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TacoSkeet's 03 DC

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by TacoSkeet, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Mar 17, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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    TacoSkeet

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    oh yeah, I've always masked off with a deck of cards. Glad you liked the color, post up some pics. Graphite really makes the stock rims POP!

    Since our rims are aluminum, (I think) I would definitely use some self etching. The self etching primer is designed to adhere to aluminum better than any other primer
     
  2. Mar 18, 2013 at 8:29 AM
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    Full rebuild short of machine work, mean green motherfucker! Lime green block, hand-polished valve cover, and stickers! Too broke for real mods right now. Stonewall is my baby, but he's also a work truck.
    Those look sick! You did a really good job- I can tell ya I couldn't have made them look that good! They still holding up well for you?
     
  3. Mar 18, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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    Thanks for the tips! Going to pick up spark plugs that they ordered for me and I'll get the self etching primer then if they have it. Might start on the rims today because the weather is nice and humidity is low.

    Another question...did you paint the rims on the truck or off? I'm going to have to paint them on it, so will need to figure out the best way to do the center caps and mask off the lug nuts (I like the look of the chrome of yours on the graphite rims).
     
  4. Mar 18, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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    Suspension: Front - Bilstein 5100's/Eibach coils Rear - All Pro Expo Leafs/Rear Icon Remote Reservoir Shocks Wheels & Tires: 33x12.50x15 KM2's/Summit Racing 85 Black 8 Series Wheels/15x8/3.75" Backspacing [U]Armor:[/U] - [URL="http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/relentless-fabrication/152694-just-released-re
    How do you like your wet okole's? I'm wanting the exact same ones you have.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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    Thanks! I really appreciate it. After about 6 months without any chips, I just touched them up yesterday with a little graphite and clear coat to clean them up a bit, and since I got new tires the weights were still bare.

    I took my rims off the first time so it would dry a little more evenly, but when I touch them up I just mask off with cards and paint away. I would just pop off the center caps, throw some tape on the lugs and go to town. Good luck! Let me know if you have any problems and post pics when your done!

    They still look as new as the day I got them. They are taupe with half piping and then "TRD off road" logo.
     
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  6. Mar 18, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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    Update from this past weekend.
    -Changed spark plugs
    -Fixed engine bay light
    -Changed diff oil (Mobil 1 synthetic)
    -New PCV valve
    -Added a license plate mount

    Old vs. New spark plugs
    [​IMG]

    I bought a slightly tinted license plate mount from autozone and ordered 2 LED motorcycle license plate lights and added them so I would be legal.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mar 18, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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    Were they worth it in your opinion? How close does the color match the interior? And when you ordered them did you select bucket seats as your front seats?
     
  8. Mar 19, 2013 at 5:18 AM
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    Yeah definitely worth it IMO, my factory seats had some stains on them as well but as far as comfort and durability, they are great. The taupe color matches my tan interior almost exactly. And yeah I ordered bucket seats
     
  9. Mar 19, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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    Awesome, thanks! I won't be getting any soon, but I know exactly what I'm getting now when the time comes!
     
  10. Mar 19, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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    whenever you want to part with those wheels, let me know :D
     
  11. Mar 19, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    Great, you will really like them! Glad I could help

    Just buy some stock 1st gen wheels and slap a good coat of paint on them! Anybody can do it! But in the case that I find some FJ Anthracites, I'll hit you up :spy:
     
  12. Mar 19, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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    i'm rolling on stocks right now. probably getting new wheel and tire combo around the end of the year. might do that to them then and sell them
     
  13. Mar 23, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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    03.23.13 Update
    -Did a little welding on my roof rack, added a couple more support beams
    -Took off my bumper and welded in some gussets and redid the mounting with the stock brackets. Using the stock brackets vs the temporary brackets I had fab'd up make a world of a difference, so much sturdier.

    Things are going pretty slow right now because of all the time I have to put into school and work. Still looking for parts for my 4wd conversion I'm planning on doing this summer and just tinkering on the weekends
     
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  14. Mar 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    Truck looks great man, i love the double cab with the roof rack!
     
  15. Mar 25, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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    Thanks! I appreciate it. The roof rack really added another dimension to my truck
     
  16. Mar 27, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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    You still have that topper?
     
  17. Mar 27, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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  18. Mar 27, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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    I love the roof rack. I am always on the search for a decent (usable) roof rack. Great build!
     
  19. Mar 27, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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    Sorry, I sold it a while back.

    Thanks man, I'm about to post up some more pics of it that I took today. I tried my best to somewhat duplicate the Front Runner rails. It works great for what I need it for and it's super sturdy.
     
  20. Mar 27, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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    Just wondering how much does your back bumper weigh?
     
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