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Clint's 1997 Reg Cab Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by cdj1, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Jun 1, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    cdj1

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    King Extended travel coilovers, 5100 Shocks, Daystar shackles,OME Leaf Springs,255/85/16, front diff drop, RAT skid plates, 4.56 gears, LSD in rear, Aussie locker in the front, Front Range Offroad twin sticks, trail gear/ Bash Fab rear bumper, elite off road front bumper and sliders, warn m8000 winch, in cab winch control
    I figured it was time to set this up. I am transforming the truck to make it off road worthy after being a commuter vehicle for 16 years. Here it goes:

    Currently Equipped:
    King Extended travel coilovers with 650# Icon springs
    Front Diff Drop
    Bilstein 5125 11" rear shocks
    SPC LR UCA's
    Stainless Brake Lines (front and rear)
    RAT Skids (full length) (3-piece)
    New 32 tooth speedo gear
    Modified front turn signals
    4.56 gears (front and rear of course), LSD in rear
    BFG Mud Terrain 255/85/16 KM2
    Mini header
    199mm Tundra calipers/rotors/pads
    Warn m8000 winch
    Elite Offroad front bumper
    Trail Gear rear bumper (modified by Bash-Fab with a Swing-out Tire Carrier)
    Rigid D2's
    Elite Offroad sliders
    Dakar leaf springs
    Daystar 1-1/4" shackles
    CBI Ditch Light Brackets
    Aussie Locker in front differential
    Front Range Offroad Twin stick t-case shifter
    Load Sensing Proportional Valve eliminated
     
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  2. Jun 1, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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    King Extended travel coilovers, 5100 Shocks, Daystar shackles,OME Leaf Springs,255/85/16, front diff drop, RAT skid plates, 4.56 gears, LSD in rear, Aussie locker in the front, Front Range Offroad twin sticks, trail gear/ Bash Fab rear bumper, elite off road front bumper and sliders, warn m8000 winch, in cab winch control
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    before1.jpgPictures of the truck pre-build
     
  3. Jun 1, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    cdj1

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    King Extended travel coilovers, 5100 Shocks, Daystar shackles,OME Leaf Springs,255/85/16, front diff drop, RAT skid plates, 4.56 gears, LSD in rear, Aussie locker in the front, Front Range Offroad twin sticks, trail gear/ Bash Fab rear bumper, elite off road front bumper and sliders, warn m8000 winch, in cab winch control
    Suspension work. Installed lift, replaced bushings (steering rack, LCA bushings, sway bar bushings), replaced brake lines, replaced UCA's, replaced lower ball joints.


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  4. Jun 1, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    King Extended travel coilovers, 5100 Shocks, Daystar shackles,OME Leaf Springs,255/85/16, front diff drop, RAT skid plates, 4.56 gears, LSD in rear, Aussie locker in the front, Front Range Offroad twin sticks, trail gear/ Bash Fab rear bumper, elite off road front bumper and sliders, warn m8000 winch, in cab winch control
    Some after shots.

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  5. Jun 1, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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    cdj1

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    Ordered a new speedo gear from Toyota, 32 tooth. Did the mod from the TTORA post and swapped the 28 tooth gear out. Well it wasn't the smoothest install. The new gear was about 1/16" larger in diameter. So after searching the forums a bit more, I found a post that said just tap it in with a dowel/hammer. I was leary, but it worked perfectly. The speedo is dead on again. First time since 1998 when I originally put 31's on it. The speedo was off by 13% after I regeared to 4.56 and put the 33's on it. :)
     
  6. Jun 1, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    Cleaned the old Toyota decal off today. It looks much better than the ugly chipped orange sticker.

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  7. Jun 1, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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    Spending too much time reading on this forum. But it is saving my truck. I found this last week.

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    So I ordered the mini header for it. I will post more after it arrives next week. I am also going to plasti-dip the grille tomorrow.
     
  8. Jun 1, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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    King Extended travel coilovers, 5100 Shocks, Daystar shackles,OME Leaf Springs,255/85/16, front diff drop, RAT skid plates, 4.56 gears, LSD in rear, Aussie locker in the front, Front Range Offroad twin sticks, trail gear/ Bash Fab rear bumper, elite off road front bumper and sliders, warn m8000 winch, in cab winch control
    Forgot to put the pics of the RAT skids.

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    The paint job is streaky, but I used rustoleum etching primer (3 coats), then rustoleum flat black (2 coats).
     
  9. Jun 1, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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  10. Jun 2, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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    So this was my work from today. Plasti-Dip'd the grille and side marker lights. I preordered clips before I started so when I broke most of the originals, it was no big deal. I sanded the grille and edges of the marker lights with 220 grit, then sprayed them. I sanded the metal inserts with 180, re-primed and then painted with white paint. I like the improvement.

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    In Process:

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    Good shot of the turn signal mod. I used a dremel to cut the holes, and run amber bulbs.

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  11. Jun 7, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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    New exhaust manifold is in! No issues except I had to buy a set of inverted torx bits to deal with the studs. Painted the new mini header with high temperature primer and paint. Scrapped the heat shield.[​IMG]

    Painted

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    Disassembled

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  12. Jun 11, 2013 at 4:20 PM
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    Mmmm new (er used) tundra 199mm calipers. Going on next week.

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  13. Jun 19, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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    So I got impatient and did the brake upgrade in between rain storms. No in progress pics. I got the calipers from eBay for $90 and heavy duty rotors and pads from rockauto.com for $110. 2001 tundra 199mm stuff.

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  14. Jun 19, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    Braking system is better than stock. A much needed upgrade after the 33's.
     
  15. Jul 5, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    New rear bumper arrived today :sly:

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  16. Jul 9, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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    Primer coats on. 1 coat satin black prior to the rain. Tomorrow I'll wetsand and recoat.
     
  17. Jul 9, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    The pic

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  19. Jul 9, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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  20. Jul 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM
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    Thanks. Hoping my sliders and front bumper will arrive in the next week or so. I ordered the wiring and stuff to mount my winch solenoid under the hood to so I'll post pics as it progresses.
     
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