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Trevor's Tacoma Project

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by Trevor, May 22, 2013.

  1. May 22, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    Trevor

    Trevor [OP] Member

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    New Tacoma owner and contributor to the forum but I have been following some of the builds here for several months. Just bought a barely used 2013 DCSB Tacoma 4x4, TRD Sport on May 17th, 2013. Bought it with only 2,300 miles on it and am loving it! I've had a couple Jeep projects in the past but this is my first Toyota.

    How she sits for now:
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    The previous owner put all kinds of chrome accessories on it, so my first "mod" was to actually de-mod the truck by taking all the chrome accessories off and removing the dealer pinstripes down the side of the truck.

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    Removing the rear tail light chrome pieces:
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    Window Deflectors, Door handle covers, and some flat chrome pieces between the windows are going too:
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    And removing this tailgate handle cover:
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    With all it's ugly BLING!
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    Removing this too:
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    This stuff has some crazy 3M sticky stuff left behind:
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    More sticky stuff:
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    The answer to removing the 3M tape; 3M Adhesive Eraser Wheel:
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    You would never know the chrome was there:
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    Don't like Dealer Striping:
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    Comes off pretty easy. Only had to use the 3M eraser in a few small spots.
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    And she is looking much better now. Took off the Running Boards too.
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    Last edited: May 23, 2013
  2. May 22, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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    dira1987

    dira1987 Well-Known Member

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    Looks good! Dechrome is always a good mod
     
  3. May 22, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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    169.254.255.201

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    Thanks for dechroming.. Way to much.

    I sorda like the stripe, but to each his own I guess.

    Why did the previous owner sell it? 2300 miles??
     
  4. May 22, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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    trdagule

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  5. May 22, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    Trevor

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    From what I was told, he decided he wanted a bigger truck and went with the Tundra instead.

    And as far as the pinstripes, they weren't that bad. I just prefer no stripes and they are easy to take off.
     
  6. May 23, 2013 at 6:51 AM
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    Trevor

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    Got some updated pics of the truck at a nearby railroad track. All de-chromed and completely stock for now.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. May 24, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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    Greytacoma1

    Greytacoma1 Senior Member

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    Satoshi grill, Plasti derp, Ready lift kit, Wheelers 2 inch aal, Hella 700, Wheather tech floor mats, Blueinstinct armrest cover, sockmonkey bed decal, BHLM, debadge, 35% tint front windows, OEM roof rack, OEM step bar, TRD skid plate, tacomaworld.com decal, stock antenna trimed, gorilla extended lug nuts,diff breather mod, cab mount chop, AVS window visor, spidertrax 1.25 wheel spacers, toytec sway bar relocate, extra d ring mod
    That was like a diamond in the rust when you removed all the bling. Nice rig.
     
  8. May 13, 2014 at 5:36 AM
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