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The" Little Red Truck" build

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

  1. Jun 27, 2012 at 8:03 AM
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    Lazylegs

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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 used sandpaper to roughen up the grill.
    Wiped it down with rubbing alcohol.
    Sprayed it down with a primer.
    Sanded the primer and resprayed.
    Bought the rattle 3R3 paint online( sidenote)

    I did mine outside, and was too humid. I advise that you have a cool place to prime and spray, I used a red primer. That way if it gets scratched it will not be as visible.
     
  2. Jul 4, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    Lazylegs

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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,
    Some of the other Mods that I have done to the truck are as follows:

    I installed some Bed lights. (Walmart Specials)

    I removed the trailer pig tail and placed it in the bumper.
    I removed a tag light and stuffed it in there. You only need one light on the plate.

    I will post pics when I find the camera cord..
     
  3. Jul 5, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    Cheehoo

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

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    Nice. I did the walmart special too for my bed lights. Can't really beat the price.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    Lazylegs

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    [​IMG]

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    Ten More Horsepower.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jul 9, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    jeremy1ns

    jeremy1ns Gamecock Tacos

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    None yet, but its about to get rolling.
    Love the red toyota emblem man
     
  6. Jul 9, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    rab89

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    if you flip those bed lights and hang them you'll get better light out of them. I did the same thing in my last truck.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    FourBanger11

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    It's Red and 4WD!
    Stock for now cus im broke from buying it.
    one do u have any plans or dimensions for that headache rack it looks really nice id like to build one and two where can i get that trd sticker that has the md state flag integrated into it. i live in md to and wouldnt mind getting one.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    Lazylegs

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    The Headache rack is top secret.. ( littledvl) Built it.. You would have to ask him.. i just bought it. The stickers are over in the MD thread..Steve gets them from somewhere..:) Just jump over to the Forum list and choose NorthEast youll see a MD thread there..:D
     
  9. Oct 12, 2012 at 6:12 AM
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    Lazylegs

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    Just a few updates on the Taco.

    I removed the Cb and Installed it in the Console. Passengers are rough on the unit being mounted on the side of the seat (My wife).

    Touched up the engine compartment, a few coats of fresh red paint.

    I removed the bull bar because I am Wanting to put a KC light bar on the front. With four HIDS'.

    A few pics.

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  10. Oct 12, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    CanisLupus

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  11. Oct 12, 2012 at 7:07 AM
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    It is commonly known as CUSTOMIZING the truck to my liking. WTF is wrong with you? The effect I was looking for was something like a 3d badge.

    As far as the grill, I was just experimenting with placement of the emblem.
    I hope this answers your inquiry!
     
  12. Oct 12, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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  13. Oct 16, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    Today I decided to paint the Rims Black.
    Before paint

    [​IMG]

    And after Paint:
    I like it..
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    [​IMG]
     
  14. Oct 16, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    I like it, much different from other builds in a lot of ways. Some may not like all of your ideas but its your truck and I give you props for trying different things :thumbsup:
     
  15. Oct 16, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    Thanks for the comment. I am not a fan of " going with the fads."
     
  16. Nov 16, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    Today I removed the black bumper and cleaned it up!

    Much better look.
     
  17. Nov 16, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    Lazylegs

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    This Photobucket crap . I can not load big pics.

    A few thumbs.


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  18. Dec 16, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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    Not the best picture.

    001.jpg
     
  19. Dec 23, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    I decided today the Red Hub Caps had to go. They just did not look right.
    I sprayed them flat black, they look much better. I will post a picture in the morn.
    Merry Christmas Everyone.
     
  20. Dec 23, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    Leonel

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    You need to spray some clear on that grill !!
     
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