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The" Little Red Truck" build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by Lazylegs, May 30, 2012.

  1. Lazylegs

    Lazylegs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tint (35%), a must. Step bars, Bull bar, Bull lights,4x4 light mod, Flip down 10" DVD player, De badged, Color match front emblem, color matched bumpers., black out tails, Cobra cb, Flashlight mod,bed-light mod,
    I guess it about time I started a build thread for my Tacoma.:D

    2011 Barcelona Red AC.

    First Mod( This is where it all started)Tint.
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    Second mod (Flashlight Mod)
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    Third Mod( Tube Steps) Removed front mud flaps.
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    Fourth Mod( Pull down Dvd player for the boys) Cordless phones..

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    Fifth Mod( Push bar and matched emblem)
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    Sixth Mod( Lights for the push or bull bar).
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    Switch for lights.
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    DTRL Mod.

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    Seventh Mod( New bumper( backed in to the trailer).

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    Replaced the cracked tailights.
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    I then purchased a 3" lift then sold it. I want more than 3 inches. So I Wait...

    Mod 8( I debadged the truck)

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    I then added a little color under the hood.
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    Mod 9( Grill blackout)
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    Mod 10( Had Eric build me a headache rack)
    And Installed the Led Back up lights along with Antenna for CB.
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  2. OhYeah

    OhYeah Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Radiant Red paint. ?
     
  3. OhYeah

    OhYeah Well-Known Member

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    maybe its just the pictures.. i duno
     
  4. Lazylegs

    Lazylegs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Not Radiant Red.. Camera sucks.
     
  5. evh5150

    evh5150 Well-Known Member

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    Looks okay. Don't like the ghetto look of the tail lights. Get rid of the bull or push bar whatever you call it. I had one and a small hit up front caused a lot more damage than it should without it on. And save up for a new color matched grill. To me it looks very cheesy and fake. Not downing your truck, just throwing out ideas
     
  6. Cheehoo

    Cheehoo Um, I don't have a "member"

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    I kinda like it, red isn't my fave color on vehicles but... I like the push bar and new bumper. Especially love the dual colors on the logo on the grill. I think it looks awesome for making it yours.
     
  7. Lazylegs

    Lazylegs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I dont see ghetto anywhere on the truck! I have thought of changing the
    bull bar for a nice four tab light bar. As far as damadge to the truck from the bull bar,that is why I have insurance :D. I painted the grill black in order to balance out the truck. I have a black bumber in the rear and needed to balance the front with some black. But thanks ..:D
     
  8. Lazylegs

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    :dancingbacon:.
     
  9. Lazylegs

    Lazylegs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I changed out the Taillights. Bought them for 35.00 off Ebay. Came of a 09.

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    Much cleaner look. Than the peeling spray..

    This was the first attempt. Epic Failure. Not Sure why but had to sand and scrape it all off. What a pain in the ass.
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    Second Attempt.
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    Final Outcome. Need to paint the triangles black tomorrow. Crappy picture..

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  10. Cheehoo

    Cheehoo Um, I don't have a "member"

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    Did you not like the tinted look of the other tails?
     
  11. Lazylegs

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    I liked the look , they were starting to peel really bad on the drivers side, and when I bought them from a member here he did not tell me that they were cracked. Shady fellow he is..They didnt leak but close up you could tell on the drivers side. I will probably black these out.
     
  12. Cheehoo

    Cheehoo Um, I don't have a "member"

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    are the new ones oem? I'm going back and forth between leaving my stock rears on, or changing them. I think I'm going to put some projection headlights on next weekend, actually buying them from another board member after seeing them in person, but i don't know if I should change the tails... i kinda like the oem ones.
     
  13. taco terror

    taco terror got 5VZFE?

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    Paint dat bumper red yo...and get rid of the steelies. I despise the look of steel wheels. I had them on my truck.

    Not hating on yours though.
     
  14. Lazylegs

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    I am not a fan of the steelies. I have a dream set of black DC rims I want to buy. I am buying a new house so now the monies to play are going to closing costs. I am going to have the bumper painted. I would love to a Brute Force color matched..
     
  15. Lazylegs

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    The tails came off a 09 . I crunched the factory leds tails that were on the truck when I backed in to a Military trailer. I am not a fan of the LED's. Looks to " ricey."
     
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    Took the Fog lights off and decided to modify them.

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    Will get picture of install tomorrow.. I have three coats of each applied to
    the lights. Sorry for the horrible pictures. More to come..
     
  17. Lazylegs

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    95SLE Getting Ready for Summer

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    Nice work Craig. Kudos for doing the work you can manage yourself. I find working on my Tacoma relaxing.
     
  19. Lazylegs

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    Thanks Tom. I am limited as to what I can do. I have a few hand tools but the
    rest are in storage. So I have bought a few new tools just to play with the truck.
    It is relaxing to Work on the truck. It was a simple remove and spray job. It does make
    a big difference in the look of the truck.
     
  20. ekapec

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    What paint/process did you use to color match the emblem and the grill, I have a little red truck as well and dig the look! nice truck!!
     
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