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Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by joshipps, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Feb 5, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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    joshipps

    joshipps [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My beloved 95.5 Tacoma which i have deemed, Fugly.


    Now:

    [​IMG]DSC08634 by Joshua Shipps, on Flickr

    Then:

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    Documented Outings:

    Thanks to:
    @Blackdawg
    @BabyTaco
    @SconnieHailer
    @m3bassman
    @Digiratus

    For the trip photos and adventures so far :cheers:

    May 18, 2014

    [​IMG]18-1 by Marc Mayer, on Flickr


    June 1, 2014

    [​IMG]poserrrr by Gage McKeag, on Flickr


    June 29, 2014

    [​IMG]4 by Gage McKeag, on Flickr


    August 16, 2014

    [​IMG]IMG_5647 by Benjamin Springli, on Flickr


    June 30, 2015

    [​IMG]Untitled by Joshua Shipps, on Flickr


    December 29, 2015

    [​IMG]DSC05562 by Joshua Shipps, on Flickr


    November 6, 2016

    [​IMG]DSC03000 by Joshua Shipps, on Flickr


    November 12, 2016

    [​IMG]BounderBasin-18.jpg by Monte Nickles Photos, on Flickr


    November 13, 2016

    [​IMG]DSC03317-Edit by Joshua Shipps, on Flickr


    December 28, 2016

    [​IMG]DSC03717 by Joshua Shipps, on Flickr


    April 1, 2017

    [​IMG]DSC04930 by Joshua Shipps, on Flickr


    May 14, 2017

    [​IMG]DSC06514 by Joshua Shipps, on Flickr


    May 21, 2017

    [​IMG]DSC06876 by Joshua Shipps, on Flickr


    May 28, 2017

    [​IMG]DSC07220 by Joshua Shipps, on Flickr


    June 4, 2017

    [​IMG]DSC07418 by Joshua Shipps, on Flickr

    July 4, 2017

    [​IMG]DSC08559 by Joshua Shipps, on Flickr

    Modifications:

    Suspension:

      • Old Man Emu 882 coil springs
      • Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport shocks
      • Skyjacker leaf springs
      • Removed sway-bar
    Tires/Wheels:

    Armor:

      • All-Pro diff and tranny skids
      • Addicted Offroad sliders
    Stuff For Expo Points:

      • CBI ditch light brackets
      • Softopper
      • IAS 15lb CO2 tank
      • Uniden 520xl CB
      • 4' Firestik
      • BAMF CB antennae mount
      • Hilux 167 snorkel
      • Old ass Hi-lift jack
    Other stuff:

      • Kenwood head unit
      • Ultraguage
      • Tinted windows
      • Original exhaust that rattles and has holes in it
      • Sick dent

    Deer Mod:

    taco_3e17b0b9a873f5f0cae262c1853a2bd0d472af4f.jpg


    Progression:

    The truck started it's life in my possession as a daily driver and vehicle to satisfy my somewhat newly found interest in offroading. I picked it up from a family friend in 2011 with somewhere around 90k miles on it... Just a clean little grandpa truck at the time.

    First modification was tires and wheels. I knew I wanted to lift it, and conveniently BFG made a 32x11.50x15 KM2, which allowed me to fit them on stock suspension for the time being - with a little rubbing here and there. But, nothing a BFH couldn't fix.

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    Then along came TacomaWorld to ruin my life.

    OME 882 coils
    OME Nitrocharger Sports
    Skyjacker leafs (garbage)
    Extended rear brake line

    919657c6-136c-4303-afef-5bf381ba19eb_zps_5e1e0f466147c112ff6c3939cda4940a8d8199e7.jpg

    Drove the truck like that for a while, did a little bit of wheeling here and there. Mostly hauled a bike around and explored and learned the trails.


    Picked up an All-Pro Apex during a group buy and added some Rigid Dually LED's and CBI brackets along the line.

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    Softopper for expo points. Still really enjoy this thing. It's nice having the ability to fold it up and out of the way when needed and still having a place to keep things dry.

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    Picked up some 33" KM2's from @Blackdawg

    [​IMG]30-1 by Marc Mayer, on Flickr

    Then fugly happened...:censored::frusty::bananadead:
    [​IMG]DSC00346 by joshipps132, on Flickr

    Purchased rock sliders from Addicted Offroad and had them welded on down at their shop in Fort Collins, CO.

    [​IMG]DSC00859 by Josh Shipps, on Flickr

    Waited a little longer than I probably should have, but picked up skid plates from All-Pro. Just in time for a little TW Wyo meetup that evening/following weekend.

    [​IMG]DSC01598 by Josh Shipps, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_7928 by mike digirat, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_7982 by mike digirat, on Flickr


    Front diff grenaded around New Years 2016

    [​IMG]Untitled by Joshua Shipps, on Flickr

    I was living out of state at the time, and it took a few months to get the motivation to fix it. But, I replaced the diff and did a bunch of much needed maintenance, including upper and lower balljoints, tie rod ends, CV axles, fluids, alignment...all the good stuff.

