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"Lil Beast" Build thread (Bamatoy1997)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by BamaToy1997, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Dec 7, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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    BamaToy1997

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    Multi-point tow hooks, new bored 2.7L engine, custom paint. 3 inch adjustable Fabtech front coils, 2.5 inch rear AAL. Front Aussie locker. LED bed lights. Full LED conversion interior and exterior. Relentless Fabrication front and rear bumpers. 4X4innovation sliders. BAMF bed rack. CVT rooftop tent.
    ordered all (I hope) of the 2 gauge and 4 gauge cable, as well as the stud terminals I will need for all of the electrical work. Damn cable is EXPENSIVE!
     
  2. Dec 9, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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    Today's shipments arrived. Now I have in the storeroom, waiting for installation is a 2.5 gallon air tank, Viair 440C air compressor, and the jumper cable set that I will modify to work with the Anderson style max-plugin. Shipping information is currently predicting the Relentless Fab bumper should be here this Thursday! This truck will be going through a lot of changes this winter!
     
  3. Dec 11, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
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    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    Bout time... I'm on my second one already! Haha can't wait to see it.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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    On your second what?
     
  5. Dec 12, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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    GATORTACO92

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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
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    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    Second build.... But the 01 is going up for sale beginning of next year!
     
  6. Dec 12, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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    Multi-point tow hooks, new bored 2.7L engine, custom paint. 3 inch adjustable Fabtech front coils, 2.5 inch rear AAL. Front Aussie locker. LED bed lights. Full LED conversion interior and exterior. Relentless Fabrication front and rear bumpers. 4X4innovation sliders. BAMF bed rack. CVT rooftop tent.
    Ah. So Matt isn't going to buy it? Let me know what you will be asking. I have a few friends who are looking for a 4X4.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
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    08 4x4 rugged trail tacoma
    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    Asking 9k obo. The lights and subs and amp will not be going with it. Everything else will be. Including original bumper and step bars.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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    I will pass the word. Do I get a finders fee? Hahaha.
     
  9. Dec 15, 2013 at 6:05 AM
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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
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    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    well great news....i'm not gonna sell the truck!!! after talking with mom i'm not in a situation as to where i HAVE to sell the truck. i'm keeping it and going to make it the trail toy:WOOT: i am however going to fix somethings on it after i get bumper and times for the 2nd gen. anyways, wheres this bumper? i need pictars!!!!!
     
  10. Dec 15, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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    Sounds awesome Alex. The parts for the bumper arrived Saturday, but I haven't had the time to open the boxes yet.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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    Well now I am sitting on a bunch of parts, and no time to do anything! I won't complain because with owning a business, it is better to have too much work than not enough. I am doing TRIPLE the numbers I was doing this time last year. Hopefully I will have some time soon to get this project going again. Right now I have the following parts waiting for install:

    DIY front bumper kit from Relentless Fab
    yellow top Optima
    red top Optima
    battery isolator
    2 farad capacitor
    fuse box
    winch
    air compressor
    air tank
    50 feet of 2 gauge and 4 gauge battery cable (welder cable)
     
  12. Jan 3, 2014 at 11:17 AM
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    I keep getting parts, but never have the time...lmao.

    I now have a factory replacement, direct fit alternator with high output. (140 Amps)
    It swaps right over, without the need for ANY modifications, because it is a reconditioned factory alternator.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2014 at 8:33 AM
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    sooooooooo anything put on yet?
     
  14. Jan 15, 2014 at 7:50 AM
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    Well I was able to get to Stage 3 of the battery and electrical system upgrade. I am working on the thread specific for that, and will have it posted here. There are 5 stages I have in the plans. Stage 1-3 was replacing the primary battery, electrical power and ground cables, and a high output alternator. Stage 4 will be the isolator system and second battery. Stage 5 will be the jumper cable quick-connect with winch power cables.
     
  15. Jan 15, 2014 at 11:55 AM
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    Here is the link for my Stage 3 electrical upgrade that I finished this weekend. I will see if I can get some better pictures later on.

    Stage 3 Electrical upgrade system

    Check it out!!
     
  16. Jan 27, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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    I now have the Stage 5 system installed. Complete with Optima yellow top battery, and a battery isolator to keep the two batteries separated from drawing on the other.

    [​IMG]


    And yeah, she needs a good bath. Sucks because I can wash her and every day I drive down the driveway she is dirty again. lol.
     
  17. Jan 28, 2014 at 9:49 AM
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    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    looks good.... Sooooooo where is this bumper
     
  18. Jan 29, 2014 at 2:22 PM
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    Actually it is sitting on the assembly bench finally. There was a slight variance in the DIY kit and I was waiting to get things sorted out with them before I started welding.

    Hey Alex, you are in a unique position to help me out here. While you are there in Cherry Point, would you mind looking around at the surplus stuff that always seems to float around bases? I am looking for an old M416 trailer, or a 3/4 ton M1101. Have you seen anything like that around?
     
  19. Jan 29, 2014 at 5:39 PM
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    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    Haven't seen much but I will for sure look for something.
     
  20. Jan 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM
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    BamaToy1997

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    I appreciate it! I am wanting to buy one in the very near future. I would PREFER the M416. The M1101 would be a second choice.
     
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