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Bored with front end. Opinions?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Avsguy33, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Oct 31, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    Avsguy33

    Avsguy33 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So the front end has had a hard life over the years with rock chips...etc. Some of the paint is fading so I would like to paint it.

    Open to all options but the two schemes I have been thinking of are full black surround and emblem with matte inners.

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    Or vise versa being a matte surround and emblem with black inners.

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    Not sure the matte on black would offer the color difference so maybe do a black and charcoal scheme.

    For reference here is a picture of the full truck.

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    Also want to take the side tacoma emblems off and paint them something other than chrome too.

    What do you think?

    Foregive the crappy MS Paint photoshop but its all I got. Also only did half the grille because I didnt want to spend all day mocking it up and that way you can see what it looks like stock.
     
  2. Oct 31, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    bridgcat

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    Go with the black..you can never go wrong with it, no mattr wht color the truck it! Sweet truck man. I would love to have one like that for my hunting camp!
     
  3. Oct 31, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    707tothe907

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    I vote sell this one and only drive the white one in the driveway.
     
  4. Oct 31, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    Avsguy33

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    One in the driveway has to work hard to maintain 50 mph on the highway. Not able to do daily driver status.
     
  5. Oct 31, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    Man that white one is identical (sans lift) to the truck my dad had when I was growing up. I loved it so much I've only bought Toyota trucks. Nice truck!
     
  6. Oct 31, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    Also, I say leave the grill alone. It looks nice and clean as is.
     
  7. Oct 31, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    adammikolon

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    I literally just finished painting all the chrome on my grill gloss black and I think it looks great. I have an 03 though so the style is obvs completely different but I think would look good on your truck too

    I'll post pics if I can bother to get around to it lol
     
  8. Oct 31, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    I also painted the side Tacoma badges gloss black. Chrome isn't really my taste, especially chromed plastic.
     
  9. Oct 31, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    kawiman6565

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    whats the trick to getting the grill off? i have a 95 and broke a few clips so i didnt bother taking it off.
     
  10. Nov 1, 2010 at 7:23 AM
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    Sure like your wheels got another picture of thme you can post, no advice on your other questions.
     
  11. Nov 1, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    I like how it looks now but painting it wouldnt look bad either ;)
     
  12. Nov 1, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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    Boredom is a luxury, lol. Leave it alone. Looks great as is is my vote. If you wanna mess with somethin, put a motor in the white one that will push it more than 50 mph...or the gears.
     
  13. Nov 1, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    TanSR5x4

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    yeah it looks good to me.i would maybe paint the emblem and thats it

    i have a 2000 with a little more chrome than that and i think im gonna black it out soon

    but yours looks good with that gun metal grey
     
  14. Nov 1, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    Avsguy33

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    Not sure what kind they are but they are factory Toyota Alloys. Never seen another truck with them. Maybe just for 95.5?
     
  15. Nov 1, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    Matte black that grille and emblem! That'd look sick!
     
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