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One step closer to being chrome free

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Ohbrian, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Jan 5, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    Ohbrian

    Ohbrian [OP] Taco Roja

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    Eclipse head unit,scratched paint,ripped seat, black chaos 6 rims, Bilstein 5100's, top plate spacers, AAL, Midget antenna, Bakflip G2 cover, 14" Magnaflow, 400W inverter, LR UCA's
    Did the grill and lights today. Can't wait for warmer weather to paint the bumpers.

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  2. Jan 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    FrankNasti

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    Anywhere the Army tells my wife to go.
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    The toddler and baby seat mod.
    Looks good. I've blacked out the rear bumper, the badges and plan to do the grill. How did you do the headlights?
     
  3. Jan 5, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    2tufftaco

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    im wanting to do the same if you dont mind.. where did you get the grille lights setup and how much ? what are your plans for the rear bumper . im trying to do a local swap.. my chrome for someones base gray. guess not many chrome fans :D
     
  4. Jan 5, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    Ohbrian

    Ohbrian [OP] Taco Roja

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    Eclipse head unit,scratched paint,ripped seat, black chaos 6 rims, Bilstein 5100's, top plate spacers, AAL, Midget antenna, Bakflip G2 cover, 14" Magnaflow, 400W inverter, LR UCA's
    I just bought some blacked out ones from ebay. I suppose if you are careful and have some patience you could do the stock ones yourself. I think people here have done it.

     
  5. Jan 5, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    davidpick

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    looking great! i got rid of all the chrome on my tacoma and am in the process of eliminating it on my new tundra haha!
     
  6. Jan 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    Ohbrian

    Ohbrian [OP] Taco Roja

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    Eclipse head unit,scratched paint,ripped seat, black chaos 6 rims, Bilstein 5100's, top plate spacers, AAL, Midget antenna, Bakflip G2 cover, 14" Magnaflow, 400W inverter, LR UCA's
    The grill was about 50 bucks on ebay and the lights came in a 6 piece set (head lights, corners and turn signals) for around 130 I think I paid.

     
  7. Jan 5, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    JoePoulson

    JoePoulson Loves Tacos

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    Which brand of side steps do you have? Mine are chrome (as is my front and rear bumpers), and I can't stand them. Am looking at all kinds of options for replacements. Not a fan, but the woman and daughter use them to get in the truck.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    Boerseun

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    Paint them!
     
  9. Jan 5, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    Boerseun

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    :thumbsup:
     
  10. Jan 6, 2012 at 6:33 AM
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    TIPICOTACO

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    NICE! I too am slowly de-chroming.. think I plan to color match the grill though and go black on the bumpers as well. Plasti-dip your emblems dude!!!

    I like your sig! ;)
     
  11. Jan 6, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    I hate chrome
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/73813-i-hate-chrome.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/75172-i-hate-chrome-ii-bumper.html

    I have removed or painted all the chrome on an 04

    I bought a black bumper and painted it with rattle cans and it looked good until the road bugs etched the finish

    You can sand the old chrome bumper and paint it or buy a black bumper and paint it. But I will be painting mine again and using a better clear coat to protect the finish from all the bugs that collect on the front of a truck.

    Truck looks great
     
  12. Jan 6, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    Jonyd182

    Jonyd182 What do you mean I can't go up there...Watch this!

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    Looks great.

    I'm partial to the red and black my self...
     
  13. Jan 6, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

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    Looks good.
     
  14. Jan 7, 2012 at 7:46 AM
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    Ohbrian

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    Eclipse head unit,scratched paint,ripped seat, black chaos 6 rims, Bilstein 5100's, top plate spacers, AAL, Midget antenna, Bakflip G2 cover, 14" Magnaflow, 400W inverter, LR UCA's
    These are some cheap things from autoanything (steelcraft I think) and I would highly recommend AGAINST buying them. These are the illest fitting pieces of shit. I won't get in to all the specifics it's a long story (unless you want the details). After I finish some other things I'll probably cut these off. Try painting the ones you have first.


     
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