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Casper's Broken Down old Grumpy Assed Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Casper66, May 1, 2017.

  1. May 1, 2017 at 2:53 PM
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    Casper66

    Casper66 [OP] grumpy ass

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    Hey everybody! I'm going to do my best here to keep this from getting confusing. There are 2 seperate builds here. Below is the beginning or "Chapter 1" outlining the build of my first Tacoma which I loved dearly.
    "Chapter 2" the new truck begins on page 39 I'm going to post a link that'll hopefully take you strait to that page if I can work this correctly!

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...umpy-assed-build.489199/page-39#post-15813259

    Casper 2




    Where this journey begins Chapter 1:

    Hi all thanks for stopping by! I probably should have started this a while ago so my old ass wouldn't have to try and remember all this crap. I've only been a member just over a year and what a year it's been. I'm sitting here recoverying from a second shoulder surgery so hopefully this will keep me busy.
    I'd wanted a Toyota truck since my buddy had one in HS boy was that a long time ago. The kids are pretty well gone now and it's just me and my wife so I felt the time was right. I made my mind up about 10 years ago I wanted a white 4cyl automatic access cab 4wd. Well, Dec. 2015 was just the rt time and my local dealer had just the rt truck. 2013 2.7l ac, at, 4wd, and SR5 so with a little dealing I drove it home.

    Curent state clean and simple




    This was how she sat at the dealer


    And now these were pre skids from SOS


    I started almost as soon as I bought it modding first was a trailer hitch, wiring harness, vent visors, a bug guard, and Husky floor liners. Then I made the mistake of going to a local truck shop where they sold me a Rough Country spacer lift and I bought a set of wheels and tires off CL. M/T wheels with 285/70/17's


    Then I found TW and all hell broke loose. Out came the spacer lift and the wheels and tires and the modding hasn't stopped.

    Table of contents (to help me find things I may need to revisit)

    Pg 7: Suspension, wheels, and tires
    Pg 8: Front bumper and sliders
    Pg 10: Skids
    Pg 12: The paint in the bed mod
    Pg 15: Lighting
    Pg 15: Performance
    Pg 15: Slider fittment
    Pg 18: Bumper mod for square LED pods in a round hole
    Pg 19: The turn your wheels white mod
    Pg 22: Improved rear lighting and DIY bracket install
    Pg 22: Make it stiff! bed stiffeners
    Pg 25: Bed stiffeners v 2.0
    Pg 30: Jack's well hung ( Hilift brackets)
    Pg 30: Tool mounts- in bed axe and shovel mounts
    Pg 34: New connections (wiring a new 7 pin connector)


    Performance:
    AFE Pro S dry drop in filter REMOVED
    Secondary filter delete
    Secondary air pump uni-filter mod REMOVED
    A/C drain relocate (Thanks to @TacoFMS) REMOVED
    LCE header REMOVED
    Fumoto oil drain valve and safety (yet to be installed)

    Interior:
    Seat covers REMOVED
    Paracord door handes
    Husky floor liners REMOVED
    CH4x4 switches REMOVED

    Misc.:
    Curt trailer reciever
    Trailer wiring harness
    Mud flap delete
    Plasti dipped grill surround, emblem, and rear bumper REMOVED
    AVS vent visors
    AVS bug guard REMOVED
    Toyota bed mat
    Debagdged all exterior emblems except on the grill REINSTALLED
    DIY bed stiffeners REMOVED
    DIY Hiift mount bracets in the bed REMOVED
    DIY in bed tool mounts for axe and shovel REMOVED
    7 pin / 4 way trailer connector

    Lighting:
    Rago ditch light brackets REMOVED
    Cairaised side projecting ditch lights (wow are they bright) REMOVED
    Led pods with amber Laminex film for fog lights. REMOVED
    Flush mount pods in rear bumper
    Oznium LED bolts for Raptor lights in the grill
    18w rear facing pods on custom brackets REMOVED

    Suspension:
    Bilstein 5100's up front set at .85
    Eibach 112620 620# coils
    superbumps in front REMOVED
    Wheeler's 3 leaf progressive aal (Thanks to @TacoFMS )
    Rough country extended shocks (left over from original lift)
    Rear diff breather relocate REMOVED
    1st gen Tundra wheels split 5's REMOVED
    Cooper ST Maxx 255/80/17 tires REMOVED

    Armor:
    Allpro DOM sliders REMOVED
    SOS Concepts aluminum front plate bumper REMOVED
    SOS Concepts 3/16 steel skids, full set REMOVED
    Home made bed bars w/ hilift mount REMOVED
    Cab basket converted to bed REMOVED

    Most all of this was completed in the last 8 months with the support of a loving wife and a couple of particularly good friends. Thanks to @TacoFMS and the support and advice of the 50+ thread.
    I'm just an old fart with a little white truck that's going to see some hard off road miles I hope. Any advice is welcome any negativity please keep it to yourself.

