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C O R E's '03 build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by C O R E, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Mar 22, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    C O R E

    C O R E [OP] Christian Off Road Engineering

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    Clint
    South Texas
    Vehicle:
    03 TRD 4x4 5spd v6
    Line-X bedliner, bedlined toolbox, Satoshi Grille, bedlined stock old school wheels, Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS head unit, Deck plate mod, ISR mod, K&N Drop-in, Thrush muffler dumped @ rear axle, Grey wire mod, +5mph fender stripes
    My tight budget build :rolleyes::
    2003 Taco TRD 4x4 ext cab v6 5-speed. Bone stock when I bought her used with just under 89k miles. Found her at a good price in austin.

    Current pic:

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    The day I brought her home 2-9-13...
    Badger approves.

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    couple weeks after I bought her, took her to Line-X and had the bed done over the rails...

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    Couple weeks after that, my cousin bought some new wheels and gave me his old ones... they were pretty nasty but we hit them with some muriatic acid and primed/painted them (I didnt like the color so I ended up bedlining the whole wheel)...

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    couple weeks later (notice the pattern...:D) bought a drop sheet of 3/16 plate from a steel supplier I use at work at a dirt cheap scrap rate price and had a skidplate burnt out on our cnc plasma cutter and broke in the press by a coworker at the expense of several breakfast tacos for the next couple days...

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    Don't laugh at my wife's pic I think she was fixing to sneeze in that one :D

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    By the way guys, that skidplate drawing can be found floating around the internet. There's 2 of them Skidplate1.pdf and Skidplate2.pdf I forget where I found them... I made both skids, but the 2nd one doesn't bolt up, gotta weld up the holes and drill new holes to mount it to the crossmember under the transfer case. Pics to follow on the 2nd when I get it bolted up.

    Got my new tires (Walmart $148 each, Goodyear Wrangler Authority 31x10.50xR15) Smokin' deal for mud tires IMHO...

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    And added a little flare yesterday with some vinyl rally stripes on the fenders...

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    Didn't take pics, but at some point in the build I removed all 4 fender flares and bedlined them, and bedlined the chrome grille and replaced chrome side marker housings with black.

    A couple pics of our day out...

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    More pics to come as the progress continues!!!
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2013
  2. Mar 22, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket just trying to help

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    lift, tires, armor and stuff
    I like the grey/black wheel. Too bad you didn't keep them.

    Fender stripes look familiar. :)
     
  3. Mar 22, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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    C O R E

    C O R E [OP] Christian Off Road Engineering

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    Line-X bedliner, bedlined toolbox, Satoshi Grille, bedlined stock old school wheels, Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS head unit, Deck plate mod, ISR mod, K&N Drop-in, Thrush muffler dumped @ rear axle, Grey wire mod, +5mph fender stripes
    You got me! LOL I saw a vinyl kit for the stripes and was like... man I know Boxrocket has these already but DAMN they look good I couldnt resist. Forgiveness please!!!
     
  4. Mar 25, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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    C O R E

    C O R E [OP] Christian Off Road Engineering

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    Line-X bedliner, bedlined toolbox, Satoshi Grille, bedlined stock old school wheels, Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS head unit, Deck plate mod, ISR mod, K&N Drop-in, Thrush muffler dumped @ rear axle, Grey wire mod, +5mph fender stripes
    Last weekend:

    Deck Plate mod
    ISR mod

    Awesome difference in sound and I notice an improvement in throttle response, not huge, but noticeable.

    Also did the Grey Wire Mod, and routed my stereo RCA's under the kick panel to the back seat, and ran my radio microphone for hands-free wire up the A-pillar.

    Going to try to build some sliders next weekend!!!:yay:
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2013
  5. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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    C O R E

    C O R E [OP] Christian Off Road Engineering

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    Line-X bedliner, bedlined toolbox, Satoshi Grille, bedlined stock old school wheels, Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS head unit, Deck plate mod, ISR mod, K&N Drop-in, Thrush muffler dumped @ rear axle, Grey wire mod, +5mph fender stripes
    Satoshi grille mod - 4/13/13
     
  6. Apr 26, 2013 at 5:15 AM
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    C O R E

    C O R E [OP] Christian Off Road Engineering

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    Line-X bedliner, bedlined toolbox, Satoshi Grille, bedlined stock old school wheels, Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS head unit, Deck plate mod, ISR mod, K&N Drop-in, Thrush muffler dumped @ rear axle, Grey wire mod, +5mph fender stripes
    Spark plugs and bronze bushing mod last weekend. :cool:
     
  7. May 3, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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    98cbtacoma

    98cbtacoma Well-Known Member

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    Cobra cb and 3' cb antennas, headache rack, bed rails, blacked out logos. Goodyear wrangler tires. Second gen Tailgate badge. Hella 500 series black magic lights and 500 series lights on top, led brake and turn lights on my headache rack. Custom Bumpers i built myself.
    Looks familiar! I like where its going!
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  8. May 5, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    mountainman94

    mountainman94 awwwwww yeeeeeeeeahhhhh

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    Good looking truck man!
     
  9. Oct 10, 2013 at 6:08 AM
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    C O R E

    C O R E [OP] Christian Off Road Engineering

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    Line-X bedliner, bedlined toolbox, Satoshi Grille, bedlined stock old school wheels, Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS head unit, Deck plate mod, ISR mod, K&N Drop-in, Thrush muffler dumped @ rear axle, Grey wire mod, +5mph fender stripes
    Thanks guys, kinda got put on the backburner for a bit (surgery and a divorce...) but might be looking at lifting and armoring soon...
     
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  10. Oct 10, 2013 at 6:11 AM
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    C O R E

    C O R E [OP] Christian Off Road Engineering

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    Line-X bedliner, bedlined toolbox, Satoshi Grille, bedlined stock old school wheels, Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS head unit, Deck plate mod, ISR mod, K&N Drop-in, Thrush muffler dumped @ rear axle, Grey wire mod, +5mph fender stripes
    Did a Thrush muffler and downpipe at rear axle a couple months back and it sounds awesome!
     
  11. Dec 1, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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    C O R E

    C O R E [OP] Christian Off Road Engineering

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    Line-X bedliner, bedlined toolbox, Satoshi Grille, bedlined stock old school wheels, Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS head unit, Deck plate mod, ISR mod, K&N Drop-in, Thrush muffler dumped @ rear axle, Grey wire mod, +5mph fender stripes
    BAM!

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    homemade sliders...

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  12. Dec 21, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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    C O R E

    C O R E [OP] Christian Off Road Engineering

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    Line-X bedliner, bedlined toolbox, Satoshi Grille, bedlined stock old school wheels, Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS head unit, Deck plate mod, ISR mod, K&N Drop-in, Thrush muffler dumped @ rear axle, Grey wire mod, +5mph fender stripes
    Made this with my cousin to suffice until we build the plate front bumpers...

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