try to get it replaced by Toyota or a good spray in the worst scenario. It was sprayed by the dealer 2 1/2 years ago.
     
  20. Jul 2, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    I just got the Mean Green starter I ordered last week to replace my dead starter and I also bought a Odyssey battery as my battery was due to be changed as well.

    Installation tomorrow if it's not raining.

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