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My 5 Lug

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by Half Caf, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Feb 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM
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    Half Caf

    Half Caf [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello All, I wanted to make a thread to track some of my truck's build progress. I'm far from rich, so the mods will come as funds allow -but in the meantime I will try to keep it fresh with some cool photos.

    Here is the truck currently:
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    Current mods:
    Fat Bob's 2.75 lift
    Colormatched Satoshi
    Black boxes removed
    Ground caliper brackets for aftermarket rims
    MT 15x8s and 31x10.5 tires
    Radiator blackout

    And Here is a pic of the day I got her:
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    And a little background...

    The good:
    -I found the truck was actually a 2009 (not a 2008 like advertised)
    -It only has 44,000 miles
    -I only paid $6,000 for it

    The bad:
    -The previous owner said it rolled down a hill and hit a tree
    -needs new bumper, tail-light, and tailgate
    -shows some cosmetic signs of wear

    And here's one of my first trips out exploring in the new truck

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  2. Feb 5, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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    Winker

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    Sounds like you got a pretty good deal.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2014 at 4:19 PM
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    that was a great deal dude your lucky. If you can deal with the dent in the tailgate, the bumper and tail-light shouldn't be to spendy to replace/ fix
     
  4. Feb 11, 2014 at 4:23 PM
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    and your truck looks just like my btw. I did the BHLM and it looks awesome and it only cost me $6 in spray paint, i also painted the toyota emblem on the grill the same color. I chose a dark charcoal gray color that is really close to the grill surround color
     
  5. May 31, 2014 at 10:51 AM
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    Half Caf

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    Reno, the BHLM is on my list of eventual mods. However, I wanted to wait until I did a little color matching on the front end so things wouldn't be too dark.
    Speaking of color matching... I decided to go ahead and start working on a satoshi as my first mod for the truck :cool:
    I've worked with plastics before so I had a bit of an idea what I was getting into, but it has still been a lot more work than I was expecting. I'll let the pictures do the talking:

    The grille is off
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    Guts removed
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    Inserts glued in
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    Puttied and prepped
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    Primed
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    After 5 coats of red and 3 clear, the red was all done
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    The color looks good, but the clear needs some love before it will really blend in
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    And here's the truck as it sits (complete with ogling coworkers)
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    I still need to paint the inner lip satin, but I am waiting for the correct mesh to come in (they sent me the wrong cut)

    Anyway, this concludes update 1 of 3 -stay tuned!
     
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  6. Jun 1, 2014 at 9:55 AM
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    MikeTaco

    MikeTaco Let's do this!!

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    Looks great I'm still debating on the BHLM my 5 lug RC is white all colormatched front and rear
     
  7. Jun 2, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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    awesome man I was thinking about a Satoshi but I'm not sure if I will like it that much I'm gonna wait till you get yours done to see how it looks
     
  8. Jun 2, 2014 at 6:58 PM
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    I think it would look good with the color match! How did you paint the front bumper? I would like to do mine but the fact that its plexible plastic is a bit concerning.

    Well after I'm done it should give you a pretty good idea. Especially if I get the bhlm done any time soon :D
     
  9. Jun 3, 2014 at 9:31 AM
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    MikeTaco

    MikeTaco Let's do this!!

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    I had a friend paint the whole truck at his body shop. Our trucks as you know dont come really bright so i made sure i had extra coats of clear put on. :oldglory:
     
  10. Jun 3, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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    Sounds like a good friend to have! If I ever do mine, it will probably be an impulse decision involving rattle cans.
     
  11. Jun 3, 2014 at 5:27 PM
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    Skinny Rogers

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    Man great buy. And don't worry about the tailgate. Mines been bent for years and it just adds charactere3u7eraq_cbb9b2adfe5c856d120ab2f6dfa1350ca1dae76a.jpg
     
  12. Jun 4, 2014 at 2:39 PM
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    Okay, so a couple more updates...
    First, the truck has been a moving machine lately. My fiancé currently lives in Chicago and I also just got a new place, so I've been hauling a lot of loads in the truck.

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    The truck has been performing like a champ -even with a full bed of stuff on a 13 hour drive. I haven't been able to work on much else with all the moving, but that still hasn't stopped me from buying a few things in the meantime ;)

    When I went out to Chicago, I had actually been planning on installing this guy but my buddy had to cancel on me because he couldn't get off work :(

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    So the fat bobs lift will have to wait for another day... So, since I had a whole day with nothing to do, I decided to work on the mrs' new matrix. I tore the dash all apart in her work parking lot and installed a Bluetooth system while I waited for her to get off. Believe it or not, this picture is only from when I was about halfway through.

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    Anyway, here are the truck and the 'trix together. Now we have 2 vehicles for me to tinker with instead of just one :rolleyes: Maybe someday I'll post a picture of the bike as well.

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    New parts will be coming soon!
     
  13. Jun 11, 2014 at 2:52 PM
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    MikeTaco

    MikeTaco Let's do this!!

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    Nice looking pair of 'Yotas you got there Half Caf!!
     
  14. Jun 12, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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    Thanks! We've only had the matrix for about a month now, but we like it a lot. Definitely more suitable for road trips and such.

    In other news, the parts have been rolling in this week. I've gotten a new horn, new shocks, the mesh for my grille and a couple other things that should get here tomorrow as well... As much fun as it is to buy things for the truck it's about time I take a break and get down to work! More pics to come, but I'll leave this one here as a teaser.

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  15. Jun 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM
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    MikeTaco

    MikeTaco Let's do this!!

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    Check out what I did today...
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    BHLM and ventshades
     
  16. Jun 12, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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    Nice, looks great!
    What kind of tint are you running?
     
  17. Jun 12, 2014 at 7:43 PM
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    MikeTaco Let's do this!!

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    20% on the side windows
    5% (limo) on the rear
     
  18. Jul 5, 2014 at 5:23 AM
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    As usual, I've done more work than updates, so here we go...
    After seeing my ugly radiator and everything behind my grille for a couple weeks, I decided that I would still see it after my satoshi was done, too and something must be done.
    So something was! I prepped it for paint and my truck looked like it was at the dentist, waiting to get a root canal.
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    After spraying some flat black.
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    Removed the nonsense
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    And done, looking much better!
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  19. Jul 10, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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    After spray painting the background black, I got to work on finishing my satoshi.
    First, got the mesh cut to size and mocked it up.
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    Then primed and painted the mesh and put the top coat on the lip of the grille.
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    Got it all buttoned up and here she is!
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    Oh and one more thing, last weekend I was able to score a great deal on some tires!
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    They are 31's which is slightly larger than I actually wanted (to avoid regearing, speedo difference, and gas mileage) but the deal was too good to pass up. Here is a shot of them in front of the stock wheel.
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    Now I just need to get some rims in and set a day aside where I can install my lift and the truck will be looking 100x better!
    Updates will be coming, but first I'll be getting married and going on a honeymoon ;)
     
  20. Jul 10, 2014 at 3:04 PM
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    GEORGE STRAIT

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    congrats on the marriage bud
     
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