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CZeroMedia's Budget Trophy Truck Pic/ Video Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by BNR34RB26DETT, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. Dec 1, 2014 at 8:41 PM
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    BNR34RB26DETT

    BNR34RB26DETT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello Tacomaworld.

    I just picked up a 02 double cab 4x4. My plan is to build a trophy truck replica (Key word replica)

    Some of you may know my evo

    http://www.evolutionm.net/forums/ev...-never-too-late-start-build-thread-right.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw9e2uMqK3g

    and some of you may know my Honda CB550 build

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUaljiTGs00

    I'm very familiar in the car/ bike customization world and I'm here to learn.




    2002 Tacoma Quad Cab TRD 4x4

    [​IMG]

    Right now, truck has

    Suspension
    2in leveling kit
    3in body lift

    Wheel
    Method NV (16x8)
    BFG KO2's (285/75/16)

    Exterior
    Hella 500s x3

    Stay tuned! :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUwqLnqX8ho

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  2. Dec 2, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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    Broke Okie Ty

    Broke Okie Ty Well-Known Member

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    I dig that bike! I have always wanted to do an early import bobber.

    1st piece of advice, ditch that body lift. 3" is way to much if you're going to do anything more than driving pavement. However, a 1" or 1.5" does make it convenient when working on the thing.
     
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  3. Dec 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM
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    BradyT88

    BradyT88 Well-Known Member

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    So when you say replica, do you just want it to look like one or are you looking for it to perform well too?
     
  4. Dec 3, 2014 at 7:23 AM
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    BNR34RB26DETT

    BNR34RB26DETT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i would like to but getting rid of body lift sounds like a lot of work...

    I want it to look like one. I probably will be doing everything but the long travel suspension and roll cage
     
  5. Dec 3, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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    Umm, without those two items it's just a fiberglass shell. So what are your plans? Just fiberglass fenders and street tires?

    [​IMG]

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  6. Dec 3, 2014 at 7:34 PM
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    BNR34RB26DETT

    BNR34RB26DETT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    trust me, as much as i want to build a proper trophy truck, i have limited budget for this project as i have so many pother cars to work on. I will just start with the tube bumper and see where it leads me ;)
     
  7. Dec 3, 2014 at 8:08 PM
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    I 'spose I just don't understand what you are trying to do. Maybe you intend to build a prerunner clone? Something along the lines of this? It'd be kinda cool to do the 05 one piece conversion. I hear you on the budget thing, I have too many projects myself.

    http://fiberwerx.com/listing/89-04-toyota-tacoma-to-08-tacoma-1-piece-conversion/

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  8. Dec 3, 2014 at 8:28 PM
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    BradyT88

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    Mall Crawler is what I am hearing.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2014 at 8:34 PM
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    I'm not judging. Looks like he knows what he's doing by the looks of the bike and the other build, give it some time and see where it goes. Might be a bad ass fire breathing tire roasting dragon by the time he's done, you don't know. Everyone starts somewhere. My first build was a 1976 Hilux with a dana 20 front axle out of a jeep swapped in. It got the job done, and I learned from it and moved on. 10 builds later I still don't know what I'm doing, but my truck hauls ass compared to the '76. :D
     
  10. Dec 3, 2014 at 8:43 PM
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    Broke Okie Ty

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    It's not an easy task, but if you plan on playing in the dirt, you're going to want to get rid of it. Last time I did one we used high lifts and an engine hoist.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2014 at 8:52 PM
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    Yeah I try not to judge but usually with these builds the guy starts out talking about how they want it to be the most badass rig out there. He seems pretty intent on skipping the stuff that matters and focusing on just the looks:notsure:
     
  12. Dec 4, 2014 at 8:27 AM
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    Hey, its pointless to build a dessert prepped all out Baja truck here in Michigan. Because, lets face it. There are no desserts worth riding out to in mid west :D.

    But i do love the way baja trucks look and i just want some street driven cool looking Baja truck. Yes, it may be a grocery getter/ daily truck and this may not be a purpose built truck (i knew that i was gonna get flamed for this since all my other projects are "done right" :D) but i just fell in love with baja style trucks and don't like the mud boggers in my area. Not that i have anything against them but there are too many of them and its just not my style.

    Like some people said. lets see where it goes ;) Im here to learn. I dont know anything about these trucks honestly. Im definitely not trying to build the fastest, coolest, most bad ass truck. But i do have a bad history of going all out with all my projects....... And hey, I may decide to move to Cali some day and build a all out Baja/ Trophy Truck.

    I gotta start somewhere :)
     
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  13. Dec 4, 2014 at 8:31 AM
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    Thanks for your input username. your name is already familiar to me on this forum. i have been reading up all the stickiys.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2014 at 9:10 AM
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    Subd just to see where it goes :popcorn:
     
  15. Dec 4, 2014 at 2:37 PM
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    To each his own. Some people build trucks with a specific purpose, others build trucks to look good. If this is a truck built for looks, then props to the OP for being upfront about it. There is plenty of information here to help get the truck built into just about anything whether it's all 'show' or all 'go' and whether it's for pounding pavement or pounding dirt.

    I am a fan of the trophy truck look too so it could be a fun build. I'm a former Evo owner too and I think I'm familiar with your Evo from evolutionm.net so I don't have much question that whichever way you decide to go with the truck it will be done well. Just have fun with it. I'm happy to assist in any way and answer any questions although you may choose to ignore anything I have to say.
     
  16. Dec 4, 2014 at 3:40 PM
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    haha i wont disappoint ;)

    Thank you sir! my evo is all go no show (well, some show) so building a trophy truck just for the hell of it should be fun :) Im already learning a lot and having fun. im looking forward to it
     
  17. Dec 4, 2014 at 7:55 PM
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    Lespaulkid01

    Lespaulkid01 I prefer the term "beer researcher".

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    :popcorn:

    That Evo is sexy.

    I'm interested. You'll probably get flack for it on this site if you build it just for looks, but I don't see it as being any different than the guys who build VWs, beamers, hondas, etc. for shows.
     
  18. Dec 4, 2014 at 9:47 PM
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    Exactly, it's your money, your truck, and your fun.

    I am really curious to see what you come up with :oldglory:
     
  19. Dec 17, 2014 at 10:25 AM
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  20. Dec 17, 2014 at 11:50 AM
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    Any updates or ideas on what you're going to do?
     

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