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Box Rocket - 2003 TRD Doublecab

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Box Rocket, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. IamTacO

    IamTacO red balls got me!

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    awesome rig!! you are a genius:D
     
  2. Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] Neighborhood Know-it-all

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    Actually I a total hack, but thanks. Where did you get your HIDs? I'd like to get some for my truck.
     
  3. IamTacO

    IamTacO red balls got me!

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    i built them :D
     
  4. ozark705

    ozark705 "f*#@ it, dude. let's go bowling"

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  5. Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] Neighborhood Know-it-all

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    It's the small things that take the longest......right? I've had the track system for years and when I built my bed rack I built it with an slot on each side for some of the track system. After having the rack painted the track fit a little too tightly so I had to "machine" the track width down slightly, but I finally got it all installed last week. Rack is officially finished with more tie-down options than I know what to do with.

    sorry for the iPhone pic.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Max-4_Yota

    Max-4_Yota The Welfare Cadilac

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    You've inspired me to *try* and make my own rear bumper, ive got the welder and the skill just gotta buy the metal. Do you think it would work with a rear hitch?
     
  7. Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] Neighborhood Know-it-all

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    Not quite sure what you mean about working with a rear hitch? Do you mean you want to use a factory tow hitch? I'm sure you can make that work. The stock bumper is approx 6" tall, maybe more so just make sure you use a peice for the bumper that clears the tailgate and doesn't get in the way of the hitch. Just gotta get creative.
     
  8. Max-4_Yota

    Max-4_Yota The Welfare Cadilac

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    Thanks, Yeah I meant the factory tow hitch, if its not too much trouble can you put some pics up of how you mounted it to the truck, and a few close ups of different angles? I was up so late last night thinking of ideas I overslept and missed class :laughing:
     
  9. Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] Neighborhood Know-it-all

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    I'll try to get some pics of the mounting. I reused the frame brackets from the factory bumper. I cuts slots in the back of the new bumper for the brackets to slide into and fully welded them with additional gussets. There is also a large gusset from the top of the receiver tube to the back of the bumper to help support the receiver. Once I add the brackets to tie the side wings back into the frame it will all be very solid.

    I debated fabricating new frame brackets but I had a friend with a Tacoma that used the factory brackets on his bumper build and it held up just fine to a TON of abuse. Way more abuse than I'll ever throw at this thing so I went for it.
     
  10. JLee

    JLee The Man! Vendor

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    Awesome truck! very well done i love the back bumper. Now all you need is to Fab up a front bumper & I can't wait to see that.
     
  11. Max-4_Yota

    Max-4_Yota The Welfare Cadilac

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    Ok thanks alot! Im fixing to go try and make a cardboard template and fool around with some different designs.
     
  12. WASTE MANAGEMENT

    WASTE MANAGEMENT Well-Known Member

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    SWEET TRUCK! I cant wait to see your front bumper, you going to add a winch?
     
  13. Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] Neighborhood Know-it-all

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    I doubt I'll build my own front bumper. There are several out there that have the kind of features I am looking for and I can get most of them for about what it would cost me to build one. Right now, I'm leaning toward the low-profile bumper from Trail-Gear. We'll see.

    Yes it will have a winch as soon as I've got a bumper to put it in.
     
  14. malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    hands down my favorite tacoma
     
  15. 747

    747 function > form

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    1st Gen, FTW! Excellent work, OP.
     
  16. tacomaforlife

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    i think i may get the tg front bumper as well, do to the price and i like the low profile look just wanna see it on an 01-04 tacoma first.
     
  17. lennys

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    This truck Sucks because of it I bought one yesterday and will be doing alot of the same mods,Im building this truck for a Baja trip I have planned for the end of the year.Newyears in Cabo.I will post my build tonight,Im doing the same OME kit with AAL and Procomp black rims with 285/75/16 BFG ATs Ill intall every thing tonight and over the weekend.
     
  18. higherlux

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    i want that rear bumper
     
  19. fireman_343

    fireman_343 Ultimate TRD

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    Very nice job on everything!! I'm going to the steel shop this week and look into making my own rear bumper!! Good stuff!!
     
  20. jacob_wood

    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    I've seen both your truck, and your cruiser on ExPo. I love both vehicles! Excellent build :thumbsup:
     
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