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STLharry Build.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by STLharry, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Aug 8, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    STLharry

    STLharry [OP] Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    '95-'97 style Grille/Hood/Taillights/Tailgate decals, ARB bull bar, Rock sliders, Custom rear tube bumper, King Coilovers with Icon neoprene spring condoms, OME Rear Suspension: CS046R leafs with N85 shocks, NWOR greasable shackles/spring pins and OME hardware; IPF H4 lenses and bulbs, IPF 968 DCG 100W fog lights, CB radio, Aussie-spec FJ60 inclinometer, ARB CKMA12 compressor; ARB-mounted 4' Hi-Lift, Deckplate mod, Grey Wire mod, Dif Breather Extension, Dif Drop Kit, Sway bar removed, Duratrac tires, Sockmonkey bedside decals, Boat cupholder
    So I bought the truck in September of 08 off of craigslist from a guy near Keene, NH. It came with a Rough Country 2" lift and 32" Mickey Thompson MTZs on 2nd gen 17" alloys.
    [​IMG]

    First mod was tires. The mudders would kill me as soon as the snow fell here in VT, so I bought some 32" BFG ATs and put them on the stock 1st gen 15" alloys. I also bought a cap from someone who walked up to me at a gas station and admired the truck. He gave me the cap, bug shield, and a bedliner that goes under the bed rails for $100.
    [​IMG]
    Then I took it on a few class 4 roads in a neighboring town. :D
    [​IMG]
    And turned it into a brown truck at the Milton sand pit. I had also just thrown a Flowmaster 40 series delta flow on the truck with no tailpipe. Very loud. It quieted down after I put the stock tailpipe back on.[​IMG]

    I also replaced all 4 brakes at some point in the winter. This was the entire system: Calipers, rotors, pads in the front and shoes, drums, hardware in the rear.
    The cap that I bought didnt stay on the truck for very long; I really didnt like the wedge-style so it sat under a cedar tree for most of the winter, until a girl with a 00 regular cab taco bought it for $300. Good deal for me, I made $200!


    In the spring is when the build really took off. I first purchased and installed OME 881 coils and N91S shocks. took a little longer than expected but was a real fun learning experience.[​IMG]

    I found some time on a warm day to do the deckplate mod. It definitely helps out the 4cyl engine. This is a hole for a 4" deckplate, which is the largest that can fit on a 4cyl air box.[​IMG]

    Next thing was the ARB Bull Bar. This was something I had wanted to get for as long as I have wanted a 1st gen Tacoma. It was worth every penny and also a pain in the ass to install because the front tow hooks were so rusted onto the frame. It gets 2 pictures because I like it so much.
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Next I found another fiberglass cap in NH. Even though it was for a Pickup, the bed dimensions are pretty much exactly the same (76.5x60), so it ended up fitting quite nicely.
    [​IMG]

    A friend of mine also built me a rear bumper. I helped, but hes the welder not me (I suck at that:(), so i did a lot of the grinding and finish work and he did everything else (aka most of the work). Its not completely finished at this point, but its getting there. He is willing to make one for anyone out there who wants one (he is trying to start a little fab shop called Neu Horizons Off Road) so just PM me for a price. Tire mount optional.
    [​IMG]

    I recently broke a leaf spring hauling a few loads of mulch, so I have upgraded to OME rear suspension. I will have pictures of it up sometime soon. Also recently did the Dif breather extension mod. Very easy. I recommend it to everyone.Toy4life did a great write-up.

    Next up is ARB air lockers, or a full power- and drivetrain swap out of a 98-04 TRD tacoma, which ever one is cheaper or more available.

    So theres the expedition taco so far. Shes not bad, but she'll need a new frame next year or the year after that..stupid rust. Hope you enjoyed the write-up. Sorry if it was kinda long. Comments/suggestions are much appreciated.
     
  2. Aug 8, 2009 at 7:56 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    nice truck looks awesome covered in mud.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2009 at 12:28 AM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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  4. Aug 9, 2009 at 6:27 AM
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    STLharry

    STLharry [OP] Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    '95-'97 style Grille/Hood/Taillights/Tailgate decals, ARB bull bar, Rock sliders, Custom rear tube bumper, King Coilovers with Icon neoprene spring condoms, OME Rear Suspension: CS046R leafs with N85 shocks, NWOR greasable shackles/spring pins and OME hardware; IPF H4 lenses and bulbs, IPF 968 DCG 100W fog lights, CB radio, Aussie-spec FJ60 inclinometer, ARB CKMA12 compressor; ARB-mounted 4' Hi-Lift, Deckplate mod, Grey Wire mod, Dif Breather Extension, Dif Drop Kit, Sway bar removed, Duratrac tires, Sockmonkey bedside decals, Boat cupholder
    thanks guys
     
