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CollegeTacoma's "Low Budget Colorado Build"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by CollegeTacoma, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. CollegeTacoma

    CollegeTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My Build thread.
    Currently was overcame by the blackout bug and it spread...quickly..

    As it sits now

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    Mods/Changes

    Interior:
    Pioneer head unit with Ipod integration.
    Kenwood Speakers
    Keyless Entry
    All Weather Floor Mats

    Exterior:
    Painted black 2nd gen emblems
    All black grill with color matched grill emblem.
    Painted black chrome bumper pieces
    Painted black door handles
    Painted black rear bumper
    Sockmonkey TRD Decal
    Window Tint Matched to rears
    Tinted Tails
    Stubby Antenna mod
    Black exhaust tip

    Wheels and Tires:
    FJ Wheels Powder coated black with color matched lug nuts and center caps on stock 2nd Gen Dunlops.
     
  2. CollegeTacoma

    CollegeTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So here it goes... I convinced my parents to buy this wholesale from the dealer after test driving it before it went through their shop. They paid $6500 out the door. The truck was in real good condition with like 161,xxx on it. A local one owner who had done all his maintenance at the dealer (Which they provided) Had just had its service. I drove it to school for about a quarter of the year putting 2000 ish on it...maybe. Then it sat all year. A year later and my old truck is gone I came asking for the truck I planned on driving a year ago.

    Truck Details: It is a 1999 Access Cab with the 3.4L V6. It has the rear locker and of course 4x4 (A Colorado Must)

    The only thing I had done in the last year was black out the emblems with good old Plasti-Dip.
    Here it is the day I "Claimed it" as we are still waiting on a final price from Mom and Dad.

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    No the engine light is not on haha, The key was just turned on.
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    Now on to the things that it needed. Aside from some paint that I touched up last year I found that the passenger tail light housing was cracked, the valance was dented in and repainted, the grill had started to crack on one of the clips (probably due to age) the passenger rear fender flare is very shot, and the driver side corner was loose. The driver side window went out when I was driving to college (Paid $100 for the stealership to get the window up and disconnect it :mad:) The original owner also rattle canned the grill emblem black and that started to fade. Lastly it has three very good tread tires and one that needs to be replaced soon :confused:. Call me thorough but thats what the truck has wrong with it haha.

    So I started to go to work replacing parts.


    So far I replaced the corners and the grill which is all black. I also removed the black paint off the grill emblem and color matched it before re install.
    I also went ahead and "De-chromed" the bumper with Plasti-Dip. I also put on Sockmonkey emblems instead of the factory TRD ones.

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    After:
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    The valance is on order and I still need to do order my tails but then the only fixing that is left would be the window (Scheduled for Friday) And to decide what to do on the fender flares since they are nearly impossible to find at a decent price)

    Feel free to leave suggestions etc I appreciate all the info that you guys bring. :D
     
  3. CollegeTacoma

    CollegeTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Removed Fender Flares and Front mud flaps. both for sale. May sell rears as well.
    As it sits now.
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  4. CollegeTacoma

    CollegeTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Been doing quite a bit of work but just haven't taken recent pics or updated until I was all done inside the garage.

    Replaced Tails, Replaced Valance, Removed emblems from sides and tail gate and painted the bumper black.
    No more chrome other then the Ball on the bumper haha, and the rims which may get done tomorow....


    Updated pictures....

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  5. 04LTtacoma

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    Nice, keep up the good work!
     
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    I like it, it's clean looking.
     
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    Jib Bandits Pork eating crusader. An "infidel".

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    Get SASsy with it.
     
  8. CollegeTacoma

    CollegeTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Haha man that is a project I'm not ready for.

    Thanks guys for the comments guys
     
  9. Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    01-04 center console/cup holder upgrade


    Just sayin....
     
  10. CollegeTacoma

    CollegeTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Haha , Want to find me a brown one?
    you are a big fan of that mod arent you?
     
  11. Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    It took me two years to find mine, you're on your own :)

    And I do love this mod. I always have coffee or water on me at all times. Starting from a stop or stopping... mug/bottle falls over. Countless spills... swearing at the engineers that came up with that POS design.

    And I won't even talk about how crappy the holders are when you're wheeling.
     
  12. CollegeTacoma

    CollegeTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Haha, I guess I don't drink much while I am driving.
     
  13. CollegeTacoma

    CollegeTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Painted my wheels black and color matched the lug nuts.

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    Another before/ After Pic

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  14. CollegeTacoma

    CollegeTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Had keyless entry installed today
     
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    Plenty to come
    Where from and how much?
     
  16. CollegeTacoma

    CollegeTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I had it done by a local "Mom and Pop" shop that I trust in my hometown for 177. Are you on the west slope?
     
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    42boxer Well-Known Member

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    Im in colorado springs
     
  18. CollegeTacoma

    CollegeTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ah I see, I called alot of other places while I was waiting for an opening here. Best Buy has pretty good prices. I think 30 less then what I got and I think there system they installed was eiether viper or python. I'd check there. You also have alot more places that can do it because you have alot higher population then I do haha
     
  19. Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    You're a rebel... the panel clearly says to use fresh air when in defrost mode, yet...

    :eek:


    Nice build so far. :thumbsup:
     
  20. Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    What paint did you use for the wheels? And is if flat?

    And what paint did you use to color match the lugs? That's a nice little touch.
     
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