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deck plate mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beefcake, May 29, 2010.

  1. May 29, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

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    so you guys who have done this, how did you cut the hole in the airbox
     
  2. May 29, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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  3. May 29, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    I used a hole saw then I took some tin snips and cut the outer edges cuz it wasn't quite big enough.
     
  4. May 29, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    chris4x4

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    A dremmel tool works also...
     
  5. May 29, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

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    ok because i have a intake on my truck but pretty sure it wont pass smog because i dont have a carb sticker for it, since i kept all my stock intake pieces i was just going to try this out
     
  6. May 29, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    toy02ota

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    I drew the outline. Drilled small holes in the line. Took a jigsaw and went around. The holes let me start it. Overly complicated? Maybe. Perfect circle. Yes :D
     
  7. May 30, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    SunDevilTacoma

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    jigsaw. little tight in a couple places but it worked.
     
  8. May 30, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    BradleyScottETC

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    x2 on the dremel. The perfect circle is just peace of mind I guess, because the deck plate lip is going to cover everything anyway. You could cut out an octogon if you need to. :D
     
  9. May 30, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    strongwxnc

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    I also used a jigsaw. But I did not cut the hole. Man that would have helped alot.
    I was easy...
    Good luck
     
  10. May 30, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    mortuusangelus

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    Drill for pilot holes, jigsaw to do the major cutting and a dremel with a grinding wheel to smooth out the hole. :D Oh, and drill again for the 4 holes to mount the plate :D
     
  11. May 30, 2010 at 10:57 PM
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    beefcake

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    ok probably gonna do this wednesday, i'll let you all know how it goes im just afraid of the airbox breaking or something
     
  12. May 31, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    Not much chance in that, that is some thick plastic.

    Actually try to cut the hole as tight as possible... trimming a little is easier than trying to fill in huge gaps :D
     
  13. May 31, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    AlexanderD

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    all i used was a drill and a drywall key-hole saw. it took a little while longer then if i had of had a jig-saw but it worked just fine!
     
  14. May 31, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    moto932

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    i used a jig-saw too
     
  15. May 31, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    nelson18matt

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    i just punched it out w/ my fist
     
  16. May 31, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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    ok that sounds good i might just try punching it too
     
  17. Jun 1, 2010 at 4:18 AM
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  18. Jun 1, 2010 at 6:06 AM
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    Used a dremel tool with a drill bit. Worked real well in my old Tacoma's 3RZ airbox as week as my new one's 5VZ one.
     
  20. Jun 1, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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