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I hate chrome

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BRP27, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Feb 6, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 [OP] When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    I hate chrome. I took off the chrome front bumper and chrome grill and replaced with a black bumper and black grill. So this post shows what I did

    Marker lights off
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    All the front removed to replace bumper and grill
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    Results I painted the faux chrome markers,the toyota emblem and the bumper
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Feb 6, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    Looks good, nice work. :taco:
     
  3. Feb 6, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    Tevatoe

    Tevatoe Master of no Wrench

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    I am not totaly "Anti Chrome" but I do agree that a painted grill looks best. I have the Argent (gray) grill to replace the chrome one in my 97 in the garage and will post picks of the project here when I finally get the time to do the project. Bumper and valence will be black. SHARP! :worthless:
     
  4. Feb 6, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    nice job, looks much better. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Feb 6, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    Fuzzyman81

    Fuzzyman81 The New Guy

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    Glad you did this - I was debating on going iwth a black grille surround when I do my GC and this sealed it. :)
     
  6. Feb 6, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    kg4ghn

    kg4ghn Well-Known Member

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    Looks good. I have been wanting to do that to my truck. Where did you get everything?
     
  7. Feb 6, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 [OP] When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    04 4X4 Tacoma SR5
    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off

    I bought everything from these guys, http://www.discountbodyparts.com/ off of ebay. They were really cheap and thegrille and bumper fit and look good.
    Shop around there are deals out there.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    Nowhereman04

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    that looks freakin MEAN!!!!
     
  9. Feb 6, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    kg4ghn

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    Did you buy the corner lights with the black surround, and if so which ones, they have them on that website from like $4-$50.
     
  10. Feb 6, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    ILove2Drive

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    Nice man, good lookin truck!
     
  11. Feb 6, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    Cars0n`

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    looks great!
     
  12. Feb 6, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 [OP] When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
    Vehicle:
    04 4X4 Tacoma SR5
    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    I didnt replace the corner markers. I sanded down the faux chrome and painted. If they chip I will replace with black trim ones
     
  13. Feb 6, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    HondaGM

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  14. Feb 6, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    TacomaJack09

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    Looks sweet, I hate chrome myself. I will probably do the same during the summer
     
  15. Feb 7, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    LTtacomamonkey

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    Heres some of mine with the chrome then after I painted it flat black..:)

    darkk.jpg
    sickness.jpg
    niceee.jpg
     
  16. Feb 7, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    shitroc

    shitroc Master of War

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    thats badass lookin, i like that alot
     
  17. Feb 7, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    4low2go

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    IH8Chrome2 :smash:
     
  18. Feb 7, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    angela

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    love it! i have the same idea for my truck
     
  19. Feb 7, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    ywen

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    I hate the chrome because my chrome rear bumper is rusted on the outside and barely starting to rust on the front...

    Want to replace stock bumpers with aftmkt bullbar.. but ahh so many things to buy!
     
  20. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    Taco GTR

    Taco GTR Valdosta State University

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    i really like this. do you guys think it would look good on a first gen truck like mine??
     
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