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Long term project - Fix truck and the mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by dthisner, Jul 3, 2022.

  1. Jul 3, 2022 at 11:53 AM
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    dthisner

    dthisner [OP] Member

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    Bought my 2006 Tacoma Access 4WD SR5 and it has some things that needs to be done before starting to install upgrades.

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    1. Fix the cruise control :thumbsup:
      Story was when I bought it, the owner said the cruise control did not work and he said he was SURE it was just a fuse. After some research, the cruise control is connected to 3-5 fuses, all necessary for the truck to work properly.

      Came by a thread here talking about it. It lead me away from buying a new cruise control

      My solution

    2. Frame improvement
      Treat the frame, remove the bed and go over the frame. Remove rust and then treat the frame.

    3. Replace front Sway Bars and replace right Outer CV Axle
      Had Kitti for an inspection and these are 2 things that are soon in need to be replaced
      Sway Bars I am looking to get at RockAuto
      CV Axle I am looking to get from RockAuto
      Will need to purchase Jack and Jack Stands

    4. Repair the front bumper or replace
      Casually looking to see if I can buy a used front bumper and then re-paint it
      Considering just fixing it as wellIMG_20220703_084145.jpg

    5. Replace front grill
      I dont know what I want to do with it yet

    6. Fix tailgate
      Do not know if I should try fixing it or replace it with a used one and paint it. Still thinking about it
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    7. New all weather floor mats
    8. Fix the hood
      Hood has paint falling off, the edge at the front is bad. Need to fix the paint and then want to add a hood guard

    9. Door sill protector
      The paint is worn off, need to add paint and then add some protector tape or mat.

    10. Gas Door
      Amazed what this cost, about $100 CAD for the door. It still works, only has one hinge.
    And more :)
     
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  2. Jul 3, 2022 at 11:55 AM
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    dthisner

    dthisner [OP] Member

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    Finished the Cruise control. Ordered this Spiral Cable Clock Spring for about $40 CAD ($30 USD). I know it is not OEM, if it breaks again, I will buy an OEM.

    Followed this video on how to replace it

    And after replaced it, it worked :D
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  3. Jul 3, 2022 at 12:01 PM
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    dthisner

    dthisner [OP] Member

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    For the rust and frame, I have been looking at: How to PROPERLY Undercoat A Rusted Car or Truck

    Going to use B'laster 128-SS Surface Shield, heard a lot of great things about it and going to mix Graphite Powder to make the coating black, because I think it looks better :)

    Those 2 things are on their way, going to order Woolwax Pro Undercoating Gun. Since I want to undercoat Kitti once a year to prevent a rusted frame.
    Need to buy or borrow an air compressor.

    Without the air-compressor, I budgeted around $350-$400 CAD ($270-$310 USD)

    Was considering getting Rust Cutter Spray to convert any rust into a hardened metal, I don't know if thats worth it or not.
     
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  4. Jul 3, 2022 at 12:03 PM
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    CZ5ANM Taco

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    Front Suspension King Ext Fronts 700# Icon UCA delta joints JD fab spindle gussets All Pro cam tabs DuroBumps Warfab steering sleeves Rear Suspension Old Man Emu leafs -Radflo Ext travel rears Timbrens ubolt flip kit SCS stealth 6 Wheels 35x11.5 Maxxis Razr [ 34.5 x 9.75 on 8.5 rim not on truck] Heavy Stuff Relentless front bumper Smitty 3rd Gen winch Big County Customs skid plates Arc One industries rear HC bumper RCI sliders Misc Arb dual compressor Arb rear locker Pelfreybilt fuse panel tray Cali raised ditch light mounts Cali raised bed stiffeners 5th Gen 4runner LED fog lights Racks Retraxone XR tonneau Yakima load bars Sherpa Roof Rack Camping Smittybilt Tent Dometic CFX50 fridge
    #3 - sway bar and CVs

    - skip your plan of rock auto.
    Sway bar put a posting on up BC Toyota Facebook asking for one in trade for a six pack. -lots of people remove them and drive fine without with upgraded suspension.
    -CV you’d be better off buying from a wrecker to get OEM ~$150 a side.
     
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  5. Jul 3, 2022 at 12:04 PM
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    Thank you :)
     
  6. Aug 19, 2022 at 2:29 PM
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    dthisner

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    Got my hands on a used bumper. Going for a matt black finish, the same as the back bumper.
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    This is a 2nd hand bumper I picked up from Nelson. Cost me $125 CAD

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    Doing some repairs on it.

    02-2ndHand bumper fixing-05.jpgGuess I am going with a white bumper...

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  7. Aug 19, 2022 at 2:32 PM
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    dthisner

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    Removing the old bumper.
    noticed 2 things... was missing a bunch of screws and Bumper Cover Clips...
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    The bumper is off. Looks really cool without the bumper :D

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    Also noticed that the headlamps was "costumed" attached to the bumper

    At least I did not have to be careful of the bumper when removing them

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    Sadly I broke the bolt holding the mount. Removed the mount and saw of the other side of the bolt sticking out.

    Sadly do not have a picture of it, I cut out the square hole, the lamp fits really tight in there and then I used a pipe clamp to attach it and making sure it wouldn't fall out.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2022 at 2:37 PM
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    This is the 2 side bumpers I used. 1 was from the old bumper and one from the new one

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    I tried using 2 epoxy glue to fix the holes/scratches... not a great idea...

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    Used this stuff instead. Worked out way better. Still needed to sand A LOT!

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    After painting it

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  9. Aug 19, 2022 at 2:40 PM
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    dthisner

    dthisner [OP] Member

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    Before:
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    After:
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    Cost:
    - Bumper $125 CAD
    - Spray paint about $200-250 CAD (3 cans for fixing the bumper, 2 for the sides and then 1 for the final color of the blue and 1 matt black finish)
    - Hardware $25 CAD

    Around $350-$400 CAD in the end.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2022 at 2:56 PM
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    dthisner

    dthisner [OP] Member

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    Next project is the tailgate.
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    Last time I checked... they should be straight...


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    The metal is cracked right through and rust is started to have a party.

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    Picked this one up for $150 CAD from a pick and pull. Next project is to fix my tailgate. Sadly the lock is not working.


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    Ready to be cleaned off, some fixing where is needed and then be painted.
     

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