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stickyTaco's eff cancer build and ramblings

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by stickyTaco, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:39 PM
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    stickyTaco

    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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    Well, after years of delays I'm finally starting to make some progress on the taco so I figure I'd start a build thread to document it. First a little background on me and what my goals are with the truck.

    I purchased a certified preowned 2012 DCSB TRD OR in January 2013. The previous owner optioned out this truck with pretty much all the factory options along with a leer shell and a carpet kit for the bed, factory tube steps, and trd skid plate. My plan was a mild build...something to get me into the sierras or desert. No plans for rock crawling or mudding, just a well mannered overland rig that I could DD.

    I started saving here and there for the build right up until August 2014 when I found out that my cancer had returned (I was originally diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the appendix in December 2011 and had surgery in January 2012). A couple months later I was at UCSD for surgery and chemo (October 2014). I was out of work for three months and blew through the funds I had saved for my build.

    After recovery I decided that I was going to put the build on hold because a lot of the projects around the house that I was previously able to handle myself I just couldn't do so we ended up paying contractors to wrap up a few projects on our to-do list.

    After 18 months of clear scans I decided it was time to purchase something for the truck to celebrate and that's where my build begins. I ordered a set of @RelentlessFab bolt on sliders that I had intended to order back in December 2014, until receiving my first hospital bill and realizing that was going to eat what was left of my savings.

    Unfortunately, shortly after I ordered the sliders I found out that the cancer is back. This time I decided to proceed with the build and try to get as much done before my next round of treatments begin so I contacted @HeadStrong Off-Road and ordered extended travel Fox 2.5 coilovers, Fox 2.0 remote reservoir rear shocks, Dakar leaf springs, and light racing UCAs.

    I installed the suspension the first weekend I had free in late August 2016. Today I picked up the uncoated sliders from Relentless and plan to paint and get these ready for installation the first weekend in October.

    Other than a few other things noted below, that's where the truck stands today. Next up I'm planning to mount a winch/winch tray up front then skid plates. It's been a fun project and wrenching keeps my mind off other things which is good right now. Here's the build list and some pics....I'll stop rambling now.

    Body/Recovery:
    - Leer 100xr shell with headliner and removable front window
    - bed rug
    - Thule rack system (tracks on the shell and a 3rd crossbar that I can run on the cab if needed)
    - Relentless hi-lift mount with 60" hi-lift
    - quick fist shovel mount
    - color matched grill surround
    - derped front emblem +3hp
    - Relentless bolt on, flat sliders with fill plate, painted with rustoleum bed liner
    - Relentless stingray front winch tray/bumper
    - Relentless 3/16 steel IFS skid
    - Warn M8000S Winch
    - Bruteforce HC rear bumper with swingout

    Interior:
    - tint on front windows to match the rears
    - ultragauge MX to track transmission temps when towing (code for transmission temp setup on the 2012: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/ultragauge-transmission-temp.318340/page-28#post-12021542)
    - Kenwood KSC-SW11 running off the stock JBL entune stereo
    - factory rubber floor mats
    - red LED map lights
    - backup camera anytime mod

    Wheels/Tires:
    - Gunmetal SCS F5, 16" with 4.50" backspacing
    - 265/75/16 Duratrac load range C

    Suspension:
    - Fox 2.5 extended travel coilovers
    - Fox 2.0 remote reservoir rear shocks
    - Dakar leaf springs with the 3rd leaf removed...probably going to have to reinstall them when the HC bumper goes on
    - Lightracing UCAs
    - swaybar delete

    Other:
    - Fumoto valve
    - Aux transmission cooler (B&M 70268 plate cooler)
    - Rear diff breather relocate
    - LED reverse lights and license plate lights

    To be installed:
    - LED courtesy lights wired to dome light
    - LED underhood lights on a pressure switch
    - LED bed-lights wired to a switch in the bed
    - 12v power outlet, USB quick charge, and voltmeter for the bed
    - extended rear brake lines
    - 20" two row LED lightbar

    Here's the truck as it looked when I first brought it home.
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    Last edited: Oct 28, 2018
  2. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:41 PM
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    Hang in there bro, fuck cancer!
     
  3. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:47 PM
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    stickyTaco

    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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    Here are some pics from various adventures.

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  4. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:48 PM
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    stickyTaco

    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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    I'm going to make cancer my bitch...I've got a lot more fight left in me.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:51 PM
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    Fucking look it up
    Fuck cancer bro keep up with the good fight
     
  6. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:52 PM
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    stickyTaco

    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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  7. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:53 PM
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    Fuuuuuck Cancer. Stay strong! and I want to see where this build goes
     
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  8. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:54 PM
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    Kings and a TW DECAL!!!
    This! ^^^ FUCK CANCER
     
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  9. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:55 PM
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    More power to you, Zack!! FUCK CANCER!!!!
     
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  10. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:59 PM
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    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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  11. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:59 PM
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    Fuck cancer indeed! Holler if ya need any help OP.

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  12. Sep 21, 2016 at 9:02 PM
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    jberry813 Professional Fluffer Moderator

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    Seriously Zach, I'm just down the road. My tools and derp expertise are at your disposal.
    If nothing else I'm really good at drinking beer.
     
  13. Sep 21, 2016 at 9:03 PM
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    stickyTaco

    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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    I may reach out in the spring/summer if I'm up to it to see if you want to show me some trails up here. I've pretty much stayed east of 395 with the exception of some exploring around the truckee train tunnels on my DRZ.
     
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  14. Sep 21, 2016 at 9:04 PM
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    That I can help with!

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  15. Sep 21, 2016 at 9:07 PM
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    stickyTaco

    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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    Speaking of beer @jberry813, my goal
    Is to get out of the desk job and farm hops. I do a little home brewing too. My consumption is down at the moment but should pick back up after I get this mess in my abdomen sorted back out.
     
  16. Sep 21, 2016 at 9:08 PM
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    I'm even better at drinking other people's beer.
     
  17. Sep 21, 2016 at 9:09 PM
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    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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    LOL
     
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    Also @stickyTaco, my sister used to work oncology at Renown in Reno. If you need names, doctors, numbers, or just another opinion, Let me know.
     
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    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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