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Gilligan's Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by gilligan, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Oct 15, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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    gilligan

    gilligan [OP] Member

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    Ashley
    Ravenel, SC
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    2002 2.7L Reg. cab 5spd 4x4
    Figured it was time to start puttin this together. So here she is.

    I have a 2002 Regular Cab Manual 2.7L 4x4.
    The previous owner (a "friend") put the truck's paint job through hell and back.
    It had its fair share of scratches down both sides, but other than that it was in good shape.
    When we got it in 2006 it had 92K on it.
    It now has 156K and counting.

    I don't believe I have a picture of it when I first got but this is pretty close to what it looked like,
    minus the UWS aluminum tool box, whip, tint, and the front bumper was grey and rusty.

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    It had a junky, black, rusty tool box in the back that I replaced with a UWS I picked up off Craigslist for $50.

    I took the front bumper off and painted it black, don't have the before picture but here is the after:
    [​IMG]

    Then I got some new rims and tires off Craigslist. Tires were a bit worn but I really just wanted the rims.
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    I got some precut tint off Ebay for around $12. 20% front, 5% back.
    As you can tell in the first picture, I screwed up the back window on the driver side when I tried to put it on. (still gotta fix that)

    As I said before the paint job wasn't the greatest, so I have done some work on it. I got some 2000 grit (i believe)
    wet/dry sandpaper and sanded down most of the scratches on the truck. Then buffed it with Rubbing Compound and
    then Polishing Compound. After all that the truck looked pretty dull, so I waxed it a few times with some Turtle Wax.
    It isn't showroom quality, but I got rid of most all the scratches. Most of the ones left are down to the primer and need
    to be touched up with some touch-up paint.

    Here is how she looks after washing and waxing:
    The corners look clear in the picture, but they aren't...yet.
    [​IMG]



    I got me a set of 31x10.50x15 BFG A/T's with a lot of tread left for cheap from a guy on Craigslist (I live on Craigslist lol)
    [​IMG]

    Since the rims I had were 16", I needed a different rim.
    So I decided I would paint my old stock steelies black.
    The rims were pretty chipped up and rusty. One of the rims was sanded a little before I took this picture.
    I'm still working on it at the moment but here is my progress so far:

    BEFORE
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Here is one rim almost all they way sanded. I originally had the idea to sand to the bare metal and just clear coat it, but I decided against that.
    [​IMG]

    I have 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of black on them so far.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Tried to clear coat them after the black but it didn't turn out so well, so I'm gonna redo them without the clear coat.
    I just used the cheap $1 gloss black spray paint from Wally World. I'm not too worried about them chipping or messing up, I can just put another coat of paint on them later if I have to.

    I am hoping to have the rims done by the weekend and have the tires mounted next week sometime. When I do I will post pictures.


    For the future:
    • Clear Corners
    • Custom Front/Rear Bumpers
    • Lift (Thinking about front strut spacers, and either AALs or shackles. Suggestions?)
    • K&N CAI
    • Swap the bench for bucket seats (Already have the seats just have to put them in)
     
  2. Oct 15, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    90YotaPU

    90YotaPU The Messiah

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    Aftermarket Stereo, 10 Disc CD Changer, Cap, Spidertrax Wheel Spacers, HF Air Horns, 3" Lift
    Wow that truck looks great after the cleanup. Love the regular cabs. Be sure and post more pics.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    TacomaJack09

    TacomaJack09 Well-Known Member

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    Kentucky!
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    Billie 5100's, Ride Rite Airbags, Tech Deck
    Whats the truck look like after the new rims and tires? Well not new rims, but repainted rims?? Looks great!!

    Instead of the strut spacer you should look into Bilstein 5100's. Just my .02.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    trd7

    trd7 4wd tacoma

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    AEM air intake
    looks good man! :thumbsup:
     
  5. Oct 15, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    tacomaforlife

    tacomaforlife Well-Known Member

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    Its a Toyota what more is there to say.....
    TRD S/C 3" sky jacker suspension lift,33" kumho road venture mt kl71's 16" 320c pacer wheels,billet grill,EBC slotted and dimpled rotors,super 44 muffler with gutted cat,smoked l.e.d. tail lights, deck plate mod with K&N filter,fog/blinker mod,cobra cb with 4' firestick antenna/100W PA,clear corners with l.e.d bulbs,55w back up lights,urd O2 sim., blue l.e.d bulbs behind gauge cluster.

    i believe the owner is a female. but the truck does look good what part of sc are you on?
     
  6. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    gilligan

    gilligan [OP] Member

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    Thanks. :wave: Guys aren't the only ones that drive trucks! lol. But I live in Ravenel, about 20 min from Charleston.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    Good lookin truck :thumbsup:
     
  8. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    trd7

    trd7 4wd tacoma

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    haha sorry :p
     
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