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How to build a T Rex

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by chipnoreo, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Nov 14, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    chipnoreo

    chipnoreo [OP] Ready for snow!

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    There were a lot of other Tacos to distract you ;)
     
  2. Nov 27, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    chipnoreo

    chipnoreo [OP] Ready for snow!

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    Painted my overhead console. Got impaitent and messed up the paint while trying to untape a few times. Krylon fusion is awesome but you still have to be patent.....

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    I almost wish i had waited to put it back in... I didn't need to know how cold it is.

    the truck itself is lookin pretty frosty! Time to warm up some so we can get some damn snow!
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  3. Nov 27, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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    Taco Dan

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    is that an Alabama emblem on the tailgate above the handle?
     
  4. Nov 27, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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    chipnoreo

    chipnoreo [OP] Ready for snow!

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    Sure is! I lived in bama most of my life. My brothers are down there and going to school there... so I get Alabama gear from them from time to time...
     
  5. Dec 10, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    chipnoreo

    chipnoreo [OP] Ready for snow!

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    spent some time with the truck this weekend. Got my Redline hood struts put on. And since it was washed and in a garage, got my new sticker put on :D

    Also pulled off my engine cover and dash rings for some painting :D Should get those done and put back on the truck in a week or so

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    Very pleased with the quality of the hood struts. I had been doubting exactly how useful they would be. My conclusion is that they will be very useful. No more struggling to get my hood prop in! Lifted truck+not being very tall=some issues. The install was pretty easy, though I found the instructions unnecessarily confusing. Too many details and the pictures were a little too specific for my taste. Then again, the problem might have been the large amounts of alcohol and lack of sleep that I had the night before...
     
  6. Dec 21, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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    chipnoreo

    chipnoreo [OP] Ready for snow!

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    Waiting on some Christmas money to do anything toooo expensive to the truck... So more painting in the meantime!

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    Ohhh yeahhhh.. +25hp

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    That's 2 hours of taping right there.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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    chipnoreo

    chipnoreo [OP] Ready for snow!

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    Gauge rings painted

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    Also got around to doing the diff breather mod and disconnecting my A/C from the defrost... who needs to be automatic anyway??
     
  8. Jan 19, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    Syntonization

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    Color matched Devil Horns grill emblem. Front Suspension: Fox Racing 2.5 Series Extended travel shocks w/ Eibach coil-overs, Total Chaos UCA's, Superbump Stops. Rear: Dakar Leaf Springs, Fox Racing 2.5 Series Extended travel shocks, Superbump Stops. BruteFab frame sliders. Bull Bar. K&N 77 Cold Air Intake. Flowmaster American Thunder CAT back dual exhaust. Morimoto 5Five FX-R Stage III HID Projector retrofit 6000K, 3000K Fog. 6500 lm LED underbody rock lights. Fog lights on any time MOD. Toyota Hood Protector. Coverking Neoprene black w/ red center seat covers. CompuStar 2 way remote start w/ 2 stage alarm and keyless entry. Natural White under hood LED strip lighting, with automatic hood pin on/off switch. USA Spec iPod interface. USB charging ports retro-fitted into blank plug under head unit. Head unit LED's red, LCD display is now white. Instrument cluster, red and white. Anytime on/off Rear-view mirror back up camera. Uniden PRO520XL CB w/ co phased ATT's.
    Ooooh, so perty! I like the high gloss finish you have on there. Is it a clear coat, or just a nice high gloss color?
     
  9. Jan 19, 2013 at 3:49 PM
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    Looks good man! Check out my build sometime... let me know what you think! :)
     
  10. Jan 19, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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    Syntonization

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    Hehehehe, and by "man" I presume you mean badass AK Chick who does her own mods and hangs out with the rest of us scrubs! ;)
     
  11. Jan 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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    liking the blue! very clean (mods)!
     
  12. Jan 22, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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    Annddd more blue :D

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    I think I will paint all my chrome this color.... :D

    anyway, for anyone curios about my process for painting... it has worked REALLY well, the surfaces look super clean and professional, and it has held up AWESOME. I will swear by Krylon Fusion for all painting purposes.

    Tape off whatever I don't want to paint.

    Scuff up the surface to be painted really well. I usually use a number 400 sand paper.

    Paint a light layer; don't worry about full coverage.

    Wait 15 mins, spray on another coat.

    wait 15 mins, lightly sand to smooth out imperfections/any dust particles that got in the paint.

    gently wash and let dry. Once dry, I use my (washed) hands to brush off any dust. If you have a lint free paper towel or something that would work too.

    I then do two more coats and then repeat until I am happy with how it looks.

    I end up with anywhere from 6 to 12 coats....

    Then WAIT at least 24 hours to take tape off. i have messed up the paint by being impatient before on this. It is dry to light touch pretty fast but can still be messed up if you don't wait.

    I then let the paint "cure" (as per the instructions on the can) for 7 days. I am not sure how necessary this is but it has worked for me so far! I also don't want to mess up the curing process by putting the new paint in my truck with sub freezing temps. If the climate were more moderate I might not wait...
     
  13. Jan 22, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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    Hehe, thanks, MAN :)
     
  14. Jan 22, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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    Great looking truck! Are the added D-rings just into the composite bed or are they hitting anything solid?

    If just the bed how do they feel strength wise?
     
  15. Jan 22, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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    they are just into the bed but I have a decent sized steel plate behind them.

    Strength wise, they are as strong as the bed material is. When I yank on them really hard I can see the bed flex some. Not sure what the elasticity of the bed material is.... I have used them to tie down a couch with no problems though.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2013 at 11:38 PM
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    New bling!

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    I think that says it all :D
     
  17. Jan 28, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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  18. Feb 1, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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  19. Feb 5, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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    I have a boner....
     
  20. Feb 8, 2013 at 7:01 AM
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    Love the accent color...thanks for the info on painting. After I saw your build, I think I might do some accent painting as well. I'll have to look into getting some Krylon to get some of that done. Did you remove the instrument trim to paint it? If so, what was the best way to remove the trim?
     
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