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Mod-week is OVER!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by eltaco, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Jun 11, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    eltaco

    eltaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've spent the past week with power tools and sanding blocks, and I'm happy to report that I am finally finished with Mod Week!!

    Just before mod-week, I installed a set of FJ Crusier SE wheels, which caused me to stand back and think... "It's about time I just do the things that I wanted when I bought this thing." Shortly after, my color-matched grille and IPF lights showed up.

    Despite my initial concerns of cutting into the grille, I finally dove in head first and started hacking. Roughly 20hrs later, this is what happened.
    [​IMG]

    Great, Satoshi... DONE!

    Now onto the lights. I'm on work travel right now, and almost completely without tools. I ended up doing a hack-job on a piece of angle aluminum. It gets the job done, but not pretty to look at. Thankfully, it's now painted black and behind the grille, never to be seen again!
    [​IMG]

    Two nights ago I finally got my FJ Fog switch hooked up and into the dash. Nice to have a factory-style switch with an indicator LED for when the lights are actually powered!

    Last night, I installed my Daytime Running Light mod. Such a minor change, but I really like the way the DRLs look. Call me silly, but well worth the $50, IMO.

    Here she is with all mods installed. I think I'm finally finished for a while! (unless I can find some BHLM lights...) :D
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jun 11, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    jizzam93

    jizzam93 Well-Known Member

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    YES!!
    Looks great dude!! The last pic looks sick. Some BHLM and your golden. hehe
     
  3. Jun 11, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    MOT

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    Looking good Do the BHLM would look sweet! eather way nice truck!
     
  4. Jun 11, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    TacoRun

    TacoRun Subd for later..

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    Looks great!! Quick question. Where did you get the small TRD logo for the grill? And about how much did that run you?
     
  5. Jun 11, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    eltaco

    eltaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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  6. Jun 11, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

    SlurpeeBlueMetallic FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

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    My thought when glancing at the first pic was "holy crap, he put an AC outlet under his hood?!?!?" :D

    The I scrolled down and saw the whole pic... looks great
     
  7. Jun 11, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    TacoRun

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    Thanks for the link. I was looking at my weathertechs today and I got an idea to stick a TRD logo on it. To make it look OEM. But i need to find one that will work. Like a rubber type stick on. Or just put a hard plastic on it and secure it with some strong glue. You think that one would work?
    Dont mean to :threadjacked:
     
  8. Jun 11, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    KEG'sTACO

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    NICE! BHLM and you're sittin' nice...until the mod bug bites again.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    MOT

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    :laugh:
     
  10. Jun 11, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    nice lookin truck!! Is that a sockmonkey vinyl decal on your lower front lip?
     
  11. Jun 11, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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    eltaco

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    Yes, and I love it!

    I've had it on for almost a year, and it's held up great.
     
  12. Jun 11, 2010 at 10:30 PM
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    eltaco

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    I don't think I'd recommend putting it on floormats... you'd scratch it all up in no time at all.
     
  13. Jun 11, 2010 at 10:33 PM
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    Sick!!!
     
  14. Jun 11, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    08PRELB

    08PRELB Don't Tread On Me

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    Looks great man! Do the BHLM your self if you can do the satoshi then dont be afraid of doing the BHLM.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2010 at 5:48 AM
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    Racer78

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    Looks great man. I hit my TRD grill logo with a dab of silicone from behind the grill to give it some extra hold. A BHLM on your white truck would look sweet.

    Nice work!
     
  16. Jun 12, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    S1N C1TY...(from Hilo, HI)...
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    looking really good...job well done...:D
     
  17. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    eltaco

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    Thanks, the silicone idea is a great one. I'll make sure to do that!
     
  18. Jun 12, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    Dark_Taco

    Dark_Taco ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Looks amazing! Great work!
     
  19. Jun 13, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    eltaco

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    I'll certainly look into it, but it looks more risky than the Satoshi to me. Something about baking my headlights in an oven doesn't sound super appealing.

    That, and my wife may just injure me if I use her cooking oven to bake plastic and chemicals...
     
  20. Jun 13, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    same here!
     
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