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The Frankenstein Build! LT/Expo/Trail rig..and BS

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Blackdawg, May 28, 2011.

  1. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    96.5 FrankenTaco & 03 Stock dbl cab
    BFG KM2 33x12.5 tires, Wheelers Type B rims, Allpro 1.5'' Wheel spacers w/extended thread lug nuts 2 Alpine 10'' Type Xs 2 Kicker 6X9s 4 Sony 5 1/4s Pioneer 4100 HU Sway bar removed 4 Hella 500 HIDs Frankenstein Leaf packs 1'' lift shackles Eibach coils 5100s front 10'' 5150s rear BAMF BPV bracket Deckplate mod Elite Front bumper Magnaflow 14'' muffler Elite Off Road Rear bumper with Tire gate with jerry can and fold down table, BAMF sliders, Custom Homemade Bed, rack/roof rack, CVT Mt. Shasta Roof Top Tent, 20lb CO2 tank, BAMF diff skid custom front skid, GM CS144 140 amp alternator Blitzpro 21s HAWK side LEDs Blitzpro Custom made side mirror lights, LightForce 240 Blitz llights, Piaa 510 ION fogs, XRC8 Winch w/in cab controls,
    Hello and thanks for lookin at my build! :D
    How it currently sits:
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    [​IMG]LongTravel Install-124.jpg by Monte Nickles Photos, on Flickr


    My truck is a 96 4x4 v6 5 spd Tacoma and has been dubbed Frankenstein. Why? well..because most of the parts on it are not original. And by the time Im done with it, hardly anything will. I rolled the truck in May 2012 while at the Taco Take Over meet. Was a great meet..besides the roll over and my hand breakin. But you should go!

    anyways, i did't have full coverage on insurance and didn't have any money for a new truck. I found a 2wd 1996 body for 500 bucks in ID and bought it and swapped it onto my 4wd frame and drive line over the period of the next 2 months. That is why you'll see some of the earlier pictures of my build are the awesome cool metallic silver, and why now its the dark green. Hope to repaint it one day maybe.

    Anyways, that is why this thread is like 2 builds in one. Pre roll over, and post roll over. The first 45 pages or so are pre roll and 45 and beyond on post roll over.

    I have gone through and tired my best to reorganize this post so everything should be linked. This thread is much longer and filled with lots of info and BS haha i have done my best to try and help you find specific things in my build for you. But please. Don't hesitate to flat out ask. I love how open this thread is about people asking questions and it doesn't even have to be related to my truck. We will help you!

    Basically if its blue..its click able and will take you to a specific post in this thread or other where i have done write ups or how to's and trip reports.


    Mods:

    Suspension History:




    Total lift: 3.5'' Front, 3'' or so out back. Tires are 31x10.5r15 BFG KM2s




    • 3rd Setup:
      • Front: Same as Setup #1
      • Rear: Frankenstein Leafs! This took several attempts to find a combination I liked.
      • 1st attempt HERE
      • Final setup: HERE
        • Wheelers 5 packs
        • Wheelers AAL
        • One Addition leaf from a SkyJacker Leaf pack
        • Toytech 1'' Lift Shackles
        • 10'' 5150s

    • 4th Setup
      • Front: MCM Fab Long travel! Install HERE and poser photos are HERE
      • Rear: Same as setup #3




    Wheel and Tire history



    • 1st Setup:
      • Stock 15'' rims. Repainted Silver. Write on how to repaint HERE
      • 31x10.5r15 BFG KM2 Mud terrains



    • 2nd Setup:
      • Same as 1st BUT added Allpro 1.5'' spacers and extended front lug nuts. Install HERE



    • 3rd Setup: Install HERE
      • Wheelers Type B 15'' wheels. 4'' Backspacing
      • 33x12.5R15 BFG KM2 Mud terrains. Pictures HERE
      • Eventually added the 1.5'' spacers again to keep tires off frame. Plus..looked bad ass. Stripped the fender chrome too. Pictures(pinch weld mod here too) HERE and HERE

    • 4th Setup:
      • Summit racing 15'' steelies with 3.75'' Backspacing
      • 35x12.5R15 Goodyear MTR/Ks
      • 1.5'' Allpro spacers
        • Rear tire installs and cutting how to here and here
        • Front install guide and photos Here
    Engine/Drivetrain Mods:





    Exterior Mods:



    • Decals from Sockmonkey. No longer on truck. Pics HERE and HERE
    • Fiberwerx 4.5'' Flare Fiberglass fenders


    Rebuild Pics:



    • Just in case anyone wants just the photos of the rebuild of the roll over. Here you go. Links go in order of my posts of the rebuild but skips the BS. Just have a lot of windows or tabs open :p haha
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 6
      • 7
      • 8
      • 9
      • 10
      • 11
      • 12-Install new rear window. Get new rear leafs and rear bumper.
      • 13-Got it running!
      • 14- Paint rear bumper.
      • 15-New wind shield. Doors on and fenders
      • 16-Paint fenders and finish doors
      • 17-Mount fenders
      • 18-remount bumpers!
      • 19-First attempt to rebuild leaf packs
      • 20-rebuilding bed rack for first trip.
      • 21-Done! Alive and rolling. Obviously I was NOT done at this point..but the rest is covered in other links.


