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Front End Stuff

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MrZoggs, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Jan 26, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    MrZoggs

    MrZoggs [OP] Ainokea

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    Some Stuff...
    I decided to devote my day off to work on my truck yesterday..

    I intended on:

    Painting my radiator and back surroundings
    Finally doing the BHLM
    Install my black emblems onto the truck
    Install my new Grillcraft
    Relocating my horns

    I figured it should be a pretty easy day.. Right?

    Nope, everything that could go wrong.. did.

    But to save you all my headache, Ill skip to the main point.

    Once I had all the parts removed, the clouds rolled in, the temp. dropped about 10 degrees, and it started to drizzle!!!

    :frusty: :frusty: :frusty: :frusty: :frusty: :frusty: :frusty: :frusty: :frusty: :frusty:

    Well, obviously I don't want my naked front end to be dumped on all day to i hurried to reassemble my truck. Took me about 3-4 hours to get my trucks front end completely taken apart and put back together.

    Below is a picture before i had removed the bumper bar, horns, T-Brackets, and some other minor stuff that was still in the way. Sorry about the quality, I had to use me cellphone to take the pic.


    Anyways, By the end of the day i was a bit frustrated that I did all that work just to have it start raining on me. Though, On the plus side I now know how to take apart most of my front end..

    :rant:

    (Only one tree-cap was harmed in the process of doing this)
    (But it was quickly replaced by a new one)




    ttruck.jpg
     
  2. Jan 26, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    you dont have a garage?
     
  3. Jan 26, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    Rudbwoy7s

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    or tarp?
     
  4. Jan 26, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    Lentsnh

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    That sucked that it started to rain. But now you can start over. :)

    And it will be done quicker now that you know how to take everything off.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    MrZoggs

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    I have a garage, I spent 2 hours cleaning it out before starting this just to find out it wont fit in it.. It sticks out by about 3 feet.

    AND I DIDN'T EVEN GET THE LONG BED!!! :mad:

    I have tarps, But I figured rain weather wouldn't be the best weather to be painting stuff in..

    It looked like it was going to be a nice day yesterday, but I was wrong..
     
  6. Jan 26, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    05Moose

    05Moose Middle-Aged Member

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    Ever think of driving it into the garage forward? Let the tailgate get wet.:confused:



    j/k I figure you must have had your reasons.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    I'd have just let it get wet... it's a truck... it'll be fine.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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    tmat

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    story of my life right there man. Whenever I plan on doing something something either stops me from doing it or makes it a shit-ton harder. good luck next time!
     
  9. Jan 26, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    Rudbwoy7s

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    well from your original post you werent working on the rear 3 feet of the truck anyway.. :confused:
     
  10. Jan 26, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    MrZoggs

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    Haha, Yeeah I considered that option. Lol

    I'm not THAT special...

    I just figured Id get a better finish if the conditions weir right. I don't want to do anything to my truck unless its done the right way the first time around. I decided to wait until a nice sunny day with temps. around the mid to high 70's before i go ahead and paint anything on the truck.

    Which really shouldn't be that hard, seeing as how I live in So-Cal.

    :D
     
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