    The following is just a gathering of some pics as I have fought my way through this journey:


    (oops how did that get in there)







    Thanks for dropping by I hope I didn't bore you! Thanks again to those of you who have supplied me with ample amounts of support and especially patience. For those of you who don't know me I've over 30 years of doing autobody work, paint, welding , and fabrication but I keep an open mind and try to learn. I don't know everything but i know a little and I've had alot to learn about with these trucks. Hopefully I'll have some cool adventures to add to this.
    God bless you and have a wonderful day!

     
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  2. May 1, 2017 at 3:29 PM
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    TacoFMS

    TacoFMS Bubble bubble bubble pop

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    One or two things modded... Check out the build
    Hey Chris, what does 4 - 5=






    Oops, that was a negative post.... :devil: hehehe.
     
  3. May 1, 2017 at 4:23 PM
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    Casper66

    Casper66 [OP] grumpy ass

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    How appropriate you are the first post! Thanks again for the patience, advice, understanding, and physical help it's much appreciated
     
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  4. May 1, 2017 at 4:23 PM
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    Casper66

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  5. May 1, 2017 at 4:34 PM
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    No problem at all. Glad I could help and that you actually trust my advice despite my lack of knowledge/experience.
     
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  6. May 1, 2017 at 4:40 PM
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    Finally a build thread!!:woot:


    Subd because @Casper66 :cookiemonster:
     
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  7. May 1, 2017 at 4:47 PM
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    o0oSHADOWo0o

    o0oSHADOWo0o Just Lurking in the Darkness

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    Alright! a build thread. You knew I'd have to take a peek. :spy:
     
  8. May 1, 2017 at 4:51 PM
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    Went through the whole first post!

    Looking foward for some adventure pictures!
     
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  9. May 1, 2017 at 4:53 PM
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    Casper66

    Casper66 [OP] grumpy ass

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    hey buddy not a whole ot to look at but i'm trying! How are you?
     
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  10. May 1, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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    05tacomabro

    05tacomabro will work for truck parts...

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    Icon ex. Travel co's, spc uca's, bamf lca skids, 1" body, all pro heavy duty sliders, expo springs, fox 2.0, ifs skid, transmission skid, t-case skid(modified by @jeepandrew for exhaust reroute and more beef), custom k&n intake, flowmaster, diff breather mod, stereo with nav/speakers/subs, coverking tactical ballistic seat covers, Baja utility rack, lots of bed liner, anytime fog mod and steel braided brake lines, energy suspension rad support bushings, abs kill switch, cali raised ditch lights, Lots of plans, little money....
    Lookin good man! Beautiful truck!
     
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  11. May 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM
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    Casper66

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    Welcome sir! I'll be working on a little project rt down your alley if the parts ever come in. I ordered the new side projecting ditch lights to replace the ones I have. I'm then going to move the ones I have to the front bumper with laminex amber film on them for fogs
     
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  12. May 1, 2017 at 5:01 PM
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    Casper66

    Casper66 [OP] grumpy ass

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    thank you and welcome
     
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  13. May 1, 2017 at 5:04 PM
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    Real good thanks! Finally received my firestick cb antenna today so I am happy! Install won't be today tho... might happend wednesday with the new cb and everything related!
     
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  14. May 1, 2017 at 5:14 PM
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    Casper66

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    I'm in the market for one by summers end but a softopper comes first. Which one did you get?
     
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  15. May 1, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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    CVYota Damaged Goods

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    About time you put up a build thread.
     
  16. May 1, 2017 at 5:31 PM
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    Casper66

    Casper66 [OP] grumpy ass

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    Hey buddy I never really thought I had done enough to make it worth it to be honest how did I do?
     
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  17. May 1, 2017 at 5:35 PM
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    Looks good, the paint in the bed reminded me that I was pissed off at your wife. And why is there a homeless man next to your truck in that one pic?
     
  18. May 1, 2017 at 5:37 PM
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    Wife lets him hang around but he's worthless she can't get anything out of him
     
  19. May 1, 2017 at 5:39 PM
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    Kemosabe

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    I red a lot before buying, it is better to spend on a good antenna since all cb can't push more than 4watts. So I went simple with a Uniden 510, compact and easy to use. I picked a 5' fiberglass antenna with tunable tip, wich I wull mount on my tailgate with the mount I bought from Shmellmopwho. If you want a good and simple setup I would recommand a 3' magnet antenna for the roof top. Easy to tune and really good range! In my case a roof mounted antenna wasn't good because I would have to take it off when putting the canoe or ladders on the shell crossbars. A buddy of mine got a compact Cobra cb with a K30 magnet antenna for 100$ on Amazon. Cheap and good setup imo! Hit me up if you want more informations!
     
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  20. May 1, 2017 at 5:41 PM
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    Thanks
     
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