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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. Mar 3, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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    03tacoman

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    ahh yeah. good thing about HIDs though haha you can switch back to stock bulbs if needed
     
  2. Mar 3, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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    CLICK ON SIGNATURE>>>>
    Dude night shot required
     
  3. Mar 4, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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    agreed
     
  4. Mar 4, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

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    haha..i'll try to get some soon for you guys. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Mar 4, 2013 at 1:12 PM
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    Trigo

    Trigo Because fuck you that's why...

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    If not I might be able to get one tonight :spy:
     
  6. Mar 4, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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    did you make the tiregate yourself? if so, how much did it cost you to make?
     
  7. Mar 4, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

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    Get that thing mounted!
    I made it and I taught myself to fabricate as I went along for the most part. Tubing was like just under $200 and maybe another $125-150 in hardware, tabs, and bushings. Then, a ton of notching, cutting, mocking-up, and welding. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Mar 4, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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    :spy:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Mar 4, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

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    ^Looks great, man! :cheers:
     
  10. Apr 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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    Haven't done any big mods recently, but have done some little things that needed done...

    1. replaced the blower motor to get rid of the annoying buzzing noise
    2. replaced my ghetto horn mounts with a prototype BAMF behind the grille mount for my hella horns
    3. installed 4runner ignition light ring (still waiting for led/bezel to be delivered)
    4. fixed my dome light that never worked in the "door" position
    5. dye'd my center console flat black

    [​IMG]
     
  11. May 12, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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    [​IMG]

    Finally found an awesome deal and these came in the mail. :spy:
     
  12. May 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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    Finished up the red LED conversion using superbrightleds.com...
    Installed the ignition bezel from a 4runner limited to finish the key ring light...
    ...And mounted/painted my glassworks front fenders.
    (they look like a perfect match from a distance and in a blurry picture!) :anonymous:
    [​IMG]
     
  13. May 20, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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    Hey! we got almost the same head unit. lol. mines the Kenwood DPX-503. Anwyays, what were the 3 bulb types behind your temp control face? ive already converted to red behind the gauges. (good thing about going red is the orange tint behind the control face doesnt matter) :thumbsup:
     
  14. May 20, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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    Looks good bro! Do you have any more pics of how far the tires come out with the spacers and fiberglass?
     
  15. May 20, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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    Also what'd u do with the tire gate?
     
  16. May 21, 2013 at 8:33 AM
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    3 "NEOx-xHP" (4mm version) from superbrightled's.com..they twist out from the back. Agreed on the red, that's why I went red instead of white like I did in my old truck with the clear ac panel.

    I'll try to get some other pictures soon. I like how far they come out, but I think it would look better if they were only 3.5" fenders. :eek:

    It's sitting in my garage..haha. I love the look of it, I just use my tailgate too much to use the tiregate. Kyle, kmok on TW, is somewhat local and might be interested. :notsure:
     
  17. May 21, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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    Gotcha. Where r u located? If he doesn't snag it from u throw me a price and ill see if we are anywhere near each other. I went up to 265/75R16 and it fits under the bed but doesn't fit like it should still. I think it sticks out the bottom a little further than it should. So I'm looking for bed mounting solutions.

    And thanks for the bulb type. Those ones will swap right out with the old bulbs? I've been wanting to replace them but don't wanna buy bulbs to find out that they are the wrong types lol
     
  18. May 22, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    I'm just outside of Columbus, OH. I'll let you know if nothing happens with the tiregate by the end of summer. I'm mentally designing a different bed mount option that I'm going to make soon, and we'll see how that ends up looking. :cool:

    The led's are just a simple swap, but if they dont work at first, just rotate the bulb 180 degrees and they should light up. :thumbsup:
     
  19. May 22, 2013 at 9:55 PM
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    I might just have to steal that idea for the roof mount led bar....... i have been looking for something just like that! Its good to see another Prerunner in Lunar Mist :) Ideas, ideas, ideas.....
     
  20. May 28, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

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    Here are some more images of the fenders. I used spray bedliner for the inside of fenders and fender wells. Bottom left is just primer and right is some gm silver that is close to lunar mist. I still need to get the proper color and perfectly line up the corner lights or get the one-piece headlights...
    [​IMG]

    Do it! Okledlightbar group buy going on now! :cool:
    ...the hardest part is getting your hands above the headliner to put the nuts on the bolts.
     
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