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It Begins: Miss Blue

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by jandrews, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    jandrews

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    Same for you. I'll make a trip to the Creek at some point, but it's not a high priority...I'm more of a multi-pitch/mixed rock-ice/big wall/peak bagger. Most of my pics happen to be on sport climbs just because it's a hell of a lot easier to rig for pictures on bolts.

    Stay safe out there.
     
  2. Aug 16, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    Diff breather relocated. See OP.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    Stuck a shorty antenna on there today from shortyantennasource.com.

    Have also had a locking gas cap and the VSV valve mod on it for a while now (month or so).

    Extra D-Rings have been ordered and are on the way. Probably won't get to those until next month (need to buy a dremel). WeatherTechs should be doable next month too.

    Just keep marchin' along...little bit at a time.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2009 at 6:57 AM
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    BIGLuke I'm a TW addict!

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  5. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    Where did you get the non-chrome grill? ive searched everywhere...
     
  6. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    Uh...it's chrome. I thought that was obvious from the pics. I will be stopping by a dealership soon though to price a color-matched grille. I will also be pricing having the chrome ground off and the grille surround repainted with matching paint.

    I'll probably go with whichever's less expensive...but I want the chrome surround color matched. Once that's ready, the front end gets redone with the BHLM and grillecraft inserts. I'm saving a weekend somewhere for the "tacoma facelift" project.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    haha my bad, i had seen another build of a SWB taco with the painted grill, thought it was this one

    sorry for my ignorance..lol
     
  8. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    No prob...it WILL be color matched before too long...but that'll probably have to wait until after the Wet Okole group buy. Can only dump so much money at once.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    so then you just purchase the color-matched grill from your dealer? whats the approximate cost of them?
     
  10. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    Not cheap? I haven't gotten a quote yet, but initial investigation leads me to expect between 200 and 400.

    Generally speaking, a Toyota dealer should be able to order just about any part in production for their current vehicle models.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    Shorty Antenna and D-Rings at bottom of OP.
     
  12. Nov 27, 2009 at 2:24 PM
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    Wet Okoles.
     
  13. Jan 20, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    What kind of nerf bars are those?

    I have a speedway blue that needs a set.
     
  15. Feb 21, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    Toyota OEM stainless steel tube steps, only available in the SouthEast Toyota Dealers states. I can get you info (part # etc) if needed. They may be difficult to acquire if not in our region.

    The eventual plan is to replace them with sliders, at which point they'll be up for sale, but don't count on that - probably going to be a year or more.
     
  16. Mar 14, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    Grillecraft. See first post, bottom.
     
  17. Mar 14, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    The grille looks great John! Are you planning on putting anything on it (like the FJ Toyota logo or something similar)?
     
  18. Mar 14, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    If I supercharge it down the line, I'll probably pick up a TRD emblem for the bottom right (facing it) corner. Other than that, no, I prefer the clean front. Should look really slick once the BHLM gets done.
     
  19. Mar 14, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    J , truck looks great ,

    OZ
     
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    Thanks OZ. Always a work in progress...as you can see from the list. I just try to knock off a mod every month or two...
     
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