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Chrome Killer II

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 99TRD, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Oct 26, 2008 at 11:58 AM
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    99TRD

    99TRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, I took another plunge this weekend and did the BHLM. There are a few tips I can add to the mod, or 'gotchas'.

    1. The fourth screw is not that hard once you feel it up there. I was able to get both off and both back on fairly easy. You wont see it, but you can feel it. Use a stubby ratchet to get it off.

    2. The hardest part of the mod is pulling the clear plastic piece off after 'cooking' it. It is a mess. Do NOT grab the outside bracket for leverage. I snapped one off. I used epoxy to re-attach and it will be fine, but beware.

    3. Best advice to give is to take your time. The only real trouble you can get into is being in a hurry. Since I have the attention span of a 3rd grader, that was my biggest challenge.

    Everything off
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    Side view
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    Finished
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    Next weekend I may do the bumper. Still thinking about the rims.
     
  2. Oct 26, 2008 at 12:03 PM
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    Brunes

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    BRAVO Man...You are braver then I. I'm elbows deep in painting my rims and calipers...but I'm skiddish about baking my headlights.

    I ay have to try it now that I've seen this tho.

    Nice work and thanks for the tips!!
     
  3. Oct 26, 2008 at 12:12 PM
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    99TRD

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    I was worried about the baking too. It is not a natural thing to put a headlight assembly into an oven. Mine barely fit, literally 1/2" clearance on both sides. No way I could have separated them on my own. I had my wife help, although she did little other than holding it steady and cutting the adhesive.

    I bought a caliper paint kit along with the Rustoleum Hammered black paint for the rims. I will definitely do the calipers, but I am still thinking about the rims. Not sure if it will look right. I may just wait and get new black rims and bigger tires.

    I have 16 inch rims now, how big can I go without lifting the truck?
     
  4. Oct 26, 2008 at 12:21 PM
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    derekabraham

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  5. Oct 26, 2008 at 3:40 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    looks good.i'm still trying to find time to do my light white to match my truck.
     
  6. Oct 26, 2008 at 3:44 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    looks good nice job
     
  7. Oct 26, 2008 at 4:18 PM
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    silver07taco

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    Looks good, Nice work:thumbsup:
     
  8. Oct 26, 2008 at 4:40 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    Love the black on red!
     
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