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Easy door sill (scuff plate) mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by GEENYUSS, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Oct 2, 2017 at 5:20 PM
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    arifleman

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    Oh, if we're starting a wish list I nominate the high tech seat bolt covers that pop free at a touch.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2017 at 5:54 PM
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    GEENYUSS

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    glad I was able to help out! I know it was bugging me for a long time
     
  3. Oct 2, 2017 at 6:40 PM
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    @mechanicjon makes metal reinforcements for the plastic seat shields - you can buy one here.
     
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  4. Oct 2, 2017 at 6:40 PM
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    tony2018

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    I like this idea. gj dude.
     
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  5. Oct 2, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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    Itchyfeet

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    The is a great idea.

    FYI I bought new scuff plates and the plastic expanding parts still broke a few months later when I pulled them off for some deep cleaning
     
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  6. Oct 6, 2017 at 9:03 AM
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    This works on my '99 T4R also. Same style step garnish. Thanks for posting this OP!
     
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  7. Oct 6, 2017 at 9:05 AM
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    GEENYUSS

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    No worries glad I could help
     
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  8. Oct 6, 2017 at 6:48 PM
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    man wish i woulda known this before buying a used sill for 80$! thanks dude!!!! im gonna fix both of mine now. hot damn!!
     
  9. Oct 6, 2017 at 7:24 PM
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    GEENYUSS

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    Lol
     
  10. Oct 7, 2017 at 2:36 AM
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    Wow I never even gave this much thought when I bought the Truck just used something similar .

    I did not think it was that be of a deal.

    Then I have been rebuilding Toyota 4x4`s since 2000
     
  11. Oct 7, 2017 at 6:59 AM
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    All of the rep for the OP...this is awesome! I’ve been thinking about how to fix my sills for years
     
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  12. Oct 7, 2017 at 8:05 AM
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    Well done, thanks for the tip.
     
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  13. Oct 7, 2017 at 8:43 AM
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    :cheers:
     
  14. Oct 8, 2017 at 7:36 AM
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    Wow. So simple, but it never crossed my mind. Will be doing this soon. Thanks OP.
     
  15. Oct 8, 2017 at 7:43 PM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  16. Oct 9, 2017 at 6:17 AM
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    I did this over the weekend because of this thread.
    Thanks OP!

    I picked mine up from the random fasteners rack at my local PepBoys.

    Much cheaper than an $80 sill plate.
     
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  17. Oct 9, 2017 at 3:29 PM
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    Glad it’s working for everyone
     
  18. Oct 9, 2017 at 4:54 PM
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    I did this a couple weekends ago and go figure, IT WORKED! lol

    The part numbers aren't that important, you just need the nylon nuts, about 1/4" in size as pictured on page 1. I found some at an O'Reily auto parts in with all the random fasteners/bolts isle.

    I even used a dremel and sanded down the posts a bit to make sure they were flat, and worked like a charm.
     
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  19. Oct 9, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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    Itchyfeet

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    FYI: If you buy new scuff plates the tangs will break off the first time they're removed, even if weeks later. It could be one or all of them. Toyota cheese out on this part
     
  20. Oct 9, 2017 at 5:03 PM
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    jbrandt

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    There’s probably some $85 special factory service tool that removes them, lol

    It is unfortunate that they didn’t design the part to be easily removeable...
     

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