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Jane the GX470 (it is NOT a build)

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by ChamYota, May 30, 2020.

  1. May 30, 2020 at 7:22 AM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota [OP] Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    So being that the Tacoma is just about built up i decided i wanted to grab something a little different to putt around in when i wasnt wheeling/camping/traveling.

    I searched for LX470/LC's but the Land Cruiser Tax for what you were getting compared to the 2003+ GX was too big to ignore. Plus i got a pretty solid deal on this one so Here it goes.

    2003 GX470
    201K Miles
    Silver
    She's solid mechanically but there's some areas that need attention (wheels are pitted, some chipping paint, cracked dash) but that's all things i aint concerned too much about at the moment.

    IMG_3015.jpg IMG_3016.jpg

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    Only real plans for the rig is
    -Window Tint up front
    -Retrofit the headlights (stock halogen bulbs coming from my retrofitted tacoma is absolute garbage lol)
    -Debadge
    -Maybe do some DIY paint repair (got some chipping/ oxidized paint in some areas)
    -Wheels (GX470 wheels are notorious for chipping, mine are trashed already lol)

    Gonna really try super hard to keep this pretty much a Maint. Log and mild appearance thread to keep things civil on my bank account :laugh:
     
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  2. Jun 1, 2020 at 5:18 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota [OP] Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    Yesterday i added LED lights to both the exterior running board lights/Interior Dome lights and the Interior door light bulbs

    Today i added the BT45-TOY adapter so i could keep the stock non-nav radio look nice and clean and add bluetooth functionality at the same time :cool: thanks to the Wife for the anniversary present :cool: :D
     
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  3. Jun 1, 2020 at 5:24 PM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Hotshot Offroad Moderator Vendor

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  4. Jun 1, 2020 at 5:26 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota [OP] Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    :spy: Welcome to the shitshow :spy:
     
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  5. Jun 3, 2020 at 6:55 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota [OP] Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    Went outside and took some photos of the LED lights that i added to every possible place lol.
    The improvements are noice and much better than the halogens that's been in the last 17 years of this girls life.

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    The Happy doggo after a long day at work for me.
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    The wife's face when the word "mod" is mentioned in the house.

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  6. Jun 6, 2020 at 4:11 PM
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    scottalot

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    Subd for epic build :popcorn:
     
  7. Jun 6, 2020 at 4:14 PM
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    In for the doggo and pissed off wife.
     
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  8. Jun 6, 2020 at 4:17 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota [OP] Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    Barring my Tacoma exploding lol the GX will stay stock for the most part lol.

    Well luckily for you it'll be a common theme in my life and therefore, the build :cool:
     
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  9. Jun 6, 2020 at 4:18 PM
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    Good luck partner!
     
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  10. Jun 6, 2020 at 4:20 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota [OP] Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    :spy: All i can do is try:cool: wanna debadge it next weekend
     
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  11. Jun 6, 2020 at 4:21 PM
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    That's how it starts...
    A debadge here... a winch/bumper install there.....
     
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  12. Jun 6, 2020 at 4:22 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota [OP] Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    next thing ya know, im 20K deep in a build that was supposed to just have a toolbox and a ipod radio adapter :laugh: (see tacoma build lol)
     
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  13. Jun 6, 2020 at 4:24 PM
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    The minute you posted pics on TW you were doomed :devil:
     
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  14. Jun 6, 2020 at 4:24 PM
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    I'm totally with ya'! I'm scratching together a build thread now and am realizing all the time/work/money that goes into a truck. I do enjoy every bit of it, though!
     
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  15. Jun 6, 2020 at 4:29 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota [OP] Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    Im gonna try to enjoy having a stock vehicle. Driving and not hearing any road noise, creaks and rattles is pretty nice lol.

    The journey is what it's all about. I like having a new platform i know really nothing about besides the engine and learning all about it like the 2nd (best gen) gen tacoma :D
     
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  16. Jun 6, 2020 at 5:17 PM
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    I can totally appreciate that. My runner is still stock. It’s nice to get in and go without wondering what a noise is or how to get the ride smoother or any of that.
    I’ve just added some creature comforts like remote start, tint, leds, and some gnarly apex offroad recovery points that bolt to the frame.
     
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  17. Jun 7, 2020 at 7:09 AM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota [OP] Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    Only real plans for the rig is

    -Window Tint up front
    -Retrofit the headlights (stock halogen bulbs coming from my retrofitted tacoma is absolute garbage lol)
    -Debadge
    -Maybe do some DIY paint repair (got some chipping/ oxidized paint in some areas)
    -Wheels (GX470 wheels are notorious for chipping, mine are trashed already lol)
     
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  18. Jun 7, 2020 at 7:23 AM
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    Sounds like a plan my man. I really like the wood grain accents inside
     
  19. Jun 7, 2020 at 7:25 AM
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    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    Looks like the start of a epic build thread to me! :rofl:
     
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  20. Jun 7, 2020 at 7:26 AM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota [OP] Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    H1 Morimoto projector with XB35 4300K bulbs with Mini-gatling gun shrouds, BHLM. Debadged,OEM roof rack,TW sticker,Sockmonkey Beside decals,265/70/16 Nitto terra grapplers with dick cepek DC'2 wheels,weathertech floor liners(front/back),USA Spec Ipod reader,Scanguage II,Bestop Supertopper and more in the works...
    Yeah man, that little accent brings the interior together nicely. Im pretty happy with the purchase so far
     
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