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Taco Adventurer Build (Pictures Fixed)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Santos23, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. Jun 14, 2020 at 12:05 PM
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    taco03Trd

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    No problem
    How did you install then screw on or glue?
     
  2. Jun 14, 2020 at 12:19 PM
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    I wired them to my corner lights, drilled a hole in the grille and hot glued them to the grille.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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    Next mod coming soon!
     
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  4. Jun 14, 2020 at 6:48 PM
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    Exactly the content I was looking forward to. Keep the updates coming!
     
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  5. Jun 14, 2020 at 6:59 PM
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    Haha I will! Some small and some big!
     
  6. Jun 15, 2020 at 3:23 AM
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    Hahaha, well they look good either way. I have a 17 Trd OR with those rims and I love them. I didn't like them blacked out on the 3rd Gens though. It's what you like is all that matters...or what she likes LOL. Any smart man would have painted them black. :)
     
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  7. Jun 15, 2020 at 5:24 AM
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    what did you use to black the wheels out with? Looks great
     
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  8. Jun 15, 2020 at 10:45 AM
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    They sell some stickers that cover them perfect. Actually a little too perfect, because you have to put them on exact or else chrome still shows. I’d go with paint. Either plasti dip, or sand them then use regular paint.
     
  9. Jun 15, 2020 at 1:13 PM
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    What guide did you use to retrofit your headlights? Sweet looking rig!
     
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  10. Jun 15, 2020 at 1:28 PM
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    There’s a pretty good video from Speedys garage on YouTube. But I follow the account “nomadretrofits” on IG and he actually helped me as I was building them. Super helpful guy!
     
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  11. Jun 15, 2020 at 1:35 PM
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    Awesome thanks!
     
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  12. Jun 16, 2020 at 5:34 PM
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    Excellent, thanks for sharing. I'm doing research on what to do with mine. Only I don't have the 4X4
     
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  13. Jun 16, 2020 at 5:37 PM
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    It’s your truck! Do whatever makes YOU happy.
     
  14. Jun 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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    Sweet rig man! The red looks good. Mines an 04 and plan on doing a similar build. Just got some retrofits and couldn’t be happier!

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  15. Jun 16, 2020 at 7:09 PM
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    Thanks for the compliment! I wasn’t a fan of red at the beginning but it’s grown on me haha and dude the shroud you got looks badass!
     
  16. Jun 16, 2020 at 7:12 PM
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    At least it’s not gold....haha the color is growing on me too. And thanks! I was going to go with Nomad but decided going for the smaller guy AB Retrofits. Next I want to build an internal support for my topper so it’ll hold a roof top tent. Maybe wheels and tires first though haha. Also got the OME 3 inch with leaf packs
     
  17. Jun 17, 2020 at 11:01 AM
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    That should be a sweet build. I actually really like the gold tacos!
     
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  18. Jun 18, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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    Just an FYI, I'm going to make a table of contents and separate my mods so they'll be easy to find. Sorry if this blows up your notifications lol
     
  19. Jun 18, 2020 at 10:37 AM
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    The first thing I had to do was get rid of the side decals and the chrome trimming on the door. So I went to work. The sticker decals on the side were probably the hardest thing to ever get off. It got to the point I just grabbed an ice scrapper and scrapped away - and found out the paint on these trucks sticks like glue!

    After a few good hours of scrubbing, I was able to successfully remove all the adhesive and stickers from the truck completely.

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  20. Jun 18, 2020 at 10:38 AM
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    The next thing I needed to do was add some new tires since these were almost completely bald. I did some research and found that the Nitto Ridge Grapplers were a pretty aggressive A/T tire and went with those. 265/70/16.

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