    As far as modifications go, the truck has not received much up until recently. Decided to hack some holes in my cab corners and squeeze some 35's under it :spy:
    [​IMG]IMG_5225 by Joshua Shipps, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_5282 by Joshua Shipps, on Flickr
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2017
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  2. Feb 5, 2014 at 3:17 PM
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    Tribull

    Tribull Have more than you show. Speak less than you know.

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    Very nice!! Love the deer mod, haha. I've always had a thing for the 90's first gens.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2014 at 9:11 PM
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    joshipps

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    Haha ah yes the good old deer mod. I have to agree with you there, just something about the 90's first gens.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2014 at 8:05 AM
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    trailbikerider

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    Great looking truck!
     
  5. Feb 6, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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    joshipps

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Feb 6, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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    Dondy52

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    Great build. I've always had an itch to move to Wyoming. It seems to have such a natural beauty and tranquility to it.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2014 at 9:14 AM
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    joshipps

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    Thanks! Much more to come! Took me about a year to really get used to the vast terrain and appreciate what's here, coming from Florida especially where the furthest horizon is maybe a mile away, besides the ocean. However, the mountainous areas truly are a world of their own, absolutely gorgeous. I don't think I could live anywhere in this region without mountains.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2014 at 10:07 AM
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    Blackdawg

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    BFG KM2 33x12.5 tires, Wheelers Type B rims, Allpro 1.5'' Wheel spacers w/extended thread lug nuts 2 Alpine 10'' Type Xs 2 Kicker 6X9s 4 Sony 5 1/4s Pioneer 4100 HU Sway bar removed 4 Hella 500 HIDs Frankenstein Leaf packs 1'' lift shackles Eibach coils 5100s front 10'' 5150s rear BAMF BPV bracket Deckplate mod Elite Front bumper Magnaflow 14'' muffler Elite Off Road Rear bumper with Tire gate with jerry can and fold down table, BAMF sliders, Custom Homemade Bed, rack/roof rack, CVT Mt. Shasta Roof Top Tent, 20lb CO2 tank, BAMF diff skid custom front skid, GM CS144 140 amp alternator Blitzpro 21s HAWK side LEDs Blitzpro Custom made side mirror lights, LightForce 240 Blitz llights, Piaa 510 ION fogs, XRC8 Winch w/in cab controls,
    95 FTW!!

    also..i still have some 33x12.5r15s you might want....
     
  9. Feb 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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    joshipps

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    Never got rid of em huh? You've got my gears turning now lol:goingcrazy:
     
  10. Feb 6, 2014 at 10:39 AM
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    Blackdawg

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    Nope. just sitting at home.

    something to think about for the summer
     
  11. Feb 7, 2014 at 6:19 PM
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    CelsisTaco

    CelsisTaco Senior member.

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    Tinted windows, K&N intake, 4 inch lift, Kenwood head unit, Kickers, 10 inch sub, 33 inch Firestone Destination A/T, Rear 5125 Bilistien shocks with 3 inch blocks plus an add-a-leaf, front 3" toytec. Armor: Rear northwest trail innovations weld together kit.
    Sweet 1995 man, your front bumper looks sweet!
     
  12. Feb 7, 2014 at 6:25 PM
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    Thanks man, it was a bit of a PITA lol I'm happy with how it turned out though. Should look nice with some lights and a winch.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2014 at 6:36 PM
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    CelsisTaco

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    What kind of a winch are you going to get?
     
  14. Feb 7, 2014 at 6:48 PM
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    joshipps

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    Will probably end up going with a Warn m8000 I've heard lots of good things about them.
     
  15. Feb 7, 2014 at 6:56 PM
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    ragincajun35

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    :popcorn: love the first gens. Sweet build!
     
  16. Feb 8, 2014 at 8:31 AM
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    joshipps

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    Thanks man! Really digging your build as well. Your allpro bed rack and canvas combo is too cool.
     
  17. Mar 22, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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  18. Mar 22, 2014 at 4:20 PM
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    joshipps

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    hahaha awesome shots Gage!
     
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  19. Mar 31, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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    joshipps

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    Picked up a Softopper from their factory in Boulder last week and got it installed last night/this morning. Will take me a little bit to get used to seeing the truck with a topper but overall i'm very pleased.

    The construction seems durable and sturdy and I'm anxious to get it out and do some camping and wheeling with it to see how it holds up. Installation is very straight forward as long as you read the directions. My only issue was fastening the buttons on the bed rail. Had my shop been heated up or if i waited for a warm day it wouldn't have been an issue, but thats no fun is it?

    My original plan was an RTT but i saw the Softopper getting put to use much more than an RTT as the winters here are fairly long and the camping season quite short. Bed space was also my selling point considering i like to haul a dirtbike or 2 every now and then and having an RTT/bedrack wouldn't allow me to do that without buying a trailer of some sorts. I think with a good sleeping bag and maybe a self-inflating pad, camping in the bed should be quite cozy!

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  20. Mar 31, 2014 at 2:23 PM
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    You should build a simple platform in the back and then just get a foam topper for a bed.
     
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