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Let's see your frugal DIY mods!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LUSETACO, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Nov 24, 2013 at 6:28 AM
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    LUSETACO

    LUSETACO [OP] Here for the Taco Pron

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    Sometimes you have to get creative with mods when there is little cash flow. Let's see em!

    Grocery bar made from a broken ice scraper...

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    "bed light" :eek: Eh, it was free and works for me...

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    Free cargo box. Thanks Janster!

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    Repurposed from my first gen. Freeeeee!

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    Trailer plug relocate, with just some junk laying around the workshop...

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    I was bored.... Just the cost of paint...

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    Boomers! $2 at a local flea market...

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    DIY shift knob...

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  2. Nov 24, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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    xracer128

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    Pretty cool!!
     
  3. Nov 24, 2013 at 6:37 AM
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    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    I need to take a page from your book.

    Nothing I do seems to be free or cheap other than painting my grill and Derping my badges.

    Cost of Primer, Paint, Sandpaper and that's it. I hate chrome




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    I married my tacoma and my27taco like this.
  4. Nov 24, 2013 at 6:39 AM
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    LUSETACO

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    New truck looks nice Craig. You need some lights on that bar though. :)
     
  5. Nov 24, 2013 at 7:28 AM
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    RearViewMirror

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    Thanks!

    Like this?


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  6. Nov 24, 2013 at 7:39 AM
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    LUSETACO

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    Yep! Looks good! :thumbsup:
     
  7. Jul 9, 2014 at 9:48 AM
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    LUSETACO

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    I've been busy lately so I thought I would bump this thread.

    Fire extinguisher "mod"

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    TRD skid tuck-up

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    $10 bed mat

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    work mat for the tool box with the scraps

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    And a cover for the heater

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    BHLM and letters in the grill

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    Beer holder

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    Navigator

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    False bottom center console

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    Derped lids

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    Homemade light bar

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    fire extinguisher mount works good for tools too

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    Under lid storage, DIY of course

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    Painted door sills

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    Rubber step pad for the door sills

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    Homemade wheelin flag made out of an old Firestik and a bike trailer flag

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    Expanded on the grocery catcher and added this net.

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    Bed rail hardware made from 5/8 inch lag bolts

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    I think that's it. For now! :D
     
  8. Jul 9, 2014 at 10:33 AM
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    aaronbuell

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    Fog-light anytime mod, ,black grill,URD short throw,TRD decals removed ,debadged,black rear bumper, homemade tire carrier,TreadWright tires,Evo mod,removed rear headrests and seats,ABS kill switch mod,black center caps,Clarion CX501 head unit,Relentless hood brackets with floodlights.
    Took my beat to shit cap that I had for my first gen and stripped it put in some extra braces so I could carry my small boat and not have to take out my tire carrier. [​IMG]
    Tire carrier i built out of an old weight bench and some angle iron
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  9. Jul 9, 2014 at 11:31 AM
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    HOW DID YOU MAKE THE FALSE BOTTOM IN YOUR CENTER CONSOLE!!!???? Would love to hide my....
     
  10. Jul 9, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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    Pistol?
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    Women other than wife's pictures?
    :rasta:?
     
  11. Jul 9, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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    This should be linked in the cheap/free mods page!

    Edit: DONE!
     
  12. Jul 9, 2014 at 11:59 AM
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    Liking this thread...... And that tire carrier!!
     
  13. Jul 9, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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    :rasta: I dont live in colorado yet....
     
  14. Jul 9, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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    ^ LOL perfect response
     
  15. Jul 9, 2014 at 12:01 PM
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    +1
     
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  16. Jul 9, 2014 at 12:16 PM
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    StealthTaco

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    I did the same thing with the derped eyelids. Looks pretty good I think.
     
  17. Jul 9, 2014 at 12:35 PM
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    +2.... :spy:
     
  18. Jul 9, 2014 at 5:49 PM
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    replica9000

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    What kind of box is that? And did you secure it down more than that? Around here, someone would just walk off with the whole box.
     
  19. Jul 9, 2014 at 7:36 PM
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    LUSETACO

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    Need more pics and info on the tire carrier please! I have some steel pipe laying around and have been thinking of something similar.
     
  20. Jul 9, 2014 at 7:41 PM
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    LUSETACO

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    I'm not sure what box it is. It was given to me by fellow member Janster years ago. And no, it's not really secure. I don't keep much in there. Just a 4x4 and my jack. It's a pretty thin box, if they wanted even if it was secure they would get in.
     

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