    Armor:



    • Front Bumper:
      • Elite Offroad Custom Bumper! 3/16 and ¼'' plate steel. Half guard option, Fog light option, Custom TACOMA cutout option. Install pics HERE and HERE...pics of it all over after this point really..
      • Had to repair the bumper later after bending it. Used ¼'' Boiler plate to reinforce it.
      • Also relocated the blinker lights as bumper gets rid of stock location. Did a write up on the FREE Blinker Relocation MOD HERE



    • Rear Bumper:
      • Elite Offroad Custom Rear Bumper! 3/16'' and ¼'' plate steel. Custom made Swing out by Tim. This bumper under went several work overs by myself to add new features and a better latch.
        • As received HERE, HERE, and HERE
        • Latch revision #1 & Jerry mount start HERE
        • Latch revision #2 HERE
        • Latch revision #3 HERE Done HERE
        • Finish Jerry can carrier HERE
        • Tilted tire mount HERE
        • Added Folding Table HERE
        • Added secondary latch to hold at 90º HERE and HERE






    • BAMF Diff Skid: Won this at Moab. It was warped and Jerry told me that it was just the mounting posts. No problem :cool: Took just a bit of tweaking and I was good!



    • Modified RAT front Skid:
      • This im told was the first skid made by RAT. It had serveral issues I had to tweak..but for the price..hell I don't care. Works good after I tweaked it..



    • Roof Rack/Bed rack:
      • I know this isn't really “Armor” But its metal fabbed..and it acted like a roll bar once..good enough..
        • Here is the best thread of both versions of this bed rack including the original sketch HERE
        • CVT Mt. Shasta Tent! HERE Install and first use HERE
        • Bed rails for attachment points HERE and Installed HERE
        • Rebuilt and done HERE and HERE
        • Roof Rack HERE
        • Awning off the rear of the truck. HERE and HERE


    Lighting/Electrical:



    • Light Force 240 Blitz's HERE
    • PIAA 510 Ion Fogs
      • HERE
      • 85w Bulb upgrade HERE
    • 4x 55w HID converted Hella 500ffs on folding roof rack HERE
    • 1' Ridgid LED sticks for Bed lights
    • Custom Home Made Side Mirror Lights HERE more pics HERE
    • Blitzpro 21s Hawk HERE and HERE
    • Blitzpro 3lr custom Camp lights
    • Blitzpro 6lz rear lights HERE
    • Switch panel HERE and HERE And HERE
    • Secondary battery and CS144 GM 140 amp alternator upgrade
      • Everything you need to know to make your own setup and the info on the alternator swap is found in the post HERE
      • HERE
      • 1 Size comparision
      • 2-Test fit
      • 3-Wiring the quick release harnesses on the alternators
      • 4-Final install and wiring
    • Secondary battery install:
      • 1-Lining up the battery
      • 2-Isolation solenoid mounted.
      • 3-Battery tray mounted
      • 4-Wires tucked
      • 5-redone Terminals
    • Roof Top Tent Lights HERE and HERE
    • The great wiring project...: Okay..just too many posts and wiring stuff..but here are some to show how I did a lot of stuff.
      • 1-Rear lights exterior switch and How To Solder
      • 2-Ballasts mounted. Bed Lights mounted
      • 3-Started Camp lights with tripod legs.
      • 4-Switch panel
      • 5-How I Wire up Relays
      • 6-Starting fuse/Relay box
      • 7-Frankenstein's Wiring diagram for all the lights and master switch
      • 8-More Fuse box wiring. Including post right below it.
      • 10-Switch panel with diodes
      • 11-Switch panel done wired and fuse box mounted
      • 12-test the wiring..
      • 13-Fuse box done and 6th relay.
      • 14-Cute Dog photo..awww..and lots of wiring and exterior switch added.
      • 15-Test with 21s lights, hellas, side mirror lights
      • 16-Camp lights getting setup
      • 17-Rear lights setup
      • 18-Bed lights done
      • 19-Camp lights travel mounts
      • 20-Camp lights test
      • 21-Switch panel installed
    • The Mother of Holy lights. Seriously. Great night shots of all the wiring you just read through found....HERE


    Comms/Nav



    • Uinden 520xl Pro CB with Wilson 18' cable, folding mount and 5' Firestik
      • Cable routing and radio install HERE
      • Antenna install and mount HERE scroll down just a bit
    • Icom 5100 DSTAR HAM radio and portable raspberry pi computer running a DVAP for a mobile digital repeater
    • Testing ipad GPS nav app Lead Nav...


