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My weekend project - minor mods

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mz_TazComa, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Sep 30, 2008 at 2:20 PM
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    Mz_TazComa

    Mz_TazComa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I decided to start with the cheap mods. After reading all the threads about debadging and blacking out emblems, I decided to give it a shot. Thanks to everyone who posted about their experience. It helped alot. I decided to only put the Tacoma tailgate emblem back. I originally used 3M indoor/outdoor heavy duty tape but found it to be a bit too thick and there was too much of a space. At socalman22's recommendation, I used automotive emblem tape and it worked much better. Thanks! :thumbsup:

    About a week ago I installed my new Access Limited Tonneau cover. Since the bed cover rails install behind the truck bed rails, I had to cut about an inch of each end of my cargo divider.
    Voila, it now fits perfectly. :bananadance:

    Here are some pics...

    Debadged

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    Blacked-out
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    Access Limited Tonneau Cover
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    Cargo Divider cut (no those aren't my hands)
    :p
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    Under bed rails
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    Cargo Divider Installed
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  2. Sep 30, 2008 at 2:24 PM
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    Agent475

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    Great job on the mods!
     
  3. Sep 30, 2008 at 2:31 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Nice job on the mods, like the black out too, maybe sock can hook you up with some blacked out TRD stickers. A few members have his work & they look awesome. Would go well with you black / red theme.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2008 at 2:35 PM
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    Mz_TazComa

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    Thanks. You guys have me psyched to do more mods now. And I DO NOT have man hands. :D

    Get outta my head. I was thinking the same thing. I saw his work on some other trucks and checked out his other stickers. He has a black/red TRD Sport that would look awesome.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:39 PM
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    airsoft_warrior

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    I was thinking about painting my emblem on the front grille red. But i am not sure i might try it and see how it looks and if i dont like it i can repaint it black. But i will eventually get a billet grille.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:43 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    awesome job!!! i think painting your grille emblem red will look pretty awesome on your truck!!
     
  7. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:46 PM
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    Im also thinking about painting the emblems on the tailgate red to match but not sure about that yet.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2008 at 9:44 PM
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    Mz_TazComa

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    I'm thinking about painting the emblem on the front red too. I've seen it painted black but I'm not crazy about it. I'm going to photoshop it red and see how it looks.

    I'm not sure about red on red. It may be hard to see. I think the red/black combo is sharper looking, but that's just my opinion.
     
  9. Oct 1, 2008 at 1:10 AM
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    derekabraham

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    Nice start!
     
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    Great looking truck TazComa! What kind of step/nerf bars are those and what p/n?

    Edit:
    By the way . . . what's the story behind your license plate?
     
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    Who makes that cargo divider ?
     
  12. Oct 1, 2008 at 6:59 AM
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    Mz ManHands, your truck is looking good.
     
  13. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:00 AM
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    Both the roof rack and tube steps were factory installed. They're one of the reasons I bought my truck when I did.

    These are the tube steps: http://www.tacomapartsstore.com/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=307

    Here is the cargo divider: http://www.tacomapartsstore.com/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=270

    Brandsport.com shows more detail but I can't believe how much more expensive they are.
    Tube Steps: http://www.brandsport.com/toy-pts09-35051.html
    Cargo Divider: http://www.brandsport.com/toy-pt767-35051.html


    Since I'm slowly doing away with the chrome on my truck, I was thinking of selling my tube steps and replacing them with either the black powder coated ones or possibly going with the rock sliders.
     
  14. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:05 AM
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    It's a song from one of my favorite artists.

    LOL thanks. Is that my new name now?
     
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    Black on Black actually looks pretty sharp. I think that red on red would look pretty good. It just might not be as accented. Try it if you dont like it you could always paint over it.
     
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    until we can find a better name for you.
     
  17. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:20 AM
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    What Mods!
    Emblems look good I like the theme you have going on your truck is gonna look sweet.
     
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    Thanks so much for posting these pictures.

    I just bought an access cover, the divider should be here in a few days. Thought I would have to return one of them.

    What did you use to cut the divider?

    Looks like you just took the end cap off the divider, cut it and put the end cap back on. Is that what you did? Anything I should look out for?
     
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