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New to TW and looking for ideas.

Discussion in 'New Members' started by MontanaYoter, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Mar 9, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    MontanaYoter

    MontanaYoter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Lots of rust
    I just bought an 01 Tacoma a month ago and im looking to personalize it.
    My name is Henry and I'm a poor high school kid.
    Any suggestions for my truck?
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  2. Mar 9, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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  3. Mar 9, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    1TUFFTRD

    1TUFFTRD WTF

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  4. Mar 9, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    4WD Conversion, No-slip locker, 5100s set at 2.5" and shackles in the back. Black 2nd gen rims, and Courser M/T tires, Bull Bar,Fog lights, UWS toolbox, CB Radio, Fiberglass antenna, 2nd Gen Badges, Deck Plate Mod, Diff Breather Mod, Sockmonkey decals.
    Welcome man.

    Deck plate and the Rear diff breather relocation. Maybe some lights or something How bout this?

    A few of you guy's asked about how I mounted these, so here goes.

    I started by taking a run to Home Depot to see what I could figure out. Here's what I came home with:
    -2 2" tall L-brackets
    -2 really long nuts, 5/8" maybe? The same size as the mounting bolt for the Hellas, and were about an inch or so long.
    -2 bolts, the same size as the long nuts I bought. I think they were 1.5"-2" long.
    -A bunch of washers.
    -1 1" wide metal plate thing.

    First I figured out where I wanted the lights, then I took the grill off and drilled some holes for the L-brackets. The holes are all under the grill, so if you take the lights off later on you won't be able to see them (hopefully).

    Well, then I bolted the brackets to the bumper and tried to put the grill back on. That didn't work so well, the grill wasn't able to slide behind the brackets into the right spot. So...I took the brackets back off, set them on the ground, and gave them each a good stomp, so they were flat, then reatteched them to the bumper. The grill now went back on, and all I had to do was bend the brackets back up to the right spot.

    Then I bolted the lights to the brackets and attached the really long nuts to the remaining length of bolt left from the light. Then I cut that flat 1" wide metal piece into 2 2" or so long strips and drilled a 5/8" hole in the middle of each one. These pieces are to brace the light to the back of the grill to keep them from bouncing around. I stuck the bolt with a bunch of washers for spacing through those metal strips and screwed it into that really long nut.



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  5. Mar 9, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes... Moderator

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