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Ghost96Romeo's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by Ghost96Romeo, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Ghost96Romeo

    Ghost96Romeo [OP] What is the Search Tab for????

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    3" Pro-Comp Suspension Lift AAL Rear w/TSB, All-Pro Plate Bumper, Lightforce 240 Blitz lights, Lund Genesis Roll-top Bed cover, K&N Filters, Spidertrax Wheel spacers, Built-by-Me Rock Sliders, Jeep Tow-Hook, Black Leather seats, 48"Hi-Lift Jack mounted in the bed, Blacked out TRD Rims, BHLM, FLM..... and Awesomeness
    I decided to start this thread because it seems like I'm always adding things to this truck, and it makes no sense to continue starting a new thread for a new picture to add.

    I wanted a very practical build with a modest budget, and what you see here is the result. Everything was installed or built by me with everyday tools that most people have in their garage.

    Enjoy....:D

    The day I bought her:). 2006 Double cab TRD-Offroad Pre-Runner (yes 2wd).
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    I immediately knew I wanted to add a brush guard, not a cheapo bull bar (sorry bullbar guys:(), so I did some searching and came across this. I mounted KC 385,000 candlepower Hilites Daylighters and wired them directly to the battery so I could have them on without the headlights. :cool:


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    Well it turns out that the original black plastic KC covers started melting when I left them on. So I took them back to the shop and swapped them out for the wire mesh covers. Then came the dilemma of choosing whether or not I wanted to keep the headlight guards on or not :confused:.


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    I eventually decided to keep the entire guard together, and installed a 3" suspension lift with an AAl in the rear made by ProComp. Sorry no pics of that install, but here's the after picture.


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    I was worried about someone stealing my spare, so after looking at it for about 2 minutes I decided that I could make a suitable and simple deterrent.:locked:


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    I've been pissed since I bought the truck that an Auxiliary Input wasn't available to connect my Zune:frusty:, so I found this forum and bought a Metra I-pod adapter from Circuit City. I pulled the center console out and routed the wiring to the center armrest through the net retainer clips. Now I'm happy with the sound as opposed to the crappy FM transmitter I was using.:rockband:


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    The next item on my wish list was to have a bedcover that was able to rollup so I could still transport my bike when I needed too.:D


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    I decided to buy the LUND Genesis Roll Top from BassPro Shops online and I really was impressed. I didn't know that you lose the ability to use all of your rail tie-downs. To fix that, I drilled some closed loop eye bolts into the bedcovers rails and it works great.


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    The latch from underneath.


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    My Christmas presents included some 1.5" Spidertrax wheel spacers so I installed them Christmas night and they were a breeze to install. No More Tire Rubbing!!!!!!:D:D:D
    Yeah, the truck is filthy from the deer lease.


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    Now comes the interesting part that I hope most of you will enjoy as much as I do.:D


    I decided to build some custom rock sliders/steps................bolt-on.:eek:


    I needed to make use of what I had, which was essentially an ancient stick welder, metal band saw, and a 4.5" grinding wheel. Easy right? I’ll let you decide. I’ve got to thank my Dad the most for being a great sport and putting up with my……choices…. of how to build them. I couldn’t of done it without him helping me on those nights.


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    Yep, that was the welder.


    I bought 40 feet of 2x3 rectangular tubing that was 11 gauge (1/4" thick) and had the steel company cut them into easier to manage 10 foot sections. I also purchased 4 feet of 1/4"x6" flat steel for the base plates, and 1 1/2" X 1/4" flat steel.


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    Once I had the primary cuts done, I mocked up the primary pipe under the rockers and took the measurements for the pipes to the base plates and welded them together.


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    Once these were done, I needed to cut the right angle and length for the risers for the second pipe. Not an easy task, but my dad and I cut a model out of wood to use as a guide, and we were able to cut great risers out of the remaining steel.


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    After mocking up the pipes again, I decided to cut the bottom pipes at 45's to aide in the sliding function if necessary. The blunt pipes just didn't seem to help in that category if needed. It also looks great with outside pipes already being angle cut. Once that was finished, I welded on the end caps for the 4 pipes and started grinding the welds smooth. I like camo....:D


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    Now that those are done, I wanted nothing less than to have them coated in durable spray-on bed liner.:thumbsup: So I grinded everything down to bare metal and took them in to get sprayed with Line-X.


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    Now that they are done, I just need to cut the.....ahem....."tits" off with a razor and all will be good. These pictures really don't do the bedliner justice. I took these pictures right after they got back, so they're really shiny. These puppies are STOUT!
    I'll post more of the pics when I actually get to finish bolting them up once I'm off. Hope you guys enjoy it.:D
     
  2. duckcmdr

    duckcmdr If it flies it dies!!

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    Looks good ghost. I just ran my metra like that i'm thinking of putting a powerpoint in the center console so it can charge in there too.

    Nice job on the sliders.
     
  3. derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Looking good!
     
