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Tiffany the Taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by nzbrock, May 17, 2015.

  1. May 17, 2015 at 9:37 AM
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    nzbrock

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    SAW 2.0 Coilovers Wheeler's 5 Leaf + 3 AAL Bilstein 5100s LCE long tube header Flowmaster Delta 50 Muffler FJ Trail Team Wheels 255/85/16 Cooper ST Maxx 4Runner overhead sunglass console 4Runner leather seats All LED lights Red/Clear Tail Light Tundra Brakes HID Projector Retrofits 4Runner Auto Up/Down Windows Bullet Liner Cargo tie down system E-locker axle swap w/4.56 Gears ARE MX Cap Prinsu Toprac Custom heated turn signal/puddle light mirrors Volant Intake Tube
    I originally purchased this truck in 2009 with 104k miles. She is a 99 TRD Prerunner with the 2.7L and an automatic transmission. As things break/need replacing I tend to upgrade which you can see through all of the pictures posted here in chronological order.

    How she sits as of 12/11/17


    How she sat when I got her in 2009:

    List of mods:

    Interior and Electrical
    01-04 door panels
    power ext cab windows
    usb ports
    leather steer wheel wrap
    lighted ignition cylinder
    custom switches
    4runner leather seats
    3D printed shift console
    bussman RTMR
    auto up/down 4runner windows
    topper interior light

    Exterior
    custom grille
    plastidip roof
    painted front bumper
    ARE MX topper
    retrofit headlights
    4crawler shackles
    switchback turn signal (aka foglight mod)
    honda odyssey windshield washers
    heated turn signal mirrors
    prinsu toprac

    Suspension and Drivetrain
    255/85 spare
    wheelers superbumps
    wheeler's progressive aal
    painted calipers and wheel spacers
    tundra brakes
    elocker swap
    transmission cooler and gauge

    Maintenance
    valve adjustment
    steering rack guide
    steering shaft roll pin

    How she sat as of 9/16/2017


    How she sat as of 4/6/2017
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    How she sat as of 7/10/2015
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    Also put some hella 500s behind the grill:

    Painted the tails with a candy red to hide the orange:

    Original seats:

    Old sub box housing a 12" SoundSplinter RL-P:

    CDT Components Installed in the doors, later I added 4runner sail panels:

    Map light from a 4runner:

    Black decals:

    New radiator because the stock one cracked on the top:

    Installed leather seats from an Acura RSX. No it was not easy:

    Started working on a center console sub box now that the 60/40 was gone. Designed in Rhino 3d:

    Constructed the box from 1/2" birch plywood:

    Found a rustoleum color that was pretty close to the factory oak:

    Installed:

    Amp mounted on the back wall:

    Installed some led pods in the bumper for reversing:

    Driving in a dry lake bed:

    Cleaned up with black headlights, corners, and wheels:

    Hauling some firewood:

    Random firewood run:

    New LCE long tube header since my stock one was cracked:

    New LCE long tube header since my stock one was cracked:

    My artist logo water jetted and ready for the grill:

    Designed and 3d printed an iPhone mount for the dash (goes where the airbag switch is):

    Installed all LEDs:

    SAW 2.0 Coilovers:

    After SAWs and wheelers 5 leaf pack:

    Loaded down with firewood:

    Installed switchback bulbs and 1157 sockets in the turn signals:

    Red dash lights:

    Did some wheeling in Ocala:

    Did some wheeling in Ocala:

    Pulled the bedliner out for Bulletliner:

    New bulletliner:

    Replacing the dynomax super turbo with a Flowmaster Delta 50:

    Plasti-dipped emblems:

    How she sits with the lift:

    Loaded down with concrete:

    Installed a sunglass overhead console from a 4runner:

    Removed the bed to access the fuel tank and fix my broken gas gauge:

    Burnt fuel sender connector:

    Working just fine now:

    How she sits as of 5/17/2015 with 255/85/16 Cooper ST Maxx's on Trail Team FJ Wheels:
     
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  2. May 17, 2015 at 9:41 AM
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    ODNAREM

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    Wow OP!Tiffany is lookin good!
     
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  3. May 17, 2015 at 9:43 AM
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    Love your sub box!
     
  4. May 17, 2015 at 9:43 AM
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    nzbrock

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    Thanks odnarem! I'm still in grad school. but since I have the summer off I plan on fixing some things on her. I just fixed the faulty fuel gauge via the sending unit in the tank on Friday.

    I plan to install tundra brakes up front and plasti-dip the roof black since the paint is peeling.
     
