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Taczilla's Build... Nothing Fancy, Just a Work Limo... STOLEN!... maudit tabernacle!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by taczilla, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. Apr 5, 2015 at 8:13 PM
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    taczilla

    taczilla [OP] I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

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    2012 TRD Sport - STOLEN! / 2016 RAM Rebel
    STOLEN FROM MONTREAL AIRPORT

    I bought a brand new 2012 TRD Sport DCLB with 7 kms on it in June 2012 when the engine blew in my 2008. I kept it pretty much stock, except for some Cooper AT3's and an Air Lift kit in the rear. My intentions were to build a work truck that could haul what I need.

    Then I came across TW and that's when things got out of hand....

    As it looks now:
    tacoma_17_01_front.jpg

    tacoma_17_01_side.jpg

    tacoma_17_01_back.jpg

    I really work this truck and haul some heavy loads.

    Suspension/Wheels & Tires:
    Icon 2.5 ET coil overs
    SPC Light Racing UCA's
    Wheeler's front bumps
    All Pro Flip Kit with Wheeler's Super Bumps
    Sway Bar relocation bracket
    All Pro End Links
    Diff drop
    Icon 2.0 Rear Resi's / 700lb 14" ICON coils
    2" AAL
    1' block
    Air Lift bags #59561
    OME carrier bearing drop spacer
    MT Classic III's Bead Locks with MT Baja ATZ P3's 285/70/17
    McGard Wheel Locks
    Curt TriFlex Brake Controller
    Diff breather relocation mod

    Armor/Recovery:
    Avid Light Bar / Bumper Guard
    Avid Step Sliders with Kick Outs (with weld-on brackets from Brandon)
    Avid Rear Bumper Guard (F-off shopping carts!)
    TRD Skid Plate
    OR Fab transmission/cat theft deterrent skid
    Steelcraft rear light cages
    Ricochet LCA aluminum kids
    Hi-Lift 60" Extreme / All Pro bed rail mounts
    Hi-Lift slider hook/adapter
    Pelfreybilt Hidden Winch Mount
    Relentless Fab shovel/axe bed rail mount
    Custom built limb saw/Extinguisher/hatchet bed rail mount
    Glad Fab front shackle mount / Crosby shackle
    Triple Ball Tow Hitch
    Trail Gear 30' Recovery Strap
    20' 1/0 Booster Cables

    Interior:
    FLtrucks OEM 2014 Entune/NAV/XM Head Unit and adapters
    Canadian OEM XM sat radio receiver

    ImMrYo mirror lift bracket
    Tech Deck (still need RAM mounts)

    LED map/dome lights
    Maglite mounted to driver's seat
    TRD OEM dash emblem PTR26-17640
    Husky Classic floor liners
    CoverKing Ballistic Tactical Seat Covers F/R Charcoal Gray 1E4 with extra MOLLE packs
    1" Driver's seat steel spacer lift
    Marine carpet console cover

    Body:
    ProEFX Tow Mirrors, heated/power/LED
    AntennaX 13" (removed/cut down OEM antenna instead)
    PIAA Sporza Wipers
    Depo Black tail lights
    Night Shade 3rd Brake Light
    OEM PRO grille insert PN: PTR54-35150

    OEM bug deflector
    OEM Black Tacoma emblems x 3 PN: 75427-04020-C1
    OEM Black Toyota emblem PN: 75471-04040-C1
    OEM TRD Pro badge PN: PT413-00150
    OEM Pro grill insert PN: PTR54-35150
    OEM smoked chrome headlights PN's: 81110-04221 & 81150-04221

    TRD black hood scoop emblems (small)
    New Tailgate to replace the stolen one!
    Pop and Lock PL8540 (wired into passenger door harness)
    Tailgate clamp mod
    Leer XL cap with Thule bars
    Remote solenoid activator for cap lock

    RokBlokz mud flaps
    Husky bed mat
    ATH Bedside reinforcement brackets
    ATH Bed Corner tie downs

    Lighting & Electrical Upgrades:
    50" LED OSRAM 4D 480w combo radius light bar / Relentless Mounts
    Relentless Fab ditch light brackets and 20w LED bars
    APEX custom fog light bezels / APEX 18w amber cubes
    Pelfreybilt Battery Cage
    Northstar AGM 31M battery (dual post)
    Big 3 wire upgrade
    tacomapros RTMR fuse panel with 80 amp breaker/negative bus bar
    iggy 6 switch panel and switchbacks
    OTRATTW Contura IV switches
    Bearcat 980SSB/15w aux. speaker/4' Firestik/ @Shmellmopwho tail light mount
    LIVID 20w UTV flush pods for rear bumper

    Collected the following and working on it:
    ...and piled up in the garage:
    Smittybilt X20 10K RC winch/synthetic rope
    Blue Sea 400 amp fuse/breaker
    AirFlow Snorkel
    BAJA Mega Mule/custom ordered cap mounts/plates from BAJA to fit in cap rails
    BAJA Rack Hi lift mounts
    BAJA dual scepter can carrier
    BAJA cab flat rack (modified/deflector removed)
    CMC plates

