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TacoFMS' attempt at a build thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by TacoFMS, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Apr 27, 2020 at 5:56 PM
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    TacoFMS

    TacoFMS [OP] Bubble bubble bubble pop

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    So, anyway. Back to where I was before the interruption... :D

    Took some measurements, put the car up on jack stands and got to work.

    New front suspension

    Near rear suspension

    Put it back down on the ground and got about 1-3/4" drop all the way around.

    Took it for a drive to bed the brakes in and to give it a shakedown. Have to say, it handles like a stinking go kart! If it had a bit more oomph and wasn't an automatic it would be a blast!


    I think it came out pretty clean.

    Just have to get brave enough to paint the OEM spoiler I bought for it and then I can install it.

    I know it's just a yaris, but it is something to play with and the wife seems to enjoy having a modded daily driver. Parts are cheap and when I get it high enough on the jack stands it's pretty easy to work on.
     
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  2. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:02 PM
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    TacoFMS [OP] Bubble bubble bubble pop

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    Maybe I will come surprise you this week sometime...
     
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  3. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:03 PM
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    I'm still suprised you couldn't find a way to fit Kings on it. :boink:It looks great and the little cars are a whole lotof fun to drive. I have always enjoyed driving mine zoom zoom zoom
     
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  4. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:04 PM
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    Im back to work full time now so let me know
     
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  5. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    I'm just glad I didn't talk myself in to going full QA1's or Tokico or something like that...

    But then again, I'm not the one driving it every day. So... "it's not about what I want for the car".
     
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  6. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:07 PM
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    Well good deal! Back at the winery?
     
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  7. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:08 PM
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    How does she like it?
     
  8. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:08 PM
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    Yes they got the stimulus loan. Oddly I was making more on unemployment
     
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  9. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:10 PM
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    Seems to like it more than the other one and likes it even more now. She is starting to get used to the suspension and is driving it a bit harder now. Have a touch of trouble keeping up with her in the curves now...
     
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  10. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:10 PM
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    Oops...
     
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  11. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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    Meh, you know me it is what it is. It doesn''t do me any good to worry about it
     
  12. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:20 PM
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    Hey, at least you have/had money coming in. Sure as hell beats having to work your ass off to meet even higher quotas for a "promise of pay" when "this all gets better" and nothing in the meantime.
     
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  13. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:30 PM
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    I've told you before IDK how you do your job.
     
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  14. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:36 PM
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    Just put my head down and work. Same way it was at the quarries. Just not with my muscles and back now.
     
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  15. May 2, 2020 at 6:54 PM
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    Got out in the garage early this morning to spend the day working on a long overdue project.

    Started by notching some tubing and creating a frame for the driver side of the swingout.

    Then made a cage/holder for my jerry can.

    Obviously secured the cage to the swingout and new section of framework after that.

    Sadly, I'm a bit out of practice on welding so not quite stacking dimes, but should still suffice.

    Now to wait on the rest of the material to show up so I can complete the second phase of this project. Then it should be much more convenient camping next wheeling trip I get to go on.
     
  16. May 3, 2020 at 5:57 AM
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    Nice. I see the square tube securing the can, how will that work when you’re finished? :popcorn:
     
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  17. May 3, 2020 at 6:02 AM
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    Yay! You found the square peg in the round hole!

    Square tube goes through the round tube, in the handle then there is another round tube on the other side with the end welded shut. When the square tube is in place there are holes that line up to put a bolt through both tubes to lock it in place. I was able to place everything to where the square tube not only holds the can down, but also back in the holder to keep it pressed in to place.

    May not work worth a damn, but it is what my brain came up with so I'm going to give it a shot.
     
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  18. May 3, 2020 at 6:40 AM
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    That’s cool! You could use a quick disconnect pin to hold the tube in place, if you don’t want to mess with a bolt.
     
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  19. May 3, 2020 at 6:48 AM
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    I will have to look in to that. I just had a bolt and nut laying around that was long enough so that is what got chosen for now. Thank you for the tip! ;)
     
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  20. May 9, 2020 at 6:20 PM
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