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IronCladTRD's Chuckwagon build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by IronCladTRD, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Jan 23, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    IronCladTRD

    IronCladTRD [OP] Consistently Irregular

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    2003 4x4 Manual V6 3.4L
    5100s/Eibach 3" lift, All-Pro Expo rear leafs, Elite front bumper & sliders, Smittybilt XRC8 winch, 33x10.5r15 BFG All terrains, Ultra Rogue 15x8 rims, homemade bed rack, Midland 1001z CB radio Deckplate mod, Century shell, train horn, debadged
    Figured I'd start a build page while I can remember what all has happened to the truck. Here's the story

    Most current picture 10/19/2013
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    Mod List
    Suspension/Wheels n Tires
    Front: Bilstein 5100's paired with Eibach coil springs.
    1/4" spacer on driver's side to remedy "Taco Lean"
    1" differential drop
    Rear: Bilstein 5150's paired with All-Pro Expedition Leaf springs
    15x10 Ultra Rogue rims
    33x10.5r15 BFG T/A KO's
    Armor
    Elite Offroad Front Bumper with Smittybilt XRC8 winch (More on that later)
    Elite Offroad Sliders pc'd to match bumper
    4xinnovations class 3 hitch rear bumper with swingout tire carrier
    Lighting
    PIAA fog lights
    Pair of Epistar 6" spotlights
    Interior
    Grenade shift knob
    Weathertech floor mats
    LED replacements for dome and map lights (very bright)
    Midland 1001z CB radio with K30 mag mount antenna

    Remove gay cupholder afterthought behind passenger seat
    Performance
    Deckplate mod
    Diff breather extension
    Cosmetic
    Debadged
    Manzanita influenced pinstripes
    Miscellaneous
    Century T-class camper shell
    Custom fabbed "half" bed rack
    Train Horn/Onboard air
    Smittybilt Winch accessory kit & Harbor Freight "Farm Jack"


    To Do
    Skid plates (Front, Transmission, T-case)
    Get a full size spare
    Rear floor mats
    U-bolt flip kit and shock mount relocation

    If I win the lottery
    Dual battery system
    ARB refrigerator
    Cab roof rack
    Solar panels
    Rhino line rocker panels
    Snorkel
    Regear

    In 2003 my dad got a 4wd 2003 Extra Cab (standard transmission) as a work truck. His eventual plan was for me to get it when I obtained my license. This is the earliest picture I could find of the truck.

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    I got a hold of the truck, and my first few mods came in quick succession as I had saved up a lot of money in anticipation. The first mod that I did is the one I'm least proud of. I put in a train horn[​IMG] This was before I had discovered TW (I'm innocent, I swear!), and on the upside, I ended up having onboard air, so it's not all bad! Still use the thing from time to time, works well when people are tailgating, when I see some sweet babes and want to get their attention, or in parking garages if I want to be obnoxious and be heard from space :p
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    Had an old grenade sitting around that I had picked up at a surplus store so I got it tapped (in the most non-sexual way possible). It fits my hand MUCH better than that stock shifter. In addition, I purchased some Weather tech floor mats. GREAT mod, I would recommend it to anyone.
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    I continued by purchasing a new Century T-Class camper shell with a carpeted interior lining and sliding front window. To date probably one of the best mods I've done. If I had to do it all over again, I would have gotten opening side windows.
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    Also got an Elite front bumper.
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    Eventually, I discovered Tacomaworld and had to get a lift kit. Did it right with Bilstein 5100's and Eibach's in the front, with 5150's and All-Pro expo's in the back. Took it out for a little test not long after...
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    After saving up more money I bought Elite offroad rock sliders and a Smittybilt XRC8 winch. Winch install was a PITA. Ended up removing and replacing the bumper around 5 times to date. As of Fall 2013 it's on it's 3rd solenoid, and the warranty has expired, so I've got my fingers crossed that it will work (Solenoid relocation pics on page 2) Anyways, took the cap off and did some wheeling during the summer
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    Next big thing was new wheels and tires. Ended up with 15x10 Ultra Rogue rims wrapped in 33x10.5r15 BF Goodrich All-Terrains. Love these tires. They perform excellently on and off road.
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    Fabbed up a removeable "half-rack" for my bed.
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    Latest addition is the rear tube bumper, next on the list is either a full size spare or a nice set of skids
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2013
  2. Jan 23, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    IronCladTRD

    IronCladTRD [OP] Consistently Irregular

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    5100s/Eibach 3" lift, All-Pro Expo rear leafs, Elite front bumper & sliders, Smittybilt XRC8 winch, 33x10.5r15 BFG All terrains, Ultra Rogue 15x8 rims, homemade bed rack, Midland 1001z CB radio Deckplate mod, Century shell, train horn, debadged
    Wheeling pics
    First wheeling trip, pre-lift
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    La Grange run
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    Summer 2012