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    A while ago:
    nose%201_zpsn3mvjhqo_55f1b004ebc4025cd5d3089ba541f676b3fd9a84.jpg

    pro_front_angle_zpskmw1oe9k_66551af24cd1d787dfb7116c55a6135b558dea13.jpg

    Taco_new_1_zpspqhoaybh_d5959ff3541dbfe38a35dc3286bf830442da61ce.jpg

    taco_new%20badass_zpsyyzfb1qm_37e9ae8b4df5c22c8980b4e1f41d85aab3d86454.jpg

    BackRack added (sold):

    rear_driver_rack_2_zpsoal2bkyz_54ce3db9012b212ef7feb7915d775eb7be108ea9.jpg

    ... and LCA Skids
    ricochet_2_zpsxlgfewsw_bd17ec9721068859383e46cd2f6ae9e50d1744b9.jpg

    =============================================

    Removed/Sold:
    BackRack #13017
    BackRack Bedside Adapters #92001
    AgriCover/Access LiteRider Tonneau cover
    Angry Eye Lids 1G3 (I deleted this mod as they hid the turn signals/too dangerous)

    Want! (but can wait)
    - build a bed platform with drawers
    - RTT

    Getting rid of:

    Rigid Industries fog light brackets #46509 (for sale)


    =============================================

    It really all started when I came upon these for a smokin' deal and couldn't pass them up...

    MT Classic III's 17x9 with MT Baja ATZ P3's 285/70/17
    mickeythompsonbajaatxp3_zps873e0872_c9b185ba3d95312c549ddbd9a99128fa8e7e189c.jpg


    So I put a shitty 3" Ready Lift with 1" blocks to accommodate the wheels and tires and ended up with this.

    c3391500-95ff-47cd-b6e1-e42f3a296a34_zps_0c4f3755fe0db46fa0c9f21432e9e0bfbe9f26f0.jpg

    taco_front_zps1a59c9f7_c37cdda636f2a6510982f7a1c0a37df1399b82e3.jpg

    taco_rear_zps18fc308f_ae2879d05ae4b6975b66bbc3db01f6513763399c.jpg

    It drove like a lumber wagon with the Ready Lift spacers, so thanks to TW I've learned a lot, did all the work myself, and there's much more to go!

    Rome wasn't built in a day!

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    PS: Toyota Canada wouldn't issue a Pro in Canada, but who really cares except for the salesman that I've talked to. I'll build my own poser, and build it better. It's not my first BBQ.
     
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  2. Apr 5, 2015 at 8:29 PM
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    taczilla

    taczilla [OP] I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

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    So, when I went to Cuba two weeks ago, my tailgate was stolen from the Travelodge Dorval Sleep/Park/Fly/Rob. Insurance is covering the $2300 bill.

    stolen_gate_zpsf5c9g0e6_68be07ac1ed6f2fba1769bdc5bdbada0435d71ed.jpg

    ... and the tail light was broken too.

    broken_taillight_zpskjrkuprk_035dc2cfc85865a36cc16a2dcd17c52c23488616.jpg

    So that gave me an idea.... Black! (more to follow)
     
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  3. Apr 5, 2015 at 8:34 PM
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    taczilla

    taczilla [OP] I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

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    Installed my rear Icon 2.0 resi's today.

    icon_rp_zpsltpmowhc_962f2c0973a1dc12b3000edf692fb1aa82a3b248.jpg

    icon_rd_zpso79kavpc_e9a5cb98e9a624758d32669fe58339a3e204b69d.jpg

    Was able to take most of the air out of the Air Lifts (down to 5 lbs). The rear rides real smooth now.
     
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  4. Apr 5, 2015 at 8:38 PM
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    taczilla

    taczilla [OP] I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

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    I forgot about the Angry Eye Lids. I bought these about two weeks after the truck. They were at my buds paint shop for 2 years before he got them done. It was a big job... LOL

    taco_front_angry%20eyelids_zpscfzlypjd_56e69c5c5769ab21c30504273d502da0cefd9d60.jpg

    Gonna Black Shadow Chrome the front emblem.

    Edit: Lids are gone, lights have been swapped out. So has the grille.
     
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  5. Apr 5, 2015 at 8:39 PM
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    rl206

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    Bummer about the tailgate, I've been reading a lot of that happening on this site, didn't realize is was such an issue.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2015 at 8:47 PM
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    taczilla

    taczilla [OP] I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

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    Some self-made parking at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, this past January. My niece plays hockey there.

    tac0_parking_2_zpsteequhq0_24eff4ac4a91ea38a6529df941036013c8f1c118.jpg

    They won 2-0 on Friday, then lost 4-0 on Saturday. Game 2 was very poorly officiated.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2015 at 8:52 PM
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    taczilla

    taczilla [OP] I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

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    It's big business in Montreal. And I found out after the fact that that hotel (Travelodge Dorval) is a thieves paradise. 17 vehicles stolen in the past 2 years, and numerous break ins. Don't go there! I've said my piece on Trip Advisor, Expedia, and any other travel site that I could find.

