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Jake's SoCal LA budget/inexperienced build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by oddman4, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Aug 29, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    oddman4

    oddman4 [OP] Active Member

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    Hello, my name's jake and i have a taco i recently bought. Im a complete rook when it comes to builds and lifts and all that but ive always wanted one as my friends all go riding. I used to own an old toyota pickup with rancho lifts and a roll cage with a bimini top. the truck rolled and they cut off the top hence the roll cage. I got it that way from my stepdad and that truck was a beast back in its day. unfortunately i had to let it go. Now I want to have my own build. This is my attempt on a budget and inexperienced build. So be prepared for tons of questions bc i dont know sh******t:D.

    Heres my yota when i first took it home...
    [​IMG]

    First order of business is to get it nice and clean...
    [​IMG]
    that should increase my MPG for aerodynamics!
     
  2. Aug 29, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    Cool whatcha got planned for it? :)
     
  3. Aug 29, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    First thing i am itching to do is give it some black wheels...that little touch will just give it more of an edgy look IMO...
    I cant afford to get some new wheels so i will just be painting my stock wheels satin black.
    I went to autozone bought some 80/320 grit sandpaper, a can of primer, 2 cans of satin black wheel paint, and a can of clear coat. Here it goes....
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    The top wheel has that grayish look after being scuffed up a bit...
    [​IMG]
    $35 dollars and half a day later i get the first 2 done...I like how some parts have some roughness to it....i guess i could have done a better job sanding. Unfortunately I ran out of time that day so I will be driving around with Black on Back! :D:D:D:D until later this week then i'll post a pic of the wheels back on the truck.
     
  4. Aug 29, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    -Nitro 4.56 gears - Arb Front and Rear lockers. -Rear Swing out bumper Curiosity of ( Dept .94) https://www.facebook.com/Dept94 -Tinted, -ProComp 6 inch lift with Icon Coil overs and Bilstein's 7100Resi -315/70/17 - 17x8 in Pro Comp Matte black rims 4.5 bs -East Coast Gear Supply Sliders -ALL Pro EXP LEaf pack -Camburg UCA's -CAB mount CHOP
    :thumbsup: I am glad you did not buy that stupid stuff called plasti dip. You went at it the right way.
     
  5. Aug 29, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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    To Do List
    • put a lift 2.5"-3"....i'd go to at least 5 if i knew how. i guess add a body lift?
    • black out the front and back bumper
    • clean up the grill
    • deckplate mod
    • somehow turn the interior black
    • get new seats, the ones in there are torn
    Want but cant afford right now list
    • the lift should actually be here but im told the front suspension has problems so ive got a reason to change em without the lady getting pissed.
    • new wheels and tires
    • widen the side panels
    • install a new off road bumper/ armor all around
    • light bar
    • cb radio
    well this list can just keep growing so ill stop there...
     
  6. Aug 29, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    nice glad to hear, i dont even know what plasti dip is...ahaha but good to hear i had the correct process.
     
  7. Aug 29, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    Made a small to do list...Nice truck! i like the touch of the devil horns....i was thinking of putting a lil red on the toyota emblems on the wheels and on the front grill as well.
     
  8. Aug 29, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    Im shopping for a good suspension lift, what exactly do i need? a AAL? shocks, and do i get coilovers for the front? suggestions aprreciated...
     
  9. Aug 29, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    I would check out ALLproffroad.com and also try Toytec. You need UCA, Leaf pack, rear and front shocks.
     
  10. Aug 29, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    aight ill check them out...is there a difference with coilovers and shocks/ or are they the same
     
  11. Aug 29, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    on are truck coil overs are for the front and shocks are for the back.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    Finally got the time to upload pics with the black wheels...[​IMG]
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    next up is to flat black the front and rear bumpers...
     
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