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My Sunday Project

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by shutterbug, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Aug 26, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    shutterbug

    shutterbug [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Trd intake, flowmaster exhaust, URD Maf calibrator, 3inch lift, Firestone Ride-rite airbags, Raceline 16" wheels, Fibeglass shell, carpeted bench kit, billet grill, Pioneer AVH1400DVD, Kenwood 150 watt amp, Kenwood 12" subwoofers, Access steering wheel controls
    As of 3-19-15 ish
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    Truck has new cv axles in now.
    Skinkwerks HC rear bumper has been on order and being built.
    Put a bestop super top on it and in process for making full length drawer system.

    Need to paint grill colormatched again.

    Going to repaint from bumper with some bedliner.

    Probably missed something but not important

    As of 10-02-13:
    All the chrome is gone!
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    MODS:
    255/85 KM2's
    Variety of lights, rock lights and KC lights
    Sold the shell
    Made my own rock sliders!
    Installed URD MAF calibrator
    Lots of pinstriping!

    TO DO LIST:
    Get the Skinkwerks front bumper on
    Make my HC rear bumper
    Suspension upgrade!!!!!!!!
    Maybe gears and front locker
    Maybe some boost down the road

    Current pic is on the latest post or my sign pic

    I got the truck at a fantastic deal and it had alot of goodies on it.It is a 2006 Trd Off-Road with the 4.0 and Automatic. I had to sell my firebird to get this beast.
    Exterior
    -3 inch lift
    -Raceline wheels plus stock wheels w/ snow tires
    -Firestone Ride Rite Airbags
    -Billet grill
    -Chrome scoop
    -Chrome double wipers
    -skid plate
    Interior
    -Custom blue seat covers
    Performance
    -Trd intake
    -Flowmaster Exhaust
    Other
    -Fiberglass shell with ceiling lights
    -Carpeted bench kit
    -Super dark tint all around

    Both of my babies
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    When my parents brought it to my work after I bought it.
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    Then I had to take it mudding
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    Add-on's since I have had it,
    -Pioneer AVH1400DVD Head unit
    -Kenwood 12'' subwoofers
    -Kenwood 150 watt amplifier
    -URD MAF Calibrator
    -Back up camera
    -Access steering wheel adapter
    And many hours of cleaning!

    The Audio
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    The Getting Dirty
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    The Cleaning
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    First and last trucks
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  2. Aug 26, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    BradyT88

    BradyT88 Skinkwerks Rockware & Fabrication!!

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    Skinkwerks armor and a lot of other stuff!
    Nice:thumbsup: That is an interesting build. Does all that carpet in the bed come out easily or do you have to be careful of rain when you have the shell off?
     
  3. Aug 26, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    shutterbug

    shutterbug [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Trd intake, flowmaster exhaust, URD Maf calibrator, 3inch lift, Firestone Ride-rite airbags, Raceline 16" wheels, Fibeglass shell, carpeted bench kit, billet grill, Pioneer AVH1400DVD, Kenwood 150 watt amp, Kenwood 12" subwoofers, Access steering wheel controls
    Its just a bench kit set up made out of wood so I can pull it out in 15 minutes. I was just about to go take better pics of that actually. and Thanks, I have a lot in store for this!
     
  4. Aug 26, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    shutterbug

    shutterbug [OP] Well-Known Member

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  5. Aug 26, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    shutterbug

    shutterbug [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The dual exhaust
     
  6. Aug 26, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    I like it..nice and simple. Id like it alot better without the chrome on it, but hey if your happy.
     
  7. Aug 26, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    cgs2k2

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    looks good! do passengers ever sit on the bench in the back?
     
  8. Aug 26, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    shutterbug

    shutterbug [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The previous owner was a chrome fantatic, so I have left it like that while deciding the direction I want to go. Which is more off road while maintaining its good looks.
     
  9. Aug 26, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    shutterbug

    shutterbug [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've never had anyone sit back there besides me when I have my lunch and naps at work lol... it also functions as a bed which I have used camping
     
  10. Aug 26, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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    BradyT88

    BradyT88 Skinkwerks Rockware & Fabrication!!

