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Madjik Man's laugh-at/with-him "build"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Madjik_Man, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    1998 Ext Cab TRD 5MT sunfire red pearl
    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    Along the lines of cmack's build, only cheaper, more retarded and pathetic.

    Truck:
    1998 Ext Cab. TRD. SR5. 5-speed manual. Sunfire Red Pearl.

    Name: Ol' Red

    How it sits now:

    7/15/14

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    10/15/14

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    Previous incarnations:

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    Cheap and mostly useless "mods"

    Exterior:
    Debadged
    De-decal'd
    Painted black door handles
    Painted grille and grille surround: Here
    Dyed front bumper: Here
    Painted black rear bumper (donated by the marvelous 45acp): Here
    Painted black wiper arms: Here
    Painted black cowl: Here
    Clear corner lights (amber LED bulb)
    Clear turn signal housings (amber incandescent bulbs): Here
    Line-x bed (is this exterior or interior if I have a topper? And no, that wasn't cheap)
    AVS in-channel vent visors
    Lund (I think? came with the truck) cracked/broken rock shield
    Larger wiper blades (19" driver's side, 18" passenger's side)
    Restored and since reoxidized and re-restored headlights
    Dumped exhaust: Here
    BAMF sliders (no kick out or kick up)
    Reese class III receiver hitch
    Smittybuilt recovery D-ring shackle for 2" receiver
    Frame reinforcement plates: Here
    DIY Line-X Restore: Here
    Bed Rack: Here
    95-97 Front End Swap: Here
    01-04 Horn Swap: Here
    Painted stock alloy wheels black: Here
    Refinished Fender Flares: Here
    Retro Hood Decal: Here

    Interior:
    01-04 center console/cup holder assembly (greatest fucking mod ever): Here
    "Cup holder thingies" mod: Here
    Painted black center console, cup holder, shifter trim: Here
    Cellphone Holder in Console Mod: Here
    Painted black dash (except the dash panel)
    Dyed black shifter boots
    Dyed all interior fabric flat black (door panels, rear seats, rear fabric panel): Here
    Painted all plastic interior trim flat black
    TRD transmission shift knob
    Dyed black transfer case shift knob
    "Clutch pedal squeak" mod: Here
    2005 Subaru Forester XT seats. Driver: 3-way power adjust and heated. Passenger: manual adjust and heated.: Here
    Husky Floor Liners Front and Rear

    Suspension: Here
    Full Old Man Emu Kit
    881 coils
    Dakar Leafs + 4* shim
    Nitrosport shocks
    Extended rear brake line
    BAMF BPV bracket

    Tires:

    Goodyear Adventure All Terrains 31x10.5 r15

    Audio: Here
    JVC KD-X50BT Digital Media Head Unit
    Sound Ordnance 75 x 2 amp
    Polk Audio db651 6 1/2 two-way (front and rear)
    Sound Ordnance B-8PTD 8" under seat powered subwoofer.
    Sound deadened rear wall, rear quarter walls and both door panels with BXT II and Ensolite (raamaudio.com)

    Future efforts:
    Black interior carpet
    Supra GT steering wheel swap
    Fix the friggen weatherstripping on my topper so it doesn't leak like a mofo: http://www.bajataco.com/camper/camper_seal/index.htm


    Prayers I send to the truck gods while sacrificing sorority chicks who drive Jeeps:
    New suspension (my leafs have been frowning for about 9 years)
    FUCK YES!!!!!



    On to the "build"...

    I'm broke, unable to dump cash into my Tacoma, but I love it and will have it for years to come and hopefully plan on doing some moronic, yet effective, things to it in due time. In fact, my 3 year old daughter says the truck will be hers when she's old enough to drive. I tell her, "you'll have to pry the keys from my cold, dead hand." That joke went straight over her head and kinda spooked her out a bit.

    Anyway, I bought my 1998 Sunfire Red Pearl, TRD, 5-speed manual beauty back in 1999. I do have a picture of the day we brought her home only this was WAY before I ever owned a digital camera and the actual photograph is buried in a crate somewhere in our basement. You'll just have to use your imagination on how nice she looked only a year old.

    Within the first week I spent a decent chunk of change on 31x10.50 BFG All Terrains. By far the best tire I've ever experience. I've exclusively used them on my 1970 Bronco and 1990 Bronco for their entire lives with me. The first set of BFG's on the Tacoma lasted me 8 years and 105,000 miles. Insane, I know. Just bought my second set for the truck in March. Here's to updating this thread sometime in 2018...

    Then mere moments later I bought a topper from a guy who just so happened to own the same exact Tacoma as I, only his was totaled in an accident. One of the few pieces that remained intact was his Astro topper. A total piece of shit IMO, but for $200 you can't go wrong.

    I then decided to Line-X the bed and tailgate before the first Winter rolled around.

    Topper (11 years after purchase):

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    Line-X (11 years after purchase). Take note of my dog's "mod" to the headliner of the topper. He loved nesting in the back of our truck while we went snowboarding, but this one epic powder day at Vail, he must have eaten something wrong that morning or night before, and the poor guy had diarrhea so bad... but like any dog, he wouldn't shit in his nest, so he tried clawing his way out... to no avail :( It wasn't until we came back a couple hours later to check on him, that he jumped out of the back of the truck and proceeded to spray poo-foam all over the parking garage. Sorry Vail

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    Now, it's never been confirmed as to why the previous owner only put one vent visor on the Tacoma, but it certainly was f'in stupid. For whatever reason they only installed the driver's side (my best theory is that he liked to smoke while driving 60 mph in the rain) Know what was dumber? I didn't do anything about it for 11 years. Last week I modded the driver's side vent visor by ripping it off.