  5. Oct 8, 2009 at 8:05 PM
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    STLharry

    STLharry [OP] Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    '95-'97 style Grille/Hood/Taillights/Tailgate decals, ARB bull bar, Rock sliders, Custom rear tube bumper, King Coilovers with Icon neoprene spring condoms, OME Rear Suspension: CS046R leafs with N85 shocks, NWOR greasable shackles/spring pins and OME hardware; IPF H4 lenses and bulbs, IPF 968 DCG 100W fog lights, CB radio, Aussie-spec FJ60 inclinometer, ARB CKMA12 compressor; ARB-mounted 4' Hi-Lift, Deckplate mod, Grey Wire mod, Dif Breather Extension, Dif Drop Kit, Sway bar removed, Duratrac tires, Sockmonkey bedside decals, Boat cupholder
    Painted the rear bumper a while back (flat black) and modified the tire carrier to pull the tire in. It is now parallel with the back of the cap and the truck has an increased departure angle.
    [​IMG]
    side view:
    [​IMG]

    Also mounted IPF 968CSGs on the ARB with the 100W bulbs. Quite bright....
    [​IMG]

    and of course, these were all taken while wheeling in Milton VT with my friend Kai. He has a 92 Mini Truck with a skyjacker 4" and 33s. Here he almost hydrolocked his 3.slow.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Mar 22, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    35% up front, 20% in the back window tint, 15" Mickey Thompson bullet hole wheels, with 31x10.5 Firestone Destination A/T tires. Glass Pack, High Flow Cat, S&B CAI, Custom Light Bar with 4 fog lights. 2 10" Rockford Fosgate P2 subs with 1000 watt Rockford Fosgate Amp, CB.
    Nice rig man!!! Sweet ass truck!!!
     
  7. Mar 22, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    mwild

    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    Cat-Back, weather techs, ipod and sisuis Old 04 Taco: 5100s At all 4 corners set at 2.5", Toyotec AAL, Gibson cat-back, Deck plate mod, 20% Tint on fronts, 10" Kicker Comp sub, Sirius radio, Bud Built Skid, Pro Comp 8069 Wheels
    Nice truck. do you still have the wheels and tires that were on it when you got it. I would love to buy them from you.
     
  8. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    STLharry

    STLharry [OP] Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    '95-'97 style Grille/Hood/Taillights/Tailgate decals, ARB bull bar, Rock sliders, Custom rear tube bumper, King Coilovers with Icon neoprene spring condoms, OME Rear Suspension: CS046R leafs with N85 shocks, NWOR greasable shackles/spring pins and OME hardware; IPF H4 lenses and bulbs, IPF 968 DCG 100W fog lights, CB radio, Aussie-spec FJ60 inclinometer, ARB CKMA12 compressor; ARB-mounted 4' Hi-Lift, Deckplate mod, Grey Wire mod, Dif Breather Extension, Dif Drop Kit, Sway bar removed, Duratrac tires, Sockmonkey bedside decals, Boat cupholder
    No I sold them 2 months after I bought the truck to someone with an 03 for 750. Good deal for him, those were worth over 200 each (in that condition) without the tires.

    Sorry
     
  9. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    mwild

    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    No problem. I figured they were gone already just thought i would ask.
     
  10. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    STLharry

    STLharry [OP] Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    Did some wheelin a little while back. Here's some pictures.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  11. May 1, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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    jodjr

    jodjr Well-Known Member

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    Nice whip...I have an uncle that lives up your neck of New England in Milton Vermont. I'm in seacoast NH...picking up my 03 Tacoma tomorrow after a frame replacement...took 3 weeks total. Can't wait to give this Rav 4 back...LOL
     
  12. May 1, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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    STLharry

    STLharry [OP] Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    Thanks man. I actually had this thing recalled back in Spring 2010. Purchased an 01 and swapped all the parts. Looks basically the same though.

    You wheel the area at all?
     
  13. Jul 4, 2012 at 4:41 AM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo Self Proclaimed first gen expert :doh:

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  14. Jul 8, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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    STLharry

    STLharry [OP] Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    Ha I appreciate the sub...but this truck's long gone! Poor baby was recalled back in May 2010. Here is the current truck, which I modified to look exactly like the old one (pretty much).
     
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