    Recovery/Tools:



    • XRC8 Smitybuilt winch install HERE and HERE
    • Ammo Can Med kit HERE
    • 20lb CO2 tank setup from The Source HERE
    • Started the OSK(Oh Shit Kit) HERE and HERE
      • 48'' HiLift
      • Shovel
      • Axe
      • Ratchet straps
      • 2 quarts oil
      • gear oil
      • Cvs
      • 3 tool kits
      • ¾'' Shackles
      • 20,000lb tow strap
      • Hammer
      • Jumper cables
      • Much more....


    Other random Mods:



    • extended brake cable
    • Diff breather Mod
    • Boot slide Mod
    • Removed bug sheild and got in a small fender bender..i won..Pics HERE and HERE
    • BEEFED Carrier Bearing Drop Bracket. 1.5''
    • 100hp boost in Stickers HERE
    • License plate mount HERE
    • Bike Rack concept... Yet to be completed..here
    • Shower from old Beer Keg and my 12v Air compressor HERE
    • Redone MASSIVE stereo..soon to be downsized..HERE
    • Relocated PVC wind shield washer reservoir with stock harnnes! HERE




    Trip Reports, Lots of pictures here!:



    • Wyoming Lander meet 10/11
    • Moab May, 2012. Crap load of photos all through out this thread HERE
      • Seven Mile
      • Top of The World HERE
      • Elephant Hill
      • Fins and Things
    • Lander Wyoming meet 08/12
    • Magruder and Lolo expedition 08/12
    • Independence pass in Montana 08/12
      • Pictures start here. Gotta read more to see em all LINK
    • The Epic Wy/Mt/Co Trip 08/13
      • Pictures HERE TONS of them. Not slow internet friendly.
    • The SOS Meet 08/14 HERE
    Random Pictures and mini trips:



    • Suspension setup 2, Wheel setup 2.

      • Local area exploring HERE
      • Just a photo dump.(one of my favs. Really starting to look good then) HERE
      • Truck flopped on its side
      • First trip after rolling HERE
    • Suspension Setup #3, Wheel Setup 2.
      • lander shots HERE
      • Random photos HERE
      • Fun trip to the Big Horn Mountains HERE
      • Scoping out Morrison Jeep trail up Clarks Fork canyon and Yellowstone HERE
      • More just posing in local land HERE
      • The offical death of the original body :( HERE
      • Overnighter in the Big Horns HERE
      • Crazy snow rescue mission HERE
      • Leg 1 of The Epic shots of Frankenstein HERE
      • Leg 2 of The Epic Shots of Frankenstein HERE
      • Leg 3 of The Epic Shots of Frankenstein HERE

    • Suspention setup #3, Wheel and Tire setup #3
      • Big Horn trip after Regear HERE Scroll up for more and other pics after too
      • 4th of July weekend trip to Shoshone Lake and Wolf Trail in Lander HERE


    Special Thanks To:


    • Bobby at Casscaida Vehicle Tents
    • Walt at Blitzpro
    • All my Friends who have supported me
    • My Amazing Dad for teaching and helping me do things I never thought I'd be doing
    • My Wonderful Mother for supporting me in every way



    To get/do list:
    -Crawl Box
    -belly Skids
    -Front Long travel suspension
    -Rear LT setup
    -4.88 gears
    -ARB front/rear lockers
    -Safari Snorkel with prefilter
    -2jzgte swap..
    -Custom trailer
    -fridge and freezer
    As it sits now after the rebuild!


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    cleaned up all the rims. Painted em myself :) look amazing when clean. Also got some mighty KM2 tires. 31X10.5
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    Really changed how my truck looked!
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    And im an audiophile so i added a massive car stereo setup. 6 total speakers and 2 apline type x subs. LOVE listening to music in this thing, eveerything from choral, jazz, rock, hiphop you name it it sounds epic :p lol
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    Just put on two of my four Hella 500ffs converted to HID. They are 55w, two are 4300k and two are 6000k. My silly bull bar had two places for light on it already but i think i might drill all new holes to fit all 4 lights i think...idk about that yet.

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    And much more.
     
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  2. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    Woot new parts! Can't wait to install this weekend!