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    Bald Mountain Fall 2012
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    Shooting trip January 2013
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    Went out to Hollister Hills on President's Day weekend
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    Had a great time for a couple hours! Then blew a tire off the beads on a nasty hill (offshoot of Fremontia road). Tried to get out of the rut, but with no tire there was no traction and it was pretty much impossible. Rocking back and forth on 2 wheels, girlfriend (who I had made get out at this point) was screaming at me to stop from outside. Think I could have made it if the tire hadn't blown. Started walking until we found someone. Got helped out by a guy named Adam in an orange 4Runner (not a Jeep! [​IMG]) Thank God for that guy... [​IMG] Got the tire changed on the trail, and had to drive down the rest of the trail in the pitch dark. Tree reached out to say hello towards the end and got some serious carnage.
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    After getting unstuck
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    Damage assessment
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  3. Jan 23, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    IronCladTRD

    IronCladTRD [OP] Consistently Irregular

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    5100s/Eibach 3" lift, All-Pro Expo rear leafs, Elite front bumper & sliders, Smittybilt XRC8 winch, 33x10.5r15 BFG All terrains, Ultra Rogue 15x8 rims, homemade bed rack, Midland 1001z CB radio Deckplate mod, Century shell, train horn, debadged
    Reserved
    for wheeling pics
     
  4. Jan 23, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    IronCladTRD

    IronCladTRD [OP] Consistently Irregular

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    Still reserved for more stuff
     
  5. Jan 27, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    w00dy

    w00dy Hey Now!

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    I love this picture! Dude in the back seat is gripping hard. lol
    You have a really nice tacoma! ILL be checking in on this thread often.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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    IronCladTRD

    IronCladTRD [OP] Consistently Irregular

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    Lol that's me in the driver's seat. I looked out the passenger window and all I saw was sky. Felt like I was about to roll or eff up the rocker panels! But thanks, you've got a nice clean truck yourself! Definitely keep checking, I'll throw up more pictures of wheeling and mods as I get them done. May be going down to Sedona to visit family over spring break, definitely gonna take the truck and do some wheeling if that materializes!
     
  7. Jan 27, 2013 at 7:37 PM
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    subbing to this awesome build. Keep it up
     
  8. Jan 27, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    I have an 04 in Lunar Mist (Silver), and it's great to finally see a build with something other than blacked-out or plasti-dipped everything. That Elite bumper looks awesome in gunmetal grey. And I'm diggin the camper... might have to save up for that.
     
  9. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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    IronCladTRD

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    Thanks!

    Yeah, the shell rocks! I'm very happy with the way the color turned out on the bumper and sliders. Only downside is touching it up with spray paint doesn't blend well
     
  10. Jan 28, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    01GREENTACO

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    Lost track many, many mods ago.
    I'm subbing on this thread too.
     
  11. Jan 31, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    Sweet truck :thumbsup:

    Debating on a shell(your tall one looks nice), or a rack with rtt...
     
  12. Feb 1, 2013 at 6:00 AM
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    IronCladTRD

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    Why not both? Tall shell is nice because it gives you more space, but I don't want to put a rack up there because it'd be too top heavy. If you had a shell the height if the cab you could put a rack and an rtt on it.
     
  13. Feb 1, 2013 at 6:55 AM
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    Truck looks great! The "half" bed rack in the camper was a good idea!
     
  14. Feb 3, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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    IronCladTRD

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    Thanks! It's nice to be able to sleep in there without having to worry about rolling over onto my duffel bag, ammo cans, tools, etc. And there's still plenty of room to move around
     
  15. Feb 4, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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    Rhino

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    gray wire mod, blacked out, debadged, toolbox foglights, cb in dash, system, bilstein 5100's in front wrapped in eibach coils, 5125's in the rear with 2 inch aal and 1 inch shackle, diff drop kit, extended rear brake line, 8000 lb smittybuilt winch on a custom winch bumper, 2 4 inch 100 watt kc's and 2 6 inch 100 watt kc's on the bumper, sometimes a ladder rack,much more to come
    How do those 10.5 tires do on the 10 inch wide rims? ive always heard that would cause problems as far as getting flats etc
     
  16. Feb 4, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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    gray wire mod, blacked out, debadged, toolbox foglights, cb in dash, system, bilstein 5100's in front wrapped in eibach coils, 5125's in the rear with 2 inch aal and 1 inch shackle, diff drop kit, extended rear brake line, 8000 lb smittybuilt winch on a custom winch bumper, 2 4 inch 100 watt kc's and 2 6 inch 100 watt kc's on the bumper, sometimes a ladder rack,much more to come
    Nice truck btw
     
  17. Feb 4, 2013 at 5:06 PM
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    IronCladTRD

    IronCladTRD [OP] Consistently Irregular

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    Not sure! I hadn't heard that, but I haven't had a flat yet! The BFG's are some pretty beefy tires...
     
  18. Feb 4, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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    Rhino

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    gray wire mod, blacked out, debadged, toolbox foglights, cb in dash, system, bilstein 5100's in front wrapped in eibach coils, 5125's in the rear with 2 inch aal and 1 inch shackle, diff drop kit, extended rear brake line, 8000 lb smittybuilt winch on a custom winch bumper, 2 4 inch 100 watt kc's and 2 6 inch 100 watt kc's on the bumper, sometimes a ladder rack,much more to come
    ah ok, they look good
     
  19. Feb 4, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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    IronCladTRD

    IronCladTRD [OP] Consistently Irregular

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    Thanks! They're living up to my high expectations
     
  20. Feb 18, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    IronCladTRD

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    Rough go of it yesterday at Hollister.
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