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FLASH's 96Tacoma build.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by flash9588, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. flash9588

    flash9588 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Picked up a 96 Tacoma about two weeks ago, didn't get to post anything cuz I left for NZ as soon as I bought it. So here it is, 96 Tacoma 3RZ, 362,000km's. There's going to be a number of upgrades coming, looking to build a mild expo rig.


    Soon to be upgrades/ mods:
    -Rear locker
    -OME Dakar springs
    -Better skid plate
    -Eagle alloy 100series rims
    -Bushwacker street flares

    How she sits today.
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    -Swapped 3.4L V6
    -Safari Snorkel
    -Magnaflow muffler
    -4.56 gears
    -285/75/r16 Goodyear Duratrac's
    -16" Eagle Alloy 100 series alloy rims
    -3" OME lift (883 coils), OME DAKAR Leafs
    -Upgraded 555 ball joints
    -Custom built winch bumper
    -Custom rear bumper w/ swing out
    -TG Weld-on sliders
    -K&N air filter
    -Flo-Pro exhaust
    -CVT Mt. Bachelor tent
    -Cobra CB radio
    -20" CREE 8800Lumen, 120w LED bar, Rigid Industries duallies w/ amber covers.
    -Motomaster 1500w inverter
    -Keeper 17,500LB cable winch
    -custom bed rack
    -Tacoma leather seats
    -2nd Gen Tacoma Hoodscoop mod

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    Got me some new tires. 33/10.5/515. Stuffed them under stock height. Pulled off the lower valence and took off the grill to be worked on.

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    My version of a satoshi build.

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    From the front, had some problems with bubbling paint, I don't know why though, I just put some touch up sprays on.

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    Put on my satoshi grill, new headlights and new rims!

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    This is my now somewhat multicolored interior. I swapped out the bench seat with Acura integra seats (I get a body hug every time I sit down...it's nice), and bought some jeep center console for the middle. I then painted the shifter boot and put on a new TRD shifter knob. I'll be adding a LED interior light as soon as it comes in the mail. Overall it's my effort to make the new truck feel a little bit more like MY truck. I'm thinking I might get the Smittybuilt ballistic seat covers and retrofit them to my integra seats, we'll see.

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    Also put in a K&N Filter, not sure I have noticed any change in HP but it's nice to know that I have a high quality and effective filter in the truck.
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    Sprayed my grill completely black...big woop.


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    Since this build doesn't seem to be attracting a lot of attention I'll give y'all a little sneak peek at my RTT bed rack for all you who are interested in expeditioning. I've already bought a CVT Mt. Bachelor tent to go on top. These are scale designs, I should be able to build the entire thing within a day. Steel is being ordered by a friend, and it should be mounted by the end of the month if all goes as planned.

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    New suspension parts.
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  2. rawdog

    rawdog Well-Known Member

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    any more mods on your truck bro?
     
  3. flash9588

    flash9588 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    yes indeed, just didn't think anyone followed this build. I'll post up some pics asap. Did some interior work, probably building a RTT rack on the weekend, will have a lift done by the end of the month if things go well, and will have a new front bumper before summer...
     
  4. rawdog

    rawdog Well-Known Member

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    just seen your build link on your sig so I thought that i would check it out. yeah post up some pics
     
  5. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Nice man. The rack i think is gonna look great. Can't wait to see it built.

    you'll be the 2nd guy to copy my roof rack idea :p haha...well..i stole it from Allpro..but they didn't finish it! haha

    it is going to super crazy tall..i have a feeling you'll have to tweek the hieght once you start building it as 17'' tall to the base of only the second to last bend before it flatens out is pretty much..well..the top. The roof part would really just end up being an extension of the bed rack..not a bad thing..but just make sure you like it :cool:
     
  6. flash9588

    flash9588 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I did lower it about 3" from the original, the base of the tent will be lower than the cab by a few inches. I think it should work.
     
  7. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Get welding :popcorn:
     
  8. flash9588

    flash9588 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was bored, and it was sunny, so I did some painting today.

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  9. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Nice!! I like it!
     
  10. flash9588

    flash9588 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm contemplating doing the Ivan Stewart stripe on the side as well, but for me to really like it I would have to paint half the truck black...so I'm not sure.
     
  11. Denim Dan

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    Very nice build indeed always a follower of a 95.5-97 build. The black lines on the hood look good.
     
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    I like the stripes on the hood, they look clean! Keep it up
     
  13. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Not sure what you by side strips..I've never like strips n the side in our truck though personally.

    I might have to copy the hood idea thou :spy: to get rid of some hood glare
     
  14. williamsdouglas73

    williamsdouglas73 Well-Known Member

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    truck looks good i like that grill idea
     
  15. J88logue

    J88logue NorthWest Member

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    Nice Paint job ;)
     
  16. flash9588

    flash9588 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    what did the mail man drop off today?!

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    Very nice how much lift are those shackles gonna give?
     
  18. flash9588

    flash9588 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    according to toytec they give a 2" lift.
     
  19. flash9588

    flash9588 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Got busy this weekend. Decided to put together my RTT rack and lift my truck. Hope Y'all like.

    Fitting the bed rails.
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    The cuts for the arches
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    Sighting the arches
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    First arch fleshed out
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    First crossmembers put in
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    Roof rack being made
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    How the roof rack turned out.
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    Did my lift as well of course. These are my monstrous shackles from toytec.
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    New 555 ball joints top and bottom
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    New shocks.
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    How it sits now with the roof rack.
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  20. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Looks like a good inch or more. I bet he will be fine.

    Can't wait to see some better pics of it though!
     
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