    See how the driver's side matches the passenger side now?

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    Ah... the perfect segue. See how there's no badges on the passenger side? Here comes the tag-team effort of Captain Stupid and Deputy Dumber again. Captain Stupid (previous owner) removed the "SR" from the "SR5" badge as well as the "Toyota" from the "ToyotaTacoma" badge. Just on the passenger side again. The driver's side was left intact. Baffling, I know. So about a year ago, Deputy Dumber (me) decided to go with the "debadge mod" and remove the "5" and "tacoma" from the passenger side. Reference the pic above. I also started to move around the back side of the truck to debadge everything else, but it started to snow so I abandoned it after I pulled the "Tacoma" off the tailgate (reference my "bumper mod" pic below). Tomorrow I'm going to let it bake in the brutal sun for a few hours and then proceed to finish the debadge mod which started possibly 12 years ago. Also the decal removal mod since half of both of them are peeling off anyway.

    Onto the "bumper mod #1." Way back in 2001-ish I decided to mod my bumper by backing into a snowbank, mostly compressed ice, in the parking lot of Wolf Creek ski resort. How I missed a 25 foot heaping pile of snow? Who knows. But it put these really cool dent and dimple effects in my bumper and also began the natural mod of changing that cheap chrome coating to a more rustic (read: rust) color. Not to mention, the awesome plastic cap (again, passenger side only) never fit the same. In fact sometime around 2005 it ended up trying to commit suicide by jumping off my bumper and into the street (don't worry, it wasn't a highway and no one was near it when it landed). I should also note my ex-wife provided "bumper mods 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4" in the years since. So enter "bumper mod #2" - it only cost about $0.10 and works like a charm

    Bumper mod #1:

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    Bumper mod #2:

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    What triggered the decision to make such a useless build thread? Hours ago, I restored my headlights and I felt like sharing pictures :eek:

    Before:
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    After:

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    Driver's side restored, passenger side not (in going with the natural theme of this truck I was going to leave one side "modded" and not the other, but then decided safety is what I was trying to achieve):

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    Both restored:

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  2. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Trying to integrate an iPod with a factory stereo in a truck from 12 years ago was a tad tricky. Now this one may be somewhat confusing to you young guys out there but stay with me.

    For less than $3 I was able to fully integrate my iPod into my stock head unit.

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    For you young guys, what I'm pointing to in the second picture is called a cassette player. "Ca" - "sette" - "play" "yer"

    Us finely aged folks used to jam out to these back in the day:

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  3. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Up next:

    Since the alloy wheels have been abused by mag-chloride, gravel, brake dust and neglect for over a decade, I'm going to paint'em black

    I just ordered some EGR in channel vent visors to complete the vent visor mod :eek:

    Going to borrow my friend's heat gun and "back to black" the fender flares (and possibly the bumpers if I don't melt my truck)

    Also stay tuned for the "madjik mod." It's going to be kept secret until I can post photos of it, thus ensuring my 78 seconds of cyberfame. Who knows, maybe I'll have this mod named after me and forever etched into Tacoma lore.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Hopefully to come:

    Center console/cup holder mod (upgrade)

    If any of you know of a center console/cup holder that came out of a 2001-04 5-speed manual, pah-leeeeze let me know. I don't even care what color it is.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    BravesFan

    BravesFan The MOST Badass Offroad Truck

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    Just saying....you don't ever want to say something is like Cmack in any way.....your losing like a bagillion points
     
  6. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Nice truck. My bumper only has 3 "mods" from the previous owner lol.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Very nice!!! Im diggin the Budget theme going on :)
     
  8. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    What can I say?

    When I saw his build, I instantly bonded with him

    :D
     
  9. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    Caduceus

    Caduceus Well-Known Member

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    This thread is funny as shit. I'm digging it!

    No front bumber mods, huh? That's weak. Go clip a telephone pole or something.

    One side only, or course. :D
     
  10. Jun 19, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    edited

    apparently I lost some pictures from my photobucket account?
     
  11. Jun 23, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    TacomaGus

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    i laughed so hard during those first few posts hahaha. I also did that bumper mod a few months ago when i was sitting on a steep west virginian hill and let my truck come out of gear and bumped the guy behind me....no damage at the time but apparently that piece of plastic vacated the back of my truck somewhere on I-79
     
  12. Jun 23, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    See build thread.
    hhaaha. nice build
     
  13. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    Digiratus

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    Can't wait to see your truck with black wheels........it'll be like Madjik!
     
  14. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    Loudpedal

    Loudpedal Mind = Blown

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    Awesome build. 1st gen budget builds rule!
     
  15. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    joneill03

    joneill03 Look away, I'm hideous!

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    Sweet cassette player man!
     
  16. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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  17. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Bought:

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    Completely disassembled to detail and paint

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    Painted (as well as the shift boot trim and transfer case shift knob), did the "cup holder thingy" mod and installed

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    Best

    mod

    ever.
     
  18. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    Digiratus

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    Nice job on the console man. Looks really good.
     
  19. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Forgot to mention last summer's rocker panel mod:

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    Nothing a 2x4, hammer and touch up paint can't cure:

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  20. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Thanks Digiratus-

    I have a feeling the paint I used is going to be worthless... so like with the rest of my "mods"... remodding is going to be necessary :eek:

    Totally loving the new console though... cup holders that work and I'm also loving the armrest height on the new one. Perfect for my elbow. The other one was way too short
     

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