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Taco Man in HD's Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Taco Man in HD, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Feb 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    Thanks, your truck looks sweet!

    Thanks man!

    [​IMG]

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  2. Feb 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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    sir1123

    sir1123 Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

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    thanks man!
     
  3. Feb 28, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    should be a busy weekend for the tacoma!

    received my 5100's from DSM...
    received my Eibach's from ToyTec...
    (just putting on rears for now, fronts have to wait until spring break for assembly)

    received LED's from eBay for "raptor mod"...
    received second replacement bulb from DDM...
    trying the dome light resistor mod...

    currently considering buying mesh from :homer: to make a flush mount m4 grille.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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  5. Mar 1, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    travis9287

    travis9287 Roll Tide!

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    looking good!
     
  6. Mar 4, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

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  7. Mar 14, 2012 at 11:49 PM
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    Jnizzle

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    Ahhh so many ideas from this build! Shes a beaut man!!
     
  8. Mar 14, 2012 at 11:58 PM
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    Hiatt1991

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    Awesome bumpers bro!
     
  9. Mar 15, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

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    Thanks, guys! I love your truck, Hiatt. :D

    I got some work done today. :taco:

    Finished wiring up "raptor mod". (Last picture is with my 55w 6k DDM HID's)
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    Plugged in my LED panel. (I still need resistors)
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    Test-fit my 10" subwoofer box from Car Audio Factory. (I still need a sub and to clean under the back window...:rolleyes:)
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Mar 19, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

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    Sprayed my Yakima Bike Fork Mounts with bed-liner (need to add another mount in the middle)...
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    Added Bilstein decals on bottom of doors, but I'm not sure if I like them. :confused:
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  11. Mar 19, 2012 at 10:51 PM
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    hey dude love the raptor led mod, u gotta to a 1st gen write up for it
     
  12. Mar 21, 2012 at 7:13 AM
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    I followed the 2nd gen write-up by kd8bao and the only difference was that I had to dremel a some of the inner supports of the grille to slide the mount in place, and then added two bolts/nuts to hold it. Only took about 2 hours, and the wiring was easy. Let me know if you need any help.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2012 at 9:39 PM
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    renocountry

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  14. Mar 27, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    Taco Man in HD

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    Yep! Makes me miss my frame-rusted Tacoma, sometimes. :( We also have an '97 80-series LandCruiser with front/rear lockers, which I would love to mod someday.

    Today I painted some interior pieces black (switch-panels, floor plastic, and seat plastic) and did the glovebox in plasti-dip because I'm not sure if it like it...
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    Used Mother's "Back-to-Black" trim stuff and a Magic Eraser to clean the Fender Flares
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    ...and I bought a 10" Shallow Mount (3" depth) Pioneer Subwoofer from Amazon. (and I still haven't had 5100's built or installed yet) :anonymous:
     
  15. Mar 27, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    dude can the 2wd still crawl and do some good trails cause thats all i see now is 2wd with lock back. And what do u think of wrangler duratrac? think i can fit 265/75/16 on with with stock suspension?
     
  16. Mar 28, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    I know lots of people offroad with 2wd w/ locker, but here in Ohio, most are 4wd. I don't have any experience with duratracs, but start up a thread or search and someone smarter will help! :cool:
     
  17. Mar 29, 2012 at 12:09 AM
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    thanks evan
     
  18. Apr 9, 2012 at 3:56 AM
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    beautiful rig man! subbed!

    notice any sag with the all-pro wrap around rear bumper? you mentioned you have the older model... doesn't look much different from their newest other than the added plates, no?

    oh and i was wondering, what type of tow hitch did you go with? really looking into getting this bumper, but need a hitch capable of towing a boat...so any info on that would help. thanks!
     
  19. Apr 9, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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    sir1123

    sir1123 Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

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    I like the decal....did you make it or buy it from somewhere
     
  20. Apr 9, 2012 at 7:42 AM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    I got the decals from ************. :thumbsup:

    I didn't notice any rear sag from the All-Pro, but I have AAL's to help. I think the only difference in the new version is the dimple-die fill plates, and there is a separate hitch assembly. The older version, (mine) has a lower strength mount that is just welded to the bumper. I think the new All-Pro hitch would work well for towing a boat.
     
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