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New V8 Build

Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by 1998coma, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. 1998coma

    1998coma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i had a thread started awhile ago but half my pics are gone.. so im just gonna start a new thread.

    heres what i started with

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    took off all the body parts...

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    took out the motor and tranny, bought a cheap sandblaster and a couple bags of sand and cleaned up the frame. painted it flat black with some rust paint.

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    next started fabbing up motor mounts...

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    after the motor was in it was time for the tranny...

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    found a 3 taco cabs at a local wreck yard (thank god for the recall) so i picked the one with the sunroof..

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    pushed the frame back outside to put the cab on..

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    finally was able to find a rear end out of a 92 pre-taco...

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    back in the garage it went to do wiring, plumbing, etc.

    also added some fenders and a hood just so it looked like a vehicle again...

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    then took it to my buddy's house to weld in the notch...

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    hacked up the 96 rad support so my 98 headlights would fit...

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    front end almost completely back together... didnt like it.

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    so i baked my headlights and then painted them white...

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    got my front bag brackets...

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    upper mounts installed.

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    lowers installed...

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    gonna be using a 8 gallon air tank..

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    triangulated 4 link...

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    Viair 380's..

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    RE-6's for the front and RE-7's for the rear..

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    bought an adapter off ebay so i could use a cone air filter to save some room

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    set the truck down for the first time with the bags in the front... also re-installed my headlights

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    and the front end with a white 4wd grille..

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    finally, heres my switches

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    will post more pics when i make more progress. and sorry the pics are so big
     
  2. luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

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    5% Tint, Bug flector, vent Visors, Removed secondary air filter, Rear Spring TSB w/ Wheeler's Add A Leaf HD Pack, Icon 2.0 rear shocks, Toytec 3" lift up front with Total Chaos UCA's, Debadged, Billet Grille,TRD Offroad rims/17x9 Pro comp 6001 rims, Duratracs 265/75/16 or 285/70/17, Fog light anytime mod, Tailgate hose clamp mod, Pro-dry AFE filter. Extended Differential Breather, ABS on/off, 6000k HID heads/fogs, ScanguageII, Devil horns, Devil horns on third brake light, Mounted 60" Highlift, Mounted Tool Box, Wet Okole Front Seat Covers, TW sticker, Midland Handheld CB,Painted engine cover, Revenge Fab Sliders, ARE Topper, Weather tech Floorliners.
    Damn, nice job. What engine is that?
     
  3. Killer Red Taco

    Killer Red Taco NorCal Rock Whore

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    Bilstein 5100 on front at 1.75 setting • 5100 on back• K&N Air Filter• TRD Seat Covers• Day Time Running Lights• Foglights Anytime• Hella 500 lights in grille• Rear TSB Springs• Alternative Locker Mod• CB and 4 ft firestick II• Billet Grille• Kid puke in the back!• 265/75R16 Goodyear MT/R• 16" Devino wheels• Hose Clamp Mod• Revenge Fab Sliders• No Sway Bar• A Hottie as Copilot
    That is looking sweet, I wanna see it drive.
     
  4. lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Thor

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    would you mind making a little more inclusive first post? :laugh:

    That is very impressive.
     
  5. MacTaco

    MacTaco Mustache May

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    Sick Sick Sick Sick Sick
     
  6. Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    holy crap... :D

    awesome :thumbsup:
     
  7. Killer Red Taco

    Killer Red Taco NorCal Rock Whore

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    Bilstein 5100 on front at 1.75 setting • 5100 on back• K&N Air Filter• TRD Seat Covers• Day Time Running Lights• Foglights Anytime• Hella 500 lights in grille• Rear TSB Springs• Alternative Locker Mod• CB and 4 ft firestick II• Billet Grille• Kid puke in the back!• 265/75R16 Goodyear MT/R• 16" Devino wheels• Hose Clamp Mod• Revenge Fab Sliders• No Sway Bar• A Hottie as Copilot
    HOLY CRAP!!!

    He's from the future. Oh man I got questions for you.

    What does the 2025 Taco look like?

    Does Chevy die with dodge?
    Or do they become one big pile crap?
     
  8. eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    OEM All Weather Mats, wheel locks, Toyota Silver Tube steps.....
    shit! nice!!
     
  9. higherlux

    higherlux Well-Known Member

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    fereaking sweet
     
  10. MacTaco

    MacTaco Mustache May

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    HAhahahahahahahahhahahaha

    Perfect
     
  11. 1998coma

    1998coma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    out of a Lexus LS 400

    i knew someone would say that
     
  12. hillbillytaco

    hillbillytaco HOT!!

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    very nice i like it
     
  13. rick

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    man i wish i had skills like that. great job 98coma.
     
  14. Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Nice work. You better post a video whenever you take it on it's maiden voyage.
     
  15. 1998coma

    1998coma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i might have a video up this weekend
     
  16. Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Might? Now you have to. Don't want all the boys thinking you're a tease!:D
     
  17. Don Taco

    Don Taco Active Member

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    That's a hell of a project.... Nice job!!!!! Is that an Iroc Z Engine???
    Keep us informed of your progress.
     
  18. 1998coma

    1998coma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    its a 1UZ out of a lexus LS400
     
  19. oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Great work! Can't wait to see it running.
     
  20. MiikeyD

    MiikeyD The Green Machine

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    i want a v8 taco!
     
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