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Mothmans buggy build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Mothman, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Feb 22, 2016 at 8:01 PM
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    Mothman

    Mothman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Low and slow.. chopped up on 35s
    Starting this kinda late, and I haven't taken tons of pictures up to this point so it won't be your typical build thread..


    Front suspension
    • Icon 2.5 extended travel coil overs
    • Camburg uniball upper control arms
    • Removed swaybar
    Rear suspension
    • Chevy 63s, ruff stuff swap kit
    • 3 degree shims
    • Bilstein 5125 12 in travel
    Armor
    • 4xinnovations diy sliders w/kickout
    • Sos concepts hybrid front
    • Boxed rear frame with hitch and D-rings (high clearance bedsides and tube work to be added)
    • 4x8 sheet of 3/16s waiting to be formed into skids:sawzall::welder:
    • Got a deal on a full set of budbuilt skids
    Drivetrain
    • Nitro gear 4.88s
    • Arb air lockers front and rear, both diffs were built and installed by east coast gear supply
    • Cheap wannabe flowmaster 40 with rear axle turn down
    • Rear diff breather relocated to the driver side tail light housing
    • Lengthened stainless steel brake lines from @OCTaco
    Exterior
    • Shorty antenna
    • 4ft Wilson CB antenna
    • Uws toolbox
    • Trimmed fenders
    Recovery
    • Warn m8000 100ft synthetic line
    • 2 20ft straps
    • 30ft logging chain
    • 2 6ft tree savers
    • Couple d-ring shackles
    Interior
    • Midland CB
    • Modded reclining bench seat
    • Trd shifter knob
    Under hood stuff
    Wheels / tires
    Things to come
    • Bussman box built by @Sandman614
    • Swing out tube tailgate
    • Atlas 2
    • Bucket seats
    Hopes and dreams
    • Tons
    • 4 link rear

    Most current pic16019.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2016
  2. Feb 22, 2016 at 8:03 PM
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    redtacoma88

    redtacoma88 Well-Known Member

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    Got to love a built single cab! Looks great man :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2016 at 8:06 PM
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    Mothman

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    Thanks man! It's a work in progress
     
  4. Feb 22, 2016 at 11:16 PM
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    ODNAREM

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  5. Feb 23, 2016 at 4:45 AM
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    mferguson

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    more pics! love me a single cab
     
  6. Feb 27, 2016 at 11:26 PM
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    Mothman

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    Low and slow.. chopped up on 35s
    So wheeled a friends private testing trail tonight...310bff0b126a88f63dfb311ac34c4e72_7fc13e3d87d3cb12c12060c28345f6a201b73870.jpg
    Managed to roll back into a tree and dent the tailgate more
     
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  7. Feb 27, 2016 at 11:31 PM
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    Tatts521

    Tatts521 Lost in space

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    Nice dent :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Feb 28, 2016 at 12:02 AM
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    Mothman

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    Low and slow.. chopped up on 35s
    so I bought the truck from carmax, with 7000 miles on it for 17k


    Only shot of it I have after killing a phone or 2

    Wheeled it stock once or twice, ripped the mud flaps off, decided I needed a small lift and 265s..
    Ended up going with bilstein 5100s and 886s which netted me about 3inches.. And I put 255/85r16 km2s on the stock steel wheels


    Sometime after the lift I picked up a heavy plate rear bumper and a set of 4xinnovations sliders.. And the rear add a leafs sagged so I put a wheelers 3 leaf add a leaf in.


    Then I put a light bar on..

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    Went out and played in the snow

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    This happened :(
    Which resulted in this...

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    Wheeled it with 255/85s for a good long time..

    Went ahead and threw down on some air lockers.. and started hacking the truck up for 35s.

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    Pulled the light bar...

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    Played in the snow again with better results than the last time

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    Then I sold the rear bumper and boxed the frame in..

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    Got rid of my stock 5 gallon bucket muffler..

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    Sold my arb bumper..

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    Got a nose job...

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    Annnd now your pretty much caught up...
    Got a decent amount of other pics from various stages in life.. but I figured I'd keep the story short..
     
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  9. Feb 29, 2016 at 5:55 AM
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    mferguson

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    where did you box the frame? pics? want to do it to my taco
     
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  10. Feb 29, 2016 at 7:07 AM
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    Mothman

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    Just at the rear where the frame ends on both sides, ran 2x3 square tube between and welded in
     
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  11. Feb 29, 2016 at 4:34 PM
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    SC2SC

    SC2SC Likes Pineapple on Pizza

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    Sweet build! :thumbsup:

    How do you like the trac rac? I use mine for kayaks.
     
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  12. Feb 29, 2016 at 4:34 PM
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    Looks good :)
     
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  13. Feb 29, 2016 at 4:36 PM
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    Acerwin The unNORM NORM

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    Bout time :D and I'll sub
     
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  14. Mar 1, 2016 at 3:14 PM
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    I loved it.. it's sitting at my father in laws house lol. Hauled my canoe and kayaks really well though.. I also had a decent amount of weight in pipe and lumber on it.. they're tough..
     
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  15. Mar 1, 2016 at 3:15 PM
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    Mothman

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    Put a new fairlead on...
     
  16. Mar 1, 2016 at 3:41 PM
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    Yes they are! My truck wears mine about 9 months of every year.

    Great minds think alike! :thumbsup:
     
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  17. Mar 1, 2016 at 3:45 PM
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    Mothman

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    I chopped mine down about 4 inches or so.. I'll probably end up building a bed rack or something at some point
     
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  18. Mar 1, 2016 at 3:56 PM
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    Not a bad idea. Do you have the Tacoma specific trac rac, or trac rac one?
     
  19. Mar 1, 2016 at 4:11 PM
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    Mothman

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    Universal from when lowes carried them
     
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  20. Mar 1, 2016 at 4:28 PM
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    Yeah, i would cut it too.
     
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