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NEW DeMello project

Discussion in 'Demello Offroad' started by JDEMELLO, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. Mar 4, 2021 at 2:56 PM
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    JDEMELLO

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    Or maybe we will call it a refresh...

    A little back story. in 2004-2005 I was apart of a build on the new 2005 Tacoma truck. It was done for a cable show, I think it was tough truckin with Ivan stewart. I sat there with my then customer/friend Wyatt. He had a 2002 Tacoma that we already had plans to do a solid axle swap on. I leaned over to him and said, hey... Sell your truck and lets get the new 2005 Tacoma and be the first to swap one. With out hesitation his response was OK.
    If you search out that Magazine you'll see my much younger self holding a torch in front of the Tacoma before we cut it. The Owner of the magazine David was there the first day as we cut into a brand new paper plated truck.

    Fast forward 16 years and I had an opportunity to buy this truck from the original owner. The truck has seen better days but it's a trail proven solid machine.

    Our plans are to give it a much needed face lift.
    [​IMG]
    2016-2020 Mcneil racing fiberglass front end and rear end https://www.mcneilracinginc.com/collections/05-14-toyota-tacoma
    Icon wheels
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    With OMF performance doing their magic to them.
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    Milestar 40in tall tires [​IMG]

    Our new Tacoma bumper, we may do the first or 2nd Rally bumper (hybrid) on this truck.

    We are going to clean it up and give it a Toyota Radiant red re-paint.

    We also have some lights from rigid industries that will replace the very old lights that currently hang off the truck.

    Did we miss anything? what would you do if you owned this truck, what would you do with it?

    Last but not least, it's getting a new name. We were thinking Nacho Taco (unless someone already claimed that one)

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  2. Mar 7, 2021 at 11:22 PM
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    BLKTRUCK

    BLKTRUCK Where’s @ODNAREM?

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    I just got a refresh project also, 05 access cab.
    I'll see how much I can get in before San G this year.
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2021 at 7:36 PM
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    state48overland

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    All I can say is this Barcelona truck better get the 2nd or 3rd Rally Bumper Jacinto! Also buddy----taper in the bash plate toward the bottom that attaches in to the ambulance bar for a less bulky look. Wide at the top narrowed in at the bottom to match the IFS skid plate widths. Also, don't go as wide on the corner edges like the FJ Rally for guys that dont run glass or have trimmed fenders or offer two versions since all you need to do is extend the tubes?

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  4. Mar 9, 2021 at 7:53 PM
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    BLKTRUCK

    BLKTRUCK Where’s @ODNAREM?

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    What are you going to do with that old 3 hoop bumper?
    Hit me up if your willing to sell it.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2021 at 8:00 PM
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    the.sight.picture

    the.sight.picture Wishes he was in the woods.

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    Check out my build thread (Beginning of Money Pit)
    If I was the owner of that truck, besides the radiant red coloring, I'd try doing actual nacho chips/cheese/jalapenos graphics on the side.

    But to be fair, I like weird shit so
     
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  6. Mar 9, 2021 at 8:24 PM
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    BLKTRUCK

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    is that the same truck as this one in the middle?
    [​IMG]

    I saw it at an in-n-out meet in long beach about 4 years ago.

    I want that bumper.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2021 at 12:11 PM
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    The problem with tapering it in is your bolt pattern would be more exposed, it would look like one of those silly prerunner bumpers trying to look like it has center mounted a-arms.hahah We are going radiant red on this tacoma. I believe that was a factory option somewhere in the 2005-2011 model year and for sure was in the 96-04 model years
     
  8. Mar 18, 2021 at 12:12 PM
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    It sure is. that widened bumper will soon be for sale. We are just waiting for our new fiberglass to come in. I may sell all the fiberglass too but it's a little banged up i may just throw it on the wall as wall art.
     
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  9. Mar 18, 2021 at 12:16 PM
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    Just make the sandwich bracket wider to cover them up---theres a market for everyone man
     
  10. Jun 25, 2022 at 8:19 PM
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    BenMara

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    @JDEMELLO how's this project coming along?
     
  11. Nov 16, 2022 at 3:44 PM
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    Sorry I did not see this. I need to update the thread!
     
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  12. Nov 16, 2022 at 3:46 PM
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  13. Nov 17, 2022 at 12:54 AM
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    Nice face lift
     

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