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New V8 Build

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

  1. Apr 22, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    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. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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    luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

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    Damn, nice job. What engine is that?
     
  3. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    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. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:09 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Staff Member

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

    That is very impressive.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    MacTaco

    MacTaco Mustache May

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    Sick Sick Sick Sick Sick
     
  6. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    Delmarva

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    holy crap... :D

    awesome :thumbsup:
     
  7. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    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. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    OEM All Weather Mats, wheel locks, Toyota Silver Tube steps.....
    shit! nice!!
     
  9. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    higherlux

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    fereaking sweet
     
  10. Apr 22, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    HAhahahahahahahahhahahaha

    Perfect
     
  11. Apr 22, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    1998coma

    1998coma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    out of a Lexus LS 400

    i knew someone would say that
     
  12. Apr 22, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    hillbillytaco

    hillbillytaco HOT!!

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    very nice i like it
     
  13. Apr 22, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    man i wish i had skills like that. great job 98coma.
     
  14. Apr 22, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    Nice work. You better post a video whenever you take it on it's maiden voyage.
     
  15. Apr 22, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    1998coma

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    i might have a video up this weekend
     
  16. Apr 22, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    Might? Now you have to. Don't want all the boys thinking you're a tease!:D
     
  17. May 4, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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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. May 6, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    1998coma

    1998coma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    its a 1UZ out of a lexus LS400
     
  19. May 6, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Great work! Can't wait to see it running.
     
  20. May 6, 2009 at 3:04 PM
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    i want a v8 taco!
     
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