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Getting all the dents out, fresh paint, new seats, and new quarter windows

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by GVY, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Nov 5, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    GVY

    GVY [OP] All those moments will be lost in time

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    So, I'm giving my 98 Tacoma a facelift. It's 13 years old and it shows between the scratches, dents, fading, and cracking paint. This has been a long time in the works and it's all finally coming together. Phase 1: fix dents and paint to include fender flares. Phase 2: Rhinoline the skirts and flares. Phase 3: Sliders with quarter panel armor.

    The first thing to do was fix all the dents, especially the giant crease in my driver's side quarter panel where some stupid b!tch slid into me back up in Alaska. I haven't seen that side smooth for almost four years now.

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    Here a few more of many. What I'm super-stoked about and was a major source of contention for me was the fact that my quarter windows were the gray tint "privacy" style, which meant that they had a silver sheen and were reflective. It was a small thing but one thing I always noticed, mainly because it didn't match anything else on my truck or the front window tint. So, I ordered some clear ones and just had them tinted and installed.

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    Here's an older picture of my truck and you can see the difference.

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    Here's what part of my reenlistment paid for: Corbeau Baja RS seats. I can not wait to try them out. An added bonus to getting rid of that goddammed 60/40 bench is that I can put a center console in and have two functional cup holders. Oh the joy!

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    That's it for now. It should be getting primed and painted in the next two weeks and I'll post more then. ***Here is the current progress on the body work and paint. Still working to get everything installed and put back together so more to follow on that.

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    I'm loving the look of the flares but they won't be that way for long since I'm rhinolining them. It's nice to see all the dents out, too.

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    This is where I had the huge crease in my quarter panel where that lady slid into me up in Alaska. I can't even tell that anything was there.

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  2. Nov 5, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    keep us updated.... id love to put some seats in mine, whatd those run u? im searchin CL like a hawk. there are sliders available for our tacos right?
     
  3. Nov 5, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Just make sure you get a 2000-04 console.

    1998 cup holders are the furthest thing from functional.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    AGREED!!!!!!^^^ i modded mine tho:D
     
  5. Nov 5, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    more pics of the seats? im planning on getting those in month or two
     
  6. Nov 5, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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    GVY [OP] All those moments will be lost in time

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    It was $865 total for both seats, brackets, and shipping. I'm looking at having some sliders fabbed like tigerfan00's.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    GVY [OP] All those moments will be lost in time

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    Good advice! I've been looking at some aftermarket ones and the measurements seem like it'll fit. I'm going to wait to pull the trigger on that one, though.

    Where were you able to find a 2000-2004 console?
     
  8. Nov 5, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    Only through Toyota and for the whole assembly they want something like $280

    No thanks.

    Been scouring here and on junkyard sites, but alas... you don't find too many 2000-04 Tacomas in the yards.

    I think for now I am going to just try and add some sort of "walls" to the existing cup holders to hold the drinks in place.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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  10. Nov 17, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    which seat brackets did you go with?
     
  11. Nov 17, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    Just throwing this out there for the seat discussion. I hated the seats in my 03, and I switched them out for some leather power heated seats from a.....hate to admit this.....Pontiac G6. I sniped/stole them on ebay from a local LKQ yard for less than $200. What a difference. The heat is probably the best feature and something I will have in every vehicle from now on.

    I have a write up somewhere, but I can't find it at the moment.
     
  12. Nov 17, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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    I went with the Corbeau universal sliding ones. They're about $100 a piece. Just got a 2001 tan console to install, as well. I can't wait to have cup holders!
     
  13. Nov 18, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    please find it
     
  14. Nov 18, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    in az we dont need heated seats
     
  15. Nov 18, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    Box Rocket just trying to help

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    lift, tires, armor and stuff
    Go for a Tuffy center console over the OEM one.
     
  16. Nov 18, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    GVY [OP] All those moments will be lost in time

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    Already have the OEM. Oh wells.
     
  17. Nov 18, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    I've searched for aftermarket center consoles.

    What Tuffy center console (preferably with cup holders) will fit a 1998 Ext. Cab with 5MT and bucket seats?
     
  18. Nov 18, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    Awesome! Did you repaint using the same Toyota black or something different?
     
  19. Nov 19, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    GVY [OP] All those moments will be lost in time

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    The website shows a 6.5" width model. I think that would fit.
     
  20. Nov 19, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    GVY [OP] All those moments will be lost in time

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    Same black. It's super-glossy now.
     
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