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mrbeggins 04 Tacoma Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by mrbeggins, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Jul 15, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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  2. Jul 15, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    Stopped by the scale today, 1930kg's = 4246lbs without me in it!

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  3. Jul 15, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    Still need a rear bumper and rock sliders to add some more weight :p

    Truck looks so sick man! I really wanted to get a red tacoma :eek: :jellydance: I'm a little partial to bedlined rockers too lol.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    Haha thanks man! Sliders are going on very soon. I'm going to wait until this rear bumper comes off naturally haha.

    Do the rockers!!!
     
  5. Jul 15, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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    Good plan!

    I already did my rockers awhile back :anonymous: most recent picture I have of my truck from the side. The cap isn't on anymore.
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  6. Jul 15, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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    ^^nice!! Looks clean
     
  7. Jul 15, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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    Thanks :)

    What brand of bed liner did you use for your rockers?
     
  8. Jul 15, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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    It's the dupli color coating in the 1gallon can. It's a 3 part mixer. Rubber, color, and hardener. I've had it no there 2 years now. Holding up great!
     
  9. Jul 15, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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    Nice! I've heard good things about the duplicolor stuff. The stuff I've seen in person looked pretty good. I used herculiner roll on bedliner and put a coat of rustoleum over it a couple years after I did it. Helped fill in the little spots where the bedliner was a little thin and the silver paint could be seen through.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2013 at 1:12 PM
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    Ya I had the same problem with a few specs of red showing through. I recently just put anther light coat over top of the existing coat. It's nice and dark now. No chips, and super thick.
     
  11. Jul 20, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    Started the long list of things to do before my trip in the fall to the Dusy and Rubicon...

    -change both front cv's and seals (possibly needle bearings to)
    -change rear brakes including cables
    -change front, rear, transfer case fluids
    -change power steering pump and alternator
    -flush radiator and clean
    -inspect belts
    -change battery to odyssey
    -change front driveshaft U-Joints
    -change carrier bearing
    -change inner and outer tie rod ends
    -change fuel filter

    Tomorrow ill be doing the cv's and seals, and changing all the fluids. I'm pretty pumped for the trip. Count down is 2 months away!!
     
  12. Aug 3, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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    In prep for the little field trip I made a transfer case skid today. I was sick and tired of that all pro junk that bolts to the transfer case. I really regret buying it, and highly doubt I can sell it, so I'm going to use it for scrap metal :)

    I managed to score a sheet of 3/16 hardend steel plate from a welding shop for free. 24"x48"!! Plenty left over for other projects

    Got the bottom cut and bolted to the tranny skid. Mocked up one side then duplicated it for the other. I kept everything up as high as possible

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    image by Tanner Tucker, on Flickr

    First side tacked up

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    Other side tacked

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    Rear end shot, nice and smooth to slide over rocks the size of smart cars:)

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    image by Tanner Tucker, on Flickr

    Unbolted and one side welded solid from both sides

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    image by Tanner Tucker, on Flickr

    All welded up and cleaned up ready for paint

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    image by Tanner Tucker, on Flickr

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    image by Tanner Tucker, on Flickr

    Painted it black with box liner paint. Not expecting it to stay on there, as you can see it was a little wet when I bolted it back up to the truck. I used 5/8" bolts to attach it to the frame. The holes are drilled and tapped...

    I'll be boat siding the back of it as well. The pieces will be 2" wide welded on a 45 degree angle following the sides and back in order to keep the skid plate from digging in when I back up. I ran out of wire for the welder so I called it quits for today.

    Sliders will be here sometime this week, so that'll be my project next weekend!!
     
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  13. Aug 3, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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    The transfercase skid looks good :thumbsup: what sliders did you order? The truck is coming along nicely :)
     
  14. Aug 3, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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    Thanks man! I ordered the trail gear sliders!! I like the simple clean look of them, nice and compact haha
     
  15. Aug 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM
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    Good choice! I've heard good things about trail gear sliders and I really like my trail gear bumpers
     
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    Anyone else have problems with the all pro front skid hitting the power steering rack on the bottom? Mine hits the rack right where the 2 back bolts of the skid mount to the frame. Is this normal for the skid to rest on the bottom of the rack? I have a feeling that one good solid "wack" on the bottom and something is going to bend or break of the rack.
     
  17. Aug 4, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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    I think you need to add some "ribs" to the backside of that tcase skid to stiffen it up particularly where the side peices attach. You've got a good design but the 3/16" plate will bend easier than you think without some added bracing.
     
  18. Aug 4, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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    Yea, as I mentioned in the post above when I made the plate I'll be boat sidin the back of it. I ran out of wire for the welder, but I did cut 3 pieces for the back of the skid plate. 2" wide and they'll be welded on at a 45 in order to stiffen the back of it. It will follow the angles and along the back. Much like the skid row plate
     
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