    It won't happen again. I'm installing a Pop and Lock remote with Bolt technology (ignition key), hinge clamp mod, and cable washer mod.... and I'll stay at the Marriot with indoor parking, a security gate, and 24 hour guard. It costs $100 more per night's stay.

    The bummer is that the body shop is 40 kms away, and I have to do 3 trips. One for pics and appraisal, one to deliver truck for paint, and another to pick it up. I bring it in tomorrow. I wonder what truck Enterprise will have for me.
     
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  8. Apr 5, 2015 at 9:01 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... wisely

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    :popcorn:
     
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  9. Apr 5, 2015 at 9:14 PM
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    taczilla

    taczilla [OP] I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

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    My daffodils are coming up.
     
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  10. Apr 5, 2015 at 9:37 PM
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    taczilla;

    I use my truck for work as well as play. Electrician by trade.

    As for the lift you used, I didn't go with it because i liked my truck
    height, but needed it leveled.

    After levelling my truck and putting on the bumpers, I went for a canopy with lock boxes instead of a tonnea cover.

    I put in a BEDSLIDE before the canopy, and found it did the trick for
    me. I've used it many times during my off road runs, and I don't
    have to crawl into the back of the truck to get a screw driver, I just
    move my bedslide back and forth, seconds instead of minutes.

    As for the back door being stolen, I had heard about this bit of criminal
    wrongdoing from this site, and purchased a lock for it before I purchased my truck ( i was going to buy one anyway, so I thought be prepared ).

    Truck lock you might like to look at is a POP&LOCK Tailgate Security, PL5300, 2009 and up Toyota tacoma. They have another one that resembles the factory door better. When I have some money, I intend to do so after I upgrade the tailgate door for more weight.

    Good Luck with everything...
     
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  11. Apr 5, 2015 at 9:47 PM
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    taczilla

    taczilla [OP] I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

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    ^^^^^
    Thanks, man.

    I already ordered a Pop & Lock PL8540. It works off of your remote, and has a Bolt cylinder that memorizes your ignition key. I'm also doing the clamp and washer mod.

    I use my truck for various jobs and need an open box at times. Firewood, shovels, implements, wheel barrows, tools, chain saws, lumber, etc. A canopy or cap would get in the way. I'd trash a Bedslide in no time. But thanks for the advice!
     
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  12. Apr 6, 2015 at 4:43 AM
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    taczilla

    taczilla [OP] I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

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    Taking the truck in today for a new tailgate. Here's a pic of my hillbilly tailgate. She's a beauty!

    hillbilly_zpsumq1pakm_9c8a5b41601cce5027b493989d915a3c3a82ab15.jpg

    These are going on next.

    icon_25_zpswddkzwgz_276723ab6e8c7fd9e2f875d068ac625aa83b09ea.jpg

    Can't wait to get rid of the ReadyLift spacers.
     
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  13. Apr 6, 2015 at 7:18 AM
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    taczilla

    taczilla [OP] I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

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    ... and now it's snowing.

    Off to the body shop for my new tailgate!
     
  14. Apr 8, 2015 at 5:25 PM
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    taczilla

    taczilla [OP] I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

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    Got my new tailgate. A blank canvas to work on. Pic to follow.
     
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  15. Apr 11, 2015 at 5:26 PM
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    taczilla

    taczilla [OP] I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

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    Pic of my new tailgate and the DEPO black tail lights I installed today.

    depo_tailgate_zps5mkgvd0c_a1e6d10d462c9df3c705948c2ca66969cfd9f728.jpg

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    I also completed the Tailgate Hinge Clamp Mod and installed a TRD Off Road recovery hook, and the ImMrYo mirror bracket. I actually now have a panoramic view out of my windshield. You can actually see out of the whole windshield from left to right without the mirror obstructing your view. This particular mod, I really like!

    Hopefully installing the Pop and Lock tomorrow.
     
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  16. Apr 11, 2015 at 5:29 PM
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    Sje1124

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    Great looking truck man!
     
  17. Apr 11, 2015 at 6:35 PM
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    taczilla

    taczilla [OP] I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

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    Thanks, man!

    I just checked out your build. Mine is nowhere near yours, but it's getting there. (No body chopping planned though.) Nice truck!

    Too bad about the pile up, hope everybody is OK. I was pretty bummed too when I had to be without my truck, and that was only two days!

    The misery was only compounded by the insurance company giving me this to drive:

    rental_1_zpsefauzinm_80caa8bd320f4949d20458c27a43c626f4fe7887.jpg


    :poking:
     
  18. Apr 11, 2015 at 7:15 PM
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    Thanks man I appreciate it. I guess after cutting and welding things on the truck it doesn't matter the 5th time around lol.
     
  19. Apr 11, 2015 at 7:24 PM
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    balljoint

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    So you're probably selling your old tail lights then???
     
  20. Apr 11, 2015 at 8:36 PM
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    taczilla

    taczilla [OP] I intend to live forever; so far.... so good!

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