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    Skinkwerks armor and a lot of other stuff!
    haha! You're in the same boat as me. All of the chrome on my taco was put on there by the previous owner:rolleyes: I think it would be too much of a pain to remove it all and I don't think it looks too bad so it gets to stay.

    Is that a true dual exhaust or do the headers go to a y-pipe and the y-pipe splits; or to an x-pipe; or is one pipe fake?

    and are those cup holders on the benches? haha. That's interesting. Did the previous owner haul people around in the back all the time or what?
     
  11. Aug 26, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    shutterbug

    shutterbug [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah and chrome is easy to clean!

    From the manifold it goes through 2cats, then into a Y-Pipe then out of the flowmaster muffler has 2 outlet pipe.. it sounds pretty good! I'll be driving it to school a little bit.

    And this truck has 13 cupholders total lol ... I don't think he hauled alot of people but then that would explain the miles he put on it and all the money he has.I guess I will have to ask him how many trips to Mexico he took :p
     
  12. Sep 27, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    Fightman80

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    Tinted Tail lights, Nerb Bars, Tonneau Cover, Vent Visors, Hood Deflector, Foglight/highbeam mod, Custom homemade grill, Carbon Fibre Interior.
    Nice truck man! I like the bench seats in the back.... never seen that before! lol! I too think the chrome is a little much.... the wheels look nice, but I'd ditch the chrome on the scoop, and door trim. The billet grill looks ok, but you could always paint it or plasti-dip black?

    Bottom line, it's a nice rig! :)
     
  13. Sep 27, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    shutterbug

    shutterbug [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking of removing all the remaining chrome adhesive left from previous and make my truck more function aka a real truck... gonna still have chrome on places, most people on here are against chrome and I used to be, but that grill got me! Lol... main reason I left chrome was for the door protectors and I didn't want door protectors to be lonely


    Thanks!
     
  14. Oct 7, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    shutterbug [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Added bull bar [​IMG]

    Did the rear diff breather relocate and locker anytime mod, so I had to go put them to the test!
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  15. Oct 7, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    shutterbug

    shutterbug [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Then I had to power wash the hell out of it, and removed all the chrome bullshit including the scoop!
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    After that I had to clean under hood for hours and finished this project.

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  16. Oct 7, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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    IluvTEA

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    Cooper ST 265/75/16 on Flat Black TRD OR wheels, window tint, blacked-out badges, front mudflap trim, BHLM, Base Black Rear Bumper Swap, Color-matched grille, Custom Relentless Fab plate bumper powdercoated flat wrinkle black and "TACOMA" backlit with Drunknsloth LEDs, Camburg 2.5" coilovers, LR UCAs, Power sliding rear window, Back-up camera anytime, FX-R projectors/Morimoto 3Five Ballasts/D2S bulbs 5000K, Black WeatherTechs, heated TRD seats with Roadwire Graphite Leather, OEM Roof Rack, front mud flap delete, Black Level 8 Guardians, TreadWright 285/75/16 with KG ...
    Looks great man! I need to get around to painting my engine cover one of these days
     
  17. Oct 7, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    shutterbug

    shutterbug [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It's pretty easy! Just a lot of prep work
     
  18. May 5, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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    shutterbug

    shutterbug [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well I just realized that I hadn't updated my build thread in 7 months so here it goes!

    Did a lot of snow wheeling this winter, love the locker and my new general grabber AT2's
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    Then this spring some major change happened... chrome removal time....
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    After making my own mounts for lights, making my own grill and painting that black, finally did the BHLM and dipped my rear bumper and emblems...
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    Now the shell and bench kit are for sale as well as the step tubes, and bull bar....

    Oh yeah the exciting part. Building my sliders :D
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    I will have more pics later!
     
  19. May 6, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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    R09ster

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    Way nicer without the chrome
     
  20. May 6, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    shutterbug

    shutterbug [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the contrast is much better
     
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