  5. May 17, 2015 at 9:52 AM
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    nzbrock

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    Thanks! I wanted to build something that wouldn't take up extra space. After I got the RSX seats I decided to build a center console to hold a 10".
     
  6. Jun 5, 2015 at 11:12 AM
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    nzbrock

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    SAW 2.0 Coilovers Wheeler's 5 Leaf + 3 AAL Bilstein 5100s LCE long tube header Flowmaster Delta 50 Muffler FJ Trail Team Wheels 255/85/16 Cooper ST Maxx 4Runner overhead sunglass console 4Runner leather seats All LED lights Red/Clear Tail Light Tundra Brakes HID Projector Retrofits 4Runner Auto Up/Down Windows Bullet Liner Cargo tie down system E-locker axle swap w/4.56 Gears ARE MX Cap Prinsu Toprac Custom heated turn signal/puddle light mirrors Volant Intake Tube
    Installed Tundra brakes following a few different tutorials. I got most of my info from here: Wheelers brake lines: Toyota Shim Kit: 04945-35120 https://www.toyotapartznet.com/parts/2006/Toyota/Tundra/SR5/index.cfm?siteid=840
    2006 Tundra Rotor: https://www.toyotapartznet.com/part...number=435120C011&vehicleid=187550&siteid=840
    2006 Tundra Pads: https://www.toyotapartznet.com/part...number=0446535290&vehicleid=187550&siteid=840
    2006 Tundra Right Caliper 13WL: http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...-brake-caliper-front-right-19-2984/20622977-P
    2006 Tundra Left Caliper 13WL: http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...c-brake-caliper-front-left-19-2985/20622978-P

    I would get the calipers from wherever they are cheapest in your location. You could also get used oem calipers from a junk yard and rebuild them.

    Everything was pretty straightforward. I did manage to strip the fitting on the driver side hard line (where the flexible brake line attaches at the frame). I was able to get it off and back on using vice grips. In the future I will probably replace this line, but for now it is working without any leaks.

    IMG_3911.jpg
     
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  7. Jun 5, 2015 at 11:15 AM
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    Nice truck! Good work!
     
  8. Jun 8, 2015 at 5:06 AM
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    Decided to replace the fender flare bolts with truss head screws for a lower profile. I found that the stock ones would rub my tires while flexing.
    I got these screws on Amazon. They are not exactly the stock size, but close enough. I couldn't find any metric screws that fit what I was looking for. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GIBXQG...ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00&_encoding=UTF8

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  9. Jun 8, 2015 at 4:32 PM
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    Installed a BAMF BPV lift bracket
    IMG_3918.jpg
    Set it to 2". I'm not actually sure what my lift is.
     
  10. Jun 9, 2015 at 3:04 PM
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    Put 01-04 door panels in. Had to trim a lot to fit my 6.5" speakers. Also, a teaser shot of a mod I've been working on for a long time. Notice what it is?
    IMG_3920.jpg IMG_3922.jpg IMG_3919.jpg IMG_3921.jpg
     
  11. Jun 9, 2015 at 3:23 PM
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    Sub'd!!

    Loving the ideas you have going on here. Were the 2nd flight door panels a direct swap? I've been strongly considering it because I hate my doors now.

    What year overhead sunglass console and do you have a write up for that?
     
  12. Jun 9, 2015 at 3:26 PM
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    Suuuuuubd. Good looking truck!
     
  13. Jun 9, 2015 at 7:05 PM
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    The panels are pretty much a direct swap. You will need new window switches etc. The oak color is lighter in 01-04 interior than earlier. It doesn't bother me though.

    The sunglass console is not a direct swap. It was advertised as fitting a 00-02 4runner but I am not sure if those were the exact years. There are a few versions of them with or without a sunroof switch. I had to epoxy a nut to the roof in order to mount it. I also had to trim down the sides to match the roof line. I'll get some more pics of it when I get a chance.
     
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  14. Jun 10, 2015 at 11:34 AM
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    Love how many different swaps you've done for stuff, the doors are the main kicker for me they look great.
     
  15. Jul 8, 2015 at 2:13 PM
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    I noticed an exhaust leak at the joint before the cat where my LCE header connects. I'm not sure if this is caused by the header only being mounted at the engine or not. The stock Y pipe is mounted to the transmission, but I did not use this mount when I installed the LCE long tube header because it would require welding. I will see if this gasket lasts. You can see how destroyed my old one was.

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  16. Jul 9, 2015 at 2:56 PM
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    Took her through the drive through wash for $3
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  17. Jul 10, 2015 at 8:54 AM
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  18. Jul 20, 2015 at 11:30 AM
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    Preview of a mod in progress
     
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    Currently working on some covers for the vent window motors
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