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    And the leafs :)
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    tacomarotto "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    its gonna be bad ass
     
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    good start! ;)
     
  6. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    Thanks trd7 :)

    and socar i didn't do a write up really on the lights. However i have to install a second relay and switch anyways so i will be sure to do a mini write up then of how i put the switch in. I can tell you now that it was a big PIA but well worth it IMO :)
     
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    No, I wanted a write-up on the pile of crap in your console! :D
     
  8. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    ohhhh well that my friend is very excruciating mod. That takes Years of mowing lawns and camping and hard work to get it JUUUUUSSTTT right :cool:
     
  9. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    Got it all installed! Even got my dads 2008 old Ubolts which were pretty much new. Got to use a coil compressor at a tire shop for free too :D I must say i was kinda disapointed in the lift the leaf packs gave with the shock shackles, so i ended up using my Toyotec 1.5'' shackles. Here are all the pics!....now i need bigger tires...


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  10. 01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Look at build!
    nice, it looks good IMO, What lenght 5150's did you end up with?
     
  11. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    i went with 8.5s....but now i wish i had gotten longer. I am gonna need longer ones as ill prolly get the Wheelers AAL that they have for their packs. The rear is just a tiny bit lower then the front and id rather have a high rear then a lower one. Dan said id get about 1-1.5'' of lift from the AAL unloaded. So i think ill need the longer brake cable after that(i defiantly don need it now, have plenty of slack) and ill prolly get longer shocks too. so if ya want these, ill be selling em soon me thinks :p lol
     
  12. 01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Look at build!
    haha i was just curious as i am going to be getting them soon as well but i was prob gonna get the 10" but im gonna run the expo packs so i didnt know whether to get the 10 or 12" ones
     
  13. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    ah yea, i kinda wish i had gotten expos now..cheaper and get tons of lift. But i think JLee is running the 10'' ones...i think..not sure. He also has much bigger bump stops too.

    Edit:Yea man JLee has the 10.5'' shocks with the Expo packs. He also has them custom mounted different then stock. And has drop shackles so he has like 4-5'' of lift in the rear.

    You can always install the packs then do the measure test to figure out what would work best for you.
     
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    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Look at build!
    Im slowly bulding up my list of supplies for the rear done, idk if its going to look weird with that much lift or not but hopefully not, i hardly tow anything but i dont want to be sagging either
     
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    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    Yeah well stay tuned to see what mine looks like with the AAL. Maybe that will help make up your mind :p

    And i know about the sagging thing. I didn't want that either. But i have my lawn trailer hooked up right now and i didn't sag very much at all. Like an inch or two. The Expos tho i can promise will be pretty damn bumpy to ride on without some weight in the back. (according the JLee) So depending on if you'll have a plate bumper and other stuff in the back, you might not need them.

    I think if i can get my truck the way i want it...ill need the Expos. I want a rock cawler/trail riding expo truck. So ill have tons of gear when its all said in done. But untill then i think these will do fine..

    Still..sometimes i wonder why i went for $459 5pks(soon to be 529 6 pks) when the all pros Expos are 349...*sigh* oh well..thats what i get for not shopping long enough haha i got mine in the Wheelers GB.
     
  16. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    :woot: yay AAL from Wheelers ordered!! I also realized today that i put on the leaf packs on the wrong sides:facepalm:So i am going to fix that when the AAL comes :p

    Also ordered 1.5'' Allpro Wheel spacers and ET nuts!! :D should make my 31x10.5s look a lil more badass haha then when i get 32x11.5s they will look monster! :p haha

    stay tuned!
     
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    any idea what brand that brushguard is or where a guy could buy one?
     
  18. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    Sorry man I don't. The sticker is gone on mine it came with it when I bought it. Its pretty generic tho I think. Im getting an Elite front bumper tho here soon so I could prolly sell it to ya if you want. Stock it only holds two light fyi. I drilled 4 new ones to hold my hello 500s
     
  19. 01Tac0ma

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    sounds good man, i just want to be able to sit level with just my toolbox plus its 100 or so pounds of crap, and when i get my bedrack finished up and have my tire and all mounted up on it with the hi lift and shovel and what not that will add a bit of weight then when i get the rear bumper put on it should also add a bit of weight over stock but i occasionally pull the boat to the lake and a trailer every now and then, thats when i want it to be sittin level!

    & where are the expos at for 349? i havent started lookin yet but it wouldnt hurt to know!
     
  20. Blackdawg

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    Yea well will all that stuff they you might want these lol Sounds like your going for a rig like me :p

    and Here ya go, sorry, 359 haha Idk about shipping tho, but its NOT cheap

    https://www.allprooffroad.com/9504tacomarearsuspension/9504leafsprings
     
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