  4. Packman73

    Packman73 ^^^^ 3%er ^^^^

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  5. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    great looking truck man!! those sliders are pretty badass too!! great job!!:thumbsup:
     
  6. neontrail

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    De-badged, Tint 20%, Blue 48 LED dome-light, .......
    very nice!! Great post
     
  7. 09tacoLI

    09tacoLI Well-Known Member

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    nice work on the sliders looks like it took alot of work and in the cold too.
     
  8. longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    Nice build, and nice looking ride. :)
     
  9. luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

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    Good job looks good
     
  10. silver07taco

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    Nice build, I like the sliders nice work.
     
  11. neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    Definitely custom built. Great job. Truck looks great!
     
  12. Ghost96Romeo

    Ghost96Romeo [OP] What is the Search Tab for????

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    3" Pro-Comp Suspension Lift AAL Rear w/TSB, All-Pro Plate Bumper, Lightforce 240 Blitz lights, Lund Genesis Roll-top Bed cover, K&N Filters, Spidertrax Wheel spacers, Built-by-Me Rock Sliders, Jeep Tow-Hook, Black Leather seats, 48"Hi-Lift Jack mounted in the bed, Blacked out TRD Rims, BHLM, FLM..... and Awesomeness
    Thanks for all the compliments guys, the sliders will be bolted on this weekend! :D
     
  13. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    3" ToyTec coilover lift on Bilstein 5100s, Total Chaos UCAs, ToyTec diff drop, Scangauge II, 4D MagLite mounted on the drivers seat, Painted engine cover, Painted calipers (red), Painted skid plate (red) Valentine 1 radar detector hard wired, Damplifier Pro on the floor, back wall and doors, Luxury Liner Pro on the floor and doors, Kenwood DNX8120, 2 Pioneer TS-SW1041D 10" shallow mount subs, 2 Pioneer PRS-D4200F 1200W amps, Mr Marv sub enclosure, Hybrid Audio Clarus 6.5" components in the front doors, Alpine 5.25" coaxials in the rear doors, A.R.E. LSII fiberglass tonneau cover, All Pro bumper, All Pro sliders, Wet Okole seat covers, Sockmonkey Mountain badges, PIAA 510 SMR Driving Lights, Warn M8000 Winch, Bud Built skids
    Very nice Ghost! Gotta feel good when you make your own parts! If I had access to a welder and knew how to use it, I would have made some for mine...
     
  14. Ghost96Romeo

    Ghost96Romeo [OP] What is the Search Tab for????

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    Care for a set?:rolleyes:
     
  15. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Got some already. But, if I fubar these, I'll keep you in mind... :)
     
  16. duckcmdr

    duckcmdr If it flies it dies!!

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    hey ghost you intrested in selling a set? price? those look low profile when you had them set with the jack stands.
     
  17. Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Sliders look awesome! :D
     
  18. dud122

    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

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    ome lift'd, bent-up rear, elite front, revenge fab'd sliders, camburg uca's, safari snorkle, FJ TRD wheels, safari bed basket, truxedo'd, bed rug'd... more to come
    be careful offering those... with how those turned out you may find yourself with more orders than you can fill......

    how much for a pair for a 1st gen double cab?
     
  19. Ghost96Romeo

    Ghost96Romeo [OP] What is the Search Tab for????

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    3" Pro-Comp Suspension Lift AAL Rear w/TSB, All-Pro Plate Bumper, Lightforce 240 Blitz lights, Lund Genesis Roll-top Bed cover, K&N Filters, Spidertrax Wheel spacers, Built-by-Me Rock Sliders, Jeep Tow-Hook, Black Leather seats, 48"Hi-Lift Jack mounted in the bed, Blacked out TRD Rims, BHLM, FLM..... and Awesomeness
    I should rephrase that.. what I was implying was that I could help Jason build them, but I don't plan on building some to sell and ship out.

    Sorry, I'm all for giving a helping hand, but I just built these in my garage using my truck as the model and I don't know of any other 1st gens.
     
  20. Ghost96Romeo

    Ghost96Romeo [OP] What is the Search Tab for????

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    3" Pro-Comp Suspension Lift AAL Rear w/TSB, All-Pro Plate Bumper, Lightforce 240 Blitz lights, Lund Genesis Roll-top Bed cover, K&N Filters, Spidertrax Wheel spacers, Built-by-Me Rock Sliders, Jeep Tow-Hook, Black Leather seats, 48"Hi-Lift Jack mounted in the bed, Blacked out TRD Rims, BHLM, FLM..... and Awesomeness
    Sorry it took so long TW fans, but here's the photo's after I installed the sliders this weekend.

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    Installed and view of the bolts from the rear
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    Checked the distance from the rockers and ensured that my measurements were correct and they are even with the outside edges of the tires. A simple "plum line" wrapped around the tires shows that they are even.:D:D:D
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    Now for the action photos from taking her out! It was alot drier than I thought it would be. :(
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    And there you have it. Sliders installed and bolted on. :rolleyes:
     
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