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In the middle of BHLM and other mods...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AlexForbesR6, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Sep 6, 2009 at 12:27 AM
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    AlexForbesR6

    AlexForbesR6 [OP] My R6 Eats Me

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    So i am currently in the middle of the Black Headlight Mod and it hasn't been too difficult so far, although i found out a couple of things about my Taco..

    First off i did buy it used: a 2007 Double Cab 4x4 with 6 Spd with 41,xxx miles

    Well i found out that someone must have tried, unsuccessfully, to remove the headlights before me because the two screws (one on each headlight) that attach the headlight to the front bumper were screwed in but the plastic part of the headlight that they go through was broken off :eek:!!!

    not too bad though cause i can attach a bigish washer where the broken platic part is for a new attachment point...

    i also found out that someone had also tried, unsucessfully, to remove one of the side blinker/marker lights and had broken off a corner of it :annoyed:


    stupid people.

    but back to where i am at.
    i have taken them apart, sanded, taped, and painted them and they are now drying:D i used the krylon fusion ultra flat black cause i didnt want them all glossy...and let me tell you...it is SUPERRRR flat/matte

    i love it:thumbsup:

    i will put them back on in the morning
    i also relocated the horn because i shall be doing the satoshi grill in 2-3 weeks and i thought i might as well while i was waiting in between coats.

    also 2 weeks before i did the DRL mod, Fog Lights anytime mod, and tailgate reinforcement mod/fix... im loving the progress although i wish i could do them all at once!!!

    pic shall be up tomorrow evening:cool:



    UPDATE!!!

    I'm finished and it turned out wayyy better than i thought it would :D

    here are the promised pics

    After paint with tape removed
    [​IMG]

    With plastic inserts back in
    [​IMG]

    Fully assembled
    [​IMG]

    On truck
    [​IMG]

    With DRL's and Fog's on
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Sep 6, 2009 at 12:29 AM
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    Dellosa89

    Dellosa89 Love peace and Taco Grease

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    sweet cant wait to see them, good luck with the broken parts
     
  3. Sep 6, 2009 at 12:32 AM
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    AlexForbesR6

    AlexForbesR6 [OP] My R6 Eats Me

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    thanks man...lucky its nothing serious..i am surprised that the one headlight didnt fog up with the broken piece of marker light...ill silicone it up neways for good measure!
     
  4. Sep 6, 2009 at 2:25 AM
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    jacob_wood

    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    Good job and hope everything turns out great! I know what you mean I'm a fan of the super flat black they look good with it too!
     
  5. Sep 6, 2009 at 3:20 AM
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    Krusey1011

    Krusey1011 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck! Make sure to clip the base of the headlight in properly to the lens cover. I didn't do this on the driver side and noticed it rubbed up against the lens cover and took off some of the paint. I'll be fixing this tomorrow. fo sho! Other than that easy and cool mod. Can't wait to see the pics!:thumbsup:
     
  6. Sep 6, 2009 at 4:29 AM
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    shockittillyareconizeit

    shockittillyareconizeit Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait to see the finished product!!

    I tried to do this the other day, but i cannot find that last little rascal bolt that is holding the light on. Can someone help me?

    The top 2 i got, but i have no idea where the last one is.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    HwyRogue

    HwyRogue Resident Canuck

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  8. Sep 6, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    AlexForbesR6

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    yeah...that bolt was a PITA to get to...

    i forget what socket size it is...i think its 1/2?

    idk...

    but pics are now up!!
     
  9. Sep 6, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    looking really good bro...nice job...congrats...
     
  10. Sep 6, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    Same thing happened to me. Luckily though they zip tied the broken pieces on so I was able to JB Weld them back on.
     
  11. Sep 6, 2009 at 10:04 PM
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  12. Sep 6, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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    Sick, looks good. I kinda wanna redo mine so the indicators aren't blacked out too... I love that look. Of course, redo involves... not using this set lol. I still have my originals too but I did scratch the pass side taking it out :/
     
  13. Sep 6, 2009 at 11:49 PM
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    AlexForbesR6

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    yeah...i didnt have any such luck...i used a self tapping screw and some jbweld to attach a large washer to the edge then i used a dremel to cut off the excess screw on both lights ...worked like aa charm...you can see it in these two pics
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]:thumbsup:
     
  14. Sep 6, 2009 at 11:52 PM
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    AlexForbesR6

    AlexForbesR6 [OP] My R6 Eats Me

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    yeah...i dont like the full black out as much...i feel like it makes it look bugeyed!!!

    haha it takes a bit of time and patience taping up the small and hard to access areas but it was well worth it in the end...a good tip though, use the green scotch painters tape...its for Automotive and is way stickier than the blue stuff...leaves a lot sharper line and sticks well even with oily and dirty hands that you are bound to have when workin on the truck :D
     
  15. Sep 7, 2009 at 8:31 AM
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    Death_Stalker

    Death_Stalker " The Master Ninja"

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    VGood job man i did my BHLM last week too and it was great ...
     
  16. Sep 7, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    AlexForbesR6

    AlexForbesR6 [OP] My R6 Eats Me

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    i am still surprised everytime i go out to my truck at how different and how much better it looks


    i can't wait to do my satoshi now :drool:
     
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